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City of Sydney council recruits over 50 experts to join advisory panels

By ERIN MODARO The City of Sydney council has announced a team of over 50 experts have been recruited to join four select advisory panels, which will advise the council on a multitude of social and economic issues. The newly created panels are designed to support the recovery of Sydney's economic and cultural life. City […]

Fresh evidence casts doubt on Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne’s conduct

By WENDY BACON New evidence has emerged that Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne provided inaccurate information about his private interests in his most recent annual 'disclosure of interests' form. A title search shows that Byrne owns a 50% interest in a property in Allen Street, Leichhardt. This was not included in his last disclosure of […]

E-scooter trial begins in Western Sydney parks as another Sydney council opts-out

By AMBER GRIFFIN Waverley Council, which covers eastern Sydney suburbs such as Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama, is now another council in the area of Sydney's central suburbs to opt-out of an e-scooter trial, following the City of Sydney and the Inner West Council. This comes as the state government initiated trial for shared scheme e-scooters […]

Historic Randwick House opening to public with arts and cultural exhibitions

By SAM PASHMI Historic Blenheim House, the home of Randwick’s first mayor, will be opening its doors to the public for a variety of performances and art exhibitions, bringing the history and culture of the site to life. Located at 17 Blenheim Street Randwick, the historic two-storey sandstone house was built in 1848 by the […]

Will the real Sydney Sentinel please stand up?

By ERIN MODARO The battle over who owns the rights to call themselves “the Sydney Sentinel” has intensified with a now closed local Sydney paper The Sydney Sentinel seeking to clear the air over why his website bears the same name as an established satire publication. Peter Hackney founded his own Sydney Sentinel in September […]

‘Artist-first ethos’: Bondi Pavilion artists showcased at heritage venue

By CHRISTINE LAI The iconic Bondi Pavilion will be reopening its doors to the public, featuring its seven new 'artists in residence' that have brought together powerful and engaging art to the heritage venue. The new housewarming artists had been selected to fill the spaces with ideas and artworks over the course of a 1–2-week […]

Parliament returns: old and new Sydney MPs sworn into 47th Parliament

By SASHA FOOT The 47th Parliament of Australia has commenced, marking the swearing in of new MPs and the beginning of power for the new Labor government.  Following the ceremonial proceedings on Tuesday, the parliament has officially begun proposing and planning legislation.  The 47th parliament marks the most diverse yet. The Labor party caucus has […]

Sydney loses local papers as The Sydney Sentinel and Inner West Review close

By ERIN MODARO Two Sydney local newspapers have announced they will no longer be in operation. Both The Inner West Review and The Sydney Sentinel have ceased publishing, with the Review announcing this week that the paper is shutting its doors. Peter Hackney, the founder and editor-in-chief of the independently owned Sydney Sentinel , told […]

Pyrmont commuters say it’s 40 minutes to Barangaroo after public transport slashed

By ERIN MODARO Following a slash in bus routes and the discontinuation of a temporary ferry route connecting Pyrmont to Barangaroo, Pyrmont residents are sharing their struggles with commuting to and from the CBD. The Pyrmont Peninsula Public Transport Forum (PPPTF), a long time campaigner for NSW government to address the issues, recently held a […]

Seize the Day

Opinion by PETER HEHIR A letter from a youth-led climate movement published in the Guardian yesterday morning; Tuesday the 26th of July, really made me wish that I was young again. The group, who are calling themselves End Fossil: Occupy!, are organising a global movement to occupy schools across the world pushing for action on the […]