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Iskandar waves multicultural flag

BY VANESSA LIM   Inner West City Council has drafted a new multicultural policy but whilst it has been open to the public, specifics of the policy are still uncertain. The new policy has introduced a Multicultural Liaison Officer as well as a Multicultural Committee and Interfaith Reference Group but the definition of these roles […]

Bus or bust in the east

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON Labor candidate for Wentworth Tim Murray says he will make revamping eastern suburbs public transport a priority should he win Saturday’s by-election. Ongoing overhauls of bus services around the eastern suburbs over the last few years have had a mixed reception from residents, who have expressed concerns that the bus changes have […]

The Bondi Local Takes on the Title of Wentworth

  Deputy Mayor of Waverly Council, Dominic Wy Kanak has been selected by The Greens as the candidate for the Wentworth electorate after a by-election was announced for the seat. The Greens officially launched Councillor Wy Kanak’s campaign for the seat of Wentworth in August during the leadership spill which saw former Prime Minister, Malcolm […]

A ten dentures perspective

BY PETER HEHIR   What can this possibly have to do with the WestConnex Parliamentary Inquiry (WPI) that wrapped up on Monday? Nothing to do with false teeth – more to do with falsehoods actually. And on the proponent’s side, there were many. Like the statement by RMS CEO Mr Kanofski that none of the […]

Shame on you Mr Jones

BY GABE MERKEL   Chants of “Not for sale,” “Our house,” and “Turn it off” could be heard from around the Sydney Opera House last Tuesday night, as approximately 3,000 people gathered to protest the projection of advertisements for The Everest horse race onto the building’s iconic sails. Though the projections only appeared for 20 […]

Schools switch to solar

BY MICHAEL HITCH   Solar powered schools could soon be the norm in the inner west as the Inner West Council works with student leaders to help local schools maximise their use of renewable energy. The Sydney Student Leaders Coalition (SSLC) aims to deliver solar energy panels to schools across the area and the initiative […]

Parliamentary Inquiry flushes the truth

BY PETER HEHIR   At 9 am on Tuesday the 9th October 2018 the Parliamentary Inquiry into WestConnex opened. This is the inquiry that Glad the Impaler did her damndest to prevent. Following glowing reports from the RMS and The Treasury, the Rozelle community was then given an opportunity to speak. The three minute address, […]

Sydney light rail gets heavy

BY JOHN MOYLE   The recent parliamentary inquiry into the CBD and South East Sydney light rail has revealed grievances from every stakeholder. The business case for the project was put under the microscope and brought to light major budget and planning failures which will impact the state for a generation to come. Glad the […]

Centennial Park heritage singled out

BY GEORGIA FULLERTON   Sydney's Centennial Park has joined the select group of Australia’s protected landmarks after the Federal Government announced its addition to the Australian National Heritage List last Tuesday. The public parkland encompasses almost 200 hectares in the inner east of Sydney and is the 115th site to be included on the list […]

Ground shifts under tenancy laws

BY LANIE TINDALE   New tenancy reforms introduced by the NSW government have no addressed ‘no grounds’ eviction laws. The Inner West Council and inner west advocacy groups have expressed support for tenancy reforms proposed by better regulation minister Matt Kean but say landlords should not be able to evict tenants without a reason. The […]