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Does this train stop at Balmain?

Verity Firth, former member for Balmain and a candidate in Labor’s community preselection for the seat, said she will consider supporting the light rail station under Gladstone Park that was rejected by Leichhardt Council. Ms Firth will meet with advocacy group EcoTransit Sydney on Friday to discuss the issue. She described herself as a fan […]

Graffiti crackdown paints the town beige

By Jonathan Mimo Waverley Council intends to crack down on graffiti after a spate of “incidents” across Bondi have left some residents upset. Liberal councillors Joy Clayton and Tony Kay put forward a motion at the February 18 council meeting to investigate how other neighbouring councils approach graffiti prevention. The motion also requested council to […]

Eastside goes stereo sonic

Community radio station Eastside 89.7 FM has finally made the switch to stereo broadcasting after thirty years of broadcasting in mono. A freak storm in November that damaged both their antennas provided the opportunity for Eastside to not only fix their main and standby antennas but also make the big switch. Eastside FM station manager […]

Media set for a summer shake-up

The new year will bring a motley crew of fresh faces and sideways shifts in the Australian media landscape. The UK’s Daily Mail announced last week it is teaming up with Ninemsn in the new year to launch a news and entertainment website that aims to be the largest digital operation in Australia. The Mail’s […]

DA lodged for Bronte Loreto Aged Care

A development application has been submitted for a 24/7 aged care facility at a previously unoccupied building and former nursing home on Bronte Road. The primary purpose of the development is to provide a combination of low, high and dementia care accommodation, at a cost of more than $27 million. Liberal councillor on Waverley Council, […]

Sydney artists form new political party

Two Sydney artists have founded a new political party in the aftermath of the federal election to focus attention and resources on the arts in Australia. Filmmaker PJ Collins and actor Nicholas Gledhill launched the Australian Arts Party two weeks ago and have already raised more than 45 per cent of its funding target. They […]

Pyrmont Community Centre open all week

The Pyrmont Community Centre will be hosting an Open Weekend to celebrate its refurbishment and new seven-day-a-week operations. From Friday, September  27 to Sunday, September 29 the centre will be abuzz with activities to mark the improvements and attract new patrons. Friends of Pyrmont Convenor Mary Mortimer believes the celebration will highlight the centre’s importance […]

An end to private school discrimination

Independent MP for Sydney Alex Greenwich is pushing ahead with the bill he introduced to State Parliament aiming to end exemptions in the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act enabling private schools to expel students for being gay. The Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill aims to bring independent schools in line with public schools and educational institutions, who are forbidden […]

Socialist Alliance targets public ownership

While the two major parties are expected to dominate the vote on Saturday, the Socialist Alliance have put forward a candidate likely to stir debate. Peter Boyle, the national co-convenor of the Socialist Alliance, has a strong history of socialist radicalism since the 1970s. He is hoping to raise awareness on the issues of refugees […]

Ties bound for Dalai Lama visit

Sydneysiders are gearing up to welcome the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is known to hold controversial views on homosexuality, vegetarianism and in opposing the Chinese Government. Joseph Heng, who is attending the Sydney Public Talk, said the Dalai Lama’s views were often misconceived. “The Dalai Lama is not opposed […]