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Hundreds attend Sydney’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ march

By MIKE HITCH Hundreds of Sydney residents attended the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Hyde Park on Tuesday, following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers in the United States. The protest, organised by the Australian Communist Party and grassroots Indigenous activists, also fought back at issues closer to home, […]

Alan Jones retires over health concerns

by Mike Hitch Australia’s most influential radio broadcaster and infamous shock-jock, Alan Jones will retire from 2GB at the end of May after doctors advised him his workload was “detrimental” to his health. 79-year-old Jones announced his retirement on Tuesday 12 May during his radio show on Sydney’s 2GB and Brisbane’s 4BC to millions of […]

Inner West Council votes ‘No’ to Religious Discrimination Bill

By Mike Hitch The Inner West Council (IWC) has officially taken a stand against the coalition government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill after noting the importance of universally accessible healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spearheaded by Councillor Pauline Lockie in partnership with Independent MP for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, the Inner West Council passed a motion yesterday […]

To be, or not to be heritage

By Joan Henson The fast-tracked demolition of Lilyfield houses, on streetscape that residents have been advised to maintain like heritage, has surfaced in a 2004 Leichhardt Council report that recommended local conservation areas be expanded. This extension would have incorporated the streetscape of Mary Street, where a house was demolished about six weeks ago using […]

Red tape strangles markets

By VANESSA LIM The Pyrmont Bay Markets, scheduled for Sunday 1 September, have been cancelled after a long application process due, principally, to the NSW Government’s red tape strangling the organisers’ initiative. During the year-long process to try to get the monthly markets approved in Pyrmont Bay Park, the NSW Government kept asking for multiple […]

Not-for-profit realty success

By VERONICA ANASSIS Bridge Housing has managed to house hundreds of homeless, two years after receiving $100,000 from City of Sydney to boost affordable rental housing. Since receiving the start-up funding, Bridge Housing launched HomeGround Real Estate in 2018, to meet the shortage of affordable housing in Sydney and end homelessness. One year on, the […]

Alan Jones promo canned

By VERONICA ANASSIS 2GB has cancelled the NRL competition with Alan Jones, after the pullout of its major sponsor over Jones’ remarks towards New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The sponsor, an automotive parts retailer, withdrew support for the “ultimate NRL experience with Alan Jones” promotion on Thursday 22 August, after Jones aired that Arden […]

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Fratelli Fresh There is nothing better than winding up a hard day's work and enjoying some afterwork drinks. What's even better, is when said drinks and food are much cheaper than they normally are. If you haven't been down to Fratelli Fresh between 3-6pm during the week, you are well and truly missing out. This glorious […]

BEST ALL-UNDER-ONE-ROOF MARKETS

Sydney Markets Flowers, fresh produce, gadgets, shoes, electronics, fancy dress, snacks - whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll almost certainly find it at one of the huge indoor warehouse style emporiums at Haymarket (Paddy’s Markets) and Flemington (Sydney Markets). With a tradition that dates back two hundred odd years, the markets are an established […]

BEST THEATRE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

Old 505 Theatre The Old 505 Theatre is unarguably Sydney's home for emerging artists, companies and collectives. Established in 2004, Old 505 originally operated underground, providing a dedicated audience and performance space to new and emerging creatives. In 5 years, the Old 505 Theatre worked with over 350 local and internationally renowned artists and quickly […]