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Spike in underground car park break-ins

Police are urging residents to secure their belongings after a spike in the number of break-ins from underground parking garages in the Leichhardt area. Residential complexes with large underground garages have been targeted in the last two weeks. Items stolen include bicycles, golf clubs and, in one instance, a car. Leichhardt Local Area Command Crime […]

Balmain boy to Kings Cross showgirl

  Australia’s trailblazing drag queen now lives in a small apartment on the Gold Coast, a world away from the Kings Cross glitz and glamour she once breathed and lived. She is keen to keep a low profile despite a telemovie about her life hitting the screens. However, Carol Byron, or Carlotta as many know […]

Finding refuge in sporting glory

Aliir Aliir sits in the stands of the Sydney Cricket Ground, clad in the red and white of the Sydney Swans, and looks across to the posts where he dreams of scoring goals. "I’ve been still playing reserves, [as] I’m still developing, hopefully my opportunity comes," the 19-year-old Kenyan-born Sudanese refugee said. Aliir will be […]

White Bay residents and Environment Minister in historic first meeting

  White Bay residents have called on the New South Wales Environment Minister for the first time about their air and noise pollution concerns from the White Bay Cruise Terminal. Residents met Rob Stokes in a meeting convened by Balmain MP Jamie Parker on May 27. A representative from the Environmental Protection Authority was also […]

A Photographic Eye to World of Refugees

   Refugees, fleeing the ravages of World War 2, wave aboard the ships which carried them to safety. A young Syrian girl sits in a classroom of empty desks, dreaming of a better future. These are just two photos from two separate photographic exhibitions featuring refugees around the world which will be opening in Sydney […]

Italian Forum Cultural Centre sale hits legal roadblock

Administrators SV Partners have secured an injunction against Leichhardt Council in a bid to prevent the sale of the Italian Forum Cultural Centre to Italian non-profit Co.As.It. Documents obtained by the Inner West Independent show SV Partners on behalf of Italian Forum Ltd successfully obtained the restraining orders from the Supreme Court of New South […]