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Dawn’s million dollar baths

By Lanie Tindale Balmain Ward Councillors are tussling over $1.1 million of the several million needed to save Dawn Fraser Pool. Significant upgrades are required to restore the pool, a Council report has found. The report says the bath poses a public safety risk, and may need to be closed. The initial estimated cost of […]

No change to lock-out laws

by John Moyle Bad news keeps coming for pubs and clubs in the CBD and King Cross as Glad the Impaler’s government makes it clear that there will be no changes to the lock-out laws until after the state election on 20 March 2019. This news comes at the completion of the review into liquor […]

Battered Pav shows how the Liberal sausage is made

By Paul Paech If all politics is local, then the streets of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs are where the direction of Australia’s political destiny will be decided. The ugly machinations around the exit from politics of Prime Minister and Member for Wentworth Malcolm Turnbull have created a showdown between a disciplined ALP and the chaotic Liberal […]

Community engagement – are we feeling the love?

by Peter Hehir The Government’s approach when trying to flog a real dog of a project like WestConnex is to conduct what they euphemistically call ‘Community Information sessions’, where the community can have their questions answered and also tell the Government what they think of what’s being proposed. On the surface this appears to be […]

Art from the Heart

by John Moyle   The ArtHouse Hotel in the CBD is hosting an art exhibition with a difference: all the works are by injecting drug users who are clients of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting centre in Kings Cross.   This is the eighth year that the exhibition has been mounted and the second year […]

Suck it up people. Suck it up

By Peter Hehir It seems what the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and the Sydney Motorway Corporation find impossible to do – that is, to post pollution results that remain up there for all the world to see – can be achieved with comparative ease by those with the skill to write the necessary algorithm. […]