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Lockout laws: tough on crime, bad for business

Despite reports of a considerable drop in the rate of violent crime in Kings Cross, business owners are calling for an immediate review of the state government's lockout laws. NSW Police released figures this week indicating that violent offences committed inside licensed premises located in Kings Cross had fallen by 30.5 per cent during the […]

Historic newsagency in the Rock set to close

A historic retail storefront in the Rocks shut its doors for the final time last Tuesday. Sydney Cove Newsagency, which is a hop, skip and a jump away from some of the city's most expensive real estate, closed down on May 27 due to rent-related issues. City News was informed of the closure by the […]

Student banned from campus after protesting education cuts

A University of Sydney student has been banned from campus after participating in a protest staged during a visit from Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. On May 16, about 50 students held a snap action against Ms Bishop in the wake of the federal government delivering the most severe budget for tertiary education in national history. […]

Protestors take over streets for March in May

Thousands took to the streets across the nation’s capital cities last Sunday to protest Abbott government policies as part of March in May. The protest is a follow-up to March in March, a series of protests staged across the country two months ago, which formed the first major mass movement against the ideas and policy […]

Push forward for GLBTI archival space

With the City of Sydney’s resolution in March to forge ahead with its plans to transform the long-vacant T2 building in Taylor Square into a ‘cycling hub’, a new motion tabled by Labor councillor Linda Scott at this month’s council meeting calling for the establishment of an GLBTI archival space was defeated. To commemorate the […]

The good life: work for The Goods Line underway

The northern section of The Goods Line, a proposed cross-city pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting the inner city to Sydney's foreshore, is now in the preliminary stages of construction after work initially began in March. Work on The Goods Line has been split into two stages. The northern section will be approximately 250 metres long […]

Councillors speak out against cuts to women’s refuges

​Leichhardt Council recently voted unanimously in favour of an urgency motion supporting continued state government funding for women’s specialist homelessness services, such as women's refuges, which would otherwise face closure in the near future. The Council has joined Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre as part of a community-wide push to review the tender process for […]