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Checking in to hotel quarantine

By ALLISON HORE On Wednesday the NSW Government announced that hotel quarantine would be enforced for interstate travellers. But what is hotel quarantine like for those who have been through it? Under the new guidelines all NSW residents returning from Victoria, except for those living in border regions, will only be able to enter NSW […]

Fundraiser set up for victim of “disfiguring” attack

By ALLISON HORE The family of a man who was victim of a random violent attack in Pyrmont have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. The 36 year-old man, a visitor to Sydney from the Gold Coast, was found with "permanent and disfiguring" injuries on Wattle Street in […]

Architects, answer me this…

Opinion by PETER HEHIR We were born within eight months of each other, but it’s no surprise that I really have little in common with our bonnie Prince Charlie. Our backgrounds couldn’t possibly be more disparate. Except perhaps for an appreciation of antiques and an abhorrence of modern architecture! And oddly enough - a social […]

Social housing solution to homelessness

By ALLISON HORE According to new interactive heat maps showing the problem of homelessness across NSW, Sydney is the electorate in fourth most need of social housing. Timed to coincide with the launch of Homelessness Week on Monday, the maps created by Homelessness Australia and Everybody’s Home show the number of people without a home […]

Masks “strongly recommended” on public transport

By ALLISON HORE Facial masks on public transport are being “strongly recommended” by the NSW government to reduce community spread of COVID-19. In a press conference on Sunday premier Gladys Berejiklian offered a “strong recommendation” for people to wear a mask in enclosed spaces including on public transport, in supermarkets, places of worship and in public […]

Draft Pyrmont Place Strategy unveiled to mixed reviews

By ALLISON HORE The first draft of the much-anticipated Pyrmont Place Strategy has been unveiled and it’s already raising eyebrows. After months of consultation with the community and a detailed study by the NSW Government, the draft strategy which explores future development frameworks in the Pyrmont peninsula over the next two decades was released to […]

App to give a helping hand to the homeless

By ALLISON HORE Waverley Council rangers have begun using an “innovative” free app to help rough sleepers and, in the lead up to homelessness week, are encouraging the general public to get involved.  The app was launched 12 months ago by Sydney based entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios and The Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel. It […]

Coronavirus cases see another Sydney venues close for cleaning

By ANNIE LEWIS As the state battles to keep coronavirus numbers down, a public health warning has been put out for anyone who attended an establishment in Surry Hills on Sunday. NSW Health has put out an alert for those who visited Hotel Harry, known to many as Harpoon Harry, on July 26. A case […]

Mayor backs call to end greyhound racing

By ALLISON HORE Lord Mayor Clover Moore is backing calls for greyhound racing to end at Wentworth Park in Sydney’s inner city. On Monday night the City of Sydney council voted eight to two in favour of a motion proposed by independent councillor Philip Thalis to “return Wentworth Park to the public”.  Mr. Thalis told […]

Peaceful protesters arrested at Black Lives Matter rally

By WENDY BACON NSW police arrested Black Lives Matter organisers on Tuesday before their peaceful protest in the Domain had even begun. Hundreds of protesters were blocked from entering Djarrbarragall, the Gadigal name for the Domain. Many were threatened with arrest if they did not leave the area. Black Lives Matter organiser Paddy Gibson was […]