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No distancing in Double Bay

By ALLISON HORE The Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay has been issued a $5,500 fine after failing to impose social distancing on patrons queued up outside its doors on Wednesday night.  The hotel was investigated by Liquor & Gaming NSW after a picture emerged on reddit showing up to 250 people packed tightly into […]

29 years, 437 deaths – yet no answers, no convictions and no justice

By Wendy Bacon Aboriginal families whose sons or daughters have died in custody formed a circle for a healing smoking ceremony, performed by Gadigal elder Aunty Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor at Djarrbarrgalli (the Gadigal word for ‘Domain’), during a Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney on Sunday 5 July. Protesters called for fundamental changes in the criminal […]

Cats: neuter now for nine long lives

By ALEC SMART From 1 July all cat owners in NSW have up to two months to desex their cat or pay for a permit. All cats over 4 months old must be neutered (rendered permanently incapable of reproduction) or otherwise registered as non-desexed, which requires an $80 annual permit. This is in addition to […]

Criminal charge demanded for ‘bad day’ cop who hurt Aboriginal teenager

By ALEC SMART The family of an Aboriginal teenager who was slammed face-first to the ground by a NSW police officer warned they will pursue a private criminal prosecution if the officer is not charged. The constable, from Sydney’s Surry Hills Command, was filmed via a mobile phone around 5.30pm on 1 June violently reacting […]

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, […]