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Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises over $9.4 million for those experiencing homelessness

By ERIN MODARO CEOs and community members who slept outside for one of the coldest nights of the year for the Vinnes CEO Sleepout have raised over $9.4 million to support Australians experiencing homelessness. Participants in Sydney gathered at the White Bay Cruise Terminal in Rozelle on June 23, equipped only with a sleeping bag, […]

The Inner West Mayor owes $15,000 to council: Should we be allowed to know?

By ERIN MODARO Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne currently owes council $15,000 in unpaid rates on a Balmain property he inherited from his mother, which was first reported by the The Daily Telegraph earlier in June. Cr Byrne told The Daily Telegraph he hasn’t paid the rates due to not being in possession of the […]

Swim coach charged with child sexual abuse offenses from 1970s

By ERIN MODARO A former swimming coach in South Sydney was charged today over the alleged sexual abuse of two young girls in the 1970s. Police arrested the 76-year-old man this morning from his home in Condell Park, after extensive inquiries into the alleged abuse were carried out by a strike team. The man has […]

Police release new CCTV footage to solve Easter Show stabbing after ‘wall of silence’ from public

By ERIN MODARO NSW Police have released new CCTV footage in a plight to gather more information from the public about a stabbing that occurred at the Sydney Royal Easter Show earlier in the year. Senior Detective Superintendent Danny Doherty said in a statement today that police "do know there are people out there who […]

George Street even more pedestrian friendly as City opens new public spaces

By ERIN MODARO Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore celebrated the opening of the most recent public works on George St, improving and expanding the public spaces in the inner city. The finished works includes the expansion of a pedestrian boulevard that stretches from Bathurst Street to Rawson Place, advancing into Devonshire Street in Surry […]

Oxford Street: Character and chaos from 1966 to 2022

Opinion by SUE HANLEY The main CBD night strip in 1966 stretched from the corner of Sussex and Liverpool Streets up Oxford Street and to what is now the Greenwood Hotel in Paddington. It was then the Greenwood Tree. This was a wonderful, edgy strip where a teenager just starting university life could discover her […]

Directors’ Statement for Addi Road Writers’ Festival 2022

No one can escape the reality of how strange and difficult these times have been. War, Covid, climate change. And that persistent feeling our digital communications are polarising attitudes to everything from politics to telling a joke. Claustrophobia and oppression can seem the order of the day. Pulling the masks (actual and virtual) from our […]

Is our democracy a dodo?

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE There can be no greater threat to democracy than when voters lack confidence in their own political system. Yet this is exactly what has occurred in December's NSW local council elections. On election day the New South Wales Electoral Commission’s (NSWEC) new iVote-counting computer crashed. Thousands of votes vanished. The NSWEC’s […]

Perrottet’s transport train wreck strands millions

Opinion by WENDY BACON The NSW public is still waiting for answers to questions about what Transport Minister David Elliott knew about a planned stoppage of the state train network when he went to sleep on Sunday night. Today Fair Work Commission documents have revealed that NSW Transport made plans as early as last week […]

Nourishing the Frontlines at RPA Hospital

By MARK MORDUE It’s 2:37 am and a message pings through on Addi Road’s Instagram feed. Someone is awake late into the night, and they want to communicate with us. We won’t see the message from the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital in Camperdown till the following morning. “I am a midwife on the Postnatal […]