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Addi Road wins 2021 NSW International Student Community Engagement Award 

By MARK MORDUE Addison Road Community Organisation has been honoured with a 2021 NSW International Student Community Engagement Award. It recognises the “solidarity and aid” we offered international students.   In the aftermath of the first lockdown in 2020, we began helping hundreds of students left abandoned by casual job losses (without recourse to any government […]

Djokovic is out. Now let the Refugees go.

By CRAIG FOSTER Following Novak Djokovic’s successful appeal against the revocation of his visa, let us not forget the 33 refugees who for a brief few days came alive in the light reflected into the Park Hotel where they’re imprisoned in their 9th year. It’s vitally important because, for a short period, the number one […]

The Rushcutters Bay skatepark saga is not over

Opinion By CHARLOTTE FELDMAN Mr Andrew Woodhouse has written and been quoted in City Hub regarding his role in saving Rushcutters Bay Park from the construction of a concrete skateboard facility being built there. Mr Woodhouse omitted to mention the Darling Point Society, which has been fighting against this plan on behalf of residents for […]

Hampers of Hope

Monday to Friday, 13-17 December @Addi Road Story by MARK MORDUE The candle burns down on 2021. All of a sudden Christmas and the New Year are with us again. And with Omicron comes that sinking feeling, not a lot has changed as the pandemic continues to affect our lives. Yet this time of year […]

Tip the scales back to resident power

Opinion By PIP HINMAN The NSW Coalition and NSW Labor voted on November 23 to gift developers another opportunity to tip the scales in their favour and away from local residents and local government. They decided to remove councils’ ability to charge for compliance investigations, despite warnings that this would lead to councils being forced […]

Why should we wear the pain?

Opinion by PETER HEHIR and ANDREW CHUTER At the upcoming council election on December 4th, residents of the Inner West will finally have a say on restoring their local councils which were abolished by Mike Baird in 2016. They will receive an additional ballot paper asking whether they want to bring back Leichhardt, Marrickville and […]

‘Barmy’ push to de-amalgamate Inner West Council

Opinion by BENEDICT BROOK I’m an Inner West local. My typical weekend involves nipping to Summer Hill for coffee, doing the big shop in Leichhardt and then drinks in Dulwich Hill. Yet during an entirely unremarkable weekend like this, I will pass over the borders of the three former local government areas of Ashfield, Leichhardt […]

In bed with the enemy

Opinion by PETER HEHIR The scene is from Ghostbusters and our heroes are in the Mayor’s office, where the following exchange takes place.  Bill Murray’s character is attempting to win over the Mayor and he kicks it off with;  “A disaster of biblical proportions.” “What do you mean biblical?” says the Mayor. “What he means […]

Woollahra: Dixie Coulton runs in controversial Cooper Ward

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE The Machiavellian machinations inside Woollahra Council tickle my fancy. The controversial six-year-long imbroglio over the concrete skateboard structure in heritage-listed Rushcutters Bay Park has taken its first scalp. Woollahra Council's Cooper Ward representative, Anthony Marano its original proponent, has now been disendorsed by his own Liberal Party. He will not be […]

Yvonne Weldon discusses political activism, social housing and climate policy ahead of the City of Sydney election

She might be running for Lord Mayor, but Yvonne Weldon doesn’t see herself as a politician.“Until I decided to run at this election, I never intended to seek public office. I am a political activist and that runs in my blood.”Weldon’s resume includes a string of government and non-government roles rooted in improving the lives […]