City News

Kill the Bill: Protesters take on Mark Latham’s transphobic bill

By ALLISON HORE Protesters took over Taylor Square on Saturday to make a strong statement against a “transphobic” education bill tabled in NSW Parliament by One Nation’s Mark Latham. The protest, organised by Community Action for Rainbow Rights, took on the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which activists say is less about giving […]

South end of George Street set for permanent pedestrianisation

By ALLISON HORE Work has begun on the transformation of the south end of George Street, between Bathurst Street and Railway square, into a “world-class boulevard.” Granite footpaths, outdoor dining spaces, new street trees, seating and lighting are all part of the City of Sydney’s grand plan to permanently pedestrianise the remainder of George Street […]

Thousands take to the streets in national day of action against Indigenous deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Protests were held across the country on Saturday to mark three decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The national day of action called for justice for Indigenous people who have lost their lives in police custody.  The royal commission, which ran between 1987 and 1991, made 339 recommendations […]

Unused lot to be transformed into new affordable housing for Alexandria

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has resolved to transform an unused council site in Alexandria into 21 affordable apartments, creating more inner-city housing for low-income households. Council is currently undergoing negotiations with community housing provider Bridge Housing over the sale of an unoccupied site at 44-54 Bourke Road in Alexandria for the development […]

Renters are calling for a non-compliance registry for dodgy landlords

By RACHEL CLARK Dealing with a dodgy landlord is almost like hearing an old wives’ tale, believing that these stories we hear could never happen to us – until it does. That situation that became a reality for Rachel Black. Having not rented a house in 15 years, until a work opportunity came up in […]

Pride in Protest: What are they fighting for?

By SOOFIA TARIQ On March 6, a crowd of around 3,000 protesters gathered in Taylor Square, ahead of the official Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The protest was organised by activist group Pride in Protest, along with Community Action for Rainbow Rights, NSW Community Advocates for People in Prisons, DIY […]

Kirby calls for Gay, Lesbian, Trans Museum near Taylor Square

By ALLISON HORE In the lead up to World Pride 2023 there is a renewed effort to set up a permanent pride museum in Sydney. And it’s already gaining momentum. Former High Court justice Michael Kirby, a patron of the Victorian Pride Centre, has written a letter to a number of prominent members of the […]

Sydney after dark: Open for business

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney council voted unanimously to approve a plan which would allow shops and businesses in the city to stay open until 10pm, without needing further approval. Under a suite of changes aimed to revitalise the city’s struggling economy, existing shops and businesses in the City of Sydney local government […]

Climate rebels arrested after blocking CBD street

By ALLISON HORE Protesters, chained to oil barrels full of cement and glued to the road, were arrested after blocking a busy CBD road for almost an hour. The protesters, calling for climate action and an end to the Narrabri gas project, blocked the intersection of Bathurst and George Streets in Sydney at peak hour […]

Hundreds congregate in Sydney CBD for Refugee Justice

By DANIEL LO SURDO Hundreds gathered in Haymarket’s Belmore Park Sunday afternoon as part of the National Justice for Refugees Palm Sunday Rallies.  The rally petitioned for the release of Medevac refugees and all those transferred from Manus and Nauru and now being held in hotels and detention centres within Australia, as well as a […]