City News

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 […]

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 […]

REVIEW: Short Message Service – The Angel Code

“It’s a small moment of theatre in the palm of your hands.” The Short Message Service is a new and fascinating performance by the Q Theatre, comprising a short story delivered over an hour via a series of text messages. The free and immersive experience includes six narratives under the theme of intimacy. I booked […]

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 […]

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 […]

Darlinghurst AIDs memorial one step closer

By  JOHN MOYLE Almost two years since a petition calling for an AIDS memorial to be located in Darlinghurst’s Green Park, the project is now one step closer after the City of Sydney unanimously agreed to call artists for expressions of interest. The motion was proposed by councillor and deputy mayor Jess Scully and seconded […]