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News in brief Candle-lit vigil to be held for women’s only services A candle-lit vigil run by University group Students for Women’s Only Services will be held at Pitt Street Mall in the Sydney CBD at 5.30pm on Thursday July 24. At the rally, organisers will be seeking signatories for a petition they plan to […]

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Murder house under the hammer A house in Rozelle that was the site of a 2009 double murder is up for auction at the end of this month. Property developer Albert Frisoli and his brother Mario were found dead in the lounge room of the Goodsir Street house five years ago. Giuseppe Di Canni, a […]

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  Lord Mayor promises more childcare is "in pipeline" At Monday’s council meeting, the Lord Mayor and City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone revealed that council was "on track" to deliver its commitment to establish six new childcare centres by 2016 significantly under budget. Ms Barone says the $55 million set aside for childcare will […]

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Neville Wran farewelled Former NSW Labor premier Neville Wran was remembered at a state funeral at Sydney Town Hall on May 1. “His brain was forever crackling with ideas,” said former prime minister Paul Keating at the service. Mr Wran's legacy included the introduction of random breath testing, creating the Land and Environment Court and […]

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Success for Facebook fundraiser An art auction by a Potts Point-based artist has raised $10,000 for asylum seekers. Bids from the artwork displayed on Facebook came from across Australia, with funds raised benefiting asylum seeker centres in Newtown and Sydney and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne. The artist, Shayne Chester, said he was […]

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Leong prevails Jenny Leong has won Greens preselection for the newly-created seat of Newtown ahead of next year's state election. The seat should be an easy win for the minor party, according to election analyst Antony Green, with a nominal margin of more than four per cent. Ms Leong narrowly beat former Marrickville mayor Fiona […]

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Raue on the ropes The vice-president of the University of Sydney student union, Tom Raue, may be expelled after the NSW Supreme Court ruled that the union's board of directors has the power to remove fellow directors. The board moved to expel Raue after he leaked a sentence from a confidential report to the student […]

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Give us a minute Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s procedural etiquette came into question at Monday night’s council meeting, with two councillors upset at the lack of prior notice for an important mayoral minute. The paper addressed the new laws concerning liquor licensing and the Lord Mayor’s recommendations for the City to consider. “Given this is […]

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Hickey march scuffle Two protestors were apprehended by police and a minor brawl disrupted traffic in Sydney’s CBD last Friday during the annual rally to protest the death of Aboriginal teenager TJ Hickey ten years ago. Redfern Police Commander, Detective Superintendent Luke Freudenstein, told reporters that no-one was arrested but several people carrying signs may […]

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Page turner Sydney’s first “anarchist book fair” will take place at the Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville on March 22. In addition to bookselling (ironically), attendees will be treated to talks, workshops and a selection of vegan and vegetarian foods. Speakers include academic and investigative journalist Wendy Bacon, who will talk about the anarchist-feminist […]