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Sydneysiders urged to stay home as COVID-19 cluster grows

By ALLISON HORE As the COVID-19 cluster in the Northern Beaches grows, and the local government area goes into lockdown once more, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged Sydneysiders to stay home. The number of COVID-19 cases associated with a cluster in Sydney’s Northern Beaches grew to 39 on Saturday morning, prompting tough restrictions on […]

Work set to begin on Redfern Station upgrades

By ALLISON HORE Work will begin this month on a new southern concourse at Redfern Station.  The upgrades will give most of the stations’ platforms a much needed boost in accessibility but will still leave some platforms lacking.  Plans for the $100 million Southern Concourse, announced in May, include a six-metre wide walkway over the […]

Medicinal cannabis products to be sold over-the-counter

By ALLISON HORE Following a decision passed down by the TGA, a prescription will no longer be required to access some low-dose medical cannabis products in Australia. In December, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced a final decision to “down-schedule” low-dose CBD products to a Schedule 3 substance.  The decision will allow TGA approved low-dose […]

Multimillion dollar upgrades for National Art School

By ALLISON HORE The National Art School in Darlinghurst is set for a multi-million dollar upgrade thanks to the NSW government’s funding pool to revitalise the state’s arts and cultural venues. “I am delighted to announce the NSW Government’s commitment of over $18 million for critical maintenance and upgrades to make the site safer and […]

Goodbye greyhounds, hello metro: Final Pyrmont Place Strategy released

By ALLISON HORE After months of consultation with the public, the NSW government have released their final Pyrmont Peninsula Place strategy. The construction of a new metro station at Pyrmont, the end of greyhound racing at Wentworth park and the green-light for a 6-star hotel tower at the Star are just some of the many […]

Over 1000 Saudi graduates thank Australia

By ABDULRAHAM ALQARIN Ceremonies have been held in major cities across Australia to celebrate the graduation of over 1000 Saudi students from various Australian universities. The ceremonies were organised in Canberra, Brisbane, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Wollongong and Adelaide by Saudi Student Clubs, under the supervision of Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM). A number of Australian […]

From lockout to lockdown: The fight for Sydney’s nightlife

By SHAREN SAMSON The streets of Sydney are hushed on a Friday evening. A queue of traffic illuminates the footpath on the corner of King Street and Missenden Road. Each set of car headlights passes by with varying degrees of brightness. This is only one reminder of being in a club: to be blinded with […]

Calls for independent body to investigate deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the Domain on Monday to call for the establishment of an independent body to investigate Indigenous deaths in custody.  Attending the rally were families of a number of Indigenous people who had died while being held in police custody. They are calling for a new, First […]

Saving Glebe Island Bridge

By ALLISON HORE Once a world-first feat of engineering and a testament to ingenuity of industrial Sydney, the Glebe Island Bridge has been allowed to fall into disrepair over the quarter century since it has been decommissioned. Now, community groups and local politicians are amping up their efforts to save it. The now-disused Allan truss […]

Moore Park car park once again

By ALLISON HORE Advocacy group Saving Moore Park have called the move to resume on-grass parking at Moore Park “extremely disappointing.” Despite a commitment to end on-grass parking at Moore Park, the eastern part of the parklands was opened up for parking for the T20 cricket match between India and Australia. When there are large […]