City News

Will the real Sydney Sentinel please stand up?

By ERIN MODARO The battle over who owns the rights to call themselves “the Sydney Sentinel” has intensified with a now closed local Sydney paper The Sydney Sentinel seeking to clear the air over why his website bears the same name as an established satire publication. Peter Hackney founded his own Sydney Sentinel in September […]

Parliament returns: old and new Sydney MPs sworn into 47th Parliament

By SASHA FOOT The 47th Parliament of Australia has commenced, marking the swearing in of new MPs and the beginning of power for the new Labor government.  Following the ceremonial proceedings on Tuesday, the parliament has officially begun proposing and planning legislation.  The 47th parliament marks the most diverse yet. The Labor party caucus has […]

Sydney loses local papers as The Sydney Sentinel and Inner West Review close

By ERIN MODARO Two Sydney local newspapers have announced they will no longer be in operation. Both The Inner West Review and The Sydney Sentinel have ceased publishing, with the Review announcing this week that the paper is shutting its doors. Peter Hackney, the founder and editor-in-chief of the independently owned Sydney Sentinel , told […]

Pyrmont commuters say it’s 40 minutes to Barangaroo after public transport slashed

By ERIN MODARO Following a slash in bus routes and the discontinuation of a temporary ferry route connecting Pyrmont to Barangaroo, Pyrmont residents are sharing their struggles with commuting to and from the CBD. The Pyrmont Peninsula Public Transport Forum (PPPTF), a long time campaigner for NSW government to address the issues, recently held a […]

Police release CCTV footage after two armed robberies in Marrickville

By ERIN MODARO NSW Police have released CCTV footage to assist in the investigation of two armed robberies that occurred in Marrickville last week. On Monday July 18 a man allegedly threatened two people with a knife at the intersection of Saywell Street and Shirley Street. He is said to have demanded personal belongings from […]

Federal crackdown on fake Indigenous art to protect generations of tradition

By CHRISTINE LAI First Nations arts and crafts range from bark paintings, hand-carved marks, sculptures, sand paintings and ceremonial clothing, which follow a long line of tradition that is culturally symbolic to Indigenous peoples. The industry has seen a boom of spending, with total sales of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts […]

Push the Sky Away

By MARK MORDUE Sometimes a photo can tell its own story without words. Like today, a little heavy with the likelihood of afternoon rain. A group of people standing together, pushing back against the mood of the sky. From left to right, it’s an impressive gathering… Tu Le (Community Development Manager, Marrickville Legal Centre); Rosanna Barbero (CEO, Addi […]

Police release CCTV footage after Ultimo heritage building destroyed

By ERIN MODARO NSW Police have released CCTV footage to assist in the investigation of a man who allegedly turned on four fire hydrants in an Ultimo building on June 30. The heritage listed building on Jones Street sustained large amounts of water damage after the hydrants were turned on, with repairs costing an estimated […]

Inquiry into homelessness for older Australians faces confronting submissions

By AMBER GRIFFIN A rising rate of senior Australians experiencing homelessness has triggered a parliamentary inquiry into a housing crisis in NSW for those over 55. With the inquiry going ahead this week, a committee has heard a multitude of stories from older Australian's who have faced insecure housing. The Tenant's Union of NSW (TUNSW) […]

10 arrested in early morning Kings Cross bikie crackdown

By ERIN MODARO Police have cracked down on motorcycle gang members and organised criminal networks in Kings Cross early this morning, arresting 10 people and handing out 3 multi-venue bans. Police say known members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, as well as those associated with criminal networks, were targeted in a "proactive, high-visibility operation". Local […]