City News

Taking to the street for transgender visibility

By ALLISON HORE Ahead of Trans Day of Visibility on the 31st of March, protesters took over King Street to raise awareness about a number of issues which impact the transgender and gender diverse communities. International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness about the discrimination they […]

Lights out over Sydney for Earth Hour

By ALLISON HORE If you couldn’t get down to the harbour and watch it light up on New Year’s Eve why not get down to the harbour and watch the lights go out for Earth Hour? This Saturday the 27th of March, at 8:30pm local time, millions of people around the world will turn off […]

Amended Glebe proposal a “great win” for social housing advocates

By ALLISON HORE Social housing advocates are celebrating a “huge win” following the announcement a new development proposed for Glebe would be fully set aside for social housing. The proposed housing development which will spread across two sites in Glebe, 17-31 Cowper Street and 2A-2D Wentworth Park Road, has been amended to now deliver 100 […]

Heat islands and climate change may make parts of Sydney “unliveable”

By ALLISON HORE Some parts of the greater Sydney area may become unliveable as a result of climate change and the urban heat island effect if immediate action isn’t taken, a new report shows.  But the City of Sydney has announced an ambitious plan to tackle this problem.  The report commissioned by the Australian Conservation […]

Womens’ March for Justice: Thousands say “enough is enough”

By ALLISON HORE Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sydney today to stand against gender discrimination and sexual violence. The mass demonstration comes following reports of alleged sexual assault, misconduct and abuse by Australian politicians and parliamentary staffers. The rally in Sydney was just one of 40 March for Justice demonstrations across the […]

Protesters disrupt Glebe auction

By ALLISON HORE The auction of a three bedroom terrace house in Glebe was disrupted by protesters. On the evening of the 10th of March, public housing residents and advocates surrounded the front of a terrace house at 92 Cowper Street in Glebe in an attempt to disrupt an auction which was planned to take […]

Rediscovering a hidden figure of Sydney: The Witch of King’s Cross

By RACHEL CLARK Witchcraft and the bohemian alternative lifestyle have grown in popularity in recent years, especially on social media. Online wicca and bohemian influencers have turned the lifestyle into a fashion statement, one that is widely celebrated rather than feared. But in Sydney, there is one woman who started it all - the Witch […]

Pride protesters take over Oxford Street ahead of Mardi Gras

By ALLISON HORE Protesters took over Oxford Street on Saturday, ahead of the Mardi Gras parade, in an effort to put the politics back in pride. Despite police threats to shut down the protest earlier in the week, at around 2pm hundreds of protesters carrying pride flags of all sorts descended onto Taylor Square, the […]

Bringing the wild back to the city

By ALLISON HORE Sydney is set to get a whole lot more wild. The City of Sydney passed a motion this week which could see more native biodiversity returning to the city. The motion requesting a native nursery, proposed by Kerryn Phelps, passed through the City of Sydney council unanimously on Wednesday. The idea was […]

Mardi Gras protest granted public health exemption

By ALLISON HORE A protest at Sydney’s Taylor Square planned for the afternoon of Mardi Gras has been granted an exemption to go ahead by NSW Health. Earlier this week, protest organisers said NSW police were attempting to block the protest citing coronavirus concerns and public health orders despite NSW seeing zero COVID-19 transmissions for […]