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Freebies for same-sex couples, pending equality

BY ALEX EUGENE The City of Sydney has made it clear they are optimistic about the outcome of the same-sex marriage postal vote, after locking in a major freebie for gay couples in lieu of their legal ability to wed. Last week the council’s only Labor councillor, Linda Scott successfully moved a motion that would […]

Angela takes on the big end of town

BY ALEX EUGENE Small businesses suffering a downturn in revenue because of the bungled Sydney Light Rail construction could soon have a dedicated Member of Parliament defending their rights. Independent City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas plans to enter state politics as leader of the 'Small Business Matters Party.' After fighting uphill battles in local […]

City turns up the volume

BY ALEX EUGENE New businesses, including residential developments, will be responsible for planning modifications to assist with noise management, if a proposed ‘Agent of Change’ regulation is accepted by City of Sydney Council. A recommendation will be made for the council to add the regulation to the City’s Night Time Economy policy at its next […]

Oxford Street backpacker beef

BY ALEX EUGENE A proposed backpackers' hostel for Oxford Street in Darlinghurst has locals worried their area would be destroyed by noise and all-night disturbances. The City of Sydney received an application from a company identified only as "Nukotel" to open the new business on level two of 38-46 Oxford Street, which is near the […]

Warding off city residents

BY ALEX EUGENE AND ANITA SENARATNA City of Sydney residents could have yet another plebiscite on their hands in the upcoming 2020 local election, if local advocates get their way. This time it would be to decide if the council should consist of geographical wards with more councillors, instead of being one large, united area […]

Refugees left for dead by government

BY ALEX EUGENE The Australian federal government has thrown more than 20 asylum seekers out of government housing and stopped their assistance payments, despite lining up for a place on the UN Human Rights Council. These are just the first of up to 400 people who will be affected by the new policy. The Federal […]

Lamb advert meats hostility

BY ALEX EUGENE Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) are being grilled again because of their latest "You never lamb alone" ad, which has caused deep offence to several religious groups, particularly Hindus and Indian Australians. The video depicted a barbeque attended by a group of religious leaders, prophets and Gods, and poked fun at various […]

Sydney marches for equality

BY ALEX EUGENE Last Sunday an estimated 30,000 people marched down the streets of Sydney in support of same sex marriage, while thousands more also rallied in the Brisbane sister event. YES Campaign spokespeople Kerryn Phelps, Alex Greenwich and Tiernan Brady made passionate speeches on the day at Customs House where the Sydney march concluded. […]

Company admit to being tossers for “education”

BY ALEX EUGENE   An American-owned company has been littering the streets of Sydney in a shameless effort to advertise their product. ESET, an anti-virus software company has been leaving fake plastic credit cards strewn around footpaths of the CBD and inner west, with the slogan "insecure transactions are like leaving your credit card on […]

Pokies take their toll

BY ALEX EUGENE An eastern suburbs man has been arrested and charged for cheating three elderly people out of more than half a million dollars, which he allegedly used for gambling. The man, who pretended to be a financial adviser in order to nab the victims’ life savings, is said to have stolen a total […]