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Prince Alfred Park’s rainbow footpath unveiled

By ALLISON HORE A new rainbow footpath has been unveiled in Surry Hills just in time for Mardi Gras. The footpath serves as a reminder both for how far the LGBTQI+ community has come and how far it has to go. The 90-metre path runs alongside the area of Prince Alfred Park now known “Equality […]

Open for business: Lockout lifted in Kings Cross

By ALLISON HORE The last of Sydney’s lockout laws are due to be scrapped next month, meaning the whole city will be open-for-business once again.  From March 8, the lockout will be lifted from venues in Kings Cross meaning patrons will be allowed to continue to enter pubs, bars and nightclubs in the area after […]

NSW parliamentarians vow to outlaw “conversion therapy”

By ALLISON HORE Following a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” in Victoria, a group of NSW parliamentarians are vowing to push similar policy to outlaw the practice in NSW. During a nine hour sitting on Thursday this week, Victoria's upper house voted 27 to 9 to pass the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill. […]

Calls for Australian commitment to anti-nuclear treaty

By ALLISON HORE A seven meter tall inflatable nuclear missile was erected in Martin Place on Friday to recognise a significant milestone in the campaign to abolish anti-nuclear weapons. It was just one of many actions around Australia in celebration of the the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) coming into […]

Sydneysiders call for an end to “cruel” puppy farming

By ALLISON HORE Hundreds of protesters and their four legged friends gathered in Martin Place on Saturday in support of proposed legislation which would put an end to puppy farming in NSW. Puppy farming, also known as puppy factories or puppy mills, are places where puppies are bred en masse to be sold in pet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pushing boundaries: changes proposed for Sydney electoral district

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Electoral Commission has released proposed new state electoral boundaries for NSW. On November 9th, the NSW Electoral Commission published their list of proposed district names and boundaries, which included changes to the Sydney electorate.  The proposed changes would mean most of Surry Hills, which is currently split across two state […]

Short-term rental shake up

By ALLISON HORE A mandatory Code of Conduct for the short-term rental industry will come into force across NSW in December in an effort to reduce the impact of troublesome guests on neighbours. The Code of Conduct, put together by the NSW Government department of Fair Trading, will apply not just to just commercial ventures […]