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‘No place in the inner-city’: First greyhound of the new year killed at Wentworth Park

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Veteran greyhound Bide Your Time has been the first dog to be killed after racing at the Wentworth Park racetrack this year after suffering a fractured leg last Friday.  Bide Your Time is the fourth dog lost in NSW in 2022, and the 21st nationwide. The five-year-old dog was euthanized after […]

Bill to ban ‘convenience killing’ in animal pounds across NSW passes parliament

By DANIEL LO SURDO Killing animals because it is cheaper and easier than rehousing them will soon be a crime in NSW, after state parliament passed a new bill that would set out actions that councils must take towards rehoming a surrendered or seized animal. The Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Bill 2021 was passed […]

‘It doesn’t make sense’: Pyrmont residents angered by 389 bus route changes

By TOKS OGUNDARE Pyrmont residents have become frustrated after the introduction of the South East Sydney bus network removed a key stop along the 389 route from Pyrmont to Bondi Junction. The new network saw 22 route changes and 24 routes discontinued after its introduction on the 5th of December.   Under the changes, the 389 […]

Pyrmont poised for more changes under NSW Government plans

By TOKS OGUNDARE The NSW Government is exhibiting draft master plans for the Pyrmont peninsula to set out how the area could develop over the next 20 years. The draft follows on from the release of the final Place Strategy in December 2020, which cleared the path for the controversial 110-metre Star Casino tower. It […]

Sydney Lockdown: COVID-19 numbers surge through inner-city social and Aboriginal housing

By DANIEL LO SURDO COVID-19 rates have skyrocketed in the inner-city over the past week as vaccination clinics are being set up to combat growing cases. Outbreaks across high-density social and Aboriginal housing have rocked the inner-city, as the virus spreads among some of the state's most vulnerable. "We have a number of identified Aboriginal […]

Voluntary assisted dying debate reignited by NSW Parliament bill

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The euthanasia debate has been reignited by the release of a draft voluntary assisted dying bill by Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich in July. The bill will give adults suffering with neurodegenerative conditions or terminal illness that will cause death within six months or twelve months access to voluntary assisted dying. In […]

Creatives left ostracised from Small Business COVID-19 Grants

By DANIEL LO SURDO Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich and Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney Jess Scully yesterday launched a joint Parliament petition to extend financial support to the creative sector as part of the NSW Government’s Small Business COVID-19 Grants.  The petition has called on the State to reduce the $75,000 turnover threshold as […]

Parental rights and religious freedoms: Protesters rally to “kill the bills”

By ALLISON HORE As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally cries for the bills to be killed.   On Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Town Hall in Sydney to make their opposition heard and raise […]

Eastern suburbs MP backs LGBTQI+ discrimination bill

By ALLISON HORE An Eastern suburbs MP has backed a controversial bill which advocacy groups say would make it easier to discriminate against LGBTQI+ people. A NSW parliamentary committee reported on the findings of their inquiry into a set of “religious freedom protections” proposed by One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham late last month. Member […]

Hundreds of greyhounds died on tracks, report reveals

By ALLISON HORE A shocking report has revealed hundreds of greyhounds died on race tracks across the country in 2020.  The report, released by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds analysed data from thousands of official stewards’ reports from across the nation. The data they collected reveals last year there were 202 on-track deaths […]