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Delays plague bath reopening

By ALLISON HORE Construction delays have plagued the reopening of Australia’s oldest sea pool.  Located in Elkington Park, Balmain, the Dawn Fraser Baths were not reopened for the start of the summer swim season as the Inner West Council had hoped. The popular swimming spot has been closed since September 2019 for extensive renovations to […]

Invasion Day rally to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions

By ALLISON HORE A mass rally in Sydney to mark the 26th of January is set to go ahead despite COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting protest gatherings larger than 500 people. Undeterred by COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to attend protest gatherings, organisers of the annual Invasion Day protest have confirmed their Sydney protest […]

Anti-mask conspiracy believers fined

By ALLISON HORE An anti-COVID conspiracy theorist was arrested on Friday for failing to comply with the COVID-19 public health order requiring Sydney-siders to wear a mask in public.  This comes as a number of public figures, including an Australian MP, are being slammed online for spreading misinformation about masks and COVID-19. A 55-year-old man […]

Multi-million dollar makeover for Darlington Public School approved

By ALLISON HORE Multi-million dollar upgrades to Chippendale’s Darlington Public School have been given the go-ahead, with the first stage of construction works beginning this month. The co-educational primary school’s refurbishment plans have been in the works since the NSW government’s 2017 budget. Now, the $40 million State Significant Development application has been approved by […]

From food waste to fuel

By ALLISON HORE A food waste recycling scheme in the Inner West is transforming uneaten food into renewable energy. The food waste recycling service in Leichhardt has been operating since 2008, in 500 apartment buildings and 5,000 households. Inner West Mayor, Darcy Byrne, first introduced the program when he was mayor of the pre-amalgamation Leichhardt […]

Assange extradition ruling a double edged sword

By ALLISON HORE On Monday a UK judge ruled that Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, cannot be extradited to the United States after accepting medical evidence he would be at risk in US custody.  Assange has been in prison in the UK since 2019 after hiding out in the Ecuadorian Embassy for seven years to avoid […]

Stranded passengers struggle to distance

By ALLISON HORE Following train line shutdowns and service cancellations across Sydney on Thursday, commuters crowded onto train platforms with little regard for social distancing.  A fatality at Lidcombe station in the early afternoon led to buses replacing trains in both directions between Strathfield and Parramatta, and a number of train services between Strathfield and […]

Public service workers furious as treasurer spends big on consultants

By ALLISON HORE Public service workers have hit out at the NSW Government for spending big on private consultants while cutting the wage increase of public sector employees.  In November last year, NSW treasurer Dominic Perottet revealed a plan to replace stamp duty with an annual land tax on newly bought or sold properties. The […]

Art Deco icon receives heritage listing

By ALLISON HORE After “impassioned pleas” from the Kings Cross community, the NSW Government has announced their decision to grant state heritage listing to the Metro Minerva theatre building in Potts Point.  The much-loved Art Deco building, which opened in 1939 as The Minerva Theatre, received state heritage recognition in December. Built in Hollywood’s golden […]

Close contact concert sparks COVID-19 concern

By ALLISON HORE A Human Nature concert with little to no social distancing has raised concern about a potential COVID-19 outbreak. The concert took place on Saturday night at The Coliseum Theatre in Rooty Hill in Western Sydney with over 1,100 people in attendance. It ended just hours before the NSW Government’s mask mandate came […]