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Climate teens win class action against federal government

By ALLISON HORE In a world first decision, the Australian Federal Court has ruled that Environment Minister Sussan Ley has a duty of care not to cause harm to young people by exacerbating the effects of climate change.  The class action against Minister Ley was filed by eight high school students in September last year. […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN SONG BOOK

We often hear reference to the ‘Great American Song Book’ and that country’s fine tradition of celebrated songwriters across a number of musical genres. Here in Australia we don’t have anywhere near the number of composers and lyricists that the Americans have but it’s reasonable to say we have cranked out our fair share of […]

Captain Cook: navigator or coloniser?

By ALEC SMART Captain James Cook is under the spotlight again after two women were arrested for spray-painting graffiti on his statue in Sydney’s Hyde Park in the early hours of the morning on 13 June. One of the alleged perpetrators is a part-time employee of NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. The 1879 bronze life-sized […]

Newtown Festival 2019

By Madison Behringer. This Sunday, Newtown Festival returns to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park for its 41st year in a row. Hosted and run by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC), the Festival is one of their key annual fundraisers. With their key purpose of the Festival being By the People, For the People, Newtown Festival is an […]

360

Whilst battling his own personal demons Australian rapper 360, aka Matt Colwell, thought he had “ruined” his career and relationships with fans. With his addiction and bipolar issues now conquered 360 has returned with a new record, Vintage Modern, which has been warmly received both critically and commercial. In 2014 it took 360 hitting rock […]

Creative Sexual Harassment

By Rita Bratovich The New York Times expose on Harvey Weinstein revealed details of sexual predation and tyrannical abuse of power against vulnerable women in the film industry. The #metoo campaign is proving that the Weinstein story is far from unique and not confined to Hollywood. As the roll call of offenders in the United […]

Midnight Shift ends

BY JOSEPH FENAUGHTY Oxford Street will be a little less sparkly as of next month with legendary gay club The Midnight Shift set to close its doors on October 1st. The Shift has been a part of the very fabric of Oxford Street for nearly 40 years and will be sorely missed by its regular […]

Towers illuminate to meet their Waterloo

BY ALEC SMART The twin towers at the centre of Waterloo public housing estate have been illuminated with squares of coloured lighting for an arts project that draws attention to their uncertain future. Visible from a distance, the 30-storey high Matavai and Turanga building windows light up at 5.30pm each evening with a display that […]

Glebe harbour park to go dry

BY JOEY FENAUGHTY A proposed extension of the alcohol-free zone in Jubilee Park has provoked ire among some Glebe locals. Police have stepped up patrols of the alcohol-free area in Jubilee Park in Glebe, coinciding with a proposal to extend the prohibition zone to the foreshore. An alcohol-free zone gives police the power to move […]

Young voters must enrol for same-sex marriage postal poll

BY ALEX EUGENE Young and first-time voters must urgently enrol to vote if they want to have their say on same-sex marriage. All Australians need to have their postal vote in the mail by August 24. The fight for equality is on again, this time in the form of a survey which will cost taxpayers […]