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Brewery brawl, car thievery captured, Endeavour’s endeavour: News Bites – 2 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Brewery brawl A fight disrupted a punk rock gig at Staves Brewery in Glebe on Sunday 29 Sept, resulting in broken furniture, smashed beer glasses and a window, damaged drums and a woman punched. The brawl attracted six carloads of police. City Hub was told two members of the band […]

Jails are the crime

By ALEC SMART A 12-year-old Aboriginal boy, Dujuan Hoosan, travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, to appeal directly to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on an issue important to Indigenous Australians. In a televised address on Wednesday 11 September, he asked for UNHRC help ending something that most Australian political leaders are reluctant to change: […]

Drone rangers save lives

BY JADE MORELLINI The Northern Beaches Council have implemented a new initiative to make their beaches safer, using two Westpac Little Ripper drones to aid lifesavers with saving struggling swimmers. In a partnership between the Northern Beaches Council, The Australian Lifeguard Service and Westpac Little Ripper, these drones will have the ability to drop floatable […]

Invasion Day averted in the Inner West

BY JESSICA DE VERA New citizens may soon receive an invitation to be sworn in as Australian citizens during NAIDOC Week instead of Australia Day. Inner West Council will be the first council in NSW to initiate and hold a citizenship ceremony during NAIDOC Week, which is held in the first week of July each […]

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 […]

THE NAKED CITY: THE REAL SURPLUS – OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

After WWII the Australian Government offloaded a massive amount of military equipment in a giant fire sale – everything from heavy army vehicles to boots and catering equipment. Many of the smaller items ended up in so called ‘war surplus stores’ which proliferated in Australia for decades to come. Whilst the stores continued to stock […]

Syria: Help lift the humanitarian blockade

Paul McPhun is the Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières, an independent international organisation dedicated to medical humanitarian aid. Julie Bishop, Australia’s new Foreign Minister faced perhaps the most important first week on the job of any previous incumbent for a generation. Ms Bishop has travelled to New York to participate in United Nations Security […]