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‘Parents’ of Mardi Gras to get apology

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS On Thursday morning, there will be some validation for a lifetime of fighting for the rights of LGBTQI community when an apology is made to the group who protested at Taylor Square and began the Sydney tradition of Mardi Gras. It is estimated between 500 and one thousand people turned out to […]

Barangaroo Picnic turns ‘heavy handed’

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Campaigners trying to save Millers Point from privatisation at Barangaroo have told City Hub that multiple guards “descended” on them last Saturday, November 1 while they were gathering outside a celebratory picnic at the Barangaroo Reserve. The campaigners were told they were not allowed to write on the footpath, or distribute their […]

Loving on a prayer as protestors descend on PM’s office.

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Anti-detention centre protest group Love Makes a Way penetrated the electoral office of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last week. But the multi-denomination Christian protestors only stayed for a short time, as police asked them to leave by 1:30pm on October 14. The protest ended amicably, as NSW Police officers shook hands with […]

Millers Point residents still fighting for right to remain

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS As the population in Millers Point continues to dwindle, those who remain are fighting hard against the government to stay in their homes. The number of residents in the area has diminished since the government embarked last year on its agenda to rid the area of social housing tenants. The residents turned […]

E’Bay not for sale

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS In one of the densest areas of the city, a development application to add two storeys would not usually seem excessive or imposing. But that is not how an entire building of residents in Elizabeth Bay see the construction of four new apartments at 13-17 Ithaca Road. The residents claim it will […]

Could The Alex be saved?

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The developers of the Alexandria Hotel site may be walking away from the table, following the turn out of 100 people at a conciliation conference on Wednesday September 30. The NSW Land and Environment Court ordered the conference to see if either party could compromise on the proposed redevelopment. Speaking to City […]

Bondi Locals call bull dust on local development.

They say they're not anti development or nimbys, but a group of Bondi locals are worried an apartment construction site is having easily avoidable about the health impacts residents, Christopher Harris writes.

Outdoor dining smoking ban: all smoke and no fire

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND PETA GILBERT No fines or prosecutions have been issued under new smoking laws introduced in NSW on July 6 this year, according to the NSW Department of Health. But that doesn’t mean the implementation of the new laws has everyone happy, with businesses having to police smokers and apologise to disgruntled […]

Silver Lining: Gayby Baby more popular than ever following controversy

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Cinema goers in Newtown are expected to flock to see Gayby Baby over the weekend as Dendy Newtown released discounted tickets for students. The film sparked controversy late last week after the state government introduced a statewide ban on the film being shown in schools. Last Thursday, The Daily Telegraph’s front page […]

Redfern Tent Embassy calls whitewash on Supreme Court finding

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The NSW Supreme Court has ordered the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy not to interfere with the redevelopment of the former site of the Block. The decision was handed down on Monday, with Justice Hulme stating the Embassy must “be restrained with from attempting to interfere with the plaintiff’s possession of the land”. […]