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Inner-West Council chaos

By ALLISON HORE The Inner-West Council is in search of a new Chief Executive Officer after months of tension and council infighting culminated in CEO Michael Deegan ending his contract. Over two meetings within council on Tuesday and Thursday last week, Mr. Deegan negotiated with council to end his $440,000-a-year contract. The council resolved to […]

Mick Costa is not accused of any wrongdoing

I have to make clear, right at the start, that former Australian Water Holdings chairman (and sometime Labor Council Secretary, NSW treasurer, transport minister and police minister) Michael 'Mick' Costa is not accused of any wrongdoing. In fact, the picture painted in various balanced and responsible media accounts of the AWH affair is that he […]

Barry O’Farewell: bottle of wine brings down premier

A soap opera of historic proportion unfolded Wednesday before the shocked citizenry of New South Wales. As Prime Minister Tony Abbott travelled to Liverpool to announce the city’s long-awaited second airport, Premier Barry O’Farrell – who was supposed to join him at that press conference – was instead announcing his resignation. In one of the […]


Making his feature directorial debut, writer Nicolas Jarecki has done an exceptional job in bringing together an esteemed cast of Hollywood heavyweights for his new film Arbitrage. Starring Richard Gere at his suave, silver fox best, this is a fast paced, suspense thriller about the moral dilemmas facing a powerful and successful businessman in the […]