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Music Industry’s ‘Rock The Vax’ Campaign Incentivises Vaccination

Golden Robot Records has taken up the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s green light for COVID-19 vaccination incentives. The company is donating a free album from their back catalogues to Aussies who prove vaccination. The Rock The Vax campaign is running until August 15th and hopes it will boost national vaccination numbers during the Sydney outbreak.  Golden […]

The Cost Of COVID: Cancelling Cultural & Creative Events

By Gemma Billington Cancellations have been rife across the arts sector amid health concerns for the growing COVID-19 delta variant outbreak throughout Greater Sydney. Greater Sydney is currently under strict stay at home orders until July 30, though as case numbers remain high, arts exhibitions, events and performances have been forced to postpone. Vivid, Opera […]

Covid-19 exposures are changing our arts community 

Close contacts are in isolation after a COVID-19 case at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital vaccination centre on July 6. Among them is Word Travels Creative Director, Miles Merrill. Merrill, who is at home with his whole family, gave insight into creative practice of his literary arts organisation during this time.  “I think the challenge... […]

Vulnerable renters put out despite reinstated ban on evictions during lockdown

By SASHA FOOT The NSW government reintroduced an eviction moratorium for renters this week. Tenants who can’t pay their rent in full due to Sydney’s lockdown cannot be evicted between now and September. However, the eviction moratorium only applies to households that can prove their income has reduced by 25% or more due to the […]

Sydney lockdown strikes NAIDOC week celebrations for the second year in a row

By EVA BAXTER One of the biggest annual events of NAIDOC week invites Sydneysiders to Hyde Park for a day of festivities. Stay-at-home orders implemented for Greater Sydney makes 2021 the second year in a row that restrictions have altered NAIDOC in the City’s original format. Pauline Clague, associate professor at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous […]

More shots to get the shot: Australians under 40 able to receive AstraZeneca vaccine

By GEMMA BILLINGTON The AstraZeneca vaccine has been made available to every Australian upon consultation with their GP, the Prime Minister has announced. Jamie Apps, Arts and Entertainment Editor at City Hub, received his second and final dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine last month, though his underlying health conditions meant he was eligible sooner. “At […]

July’s takeaway coffee cup ban a sustainable shift for Bondi cafés

By SASHA FOOT Local businesses in the Eastern Suburbs are initiating a sustainable movement for coffee culture in Bondi by banning takeaway cups for a week.       Over forty local cafes have signed up for the initiative taking place from 31 July-8 August.  Responsible Cafés, the non-profit behind Bondi BYO Cup Week, addressed the positive impacts […]

Working out from home: fitness trainers offer gym alternatives amid Sydney’s stay-at-home orders

BY TESSA PELLE As Sydney dives into a two-week lockdown, the closure of gyms and fitness centres have forced personal trainers to find other means of keeping their businesses afloat. The NSW government has limited outdoor exercise to groups of no more than 10 people, meaning most community sport will not be able to go […]

THE NAKED CITY – A SIX PACK OF ACARTOHYGIEIPHOBIA

In March of last year as the pandemic and lockdowns took hold, a café in Mareeba, North Queensland came up with the novel idea of customers paying for their coffee with rolls of toilet paper. The nationwide hoarding of bum fodder had seen the café itself run out of the prized item and the owners […]

New COVID-19 alerts for Sydney’s East and Inner West

By ALLISON HORE Residents in the Inner West are being asked to stay alert after a positive COVID-19 test was returned for a woman in her 70s who resides in the area.  The woman had visited the Belle cafe in Vaucluse at the same time as a limousine driver who transported international aircrew. He tested […]