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Mask up: COVID-19 restrictions reinstated as Eastern Suburbs couple test positive

By ALLISON HORE A number of COVID-19 restrictions have been reinstated across the Greater Sydney area following a man in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs testing positive for the virus.  From 5pm tonight until Monday, masks will be compulsory at indoor venues across the city as well as in supermarkets and on public transport. Singing and dancing […]

Sydney-siders urged to get vaccinated to prevent “devastating” flu season

By ALLISON HORE While a full roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations is still a long way off, Sydney-siders are being urged to get a flu shot to stave off what could be a devastating flu season.  Following the introduction of coronavirus restrictions at the end of March last year, Influenza cases dropped by more than 99 […]

Street Creatives: The dark horses of Sydney’s art scene

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG An acoustic melody travels through Central Station’s commuter tunnel. Further along, a steady accordion hums while the player slouches into conversation with invisible visitors. These patterns repeated themselves on the way to Jai Jaru’s house; a simple yellow place in one of Sydney’s social housing precincts. Jai is proud of this humble […]

Local legend creates community through food

By GEORGIA ROBINSON When COVID-19 hit last year, Rick Everett, an Inner West local decided to use his free time to start up a series of what he calls ‘kindness projects’. At the age of 15, Rick was a homeless teen and after coming across a circus doing a dress rehearsal and performing some tricks […]

Design “teaser” revealed for controversial beach club proposal

By ALLISON HORE Last year plans to open a private beach club on Bondi Beach were slammed as elitist and ultimately rejected by the Waverley Council.  But that hasn’t stopped polo entrepreneur, Janek Gazeck, from revealing his vision for the Amalfi Beach Club ahead of lodging of yet another application to council.  In a “teaser” […]

Asian-Australians call for an end to anti-Asian sentiment at Sydney vigil

By ALLISON HORE With anti-Asian racism on the rise, Asian-Australians in Sydney are calling for the federal government to tighten anti-racism laws. The call comes as part of the global #StopAsianHate campaign.  According to a survey by the Asian Australian Alliance which launched in April last year, there have been 520 incidents reports of COVID-19 […]

Could free public transport revive Sydney’s CBD?

By ALLISON HORE As part of an ambitious plan to bring people back into Sydney’s CBD, the NSW government is considering offering free rides on public transport. After an idea floated at the Sydney CBD summit, NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the government is considering allowing commuters to ride public transport to and from the […]

Parliamentary committee to investigate Western Harbour Tunnel project

By ALLISON HORE An inquiry into the suitability of the Western Harbour Tunnel project has been launched in the NSW Upper House.  The Public Works Committee, who are responsible for scrutinising public works of the NSW Government, will inquire into and report on the impact of the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link Project. This […]

Pride in Protest: What are they fighting for?

By SOOFIA TARIQ On March 6, a crowd of around 3,000 protesters gathered in Taylor Square, ahead of the official Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The protest was organised by activist group Pride in Protest, along with Community Action for Rainbow Rights, NSW Community Advocates for People in Prisons, DIY […]

Sydney after dark: Open for business

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney council voted unanimously to approve a plan which would allow shops and businesses in the city to stay open until 10pm, without needing further approval. Under a suite of changes aimed to revitalise the city’s struggling economy, existing shops and businesses in the City of Sydney local government […]