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Drag community forgotten in arts support package

By ANTONIA MANGOS Bingo Nights and Oxford Street in a post-COVID-19 world are set to be very different with Sydney’s Drag Community still facing the forefront of the current pandemic. Despite the lifeline the NSW Government has thrown to save the arts sector, Sydney’s drag queens will be left vulnerable in an economic recession. The […]

Survey reveals thousands of shovel-ready affordable houses

By ALLISON HORE Estimates say there could be around 6,000 new affordable homes ready to be built in NSW if a Federal stimulus package for affordable housing is included in the October 6 budget. According to a survey from the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA), not for profit housing providers in NSW have shovel ready […]

Amy Montgomery

Amy Montgomery, an upcoming Irish artist has spent the past few months of the pandemic putting the final touches on her latest EP, with the first track, Intangible streaming now. Having been compared to the likes of Alanis Morrisette and Janis Joplin with a modern twist, Amy’s newest 90s influenced alternative-rock music sends a powerful […]

It’s SUSS – Live Stream Off the Leash

By Rida Babar With COVID-19 restrictions causing large events, including concerts to be on an uncertain standstill, major event planning company October Sun has come to a halt. The company’s Director, Ben Eadie, has started up a COVID-friendly project called Sydney Underground Streaming Sessions (SUSS) to keep the magic of concerts alive in an innovative […]

CBD cluster climbs to 66

By ALLISON HORE Nine new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Monday, bringing the total number of active cases across the state to 3,937. Of the nine new cases, three are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and five are linked to a known case or cluster. Two of the confirmed cases with known sources were […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE CREATIVE GUIDE TO LOCKDOWN PROTESTS

In case you hadn’t noticed, last Saturday was declared ‘Freedom Day’ with hundreds of anti-lockdown protestors confronting police in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. In Brisbane signs were displayed evoking a Trumpian ideology of “Make Australia Great Again” along with an appropriated “Freedom Matters.” In every city the relatively small number of demonstrators comprised […]

The long road to Sydney’s economic recovery

By ALLISON HORE With COVID-19 hitting the city’s economy hard there is a long road ahead to economic recovery.  On Thursday it was announced that Australia had officially entered a recession for the first time in three decades. The country’s economy went backwards for two consecutive quarters, the commonly accepted definition of a recession.  This […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE DEITY AWAITS

Whilst the focus has been clearly on the human dilemma during the current pandemic there has also been a conversation as to the effects on non-human animals. Currently little evidence exists to support COVID transmission between domestic pets like cats and dogs and their owners, however there is some suggestion that animals in close proximity […]

Sydney CBD COVID-19 cluster continues to grow

By ALLISON HORE Health authorities are warning people living and working in Sydney’s CBD to avoid visiting nursing homes and to get tested for COVID-19 as the city cluster continues to grow.  On Saturday, 14 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in NSW over a 24 hour period, eight of which are linked to the […]

An expensive birthday for the Red Lion Hotel

A complaint about a birthday party at the Red Lion Hotel in Rozelle has resulted in the venue being hit with a $10,000 fine. Liquor & Gaming inspectors inspected the pub on 15 August after receiving complaints about a birthday party on the 2nd of August. Around 40 patrons booked to be seated on the […]