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THE NAKED CITY: INSIDE WIRIAN – THE LUNA PARK FIRE

The recent three part ABC documentary Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire was a meticulous piece of investigative journalism that confirmed many of the rumours that had existed for decades following the horrendous Luna Park inferno. That it took some 40 odd years to see the light of day says a lot about the depth of the […]

Climate rebels arrested after blocking CBD street

By ALLISON HORE Protesters, chained to oil barrels full of cement and glued to the road, were arrested after blocking a busy CBD road for almost an hour. The protesters, calling for climate action and an end to the Narrabri gas project, blocked the intersection of Bathurst and George Streets in Sydney at peak hour […]

Fundraiser set up for victim of “disfiguring” attack

By ALLISON HORE The family of a man who was victim of a random violent attack in Pyrmont have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for his ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. The 36 year-old man, a visitor to Sydney from the Gold Coast, was found with "permanent and disfiguring" injuries on Wattle Street in […]

False stats used in ‘War on Drugs’

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN The drug related deaths of two people at Sydney’s Defqon music festival last weekend have led to calls for a drug policy focusing on safety and public health rather than punishment. It has been revealed data measuring the level of drug possession incidents occurring in NSW has been double-counted for the last […]

Den of Thieves

Taking on the classic American heist crime thriller story, Den of Thieves is an action-packed film sprinkled with satirical comedy. The film is co-written, produced and directed by Christian Gudegast starring Gerard Butler, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Pablo Schreiber, 50 Cent and Evan Jones to name a few. After the robbery of an empty armoured truck, Major […]

PCs in penitentiaries

BY JADE MORELLINI According to research and experience, access to computers in prison has proven to be extremely beneficial for prisoners, better equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to assimilate back into society. Prisons such as Long Bay Correctional Centre in Matraville could see computers provided to inmates to facilitate their return […]

He brought Kingsgrove to the world

Probably the first Sydney criminal of whom I was really aware, when I was growing up in Strathfield, was the notorious Kingsgrove Slasher. Nowadays, I live not 200 metres from where the Slasher and his wife lived, in Park Street Arncliffe, and along the route he must have taken on many of his nocturnal expeditions. […]

A sad end for GAYTMs

By Ranee Orklin Two “GAYTMs” that were vandalised Oxford Street at the weekend will not be replaced, as they were being decommissioned anyway, the ANZ bank says. The bank’s machines had been covered in rainbow panels to celebrate Mardi Gras, and Sunday night’s act of vandalism has been labelled by some locals as a homophobic […]

Spate of holiday break-ins

Eastern Suburbs police have appealed for information from the community following a spate of break and enters in recent weeks. Several streets in the Bronte, Tamarama and North Bondi areas have been targeted, culminating in multiple stolen vehicles, personal items and electronic equipment. A break and enter occurred on Bronte’s Read Street on Thursday January […]

Inner west the home of armed robberies: stats

A shooting incident at a unit above Parramatta Road on New Year’s Eve has ignited questions about gun violence in Sydney’s inner west. A 56-year-old man appeared at Petersham Police Station at 10:30am December 31 with a gunshot wound to his foot and claimed he had been robbed at a unit on Hay St in […]