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Woollahra to mark Reconciliation Week with film screening and cultural push

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Council will mark National Reconciliation Week with a film screening and other activities that hope to help "tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation" in Australia. National Reconciliation Week, which will run until June 3 and has the theme of "Be Brave. Make Change." this year, is said by organisers to […]

Incoming Indigenous Affairs Minister to address Marrickville Town Hall on Uluru Statement

By DANIEL LO SURDO The incoming Indigenous Affairs Minister will address Marrickville Town Hall next month as part of a public forum on the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Linda Burney, who holds the seat of Barton in Sydney's inner southern suburbs, will be sworn in as the first female Indigenous Affairs Minister after Labor's […]

FOGO to face ‘enormous’ challenges: City of Sydney CEO

By RAHULESH ASHVIN and DANIEL LO SURDO The chief executive of the City of Sydney has warned that there will be "enormous" challenges with implementing food and garden organics (FOGO) waste collection in the inner city. A push to commit to FOGO collection in City of Sydney households during the current council term failed this […]

Clover Moore praises move to fly Aboriginal flag permanently above Harbour Bridge

By DANIEL LO SURDO City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has praised the NSW government's decision to fly the Aboriginal flag permanently over the Harbour Bridge, after Kamilaroi woman and Inner West local Cheree Toka's petition to fly the flag over the bridge gained new steam in the past week. Cr Moore said that […]

Man and nine-year-old boy die in double drowning at Little Bay

By DANIEL LO SURDO A man in his 40s and a nine-year-old boy have drowned at a popular rock fishing spot at Little Bay in Sydney's southeast yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to Little Bay just after 3:00 pm on Monday following reports that a man and a boy had been swept off the […]

Inner West records six new deaths, 954 inner city COVID-19 cases two days before school return

By DANIEL LO SURDO Six people from the Inner West have died from COVID-19 in the last reporting period while the Sydney Local Health District recorded 954 new cases ahead of the return of NSW schools in two days. It comes as NSW recorded 52 new deaths across the state and 13,524 new infections, with […]

Perrottet in discussion with Treasurer to support ‘heroes of the pandemic’

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has discussed a potential health care worker payment scheme with Treasurer Matt Kean, which would include an immediate bonus of $5000 ahead of an identical payment in 12 months, and a 'pandemic payment' of $60 per shift for nurses and paramedics across the state. It comes after […]

Two deaths and 41 arrested during Australia Day celebrations across NSW

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Police reported two deaths, 41 arrests and 67 charges during a high-visibility Australia Day operation, with Assistant Commissioner and Operation Commander Petter Cotter saying that "the vast majority celebrated safely" throughout the day. A 33-year-old woman died on Wednesday afternoon after she was pulled from the water unconscious and treated […]

Yabun Festival celebrates 20th anniversary at Victoria Park

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Yabun Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday as people from the inner city and beyond converged at Victoria Park and its surrounds to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia. Victoria Park welcomed both the Corroboree and the Yabun marketplace, while the neighbouring Seymour Centre was home to […]

City developments could ‘drastically alter’ the character of Oxford Street: National Trust

By DANIEL LO SURDO The National Trust of Australia has flagged concerns about the City of Sydney’s proposed Oxford Street development, with the peak body for community-based heritage conservation warning that potential changes would “drastically alter the distinctive character of Oxford Street and irreversibly damage the heritage” of the precinct. This comes as Toga and […]