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Domestic violence “exacerbated” by pandemic

By ALLISON HORE The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many people in many different ways. Of course, there’s the obvious health and economic impacts that come from isolation and social distancing, but some of the impacts have been more hidden.  One of those hidden side effects is domestic violence, which Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore says […]

“Absurd” suggestion to demolish heritage power station slammed

By ALLISON HORE In a suggestion which has raised ire in those passionate about Sydney’s heritage, the NSW Treasurer and Transport Minister have both hinted at knocking down the disused White Bay Power Station in Rozelle. In parliament, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet called the heritage listed former coal-fired power station a “shocking building” and said […]

Inner West “cheated” out of Stronger Community Fund grant

By BRIANNAH DEVLIN  The investigation into the distribution of funds from the Stronger Community Funds grants has continued, with Mayor Darcy Byrne saying that the Inner West Council has been “cheated” out of $24 million, which could have contributed to a new local library. The Inner West Council announced on October 27th that they had […]

Inner West councillors clash over monitoring allegations

By SCOTT CARROLL In a meeting on Tuesday October 27, councillors denied a motion that Inner West Council should report its monitoring practices. The motion follows multiple accusations that Inner West Council staff are monitoring councillor correspondences including intercepting mail, emails and phone calls. Councillor John Stamolis, who put forward the motion, said: “There were […]

Government to sell off remaining WestConnex stake

By ALLISON HORE While all eyes were on the USA late last week and over the weekend, the NSW Government announced their intention to sell off their remaining stakes in the WestConnex project. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced on Friday that the government would offer its 49 percent stake in the controversial motorway up for sale. […]

Applications open for Pride Centre panel

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West Council have opened applications for a panel which will provide advice and feedback on the establishment of a pride centre in the inner west. The panel is being set up to ensure that the diverse needs of the LGBTIQ community are considered and incorporated into the establishment of the […]

Inner-West Council chaos

By ALLISON HORE The Inner-West Council is in search of a new Chief Executive Officer after months of tension and council infighting culminated in CEO Michael Deegan ending his contract. Over two meetings within council on Tuesday and Thursday last week, Mr. Deegan negotiated with council to end his $440,000-a-year contract. The council resolved to […]

Inner West Council pauses deal with Newington School

By WENDY BACON The Inner West Council pressed pause last night on its agreement to give private boys’ school Newington exclusive right to use part of Tempe Reserve in exchange for a contribution to upgrading sporting fields at the Reserve. After a lengthy debate, a majority of Councillors voted against continuing with the deal that […]

Inner west taskforce sought

Sydney’s Inner West Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from members of the community for the Inner West Economic Recovery Taskforce. The taskforce will help Council plan and coordinate the economic recovery of the Inner West, which has been smashed by the COVID-19 crisis. Council wants the membership of the taskforce to include a […]

Swastika drawn on Aboriginal flag

by ALEC SMART An Aboriginal flag mural in Camperdown Park, in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Newtown, was defaced with a swastika, prompting quick community action to cover the offensive graffiti. On 24 April, DiegoAndres Barberini RothseyRodriguez was walking through the park when he caught sight of the racist graffiti, and took a photo with […]