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Chinatown demands action on touting

Chinatown business owners are demanding the state government take action against touters operating on Dixon Street, by granting the City of Sydney council powers to have them removed. The touters, representing souvenir and merchandise stores, typically stand on busy Dixon Street outside souvenir shops and attempt to bring potential customers to their own nearby stores. […]

Calls to turbo-charge local government reform

Proposed “Joint Organisations” of councils should be expanded and made mandatory, the chief executive of Urban Taskforce NSW, Chris Johnson, has said. Revitalising Local Government, an independent report to the state government made public last week, recommends Sydney’s 41 councils be reduced to 18, primarily through amalgamating small inner-city councils. The report suggests clustering Leichhardt […]

Sydney councillors slam local government conference

The first annual Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Conference, hosted in Sydney from October 1-3, has been branded a disappointment by City of Sydney councillors of various political hues. Criticisms of the content and calibre of the conference were expressed, with complaints about sexism looming especially large. In a statement released late last week, Greens Councillor […]

News in brief

Library, Council team up The State Library of NSW is partnering with Randwick City Library in a new initiative to give library members free 24/7 access to millions of online resources. From October 10, every resident in the Randwick LGA with a library card can tap into free e-resources offered by the State Library including […]

Clover feels the heat over bid to gag media

City of Sydney councillors from across the political spectrum have supported the Alternative Media Group of Australia, publishers of this newspaper, after representatives of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore threatened legal action over a story published in City News on September 5. The story reported the experience of Surry Hills resident Luke Harper, whose 2011 […]