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Sydney’s brightest shining again with the return of Vivid 2021

By GEMMA BILLINGTON Vivid is set to shine on Sydney’s streets this August as the city continues to recover from closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival at this stage has the green light following Sydney's June/July stay-at-home orders, with restrictions lifting July 10th. James Hancock was one of the artists effected […]

Federal government under fire for slashing JobSeeker

By ALLISON HORE  The federal government’s decision to slash the coronavirus supplement for JobSeeker recipients has been slammed by unemployed people and advocates across the country.  This week the Morrison government announced that the $75-a-week coronavirus supplement will be abolished from April 1. In an attempt to lighten the blow, they also announced that the […]

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 […]

Food, affordable food

BY ALEC SMART The massive surge in high-rise apartment construction in inner-west Sydney has created a significant hike in rental prices as more people flock to live near employment hubs. This, along with substantial increases in household electricity charges, the costs of medical services and products, kids’ school tuition fees, fuel prices and common necessities, […]