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Rogue politicians released

By JAMES HARRISON In the past week the public have learned that two disgraced former Australian MP’s are eligible for release from custody and an ex-Prime Minister visited a convicted paedophile in gaol. Milton Orkopoulos, former Aboriginal affairs minister, who was sentenced a minimum of nine years and three months in gaol for child sex […]

Pyrmont residents kept at bay

BY ANNA FREELAND Following ongoing pressure from residents, UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation have extended the community consultation period for the revised proposal to relocate Blackwattle Bay Marina (BBM) to 5 Bank St, Pyrmont. A four-month review of the proposal was undertaken after UrbanGrowth received 200 submissions from locals opposing the plan and citing concerns about […]

THE NAKED CITY – KITCHEN COP KILLER!

With Coffin Ed. Channel Seven labelled it one of the TV events of the year. Well they do say that about all their new ‘franchise’ shows and Hell’s Kitchen on Sunday night was a classic piece of rehashed formula entertainment. Take a concept originally pioneered by the potty mouthed Gordon Ramsay, import yet another celebrity […]

ICAC – The Musical

Saturday, May 3 was an average sort of Saturday on the Central Coast. About 6:20am, police and emergency services were called to a house fire in Wyoming. The building was unoccupied and well alight by the time they arrived. Inside, the cops discovered a hydroponic cannabis plantation and seized 175 plants with an estimated street […]

Eddie and Arthur thought too small

Yes, as through this world I've wandered I've seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen. - Woody Guthrie The ICAC inquiry into the Sydney Water Holdings scam makes fabulous reading. The distinct impression we’re getting is that here was a bunch of conscienceless pirates […]

Macdonald, Obeid fallout hits Town Hall

The City of Sydney Council has been urged to stop using a professional services company that cleared a suspicious mining deal involving former NSW Mining Minister Ian Macdonald and one-time Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid. Councillor Angela Vithoulkas has written to the City’s CEO Monica Barone, requesting that the City no longer use O’Connor Marsden & […]