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Open for business: Lockout lifted in Kings Cross

By ALLISON HORE The last of Sydney’s lockout laws are due to be scrapped next month, meaning the whole city will be open-for-business once again.  From March 8, the lockout will be lifted from venues in Kings Cross meaning patrons will be allowed to continue to enter pubs, bars and nightclubs in the area after […]

Mask up, Sydney

By ALLISON HORE From midnight on Saturday mask wearing will be compulsory in certain indoor settings across the Greater Sydney area Despite high testing rates and low numbers of confirmed cases, the number of cases popping up outside of the Northern beaches area has led NSW Health to make masks mandatory for certain indoor venues […]

Viral vows: Northern beaches residents fined over Pyrmont wedding

By ALLISON HORE A Sydney bride from the Northern Beaches has been fined for defying COVID-19 lockdown rules to attend her own wedding at Doltone House in Pyrmont on Sunday. Police crashed the wedding just after 5pm after receiving a tip-off which included pictures of guests mingling on a balcony.  After the ceremony concluded, police […]

Crown “unsuitable” for NSW licence, inquiry hears

By ALLISON HORE Crown Casino is “unsuitable” to hold a license to run a casino in Sydney, the ongoing inquiry into the appropriateness of the NSW licence heard on Wednesday. The lawyer running the inquiry into whether Crown should be allowed to operate the planned casino in their 75-floor Barangaroo tower, Counsel Assisting Adam Bell, […]

Free face masks for the needy

By ALLISON HORE More than 20,000 face masks are being distributed to some of Sydney’s most vulnerable people in a move the City of Sydney hopes will minimise further outbreaks of COVID-19. Although masks are not mandatory in NSW, they are “strongly recommended” in indoor settings where physical distancing is hard to maintain.  NSW Chief […]

Marsupial madness in NSW coalition

By ALLISON HORE It was a tumultuous week for the coalition government last week, with the national party threatening to go rogue over opposition to koala habitat legislation. On Thursday deputy premier and NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro threatened to pull his party out of the coalition if State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)s protecting the […]

The Mask Debate

The government has issued a “strong recommendation” that people wear masks in four vital circumstances, as the NSW premier warns that the state is in a “critical” stage. On Sunday, Gladys Berejiklian urged for residents to use face masks on public transport and in supermarkets amid fears the state remains at risk of Victorian cases […]

Big win for Powerhouse Museum

By ALLISON HORE Five years after the decision was made, the NSW Government has backflipped on the plan to move the Powerhouse Museum from its Ultimo site to a new location in Parramatta. The relocation and staged closure of the Ultimo museum, which was expected to cost between $420m and $645m, was due to start […]

Green ban might save Willow Grove

by ALEC SMART A Green Ban has been served on the heritage-listed Willow Grove villa and 1881-built St George’s Terrace cottages in Phillip St, Parramatta, by the CFMEU construction union. The historic buildings were facing demolition for the NSW Govt’s proposed new Powerhouse Museum building. The state government’s project also involves razing the historic tram […]

Galleries Galore Post Lockdown

By Rida Babar Find out which galleries are open and free to visit, as well as the exciting arrival of new exhibitions. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, Sydney art galleries including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), The Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), the Maritime Museum, TAP Gallery, and the DuckRabbit are reopening, introducing the new […]