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Pork barrelling report “damning” for NSW Government

By SOOFIA TARIQ The NSW Senate inquiry into the Government’s ‘Stronger Communities Fund’ has delivered its’ report, calling the scheme “a clear abuse of the grants process”.  The inquiry was launched following widespread backlash towards the Berejiklian government over their handling of the grants fund, which Labor and Greens politicians say amounted to “pork barrelling.” […]

The toxic threat confronting Inner West residents

Opinion by PETER HEHIR This Guardian article highlights the bleak future that faces all inner west residents who live within the fallout zone associated with any of the unfiltered WestConnex exhaust stacks. In concert with the aggressive position taken by the fossil fuel lobby, reminiscent of that last ditch stand by the cigarette companies, the […]

Womens’ March for Justice: Thousands say “enough is enough”

By ALLISON HORE Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sydney today to stand against gender discrimination and sexual violence. The mass demonstration comes following reports of alleged sexual assault, misconduct and abuse by Australian politicians and parliamentary staffers. The rally in Sydney was just one of 40 March for Justice demonstrations across the […]

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 […]