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Faces of Addi Road: Sebastian

By MARK MORDUE Do you know the lyrics to the song Lost in Music? “Lost in music, caught in trap, no turning back.” Well, it is the opposite of that for Sebastian. Music is the only true home he has. Hailing from Cali in Colombia, he has been living in Sydney now for seven months. Since […]

Australian Homestay Network

Meet the locals – Australian Homestay Network BY JADE MORELLINI Australian Homestay Network (AHN) was founded in 2007 to provide international students with a higher quality of living, offering them a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment to begin their time in Australia. Homestay is more than a place to sleep and eat. It allows students […]

City of Sydney chases Chinese business and tourism

By Mariana Podesta-Diverio Chinese business and tourism relationships remain a focus for the City of Sydney into the new year with the Lord Mayor visiting the country and speaking at a business forum. In November finance company executives, leading academics and government officials met for the fourth annual Sydney China Business Forum. Lord Mayor Clover […]

Illegal boarding houses threaten inner city safety

A property on Quarry Street in Ultimo has been brought to the attention of the City of Sydney Council as a serious safety hazard to its lodgers and surrounding residents. Council was alerted to the risk when a neighbouring resident informed councillors that the building appeared to be overcrowded. Upon inspection, Fire and Rescue New […]

International students routinely exploited at work

Stephen Fanjaya is an international student from Indonesia, who has been living in Sydney for the past three years. In that time he has held about 15 different jobs, changing frequently due to underpayment. “I used to do different jobs, a lot of jobs. My old job was underpaid and that's the problem. [I was […]

The extreme right lives

Since the report in the last edition of the City Hub of an ‘infiltration’ by the far-right Public Information Forum into the Humanist Society in Chippendale, evidence has come to light of a resurgence of activity from the alphabet soup of organisations that make up the Sydney far right. Racist and anonymous leaflets have been […]