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Mac Attacks Martin Place

BY MICK DALEY Sydney’s Macquarie Bank have drawn a storm of high-level protest against their planned $637 million developments in Martin Place - already at the Stage Three approval phase. Perhaps their escape from scrutiny by the banking Royal Commission has emboldened them to think they’re bulletproof. As the somewhat opaque ‘fifth pillar’ of Australia’s […]

Homeless hounded in park

BY ISABELLE BASTIAN The NSW Government removed the homeless population from Glebe’s Wentworth Park in a similar manner to the mass eviction at Martin Place earlier this year. The evictions took place approximately a week ago. According to Denis Doherty from Hands Off Glebe, some of the former residents of Martin Place, including their unofficial […]

NAKED CITY – GROUNDHOG DAY FOR THE HOMELESS

Just prior to the eviction of the tent city community from Martin Place, the Premier Gladys Berejiklian stated that “it was unsafe for people to be sleeping on concrete in Martin Place.” One wonders if that same statement applies to the forty odd men who regularly sleep on concrete in Tom Uren Square in Woolloomooloo […]

Homeless stand their ground at Martin Place

BY TOMMY BOUTROS The dwellers of the homeless camp in Martin Place are refusing to move on despite Lord Mayor Clover Moore announcing on Monday night that she had come to an agreement with the camp leader, Lanz Priestly, that they would do so. Ms Moore promised an immediate safe space would be provided within […]

NAKED CITY – THE ART OF THE HOMELESS

With Coffin Ed. Everybody loves a party but when the annual cost is around $760,000, paid for out of the public purse and strictly invite only, the celebration is definitely not universal. That’s been the case with the Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s annual knees up at the Opera House for New Year’s Eve, where last […]