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The Inner West’s war on waste

By KATE RAFFERTY The Inner West is making moves towards a more ecologically sustainable community, with reuse, recycling and a circular economy at the heart of new Council and community initiatives. At government level, the Inner West Council has released their new “Zero Waste Strategy 2021-2036” draft document, which outlines ways to address and reduce […]

Erskineville’s Dakota Fann’ee is not your friend… yet

By ELISE PAPAIOANNOU The X-Rated Sydney drag queen on adapting in COVID-19 and performing beyond.   Their name is Dakota Fann’ee (they/them), and they are not your friend.  This is the new catchphrase Sydney-based drag queen Dakota is testing audiences with at their resident venue, The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville.  “I haven’t had any bad reactions […]

New COVID-19 alerts for Sydney’s East and Inner West

By ALLISON HORE Residents in the Inner West are being asked to stay alert after a positive COVID-19 test was returned for a woman in her 70s who resides in the area.  The woman had visited the Belle cafe in Vaucluse at the same time as a limousine driver who transported international aircrew. He tested […]

Bringing home the troops: Benefits for Sydney students as international peers trickle in

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG From mid-year, the State will welcome back 250 international students a fortnight in a bid to strengthen local growth.  Treasurer Dominic Perrottet suggested that the scheme will stimulate Sydney’s economy after COVID-19’s dispelling of international students brought the CBD’s recovery to a crawl. He believes student return is vital in recovering a […]

Perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing dubbed “the most dangerous” in the Inner West

By GEMMA BILLINGTON  Community concerns about a perilous Petersham pedestrian crossing culminated in the Inner West council’s unanimous decision to enhance the safety at the West Street and Railway Terrace intersection.  In a meeting last month, the Inner West council voted to alert Transport for NSW and the Minister for Transport, Andrew Constance, of the […]

Council de-amalgamation: Rage Against the Machine

Opinion by Peter Hehir Monday night saw the ALP machine get a well-deserved kick in the teeth and the result was a great win for democracy! The ALP Councillors, voting as a block, as is the ALP caucused custom, were soundly thrashed by a majority of 10 to 5 when their rescission motion; which effectively […]

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne calls for Rozelle Parklands to become NSW’s premium sporting precinct

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has petitioned the NSW Government to make Rozelle Parklands the best sporting precinct in NSW. The Rozelle Parklands project aims to be opened in 2023, with up to 10 hectares of land offering a rectangular sporting field, an oval, play equipment, picnic areas and a wetlands […]

Finding belonging in Newtown through the Asylum Seeker’s Centre

By GEORGIA ROBINSON “When I was jobless, it was hard to provide food even for my daughter. The food services we got from the Asylum Seekers Centre were a big help”, says Bala*. Bala and his family sought asylum in Australia as a result of religious persecution as Hindis in a Muslim-majority country.  However, arriving […]

Talking the walk: A field guide to Sydney’s footpaths

Opinion by LIAM WEBSTER About two months ago now I embarked on a new chapter in the book of life – beginning a new office job in Pyrmont. Now, one of the bigger changes stemming from this has been the commute. Every day, about an hour door to door, with twenty minutes on foot. The […]

Parental rights and religious freedoms: Protesters rally to “kill the bills”

By ALLISON HORE As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally cries for the bills to be killed.   On Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Town Hall in Sydney to make their opposition heard and raise […]