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Mayor backs call to end greyhound racing

By ALLISON HORE Lord Mayor Clover Moore is backing calls for greyhound racing to end at Wentworth Park in Sydney’s inner city. On Monday night the City of Sydney council voted eight to two in favour of a motion proposed by independent councillor Philip Thalis to “return Wentworth Park to the public”.  Mr. Thalis told […]

Coathanger climb, cruise ship crusade, diving birds, diving for trash: News Bites – 18 Sept 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Climate of peers Thousands are expected to attend Friday’s Global Climate Strike gathering at The Domain in Sydney. On September 20, three days before world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of school students and workers across Australia will join millions […]

Pell to Hell, killer decisions, drug pushers punished: News Bites – 28 Aug 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Pell fell back to Hell Disgraced Archbishop George Pell, who won’t be stripped of his titles by The Vatican until all his appeals are exhausted, has apparently decided he will appeal his sex abuse convictions in the High Court. On August 21, Victoria’s Court of Appeal upheld Pell’s December 2018 […]

Not-for-profit realty success

By VERONICA ANASSIS Bridge Housing has managed to house hundreds of homeless, two years after receiving $100,000 from City of Sydney to boost affordable rental housing. Since receiving the start-up funding, Bridge Housing launched HomeGround Real Estate in 2018, to meet the shortage of affordable housing in Sydney and end homelessness. One year on, the […]

Bad behaviour gets plenty of air

By JOHN MOYLE A week in politics is a long time and for Woollahra Council last week must have seemed like eternity as Councillor Anthony Marano’s comments about objectors to the Rushcutters Bay skateboard park being “old people with nothing else to do with their time... who will be dead in ten years’ time,” continues […]

Star falls in Pyrmont

By VANESSA LIM The NSW Department of Planning has advised the Independent Planning Commission to reject the Ritz Carlton development proposal as it was inconsistent with the character of Pyrmont. Lord Mayor Clover Moore of the City of Sydney explained that Pyrmont was now one of Sydney’s most liveable suburbs. “This proposal has threatened Pyrmont’s […]

NSW Election Wrap

By ALLISON HORE After Saturday’s state election, the status quo remains very much intact, with the Coalition returned to power for a third term. However, with a swing across the state away from the major parties, the crossbench will play an important role in the NSW parliament over the next few years. The Coalition needed […]

THE NAKED CITY – WHY WE NEED THE TRUMP BABY!

It’s sometimes said that Sydney is a city without a real sense of humour – and many would agree there’s not a great deal to laugh about these days. It’s more a case of tears and despair when it comes to the urban environment – the never ending disruption of the light rail, the inevitable […]

Kings cross locals push back

BY JOHN MOYLE The proposed development plans to demolish almost an entire block of Darlinghurst Road in Potts Point has had an unexpected result: it has united the residents in such a way that hasn’t been seen since the days of the Green Bans of the mid seventies, complete with a rally scheduled for Saturday, […]

Railing against injustice

BY ANDREW CHUTER Sydney's rail crisis has become a major headache for the Berejiklian government at the start of 2018. It has added strength to community campaigns calling for public transport investment to be put first ahead of toll road expansions. It started with a major system meltdown on January 9, which Transport Minister Andrew […]