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Mark Drury to champion Ashfield in new Inner West Council term

By DANIEL LO SURDO Mark Drury has been a councillor in the Inner West for over 16 years. In that time, he has helped build the new Ashfield Aquatic Centre, propelled calls for the GreenWay infrastructure project and pushed for improvements to Dulwich Hill Station. He has also served as the Chair of the Parramatta […]

Bunnings Tempe: Planning panel defers decision in win for the community

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West councillors have unanimously supported a motion to conduct an independent risk assessment and feasibility review of proposed traffic lights near the site of the controversial proposed Bunnings store in Tempe. In passing a motion moved by councillor Mat Howard at a meeting last week, council resolved to “determine if safety […]

Lockout laws lacklustre at least

By ALLISON HORE New data released last week casts doubt on the claims that Sydney’s controversial ‘lockout laws’ have led to a decrease in violence in the CBD areas that they cover. The University of Sydney research involved using new methods of statistical analysis to look into existing violent crime data. The preliminary findings show […]

Lockout laws: a defence

Opinion by Andrew Woodhouse When the 2014 lockout laws were introduced, Kings Cross residents hoped they’d get their streets back and the night-time economy would cease butchering the daytime economy. The legal amendments were introduced by the O’Farrell government to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence; all other measures having failed. Teenager Daniel Christie died in January 2014, […]