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Callan Park canine crackdown

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West council will not enforce a proposed new ban on off-leash dog walking in Callan Park, says Mayor Darcy Byrne. Despite Callan park being used as an unofficial off-leash dog walking area for decades, the NSW government’s Greater Sydney Parklands Authority, which recently took control of the park, has warned […]

Why local news matters

By MERRILL WITT In the last week of June, Australians received more grim news about the future of news coverage in Australia. The managing director of the ABC, David Anderson, announced cutbacks to news divisions and job losses in response to a cut in federal funding for the public broadcaster. Seventy jobs in news and […]

Art Attack – Ride Like A Girl

In the second piece of exciting news, box office numbers are in from last week’s film openings and the Australian film Ride Like A Girl has become the highest grossing Australian film of the year after less than two weeks in cinemas.

Art Attack – Riot breaks out at The Kids concert

In a moment of ‘you never know what’s going to happen at a live concert’ a warm-up show for Sydney band The Kids was unexpectedly shut down when several drunken patrons stormed the stage mid-set. Whilst the initial aggressors were safely ejected from the venue Glebe Police would send six squad cars and approximately 10 […]

Art Attack – Netflix returns to SCREEN FOREVER

This past week has seen two very important announcements in the Australian film scene. Firstly it was announced that Netflix would be returning as an honourable partner of this year’s SCREEN FOREVER program. In this role Netflix will provide delegates valuable insights into the industry leader’s pioneering content strategy and also allow delegates to directly […]

NAKED CITY – NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!

Tune into any evening news bulletin on either commercial TV or the ABC or SBS and you’ll soon realise how the various stations prioritise their news. A major incident like a terrorist attack in London will nearly always be the opening story but on a quiet news day the different stations reveal their true agendas. […]

News in brief

Tapping community support The Darlinghurst operators of the famous TAP Gallery have reached out to their loyal community in the face of pressure from the City of Sydney. City Hub reported last week that the City of Sydney had forced the gallery to stop using their upstairs space as a theatre following zoning issues. The […]

Bondi steps up fight against development

By Emily Contador-kelsal   Communities across Waverly have been battling against over development. A planning proposal to rezone 105 Wellington St in Bondi from private tennis courts to a medium density residential  development has stirred opposition from residents, Waverley council and local MP Gabrielle Upton. Wednesday, October 29 marked the end of public submissions on […]

Funding for inner city womens refuges doesn’t mask regional pain

By Georgia Kriz.   The NSW Government’s controversial plan to close homelessness services across the state have been watered down again, with Community Services Minister Gabrielle Upton reiterating last week that $8.6 million of funding would go towards supporting inner city homelessness outreach services. $2 million of this will go directly towards keeping five inner […]

Car sharing popularity raises parking concerns

By Sophie Trigger   The City of Sydney’s car share initiative could be increasing traffic and reducing parking in city suburbs, according to City of Sydney councilor Christine Forster. Share cars are an arrangement by which city dwellers can hire a car for a short period of time before returning it to one of many designated […]