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10 arrested in early morning Kings Cross bikie crackdown

By ERIN MODARO Police have cracked down on motorcycle gang members and organised criminal networks in Kings Cross early this morning, arresting 10 people and handing out 3 multi-venue bans. Police say known members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, as well as those associated with criminal networks, were targeted in a "proactive, high-visibility operation". Local […]

Get ready for a week of strikes and protests in Sydney

By ERIN MODARO A wave of strikes and protests is hitting Sydney this week as public workers take industrial action, climate activists plan demonstrations, and Sydney-siders march against the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Here is the week of protests and strikes: Monday June 27 Early on Monday, climate […]

Port Botany protestor who scaled 60-metre crane jailed for four months

By PATRICK MCKENZIE A 26-year-old man who scaled a crane at Port Botany last Friday has been jailed for four months. Maxim O’Donnell Curmi, an activist from Blockade Australia, climbed the 60-metre high crane to shut down the port’s largest terminal. He then suspended himself from the crane, where he spent several hours, and broadcasted […]

‘Nothing else is working’, says Blockade Australia protestor who scaled Marrickville train

By DANIEL LO SURDO A climate change protestor who scaled a freight train in Marrickville on Friday morning has said that she took action because "nothing else is working", as NSW Transport Minister David Elliott warned that harsher penalties could soon be in place for people choosing to "vandalise our economy". Protestors from Blockade Australia, a […]

Addressing the Climate Emergency on our Doorstep

Opinion by DANIELA OSIANDER Do you like dinosaurs? Many kids go through a period of dinosaur obsession. Interestingly, studies show that these kids tend to be smarter than those who don’t. Don’t jump to conclusions, but it turns out the NSW Government doesn’t seem to care much about dinosaurs! At least not when it comes […]

Sydney’s last gasp nightlife

BY JOSH KINDL The City of Sydney has awarded a number of Sydney businesses grants worth a total of $360,000. Eighteen businesses will benefit from the grants, which have been awarded by The City in an effort to boost Sydney’s nightlife activity, as the controversial Lockout Laws continue to stymie inner-city trading. Artist and manager […]

Pokies take their toll

BY ALEX EUGENE An eastern suburbs man has been arrested and charged for cheating three elderly people out of more than half a million dollars, which he allegedly used for gambling. The man, who pretended to be a financial adviser in order to nab the victims’ life savings, is said to have stolen a total […]

City acts on business voting reform

The City of Sydney Council has begun the process of implementing controversial reforms to business voting in the City’s local government elections. The reforms, proposed by the Shooters and Fishers Party and supported by the NSW Government, seek to increase the franchise of business owners working in the City of Sydney. The bill gives businesses […]

Leichhardt Council joins list of local governments against amalgamations

Leichhardt Council has joined a list of inner city councils that have expressed their opposition to the state governments local government amalgamation proposal, called Fit for the Future. Leichhardt Council voted last week to oppose the State Government’s plans to amalgamate local councils because of the financial burden it would put on residents and ratepayers […]

Councils hit back against amalgamations

Councils and resident groups have expressed their anger at the State Government reopening the possibility of forced local government amalgamation. The NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Local Government Paul Toole last week announced a $1 billion package for council reforms, leaving the door open for forced amalgamations. Under the Fit for the Future […]