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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 […]

NSW Government releases amendments to Shooters and Fishers business voting bill

The NSW Government last week removed the Shooters and Fishers proposed business voting bill from the parliamentary agenda, signalling the bill needed to be revised before being put before parliament. The upper house was set to discuss the legislation when it sat on Wednesday, September 10 and the bill was expected to pass. At the […]