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Local MPs to introduce same-sex marriage bill

The NSW Cross Party Marriage Equality Working Group – made up of Greens, Labor, Liberal, National and independent MPs – will introduce legislation to state parliament seeking to give same-sex couples the right to marry in NSW. At time of writing, the NSW Same-Sex Marriage Bill was due to be introduced by Labor MLC Penny […]

New CCTV cameras fast-tracked

The rollout of new CCTV cameras to trouble spots within the City of Sydney LGA has been fast-tracked, after a motion by Liberal Councillor Christine Forster was approved at Monday night’s Council meeting. The motion noted that alcohol-related violence was a complex issue and that its mitigation involved various authorities including the State Government, NSW […]

City lends hand to bushfire victims

The City of Sydney Council resolved on Monday to extend financial and moral support to communities affected by fires, as the NSW bushfire crisis continued. At a full meeting of Council, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore put forward a motion calling on the City to donate $100,000 to the Australian Red Cross NSW Disaster Relief […]

Sydney libraries get free, paperless books

In a boon for Sydney bookworms, e-books have arrived at City of Sydney Council libraries, with more than 1,000 titles across a range of genres now available to loan. With no limit on how many titles can be borrowed, and no reservations required, the titles are available 24/7 and are automatically ‘returned’ when the borrowing […]

Fears major bus routes will be cut

There are fears major bus services serving Sydney’s inner east will be cut, with the NSW Long Term Transport Masterplan appearing to show that a raft of bus routes serving Darlinghurst and Surry Hills will be scrapped. While the masterplan does not specifically spell out the fate of the services, the blueprint for Sydney’s transport […]

Asia – and Adam – on your doorstep

Sydney is arguably up there with Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo as one of the culinary and cultural hotspots of the Asian region. The onetime Anglo-Celtic nature of Sydney, itself an aberration after thousands of years of Aboriginal settlement, is clearly taking on an Asian countenance, with Asian influences extending well beyond the Harbour […]

Sydney councillors slam local government conference

The first annual Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Conference, hosted in Sydney from October 1-3, has been branded a disappointment by City of Sydney councillors of various political hues. Criticisms of the content and calibre of the conference were expressed, with complaints about sexism looming especially large. In a statement released late last week, Greens Councillor […]

Shake-up for Clover’s spin doctors

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s media team is set for a shake-up, with the Office of the Lord Mayor (OLM) advertising for a new Senior Communications Officer. In a job description posted on employment website Seek, the role was advertised as a fixed term contract to January 2017. "This is a rare opportunity to be […]

Gutsy Challenge in the CBD

"Gastrointestinal cancer isn’t a cancer you can wrap up with a pink bow – there’s a lot of stigma attached to it and people don’t want to talk about it openly." So says Judy Honor, a member of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG) Consumer Advisory Panel. But Ms Honor, a GI cancer survivor herself, […]

What the doctors ordered

The bright, sunny office overlooking Glebe Point Rd doesn’t exactly bring to mind the bloody conflicts of the world – but as the Australian headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), it’s an engine room of one of the world’s biggest providers of medical humanitarian aid. Since 1971, MSF (known in English as ‘Doctors Without Borders’) […]