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Come to the aid of the Party!

By PETER HEHIR I recall a line from my school days in the late 50s. I like to think it accompanied one of those fabulous black and white line etched drawings that peppered the School Reader like; “The Relief of Lucknow”; or “The Inchcape Rock” and “When did you last see your father?” “Now is […]

Baa baa black sheep

Opinion by PETER HEHIR The herd instinct is strong within us all. It’s in our DNA. We seem to need to gather together to sustain ourselves, seeking the reassurance of the rest of the flock. Do we really have the courage to dare to be different?  To decide NOT to align with the herd, with […]

Architects, answer me this…

Opinion by PETER HEHIR We were born within eight months of each other, but it’s no surprise that I really have little in common with our bonnie Prince Charlie. Our backgrounds couldn’t possibly be more disparate. Except perhaps for an appreciation of antiques and an abhorrence of modern architecture! And oddly enough - a social […]

A denial of natural justice

Opinion by ANDREW CHUTER In the recent NRMA poll for the Harbour Region, local Rozelle activist and campaigner against radiating toll roads and unfiltered exhaust stacks, Peter Hehir, managed a surprising 32% of the vote when he stood against the incumbent Director Tim Trumper, who is also the present Chairman of the NRMA. This result […]

Is your house being acquired for Westconnex? What you need to know

Opinion By PETER HEHIR Now that the RMS are sending notices in relation to the compulsory acquisition of the land beneath properties in Rozelle and Lilyfield – which includes almost all of the homes in SW Rozelle, most of Lilyfield and a good percentage of NW Rozelle – it’s timely for homeowners to consider how […]

Fighting for hope

Opinion by PETER HEHIR With politicians all over the world still stumbling about, lost in the maze of the late 19th century right/left polemics, I was pleasantly reminded of the time I was privileged to interview one of my two political heroes. It was in the early 80’s. The exact date is buried somewhere in […]

NRMA candidate warned

By ANDREW CHUTER The NRMA’s Returning Officer has issued a warning to one of the two candidates for the Harbour Region because information about his candidacy appeared on an anti-Westconnex Facebook site, a site that the candidate has no control over and has never visited. The NRMA Candidates Code of Conduct 2019 Election of Directors […]

The end of days

Opinion By PETER HEHIR Blind adherence to the discredited economic philosophy espoused by Milton Friedman, coupled with a complete absence of compassion, leads the Neo Cons to ignore the legion of human casualties and the suffering that their retrograde and reactionary politics brings. Their indifference demands that a respected and productive Sri Lankan family, with […]

NRMA's Sydney Harbour contest

By ANDREW CHUTER The upcoming NRMA election of directors is shaping up to be a referendum on the WestConnex tollroad, says one of the two candidates contesting the Harbour Region. Mr Peter Hehir, a retired construction manager, film actor and anti-tollroad activist, is standing against Mr Tim Trumper, who is the director of the Harbour […]

NRMA’s Sydney Harbour contest

By ANDREW CHUTER The upcoming NRMA election of directors is shaping up to be a referendum on the WestConnex tollroad, says one of the two candidates contesting the Harbour Region. Mr Peter Hehir, a retired construction manager, film actor and anti-tollroad activist, is standing against Mr Tim Trumper, who is the director of the Harbour […]