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Renters are calling for a non-compliance registry for dodgy landlords

By RACHEL CLARK Dealing with a dodgy landlord is almost like hearing an old wives’ tale, believing that these stories we hear could never happen to us – until it does. That situation that became a reality for Rachel Black. Having not rented a house in 15 years, until a work opportunity came up in […]

Rediscovering a hidden figure of Sydney: The Witch of King’s Cross

By RACHEL CLARK Witchcraft and the bohemian alternative lifestyle have grown in popularity in recent years, especially on social media. Online wicca and bohemian influencers have turned the lifestyle into a fashion statement, one that is widely celebrated rather than feared. But in Sydney, there is one woman who started it all - the Witch […]

Drag queens adapt to a new normal

By RACHEL CLARK At the peak of the pandemic every industry was impacted, including Sydney’s drag scene. With limited opportunities, many decided to create their own stages with the use of social media. Clubs and theatres being shut down left many without work. But, the drag queens of Sydney didn’t hang up their heels and […]

Reigniting the live music scene

By RACHEL CLARK The Inner West council has “scrapped” the need to submit a development application to hold live music and art events in shopfronts, offices and industrial premises, allowing for new venues to host live performances. Live music and performances have been struggling for the past few years. With some of the obstacles preventing […]

Commercial rent hikes frustrate Balmain businesses

By RACHEL CLARK The increase in commercial rent along Balmain’s infamous Darling Street is an ongoing issue that is potentially leading to the loss of a vibrant community of small businesses. In recent years, the turnover of business along Darling Street in Balmain has been quite high, with a once-vibrant street filled with small businesses […]