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Liberal with her mouth

BY ALEC SMART Inner West Council Deputy Mayor Julie Passas is in hot water over an allegation that she abused and intimidated a gay neighbour after she saw a rainbow flag hanging on his balcony. Ashfield resident Daniel Comensoli posted an accusation on Facebook on November 25 that Ashfield Councillor and Deputy Mayor Julie Passas […]

Rainbow flag to fly forever

By James Elton-Pym A huge 6.2 by 3.4 metre rainbow flag in Taylor Square, Darlinghurst has been declared permanent following a unanimous City of Sydney decision this week. The flag was originally approved in March last year, but only as a temporary fixture to honour the past and present contributions of LGBTIQ people in the […]

City of Sydney flies rainbow flag

By Chris Sutton The City of Sydney Council has installed a permanent rainbow flag above Taylor Square to recognise Sydney's gay and lesbian community. The removal of a rainbow street crossing in Oxford Street last year caused anger and sparked claims for recognition as locals reacted with rallies of support. Then Labor councillor Verity Firth […]

News in brief

By Chris Sutton Rally against the chainsaws A rally was held on Tuesday October 14 to put pressure on the Baird Government to reform urban land clearing laws. Sydney’s local residents marched outside Parliament House to stop landmark trees being cut down under current legislation. “There had been many reports of people using the new […]