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Covid-19 exposures are changing our arts community 

Close contacts are in isolation after a COVID-19 case at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital vaccination centre on July 6. Among them is Word Travels Creative Director, Miles Merrill. Merrill, who is at home with his whole family, gave insight into creative practice of his literary arts organisation during this time.  “I think the challenge... […]

Testing, attesting.. COVID-19 testing

By ELIZA SPENCER It began with a fever. That’s all it takes to qualify for COVID testing, when you live in a transmission hotspot. The nurse speaking on the coronavirus hotline advised to find a facemask and wander down to the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital’s COVID clinic ‘just to be sure’ it wasn’t more […]

Smokescreens instead of filters

BY WENDY BACON A professor of respiratory medicine and a specialist doctor who has researched air pollution told the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into WestConnex last week that they do not accept NSW Roads and Maritime Services’ claim that unfiltered stacks are world’s best practice. The Inquiry has published hundreds of submissions from groups and residents […]

RPA car park price hike hitting those who can afford it least

BY ANDREW BARCLAY Each day on his way to work Shaun* must decide whether to arrive two hours early and search for one of the few metered street parking spots or pay twenty-dollars in the adjacent car park. If he chooses the former, he must move his car every two hours to avoid a fine. […]