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Residents march against Adani

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN Inner West residents have marched through Newtown ahead of the Federal election to pressure local politicians to commit to stopping the Adani Coal Mine project. On Sunday protestors gathered in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park before marching through King Street in a rally against climate change organised by the campaign group Stop Adani […]

The truth of Australia’s Indigenous history

By Sarah McLenaghan Resistance groups are urging Australians to ditch the barbecue and beach party this Australia Day and consider what the holiday means for Australia’s First Nations people. The Aboriginal campaign group FIRE – Fighting In Resistance Equally – is holding a rally in Sydney’s Hyde Park on January 26 where protestors will meet […]

Pubs say “no” to meters

By Sarah McLenaghan Sydney’s historic Oxford Street is facing further decline if the City of Sydney introduces parking meters to the area. Businesses and residents have joined forces to protest the parking changes and save the iconic strip. Sue Ritchie, owner of the Beauchamp Hotel on Oxford Street, said: “Oxford Street needs help, it doesn’t […]

Women march for bigger bucks

By Sarah Mclenaghan On Wednesday 28 November, rally goers across Sydney took a stand against Australia’s gender pay gap and walked out of work to support women’s financial empowerment. The WalkOut Oz Rally was held in Martin Place with women and men encouraged to leave work early to demonstrate their support for fair and equal […]

Inner West remakes Australia Day

By Sarah McLenaghan Inner West Council will consider changing the way it marks Australia Day after passing a Mayoral Minute at last Tuesday’s council meeting. The Mayoral Minute recommended a review of the entire Australia Day events program, incorporating consultation with the local Aboriginal community. Independent Councillor, Pauline Lockie said: “I was happy to support […]

Late night Sydney loosens its bonds

By Sarah McLenaghan Since the inception of the NSW lockout laws in 2014 there have been growing calls for a revitalisation of Sydney’s nightlife. Last week, City of Sydney responded to these demands with a proposal for some of the most drastic changes to City planning and development across Sydney in decades. Lord Mayor Clover […]

Inner West joins the fight against single use cups

By Sarah McLenaghan The Inner West Council has partnered with Responsible Cafes to reduce the environmental impact of disposable coffee cups. The Responsible Cafes initiative encourages local cafes to encourage customers to bring their own reusable cups by offering discounts and other benefits. Mayor Darcy Byrne said the priorities of Responsible Cafes are in line […]

Inner West checks its mental health

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN   In light of Mental Health Month the Inner West Council is supporting a number of mental health events and initiatives running throughout October. These programs range from family barbecues to training programs and professional networking, and will primarily target young people and seniors living in the Inner West. Mayor Darcy Byrne […]