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Kamay Ferry Wharves development approved despite environmental concerns

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY The controversial development of the Kamay Ferry Wharves has recently been approved to go ahead, despite strong opposition from the community over environmental concerns. State planning minster Anthony Roberts signed off on the project on July 21, just a short time before Randwick Council unanimously passed a motion calling for the environmental […]

REVIEW: Karen’s Diner Top Ryde

I am not going to lie, walking into Karen's Diner, which is reputed to have the worst customer service in the city, can be nerve-wracking. After several minutes of nervous pacing and scrolling through the reservation confirmation with clammy hands, a Karen turned to serve me. Rolling eyes and sass made up most of her […]

Review: Ned Manning’s Painting the Light

By Swagatalakshmi Roychowdury Set in the backdrop of World War II, Painting The Light by Ned Manning is a story of love between two lost people and love for their country. An extraordinary tale of love and loss, this novel sheds light upon the unfolding political drama and the Australian landscape of the twentieth century. […]

South Head development plans draws mixed feelings from residents

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY The NSW government's master plan for the South Head precinct near Watsons Bay has many residents concerned about the future commercialisation of the area.  The precinct at Watsons Bay, which is part of the Sydney Harbour National Parks, has had a plan developed that promises to create a “long-term framework” to support […]

‘They can relieve that pain’: Voluntary assisted dying passes NSW parliament

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY In a historic turn of events, New South Wales became the final Australian state to introduce assisted dying laws earlier this month. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill, which was introduced to parliament last year by Independent Member for Sydney Alex Greenwich, includes legislation to "provide for and regulate access to voluntary assisted […]

Matt Thistlethwaite set to win another term in Kingsford Smith, Labor to form a government

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Incumbent Labor member Matt Thistlethwaite looks set to win another term representing Kingsford Smith and the southern parts of the eastern suburbs in Canberra following Saturday's election.  Kingsford Smith is considered a safe Labor seat, with the party having held the seat since its creation in 1949 and Thistlethwaite being the member since […]

Federal election: The candidates running for Kingsford Smith

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Candidates from four different parties are running in the Kingsford Smith election to unseat incumbent Labor member Matt Thistlethwaite on May 21. The seat of Kingsford Smith, located in the southern parts of the eastern suburbs, is considered a safe Labor seat, having been always held by the party since the seat’s […]

Encounter Sydney outside the Sydney Opera House

By Swagatalakshmi Roychowdury Encounter is back, this time to Sydney, with an extraordinary dance performance that would transform the Sydney Opera House’s monumental steps, into an open-air stage.  Award-winning Australian dance artist and choreographer Emma Saunders spoke to City Hub about the upcoming dance performance, her encounter with kangaroos in the previous Encounter, and how this show […]

The Ukrainian-born Inner West artist raising funds for war victims

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY A Ukrainian-born artist from the Inner West is donating her work to a campaign hoping to raise $5 million for Ukrainian refugees.  Thirty-nine-year-old Natalia Vyaz has created a large-scale artwork called 'The Horn of Plenty' that will be sold as part of a global online auction and non-fungible token (NFT) program to […]

NSW government ‘chose to ignore’ warning signs before Inner West pedestrian death

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Inner West Council warned the NSW government four years ago about the dangers of the Ashfield intersection where a pedestrian was killed last month. The WestConnex local area improvement report, commissioned by council and released in 2018, flagged the dangers of the Frederick and John Street intersection, warning that increased traffic volume […]