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NSW Police Apologise To 78er Barbara Karpinski For Ejecting Her From SCG

By WENDY BACON The NSW Police have apologised to ‘78er Barbara Karpinski for ejecting her from the Sydney Cricket Ground stadium where she was watching the Mardi Gras parade on March 5. In response to questions from the Star Observer, an NSW Police spokesperson issued the following statement on Friday: “The NSW Police Force is […]

Sydney Mardi Gras cancels key party as COVID-19 surge continues

By TOKS OGUNDARE The 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Party will not go ahead as density limits and restrictions on singing and dancing remain in place for venues in NSW.  "It’s with very heavy hearts we must advise that Party will no longer take place in 2022," the organisers said yesterday. The announcement […]

Crowds gather for The Ashes at Moore Park amid surging COVID-19 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Daily crowds surpassing 25,000 have gathered at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this week for the fourth match of The Ashes test cricket series between England and Australia, after many Sydneysiders opted to avoid large events in the new year amid a growing number of COVID-19 cases across the state. Events […]


The sight of large crowd numbers at the recent football grand finals in Sydney and Brisbane drew mixed reactions. Admittedly capacity was reduced to around half and COVID protocols observed, however, there was some concern to see so many people gathered together in such close proximity. On the other hand others welcomed it as a […]

Stadium Stomp

Typically when you head to the Sydney Cricket Ground you’d be sitting in your seat watching the athletes out on the field exert themselves. This weekend though Sydnysiders have been given the challenge to stomp their way up, down and around the stadium during the 6,700 stair challenge known as Stadium Stomp! Stadium Stomp Marketing […]


You have to feel for architect Philip Cox, as despite a temporary legal injunction, the wrecking ball hovers ominously over his Sydney Football Stadium – a mere 30 years since his innovative design was first realised. It’s almost akin to watching an innocent man on death row, waiting in vain until the final day of […]

Stadium may be headed for court

By Wendy Bacon  Waverley Council voted to take legal action to stop demolition of the Sydney Football Stadium unless the Minister for Planning, Anthony Roberts, informs it about what action he will take to address concerns about the validity of his project approval by 10am on Monday January 14. Council passed this motion on Monday […]

WestConnex delivers less park

OPINION BY WENDY BACON The NSW Gladys Berejiklian government announced last week that it plans to tear down Sydney Cricket Ground Allianz stadium and rebuild it to blend with Moore Park and connect to a massive intersection and widened roads, all the way from the massive WestConnex interchange at St Peters. With this announcement, the […]

Finding refuge in sporting glory

Aliir Aliir sits in the stands of the Sydney Cricket Ground, clad in the red and white of the Sydney Swans, and looks across to the posts where he dreams of scoring goals. "I’ve been still playing reserves, [as] I’m still developing, hopefully my opportunity comes," the 19-year-old Kenyan-born Sudanese refugee said. Aliir will be […]