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Rozelle Railyards: The case for football

By SAMUEL GRECO SCHWARTZ Local community club, Balmain & District Football Club, is eager to have priority access to the pitches to be built at the old Rozelle Railyards site. Balmain & District Football Club is the largest club in the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) with over 2,800 players registered ahead of the […]

The toxic threat confronting Inner West residents

Opinion by PETER HEHIR This Guardian article highlights the bleak future that faces all inner west residents who live within the fallout zone associated with any of the unfiltered WestConnex exhaust stacks. In concert with the aggressive position taken by the fossil fuel lobby, reminiscent of that last ditch stand by the cigarette companies, the […]

Spacey Jane

Over the last 12 months Perth band Spacey Jane released their debut album, which peaked at number two on the ARIA charts and was voted the 'Album Of The Year' in Triple J's listener poll despite being unable to tour it around the country. That all changes shortly when Spacey Jane arrive in Sydney for […]

Concrete Jungle By Yasmin Mund

Multi-award winning freelance photographer Yasmin Mund's second ever photographic exhibtion is set to open at the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club this week. Concrete Jungle explores and documents the experience of residents living in the iconic Glenview Court apartment block where Yasmin resided prior to its closure for re-development. The exhibition explores the themes of […]

Callan Park canine crackdown

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West council will not enforce a proposed new ban on off-leash dog walking in Callan Park, says Mayor Darcy Byrne. Despite Callan park being used as an unofficial off-leash dog walking area for decades, the NSW government’s Greater Sydney Parklands Authority, which recently took control of the park, has warned […]

REVIEW: The Twins

Directed by Terry Serio and Sarah Butler, this droll two-hander sees two real-life friends, Ian Darling and Greg Fleet, musing over the “twins” roles they played 40 years earlier and the different paths their lives have taken since then. At the private school Geelong Grammar, the boys played Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse in Shakespeare’s Comedy […]

Creative Culture

Shari Sebbens is a Bardi, Jabirr Jabirr woman born and raised on Larrakia country in Darwin. Since graduating from NIDA in 2009, Shari has helped lead a culture shift in Australian theatre. In an industry which has long been viewed as the domain of the upper class white community Sebbens has been paving a path […]

THE NAKED CITY: INSIDE WIRIAN – THE LUNA PARK FIRE

The recent three part ABC documentary Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire was a meticulous piece of investigative journalism that confirmed many of the rumours that had existed for decades following the horrendous Luna Park inferno. That it took some 40 odd years to see the light of day says a lot about the depth of the […]

Unused lot to be transformed into new affordable housing for Alexandria

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney has resolved to transform an unused council site in Alexandria into 21 affordable apartments, creating more inner-city housing for low-income households. Council is currently undergoing negotiations with community housing provider Bridge Housing over the sale of an unoccupied site at 44-54 Bourke Road in Alexandria for the development […]

REVIEW: Pete The Sheep

Pete The Sheep is another magical production from Monkey Baa Theatre Company. A true Aussie story which portrays the true Aussie spirit. Four actors, wearing an assortment of headgear, play shearers, sheep and dogs. The minimalist set depicts a shearing shed complete with stairs on either side and a viewing platform, with storage space underneath […]