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Community continue fight to save Powerhouse

By Tang Li   Community groups and politicians are fearful that the proposal to shut down the Powerhouse Museum and relocate it to Western Sydney will soon become a reality since the re-election of the Baird Government. A Save the Powerhouse rally will be held on this Saturday 30 May at the corner of Harris […]

“Excessive” penalty rates under attack

By Tang Li The NSW Business Chamber launched an Easter campaign to end “excessive penalty rates” last weekend as the contentious issue picks up steam in public debate. Dozens of restaurants, cafes and small businesses closed over the Easter long weekend in protest against penality rates that have seen junior staff paid up to $50 […]

Students revolt against reforms

By Tang Li Students across the country have united to protest the federal government’s push for university fee deregulation. The National Union of Students (NUS) coordinated the National Day of Action (NDA) which saw demonstrations in capital cities across Australia on Wednesday March 25. Despite the Senate’s continuous rejections, and recent polling that revealed 80 […]

City protects park’s roots

By Tang Li   While a number of projects across the Sydney CBD are in need of funding, the City of Sydney has multimillion-dollar plans to transform Hyde Park.   The park will soon undergo major upgrades to maintain its cultural and historical significance as one of Australia’s oldest parks used by over three million […]

Indonesia ignores candlelight clemency plea for Bali Nine

By Tang Li A candlelight vigil for the Mercy Campaign was held last Thursday night in Martin Place for the two Australian Bali Nine members facing execution. 2012 Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty and singer-songwriter Megan Washington spearheaded the ‘Music for Mercy’ concert alongside several other notable Australian musicians, artists, and actors calling for mercy […]

Petersham’s high-rise hell

By Tang Li Inner west residents are increasingly concerned that UrbanGrowth’s proposed high-rises will encroach on Petersham Park. Community backlash around the NSW Government’s proposal to build the WestConnex tunnel underneath Parramatta Road, has intensified. The proposal would remove approximately 80 houses in the area to build an entry and exit point from the tunnel […]