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Fix is in for Powerhouse

By Kylie Winkworth Just before Christmas, NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin appointed four new trustees to the board of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), displacing two highly regarded trustees who were dropped after only one term. Reading the entrails of these new appointments reveals the grim future of the Powerhouse Museum (PHM). […]

Safe And Sound

By Jamie Apps While the never ending ‘war on drugs’ rages on, young lives continue to be lost. Yet one of the most effective and proven harm minimisation methods, pill testing, continues to be ignored in NSW. Internationally, particularly in Europe, pill testing at music festivals has been implemented for almost 20 years. Just last […]

$10 million set aside for Powerhouse relocation plans

By Emily Contador-Kelsall   Ultimo residents are concerned by the state governments announcement that $10 million will be  spent planning for the move of the Powerhouse Museum. In last week’s budget $30 million was allocated over four years to the arts in western Sydney, of that $10 million has been dedicated over two years to […]

Powerhouse Museum to be moved

Community members and politicians have slammed the state government’s decision to relocate the Powerhouse Museum to Parramatta. The announcement by Premier Baird and the Minister for Arts, Troy Grant, that the current site would be sold to developers came after months of speculation around its future. Yimmy Serfert, the Chair of the Ultimo Village Voice […]

Lockout laws eased for New Year’s Eve

Sydney’s infamous lockout laws have again been thrust into the spotlight with the decision for aspects of them to have been lifted for the New Year’s Eve celebrations across the city. The 1.30am lockout was pushed to 3am and passengers were allowed to disembark ships after the usual midnight cut-off. A spokesperson for the Deputy […]