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University protesters crowdfund fines

By ALLISON HORE A fundraiser has been set up to help pay fines for Sydney University students and staff who were arrested while protesting funding and job cuts across the campus. Protesters gathered across the University of Sydney campus on Wednesday in opposition to government funding cuts for universities, as well as staff cutbacks at […]

Sydney Uni questions Redfern accessibility

By ALLISON HORE The University of Sydney has formally objected to Transport for NSW’s proposal for the new Southern Concourse at Redfern station. In a submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and the Environment, University of Sydney vice chancellor Michael Spence lodged objection to the proposal based on concerns about pedestrian safety on Little […]

Sydney Uni prepares for coronavirus quarantine

By AUSTIN NORMAN The first semester of 2020 is off to what some might consider an unsettling start for those living in the University of Sydney’s student accommodations. A group of students living in a USyd-operated apartment building have been given a warning via email from the university stating that they could potentially be relocated […]

Appeals of home schooling

By ISABELLE STACKPOOL Eight-year-old Sierra has a hard time sitting still. Her body is constantly moving, up and down, twitching and tapping. She bounces around the room, jumping across furniture and playfully crawling along the floor. Her mum explains that this is where the classroom problems started. That her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and […]

Vet reveals dog lepto diagnoses

By JOAN HENSON In the last 12 months one Sydney vet diagnosed five of the six determined cases of inner city dog leptospirosis - a disease that kills canines - by performing advanced testing, despite rare reports of local cases. Leptospirosis can be transmitted to animals and humans, and rodents are common carriers – but […]

Just get the jab

By MICHAEL HITCH NSW health officials are urging the public to get influenza vaccinations for the 2019 national ‘horror flu season’ as the national death toll nears 300, following the death of a 13-year-old girl from Melbourne last week. Crystal-Lee Wightley had been experiencing flu-like symptoms for three days before she slipped into unconsciousness and […]

Rental stress in Waverley

BY VANESSA LIM Rental stress has hit Waverley, with 18% of local tenants now paying more than 30% of their income on rent. University of Sydney Professor Nicole Gurran, who is the co-author of the Informal Housing and Vulnerable Households report, explained that gentrification in Waverley has played a key role in why housing has […]

From Little Things …

By Mark Mordue Representatives from Macquarie and Sydney universities and the Inner West Council will gather with green practitioners and other key environmental figures in Marrickville on Friday 24 May to discuss creating a greener, better city. The Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference brings together arborists, urban planners, architects, ecologists, politicians and scientists whose ideas […]

International student troubles

BY ALANA LEVINE For many of Sydney’s international students, finding a place to live is treacherous. They navigate the housing process with no local support network, no rental history, and little knowledge of local tenancy laws. Sydney’s biggest universities — The University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney — can only accommodate a small […]

Elections 2019: The race for Balmain

BY ALLISON HORE While the race for Balmain heats up between Labor and the Greens, the Liberal Party’s candidate is missing in action. The electoral district of Balmain encompasses the Leichhardt Council area, which includes Balmain, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Annandale and Rozelle, as well as Glebe and part of Ultimo in the City of Sydney. Running […]