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Glebe Public School to be fleeced

BY KYLE HUWALDT A vital educational not-for-profit organization operating out of Glebe Public School has just been slapped with a new licensing agreement by the Department of Education (DoE), which is demanding it pay $31,000/yr rent to the State Government. The OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) program is called Centipede. Because Centipede catered to […]

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 […]

Election leaves opposition Green with envy

By Joe Bourke The Liberal Party comfortably hung onto government at last Saturday’s election but the Greens stole the show, gaining more representation in NSW parliament than ever before. Greens MP Jamie Parker retained the close seat of Balmain against strong opponent Verity Firth while Jenny Leong comfortably won the hotly contested seat of Newtown […]

White Bay’s powerful asset for the Bays Precinct

By Joe Bourke Calls for making innovative use of the old White Bay Power Station have risen with development of the controversial Bays Precinct drawing closer. The building has not been in operation for over 30 years and residents and politicians have said it could be an asset to the community if developed in the […]

Cruise ship terminal big issue for Balmain

By Joe Bourke More than 100 residents gathered at Balmain’s Clontarf Cottage on Sunday March 8 to attend an electoral forum. The forum was focused on the controversial White Bay Cruise Terminal following a damning Upper House inquiry released last month on its effect on Balmain. Independent councillor John Stamilos, a long time campaigner against […]

Battle for Balmain

By Kieran Adair With less than six weeks until the state election, Balmain is expected to be the site of another tight race between Labor and the Greens.   Formally considered to be one of Labor’s safest seats, Balmain was won in 2011 by Jamie Parker, the ex Greens mayor of Leichhardt, on a margin […]

Address by Gillard and Firth turns into gender debate

By Kieran Adair It was billed as an event focusing on education, but it was gender that topped discussions at a talk given by Julia Gillard and Verity Firth, Labor candidate for Balmain, at the University of Sydney this week. Ms Firth, a former state Minister for Education, fondly recalled her experiences as a parliamentary […]

Elderly patients told to ‘fend for themselves’

Emily Contador-kellsal   NSW Labor is calling on the Baird Government to change its plans to make cuts to the pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation in Sydney hospitals. The state government plans to amend pulmonary Rehab at Balmain, Royal Prince Alfred, Canterbury, and Concord hospitals, effective December 19, but has the support of the Lung Foundation. […]

Street fair lights up changing face of Glebe

The sleepy streets of Glebe will spring to life with music, food and dance this Sunday as thousands of Sydneysiders descend on Glebe Point Road for the 31st annual Glebe Street Fair. While the footpaths fill with food vendors and artisans, an eclectic live soundtrack of jazz, blues, folk, and rock will fill the air. […]

Darling Street businesses on road to recovery

The majority of businesses on Darling Street have re-opened following an explosion on Thursday, September 4 and are confident about their prospects for recovery. Last week, businesses that had been closed for a full two weeks were able to re-open following Leichhardt Council’s opening of the street to traffic, and are pleased with the response […]