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Bin and tonic

By VERONICA ANASSIS Thousands of housebound Australians are relieving the stress of COVID-19 by dressing up to take their garbage bins out for collection. Making light of the only social outing available these days - a trip to take out the trash in this state of near-lockdown - social isolators are sharing footage of themselves […]

Anti-gay troll riles Marrickville Facebook community

By VERONICA ANASSIS Marrickville locals are infuriated by what purports to be a community Facebook page, ‘We Love Marrickville.’ Instead of upbeat talk about their community, visitors have found anti-LGBTQ+ comments and memes posted on the social-media page. They allege that the administrator verbally attacks, harasses and blocks users that seek removal of the offensive […]

The case against the new Yarra Bay terminal

By VERONICA ANASSIS Little Bay and Botany residents turned out at Circular Quay on Sunday, Feb. 2, to protest the proposed Yarra Bay cruise terminal. A crowd of 30 Save Yarra Bay Coalition members stood outside the Royal Caribbean boarding terminal, tying the cruise-ship empire to plans they say will devastate their beach-side community. The […]

Underage boys stripped by police

By VERONICA ANASSIS Pressure mounts to reform drug detection practices after an inquiry revealed the NSW Police have engaged in strip-searches of underage boys as young as 15 years old. The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) heard allegations that a teen was told to “hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me […]

Big trouble in Little Bay

By VERONICA ANASSIS Meriton’s plans for a massive 1900-apartment development in Little Bay may still go ahead, despite protests and council opposition. Likely to be rejected by Randwick Council, Meriton’s proposal, which includes controversial 22-storey complexes that will cast shadows on the beach, may still be approved through State Government. The site, a 135,961.6 sqm […]

New ferry faring well

By VERONICA ANASSIS Glebe commuters will now have direct travel to Barangaroo and back with a new on-demand ferry service launched this month called Me-Mel. A 60-capacity mini-cat will carry people from Blackwattle Bay, with demand-based stopovers to Fish Markets and Pyrmont’s Pirrama Park. The NSW Government initiative was launched on October 14 to cater […]

Climate group cop bikie bail terms

By VERONICA ANASSIS Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental demonstrators were arrested at Broadway last Monday where they were detained and “starved” into signing “unfair” bail agreements, according to the climate change activist group. The peaceful protestors were offered “extreme” bail conditions after they claimed they were refused food for long periods by Police whilst in detention […]

Harbour health dead in the water

By VERONICA ANASSIS Stormwater debris from suburban gutter and land pollution are destroying Sydney Harbour, smothering marine life and creating uninhabitable areas called “dead zones,” say researchers. According to the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), they’ve found patches of harbour water where no signs of life, not even bacteria, can exist due to low […]

School’s out for global warning

By VERONICA ANASSIS School students will meet for urgent climate change action at the Domain in Sydney on September 20 as part of a national protest to abolish coal mining. Supporters of the “Schools Strike 4 Climate” movement are marching once again, fed up with governments not treating climate change seriously. Australian students in the […]

Not-for-profit realty success

By VERONICA ANASSIS Bridge Housing has managed to house hundreds of homeless, two years after receiving $100,000 from City of Sydney to boost affordable rental housing. Since receiving the start-up funding, Bridge Housing launched HomeGround Real Estate in 2018, to meet the shortage of affordable housing in Sydney and end homelessness. One year on, the […]