Issues

Local news, local stories
Issues 16/01/18
Train Long Suffering Behind Sydney’s increasingly disastrous rail network lies a map of class divides and covert racism from the city’s East to the West
by Stephen Sewell
Anyone who claims the working class doesn’t exist needs to take the 6 a.m. train from Penrith to see the sea of black faces snoozing as they rattle toward their cleaning and construction jobs in what people still call ‘The City’.
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Issues 28/12/2017
Almost Newtown How Young Henry’s rocked up with the beer of the inner city
by Benito Di Fonzo
If Young Henry’s really wants to capture today’s Newtown they should flog a beer-flavoured frozen yoghurt sold through Thai restaurants... “Hey, that’s a great idea!”
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Issues 20/11/17
Golden Brown Losing sight of our Christmas beetles
by Hannah Bent
Entomologist Robert Blackburn says the decline of ‘charismatic species’ wakes us up to a problem.
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Issues 8/12/2017
A Bird and a Tree How the ibis are conquering Sydney
by James Scanlon
Forty years ago, ibis were hardly to be seen. This is the story of how they conquered Sydney.
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Issues 15/12/2017
Creating a City That Never Sleeps Sydney needs a ‘night mayor’, not lockout laws, to guide its future
by Clint Caward
If the people that do work in the night economy – taxi drivers, waiters, chefs, DJs, promoters – are the best placed to understand it, is it time they had their own voice?
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Issues 18/12/17
Fear and Loathing in Bennelong A childhood in a suburb no one cared about; a vote to change a nation
by Charles Purcell
“Hey, kid, want to see a match burn twice?”
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Issues 1/12/2017
Art’s Centre Cannot Hold The death of Birmingham Street Studios
by Steve Dow
"The rezoning around light industrial areas around the city means warehouse spaces ideal for art studios are becoming high-rent luxury apartments or furniture stores.”
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Issues 14/12/17
Din Din Dining Our eateries pump up the volume – and kill the conversation
by Ross Duncan
Many dining establishments are routinely exceeding recommended levels for sustained exposure to noise.
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