Half-Assed Heritage

Talk about half way measures: on 09/09/09 the State government announced it would demolish half of each heritage shop on Union Square, thus only half … Read more

SHOOTING OFF OUR MOUTHS

A fortnight ago the back page of the City Hub generated public outrage. The full-page ad featured a shotgun-wielding hunter under the headline: “Shoot Pigs … Read more

OPERA: THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES

Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi revisits the family-feud made famous by William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. The operatic version is only loosely … Read more

THINKING OUTSIDE THE SQUARE

With any luck the State government’s plans to bulldoze a row of 19th century terraces to make way for a train station in Pyrmont … Read more

NATHAN’S SHOCK DECISION STUNS PUBLIC

Several days after Townsville police killed a man with a Taser, Premier Nathan Rees announced he would buy NSW police 1,962 stun guns. The government’s … Read more

NEWS OF THE STRUGGLING NEWS BUSINESS

With the cover price of the daily Herald costing almost $1.50 per copy, stories of global financial ruin don’t come cheaply in this town. From … Read more

Criminal Conduct

The behaviour of Prisons Commissioner Woodham in taking 107 prisoners from Cessnock Prison without notice in the middle of the night and removing them to … Read more

HOME SWEET HOME INVASION

The next time you bitch and moan on the telephone, consider this fact: On a per capita basis, you are twenty three times more likely … Read more

HOME SWEET HOME INVASION

The next time you bitch and moan on the telephone, consider this fact: On a per capita basis, you are twenty three times more likely … Read more