Leichhardt’s new full time mayor

BY PAM WALKER Leichhardt’s longest serving councillor has made it to the top and is now mayor. Greens councillor Jamie Parker, first elected to Leichhardt … Read more

Brighter future for Indigenous art

By Reuben Brand The Australian Government has replied to a Senate inquiry into the Indigenous arts sector, outlining the importance of the internationally acclaimed art … Read more

Busting the myth of carbon capture

BY JEREMY BROWN Last month the Rudd Government announced a $100 million Global Institute grant to speed up the development of carbon capture and storage … Read more

Art Groupie launch party

The TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst was the place to be last Friday night, with a series of collective art exhibitions featuring musicians, producers, DJs and … Read more

Stranger Than Fiction OR “Oh my God, That’s F#@%ed!!!”

by Roger Hanney The title of this regular section is starting to feel redundant. Who’s running New South Wales this week’ And who gets so … Read more

Peter Peter, Pulp Mill Pleaser?

by Roger Hanney Tasmanian timber giant Gunns got another free pass from Labor at federal and state levels this month. Local NGO Environment Tasmania and … Read more

10/10/100: Planning for a better NSW?

by Roger Hanney Gary Blashke is a plain-spoken brain-storming surfer with a fierce love of community, Sydney’s natural beauty, and the fair go. For the … Read more

NSW Planning: Right Wing and a Prayer?

Given growing distrust over the nexus between decision making and political donations, the meteoric downfall of Frank Sartor, and public disdain for nearly every major … Read more


By Lawrence Gibbons Only three days after much of NSW delivered a stinging rebuke to the State Labor Party in local Council elections, my absentee … Read more

Borneo bound

BY MEGAN PALIN The NSW Wildlife Rescue, Information and Education Service (WIRES) is organising an orang-utan spotting trek through Borneo next year to raise funds … Read more