CITY HUB

Armed robbery in Newtown

By Reuben Brand The manhunt continues for three armed men who fled empty handed after an attempted bank robbery in Newtown last Wednesday afternoon. Police … Read more

This is our country too

A new documentary that aims to expose the racism behind the NT intervention screened in Surry Hills on August 13. This is Our Country Too… Read more

Sea Shepherd down under in November

International direct action auteurs Sea Shepherd recently announced plans to return to Antarctic waters in order to disrupt Japan’s 2008-09 whaling ‘season’. Operation Musashi has … Read more

Climate action a lemon

By Roger Hanney Public action lobby group GetUp! [http://getup.org.au] is launching its latest national campaign and needs volunteers and community groups to get involved. Created … Read more

Stranger Than Fiction

BY ROGER HANNEY Truly horrible’.horribly true Two years ago in Philadelphia, 14-year-old Daniela Kelly ‘ a girl living with cerebral palsy ‘ died from starvation … Read more

FOI changes not enough

BY ANNE VON FEHRN The Federal Government is slowing down changes to the federal Freedom of Information Act well into 2009 despite its election promise … Read more

The Great Dissenter hangs up his wig

BY PAM WALKER Justice Michael Kirby is sure something will turn up after he ends his 13-year stint on the High Court later this year.… Read more

Federal ALP eco-cred gone to water?

  BY ROGER HANNEY As Minister for Water and the newly-created, highly-complicated portfolio of Climate Change, Penny Wong needs Jedi-like powers. So when she, as Minister … Read more

Children now safe from detention

BY MEGAN PALIN Under Federal Government reforms announced in July, children will no longer be placed in detention and asylum seekers will be permitted to … Read more

Light rail still on the backburner

BY JEREMY BROWN Transport Minister John Watkins met with representatives of public transport advocacy group EcoTransit on August 15 to discuss a proposal to extend … Read more