City Clusters in Activity Hubs

By Lawrence Gibbons It is official. Sydney is no longer a ‘City of Villages’. Following a raft of expensive community forums, focus groups and public … Read more

If it ain’t Jissbon it ain’t on

BY GARTH WILSON Just months before the Olympics, the Beijing Olympic Committee has realised the Games do not have a sponsor promoting China’s One Child … Read more

Leichhardt Library Censors Palestinian Peace Group

By Lawrence Gibbons Israel’s 60th birthday caused quite a stir in Leichhardt. To mark the 60th anniversary of what Palestinians call ‘al nakba’ (the catastrophe), … Read more

Aussie Flicks Shine Bright in the 2008 Sydney Film Festival

By Amelia Groom With over 18 Australian features and documentaries (including 12 world premiers) screening at the Sydney Film Festival in June, it’s going to … Read more

Party at war with itself

BY PETER McCALLUM You can’t help but feel for Morris Iemma. A straightforward family man, he was handpicked for the leadership as one who had … Read more

Beijing is ready

BY GARTH WILSON With less than 100 days until the Opening Ceremony, Beijing, like all Olympic cities-in-waiting, has laid plans for security, public health, tourism … Read more

Tiny city for a huge problem

BY BIANCA BIRDSALL A miniature cardboard city was erected in Martin Place in the early hours of May 1. The stunt was to promote, … Read more

Costa’s last stand

BY SHANT FABRICATORIAN For both sides, it was a game of high stakes. State Treasurer Michael Costa’s speech at the state Labor conference, which steadily … Read more


BY ANDREW M POTTS It’s been a month of upheaval for the gay and lesbian community in Australia, of victories and dashed hopes. First we … Read more

Barrick Mining snubs indigenous leaders

BY JEREMT BROWN Members of Aboriginal communities in Australia, PNG and North America travelled to Canada on May 6 to attend the annual general meeting … Read more