CITY NEWS

Police appeal for help after robbery

Police have renewed their appeal for information after a robbery and assault in Surry Hills last year. A 28-year-old man was assaulted and robbed of … Read more

Encouraging history in schools

School students are being encouraged to enter the 2008 National History Challenge after the announcement of this year?s theme: Australia Meets the World. The Challenge … Read more

Maritime training programs for at-risk youth stay afloat

By Roje Adaimy The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) has abandoned its plans to impound vessels used to train disadvantaged school children in Pyrmont. Following … Read more

Bronze honour for Indigenous diggers on public display

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who served in war could soon be honoured with Sydney?s first indigenous war memorial. A draft model is now on … Read more

No consensus among local supporters of paid maternity leave

By Anne Von Fehrn Locals were left divided over an agreed period of paid maternity leave at a community forum last week. The long-standing issue … Read more

Exploring funding for disabled housing

Funding from the private sector will be explored to improve and increase housing for the disabled. The Federal Government has established a Disability Investment Group … Read more

Australia’s first safe house for enslaved and trafficked women

By Sascha Ryner Australia’s very first centre for female victims of slavery and human trafficking was this week launched in Sydney. Opened by The Salvation … Read more

Troubled Botany Road reopened

By Mick Roberts Controversy continues to surround troubled Botany Road at Waterloo with developers Baseline Constructions seeking damages against the NSW Government. The Supreme Court … Read more

Redfern ‘ideal’ location for state’s first Koori court

By Roje Adaimy Redfern could soon house the state’s first specialised sentencing court for Indigenous offenders, following a push from local supporters. Director of the … Read more

Beautiful things come in small packages

Pyrmont will be buzzing with art-lovers and artists alike this Saturday May 3, as it hosts the City’s only short art festival. Following the success … Read more