Older city homes a fire risk over winter

BY MICK ROBERTS With the arrival of winter, the NSW Fire Brigades is calling on city residents to assess their existing fire safety arrangements and … Read more

Sydney home to copy of rare Vatican manuscript

BY MICK ROBERTS Sydney’s medieval historians now have access to Australia’s only copy of manuscripts of the Vatican’s trials of the Knights Templar. The University … Read more

Heritage restoration recognised by National Trust

Australia’s most sustainable state heritage-listed building and largest heritage mural have won National Trust Awards for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority. The awards recognise industry … Read more

A-head of its time: Biennale of Sydney 2008

From the extreme and arresting, to the wild and whacky, the Biennale of Sydney celebrates its 35th birthday with a new line up of exhibitions, … Read more

High densities needed for commercial expansion

BY MICK ROBERTS A report has recommended reviewing planning controls to maximise commercial redevelopment opportunities in a rapidly expanding inner-city. Although City of Sydney Council … Read more

New chapter for landmark Broadway pub

BY MICK ROBERTS The popular student haunt, the Abercrombie Hotel on Broadway, will be refurbished and restored as a symbolic tribute to the old Carlton … Read more

Bilingual? We Want You: NSWEC

BY JOSHUA MAULE The NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) has begun recruiting people to work in polling places at the upcoming local government elections. Electoral Commissioner … Read more


With Mick Roberts A REPORT to Crime Stoppers last month by an anonymous caller alerted police to the alleged supply of cannabis and methadone from … Read more

Hanging up the oars

BY DHEEPTHI NAMASIVAYAM Nearly 20 years ago, John Maclean was told he would never walk again. And that was the good news. A day earlier, … Read more

Police forgot about Pyrmont, community says

BY ROJE ADAIMY As the ‘For Lease’ signs are put up in the window of the former Pyrmont police station, local residents have expressed their … Read more