Our Defenders

December 23, 2014
On 12 June 2014, I joined a team of concerned locals to launch the non-party political community action group, Defenders of Our Land Water & Future (Balmain Defenders) at Leichhardt Town Hall.  The launch featured […]

Out and Abbott

December 23, 2014
Some significant coffee dates have taken place in the Inner West this week, particularly in the marginal seat of Reid, as politicians court residents’ favour, and visa versa. Top man and Minister for Women, Tony […]

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December 23, 2014
A Dog’s Day Woofers won this week with Marrickville Council announcing generous additions to 24/7 off-leash areas around the LGA, after a 12 month trial-period ended last week. The cool cats of Camperdown Rest Memorial […]

Holiday Charity Special

December 10, 2014
Christmas is a time for family, love and charity, right? Ciao gives you a run down of local and national charity endeavours that you and your family can support this silly season by volunteering your time, money […]

Changing Tempo

December 10, 2014
Artistic director Michelle Leonard is a children’s musical educator and the conductor of the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus. Michelle is also the vocal leader of Moorambilla Voices. The mother of four was recently featured on the […]

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December 10, 2014
Coasting for respect  Local high schools and primary schools participated in a range of activities with a message of ‘respect’ for White Ribbon Day last week. A particularly innovative campaign was run by the Inner […]

Green Thumbs Up

December 8, 2014
For the past four months Concord Hospital volunteers and students from Rosebank College in Five Dock, have been getting down and dirty to create a verdant cottage garden surrounding Concord Hospital’s Survivorship Centre. The Survivorship […]

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November 25, 2014
Livvi’s Place Nominated Australia’s First All Abilities Playground, Livvi’s Place in Timbrell Park in Five Dock has been nominated for this year’s National Disability Awards. The playground was created by ‘Touched by Olivia’, a not-for-profit […]

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October 27, 2014
Westconnex Community Fight The Westconnex Action group has continued organising against the proposed 10-year road development, which aims to connect suburbs from Parramatta to Bexley, with their first community meeting held last week. Over 100 […]

Global Worming

October 27, 2014
Whether or not Bairdsy pulls off his rationalisation of Sydney’s councils (reducing the number of councils in Sydney from 41 to 18), it is apparent that the combined power of local councils is effective, economical […]
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