Rant: Sustainability struggles

August 18, 2014
Leichhardt Council’s annual Footprints EcoFestival is just around the corner and that means plenty of hippies, hipsters and yippies giving talks, showcasing demonstrations and running workshops on everything from DIY furniture mending to how to […]

Community rant: the Bays Precinct

July 30, 2014
The Baird Government is to be congratulated on the creation of an international panel of experts to advise on ways to revitalise the Bays Precinct. This area, which includes over five kilometres of waterfront, the […]

Rant: White Bay's pollution problems

July 21, 2014
When the cruise ship terminal was relocated from the tourist precinct of Darling Harbour to the high density residential area of Balmain/White Bay it brought many problems to the surrounding community. The incidence of health […]

Rant: the challenges of being a four wall store

July 7, 2014
The challenges of being a four-wall store “Is it me?” the bricks and mortar retail stores cry. We sell experiences and offer direct interaction with our indie business owners who are willing to impart an […]

Rant: the power of sport

June 23, 2014
In a year where World Cup football unites the globe, it is a timely reminder of the power of sport. Through the World Cup, different cultures and races are brought together to compete in what […]

Rant: Public art, gone missing in Leichhardt?

May 26, 2014
Leichhardt Council’s Cultural Plan gives top priority to the funding of `a significant artwork’ every four years, to the value of $200,000. This fund, yet to be established, could be used to pay for large […]

Rant: Treasure Island

May 12, 2014
Despite the dilapidated beauty of Cockatoo Island, its edgy arts events and glamping options, the island still fails to find it’s place in the Inner West’s landscape… Pitched as being the focal point of the […]

Rant: Our underwhelming light rail

April 28, 2014
All aboard the Dulwich Hill Flyer? Maybe not, reports have said that it’s overcrowded, cramped and infrequent. Fair enough too, the truth is our new light rail is just not good enough. The reports claimed […]

Rant: the ANZAC myth

April 14, 2014
Lest we forget the wars fought in our name ANZAC Day, we’re told, is Australia’s “most important national occasion”. But beyond the clichés about how the Anzac “campaign” at Gallipoli Cove in 1915 “shaped Australia’s identity,” […]
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