Rant: Another one bites the dust

September 20, 2013
Without fanfare or hardly anyone noticing, the Inner West lost an old and well-established local newspaper recently.  So… should we care? News Ltd quietly shut down the Thursday newsprint edition of the Inner West Courier […]

Rant: Political Correctness

August 14, 2013
Since this is a touchy topic, I want to start off by admitting that as a straight, white male from a privileged background, I may be just a little bit biased here. Nonetheless, I want […]

Fruit from the ‘hood is good

July 26, 2013
Imagine the streets of Balmain, Rozelle, Lilyfield and Leichhardt lined with trees bursting with lemons, limes, apples, oranges, peaches, pears and plums. Where all the fruit is free and on public land and what’s not […]

Rant – 213

July 3, 2013
Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne offers his take on the bike lane debate that has fired up in Leichhardt recently. This month I learned that some cycling advocates have tunnel vision… Leichhardt Council has adopted a […]

Rant – 212

June 18, 2013
Small businesses shape our great nation. It’s hard-working small business people that work long hours, employ the majority of people in Australia and take huge risks to ensure their success. Being a small business person […]

Media and its discontents

June 3, 2013
My name was in the news once. Not unlike Dunne from last issue’s rant, it was misprinted. But don’t worry Media, no hard feelings from me! However, I imagine hard feelings were felt by our […]

Rant: English Un-Dunne

May 20, 2013
The name ‘Dunne’ extends back one thousand years to the Emerald Isle. In old Gaelic it means brown and reflects the darker hair and features of those who make up the clan. In the world’s […]
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