Reclaim your bay ladies

February 24, 2018

It was with horror but not surprise that I heard about women being assaulted on the Bay Run- two incidents of indecent assault and one of a man exposing himself in a period of two […]

In and Out

January 24, 2018

In  Granita limone anytime anywhere Free movies in parks and other open air venues Swimming in Parramatta River (try Chiswick Baths) Nice police people on NYE Marrickville Metro’s carpark makeover by @studiodennis Glamping on Cockatoo […]


December 11, 2017

Dear LL – Needless to say, I expect very little from aspirational, John Howard-worshipping, reffo-fearing, Murdoch-media-consuming Anglo westies. But the inescapable reality that Vietnamese Catholics, Lebanese Maronites, Syrian Sunnis, Orthodox Greeks and, hell, even Chinese […]

Beating the Daily Grind

December 11, 2017

I have been recently fixating on a quote from Confucius : “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Desperate not to work another day in […]


November 14, 2017

Could Norton Street soon be closed to cars? Joseph Carozzi, president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Australia, has called for cars to be removed from Norton Street in order to return […]

Latte Leftie #310

November 14, 2017

Latte Leftie addresses the allegations swirling on social media that he’s the Rolf Harris of leftist commentators Dear LL – You can imagine my garment-rending distress upon discovering that, despite the endless boasts about being […]

Thinking Twice

November 14, 2017

It can be easy to fall jealous of the incredibly thin runner that passes you on the Bay Run; of their flat stomach and toned legs. But assumptions can be dangerous. Sometimes you see the […]

It’s not ok to spray no

October 16, 2017

We’ve heard that a wave of anti same-sex marriage graffiti in the Inner West has been reported to the police. Opponents of change have sprayed the word “No” across an Enmore mural (the ‘monkey’ one […]

Latte Leftie #309

October 16, 2017

In his final missive, Latte Leftie reflects on how he set the agenda for the huge progressive victories of the last decade. Dear LL – Back when you began writing for Ciao in 2006 there […]

Losing Predictability

October 16, 2017

This week I came upon the widest enclosed canyon in the world — even wider than the Grand Canyon — right here in our own Central West, at Capertee Valley. When I heard about it […]

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