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It stops with you

With 2011 research showing that one in seven Australians have experienced discrimination because of their colour or background, Marrickville Council has announced its support of the ‘Racism. It stops with me’ campaign, pledging to help promote the campaign’s anti-racism message over the next three years.

“I’m proud that Marrickville is a notably tolerant community,” said Mayor Jo Haylen, “But – and it’s a big but – it’s worth noting that Council is aware of at least two offensively racist letterbox drops in the past four or so years. It would be naïve to assume that racism doesn’t exist in some form in our local area.”

It’s exactly these kinds of actions the campaign hopes to stop and council will be using their website, social media channels as well as ranger vehicles to spread the word.

For more information visit itstopswithme.humanrights.gov.au.


local-news-Friend-in-Hand-2Sydney’s best pub

The winners of the inaugural MasterCard Lokie awards, which celebrate local businesses, have been announced with Glebe’s ‘Friend in Hand’ taking out the title of Best Pub as voted by Sydneysiders.

“The Friend in Hand has been in our family for over 30 years, and we’re proud to say it’s become a Glebe institution,” says owner, Peter Byrne, “We pride ourselves on our old world charm, our friendly staff who remember your name, and being a pub where you can come and leave the stress of life behind. We’re ecstatic the people of Sydney have given us the nod as the best pub in the city.”


Alcohol delivered to your door

We now know Barry O’Farrell enjoys a good wine, which is ironic considering he’s been instrumental in the new alcohol restriction laws, but perhaps we should thank him for the legacy he’s left behind that’s spurring new business opportunities like this one…

Quick Bottle is a new alcohol delivery service based in Leichhardt that can have craft beers, boutique wines, ciders, spirits and soft drinks on your doorstep in 30 to 45 minutes  – a handy service for those who prefer to party at home or simply don’t want to deal with the traffic and parking involved in travelling to a bottle shop. Plus, every order comes with free roasted nuts. Could this be the future of the alcohol industry?

For more info on how it all works visit www.quickbottle.com.au.

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