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    Shooters Party MLC Robert Borsak introducing legislation to stack the council of the City of Sydney. August 14, 2014   

    "Alan Jones has been a driving force for this change ... Without his assistance, I doubt that the government would have been persuaded to support the Bill." 

    What's on ... 

    Mythical works by Tania Mason
    Where: Galleria Vicino at The Yellow House
    Shop 2, 57-59 Macleay St, Potts Point
    When: July 30 - August 31, 2014
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    Dr Tim Hawkes, headmaster of The Kings School, Ten Conversations You Much Have With Your Son 
    The Institute of Architects, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
    When: Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at 6.30pm
    Arranged by Potts Point Bookshop
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    Photo of the week 

    Mysterious signs ... 
    The corner of Macleay St and Greenknowe Ave

    News snippets

    Alex Greenwich asks ICAC to examine Shooters Party's motives behind City Council election Bill, which gives business owners double votes ... Read on ... 

    Paul Nicolaou, the man who fought the lockout laws, resigns as head of the NSW AHA following ICAC exposure of Liberal fundraising rorts ... Read on

    Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim, brother of Kings Cross nightclub czar, gets another chance at parole ... Read on ... 

    City pubs & clubs seeking exemptions from 1.30am lockouts on order to keep pokie revenue flowing ... Read on ... 

    Leaf-blowers ... Body corporate taste tyrants ... Other disturbances ... Read on >>


    Property and alcohol Czars eye control of City Council

    No need to vote early and vote often ... City businesses and ratepaying owners will be able to vote twice under latest 'Get Clover' legislation ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Out and About

    From book trade to property salesOpenings and Closures ... Comings and Goings ... Plenty of buzz about new Potts Point businesses ... Orwell Hughes reports on recent movements at the station 

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    Fountain Pharmacy's new home

    The pharmacy business is changing and it's not good news for small independent chemists ... Anita Senaratna reports

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    Shopfront law 

    Inner City Legal Centre: community law

    Darlinghurst Road's Inner City Legal Centre provides legal help for the underprivileged ... Law on a human scale ... Small staff, lots of pro bono volunteers ... Bold initiatives ... Jackie Keast reporting 

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    Bayswater Road's public transport trial

    Bayswater Road for taxis and buses only (pic: Daily Telegraph)

    Bayswater Road closure ... Trial spread over three Saturday nights ... Safe hub for public transport ... Aim is to reduce violence ... Taxi Council on board ... The link between crowded streets and anti-social behaviour ... Anita Senaratna reports 

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