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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 ... 

    Gemma Avery's "Smoke In Our Sandra D"

    If Walls Could Talk
    Gemma Avery, Michael McIntyre and Kyle Murrell
    Where: Galleria Vicino, 57-59 Macleay St, Potts Point
    When: September 5 - September 28
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    Photo of the week 


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

    News snippets

    The Sydney Morning Herald editorialises on alcohol lockouts ... Read on ... 

    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 >>

    Wednesday
    Aug272014

    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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    Monday
    Aug252014

    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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    Wednesday
    Jul232014

    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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    Friday
    May162014

    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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    Monday
    Mar172014

    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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