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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." 

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    St Vincent's College Spring Fair
    Where: Rockwall Cres. Potts Point
    When: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10am - 3pm

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    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 >>


    Fountain Pharmacy's new home

    From independent chemist to big chain: Priceline under the Rex, facing Fitzroy Gardens

    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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    Hans Nowak - resident park creator

    Latest in our series on local heros ... Vic Potts and photographer Anthony Browell discover Hans Nowak's work landscaping Australia's shortest nature trail at Beare Park 

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    Buns n Balls upstumps

    Music and meatballs strike the wrong note with liquor authorities ... The "knock-on" effect from new alcohol restrictions ... Buns n Balls leaves Kings Cross and heads for the beach ... Anita Senaratna reports 

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    Grub's off

    Surely there are licensing issues when glitzy establishments switch-off the ovens while continuing to serve drinks? ... Late night nourishment underwhelming in Sydney's "entertainment precinct" ... Nosher prowls for a hamburger  

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