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‘This is urgent’: Sydney council faces growing stink as bins, dumped rubbish pile up

February 01, 2023

Megan Gorrey February 1, 2023 The City of Sydney has blamed worker shortages, industrial action and the lingering effects of COVID-19 for overflowing bins and dumped rubbish piling up on streets as anger and frustration among residents grow. Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s council is...

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Sydney Council's rejection of Patyegarang statue labelled 'atrocious'

August 24, 2022

From Captain Cook, Governor Lachlan Macquarie, Queen Victoria and her dog, there are 25 statues of colonial figures in Sydney's CBD. Yet there's not a single statue commemorating an Aboriginal person. The City of Sydney Council has rejected an Indigenous councillor’s calls for a...

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The tender love story that should be on every book club’s list

August 05, 2022

Describing Sixty-Seven Days as a romance doesn’t do this book justice. Yvonne Weldon’s protagonist, Evie, is of Wiradjuri heritage, living the complex life of a young Indigenous woman in Redfern in the last decade of the 20th century. Bog-standard basic genre romances are claustrophobic, always about...

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Yvonne Weldon’s debut novel is a love story that transcends time and space

July 12, 2022

Yvonne Weldon can now add ‘fiction author’ to her list of incredible feats, with her debut novel “Sixty-Seven Days” released in bookstores across the country this month.But the novel, which won the Queensland Literary Awards David Unaipon Unpublished Manuscript in 2016, didn’t start off as a...

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Rubbish collection crisis seeing bins left piled up across Sydney

June 29, 2022

Sydney’s metropolitan area is in the grip of a rubbish crisis, with urgent meetings being held to bolster the city’s waste collection workforce as bins pile up. Sydney is in the midst of a “garbage collection crisis”, with the City’s CEO to urgently meet...

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