Australia Day 2010

The Australia Day celebrations in Sydney are befitting of Australia’s oldest and biggest city with events and activities spread far and wide, on the beaches, in the backyards, in the sky and in parks, it’s a day to celebrate in true Aussie style

Sydney turned into orange

THE dust storm that pushed air pollution levels to 1500 times their normal levels – the highest on record. “Dust storms like this occur quite regularly but they rarely travel this far east and come through Sydney. It’s travelled about 1500 kilometres to get to Sydney. Fine particles can also irritate the lungs of healthy … Read more

Sydney topped the index for climate and cleanliness

Sydney’s position as one of the world’s leading cities has been confirmed today with the release of results from the latest Anholt-Gfk Roper City Brands Index. “This ranking means Sydney remains ahead of cities like London, Rome, New York and San Francisco in the minds of consumers internationally as one of the world’s most attractive … Read more

Australians demand climate action

The National Climate Emergency Rallies called on Australia to take the lead at the UN environment summit in December in Copenhagen.  Activists also want an end to Australia’s dependence on cheap and plentiful supplies of coal. It is one of the world’s worst per capita emitters of greenhouse gases. Protesters were urged to wear red to … Read more

Harris Park violence ‘going on for years’

Street thugs in Harris Park, in Sydney’s west, were violently attacking elderly white women for a number of years before shifting their focus to Indians, says a NSW politician who raised the problem of violence in the suburb in State Parliament two years ago. Gordon Moyes, a member of the NSW upper house, said he … Read more