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Sydney voting changes not the ICAC distraction Baird was hoping for

NSW Premier Mike Baird’s plans to bring City of Sydney in line with City of Melbourne haven’t quite worked out.

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Miranda Devine’s bizarre war on cyclists

Daily Telegraph columnist Miranda Devine has written a spray against bike lanes in this morning’s paper. Just where does her hatred of bikes come from? Crikey intern Andrei Ghoukassian has one suggestion…

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Clover Moore is only half the story: shadowy panel devouring Sydney land

An Orwellian five-member panel will be making planning decisions surrounding Sydney public land in future. Cui bono? NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell reports.

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Poll Bludger: Liberals try again to weed out Clover

The NSW Liberal Party has a thorn in its side in the shape of Clover Moore. Since the people of Sydney love their Lord Mayor, what to do? Give businesses more votes.

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Why buy a Big Issue? Because selling it is bloody hard work

There are tough gigs but few tougher than that of The Big Issue street vendor, as Vivienne Skinner discovered at she donned the flouro vest for International Vendor Week.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: vale Mandela … the real Sydney … invisible girl …

The death of Nelson Mandela this week reminded us of how far we have come. But there is still much work to be done. Our proudly Sydney-based writer reviews the week …

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Hey Australia, do you really want Packer’s casino to define Sydney?

Journalist and author Jonathan Englert says Australia should think twice before making James Packer’s new casino the face of Australia.

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Sydney takes first steps to leave the grid

Sydney is taking a first step towards reducing its dependence on the electricity grid and centralised energy with the official launch of a city-wide low-carbon energy network, to be built via a series of tri-generation plants installed by Origin Energy subsidiary Cogent Energy.

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Avoid interviews that can be edited

When I advised politicians there was always one no-no when it came to interviews.

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Power grab: can Sydney make it off the grid?

It’s a tough job trying to take much of the CBD of Australia’s largest city off the electricity grid.

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Hold the government, not the opposition, to account

Letters from City of Sydney Councillor Irene Doutney, Immigration Dept spokesperson Sandi Logan, plus other Crikey readers on 50-cent Christmas card stamps, climate change, Westpac and more.

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Getting on your bike

In Sydney the car completely dominates. It’s serious business riding to work in a city where cycleways just suddenly end, writes Margaret Rice. Melbourne is a bit kinder.

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The Go Bag: coming to a city near you

Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, is urging Sydneysiders to prepare a “Go Bag” — packed with maps, running shoes, energy bars and even sticky-tape — so they can be ready for any disaster that may strike the city. What’s your bag? asks Guy Rundle.

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