Posts Tagged ‘New South Wales’

Taxpayer off the hook after live baiting scandal

Posted: 11:07 am on 24th March 2015

 It was almost a St Valentine’s Day Massacre. Within days of the damning Four Corners report into live baiting across the greyhound  industry, aired on 16 February, the entire board of Greyhound Racing NSW was dismissed, and  the entire board of Greyhound Racing Victoria resigned, despite being cleared of wrongdoing  by the Victorian Racing Integrity Commissioner. The scandal looks set to rock the Australian greyhound industry, but Victorian taxpayers may see…

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Roadmaps to planning reform

Posted: 2:07 pm on 5th June 2014

Dealing with the NSW planning authorities might well be at the top of any renovator’s list of nightmares. But fear not: The NSW government knows there is a problem and is working on a reform agenda. Not the same reform agenda that successive NSW governments have been tinkering with since at least 2003. This one is very different. And to show how serious this government is about delivering on the…

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Balloon-mania

Posted: 4:00 pm on 14th May 2014

Sydney WasteWatchers will be familiar with Darling Harbour and its recent infestation of balloons. These enormous 20-foot high balloons on the sides of random buildings—which spell out various imperatives like EAT, DANCE, or SHOP—are one manifestation of Darling Habour’s new “inflatable brand identity,” courtesy of international brand consultancy Interbrand. According to David Storey, the general manager of the Sydney office of Interbrand: This isn’t just about a new brand identity,…

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