Light Rail's Time Has Come

It seems inconceivable for many young Sydneysiders who have flocked to places like Newtown, Surry Hills and now Marrickville and Alexandria, that the streets of the inner-city were once dominated not by cars but by trams. We must remember that these are still the children of the great modernist vision of a city where the car is central to life, the very embodiment of their freedom of movement and perhaps even their freedom to express themselves.  Continue reading


New South Wales will realistically never be a ‘zero waste society’. But as the CEO of OzHarvest Ronni Kahn will tell you it won’t be for want of trying. After tireless lobbying by Kahn and OzHarvest, in 2005 NSW passed into law an amendment which allowed food donors to donate surplus food without fear of liability. With this change in legislation OzHarvest was free to engage in what is now its core business – collecting and redistributing waste food that would otherwise end up in landfill.   They now supply more than 500 charities across all major Australian cities who depend on their collection of food from supermarkets, farmers and commercial food outlets such as cafes and restaurants, to feed society’s most vulnerable.  Continue reading