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Arts/Music/Film

Cash Savage and the Last Drinks: Good Citizens review – self-assured, brawling rock’n’roll

Melbourne outfit’s outstanding fourth album pairs tenderness with political fury. By Andrew Stafford Pack animals … Melbourne rocker Cash Savage (bottom centre) with her band the Last Drinks. Their new album, Good Citizens, was written against the backdrop of Australia’s same-sex marriage postal survey. Everyone’s got a “fucked-up way” of […]

Local Opinion/Comment

The new Cultural, Civic, Council Chambers Building – Can Coffs Harbour afford it?

Editors note: Last Thursday 13 September Councillors voted 6-2 (Councillors Amos and Rhodes voted against) to accelerate the Stage 1 design funding for the proposed Gordon Street Civic Centre. This decision appears to have generated concern among some ratepayers.  The following letter was sent to Outlook.  It was also sent […]

Politics

‘The Minister for Doing Very Very Little’

NSW Local Government and Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton’s office has been described as a “toxic environment” with contempt for bureaucrats in a complaint sent to the Premier’s office. By Alexandra Smith & Kylar Loussikian See: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/weakest-performer-in-cabinet-nsw-environment-minister-under-threat-20180912-p503bo.html There has been a high turnover of staff in the office, with 16 people […]