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weekender the inner city FRI 8 NOV 2013 • Issue 162


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ocals are being encouraged to reduce, reuse and rec ycle during National Recycle Week f rom M onday, No vember 11 un til Sunday, November 17. Mayor of Marrickv ille Jo Haylen said tha t Marrickville Counc il is commi tted to w orking w ith the community towards zero waste. “I want our communi ty to be as sustainable as possible. Our residents are very good at using the kerbside recycling system, and Council is very efficient at managing the huge volumes of material that is put out for collection every week,” she said. “We a lso kn ow ne ed t o d o m ore t o r educe t he amount of rubbish we produce. That’s why Council started a communi ty conversation about ho w much ‘stuff’ we have and the best wa ys of reusing, reco vering and rec ycling. We w ant to mo ve towards zero waste! “Together w e c an chan ge the wa y w e li ve to make our community more sustainable.” Council’s hug ely popular H ousehold Chemic al and e- Waste Drop- Off Da ys are amon g S ydney’s oldest and most popular chemic al and elec tronic

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Mayor Jo Haylen helps with a waste collection. waste collection services. Last year 702 residen ts dropped off 15. 8 tonnes of chemic als, and 31. 3 tonnes of e- waste – all of which was rec ycled and di verted f rom landfill free of char ge. The messag e f rom the Ma yor is residents can have their r ubbish collected free of charge from Council. “Council pro vides these ser vices to help o vercome the issue of illegal dumpin g. Wh y dump your waste when we collect it for free? Let Council recycle your unwanted metal g oods or ma ttress-

es,” she said. “I hope ev eryone in Marrickv ille embraces National Recycling Week and does at least one thing to mark the week. The more we recycle, the greater the environmental benefit.” Council’s next Household Chemical and e-Waste Drop Off Da y is S aturday, November 9 f rom 9am until 2.30pm, at Counc il’s Works D epot at St P eters ( entry v ia B olton S treet, p arallel t o t he ra ilway tracks) and exit via Unwins Bridge Road as a left hand turn only.








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“It is no surprise w e are seein g a massi ve increase in train cancellations when the O’Farrell Government has sacked 450 maintenance workers,” she said. “Cancellations are no w a regular occ urrence for train commuters and the Transport Minister needs to explain what she is doing to fix the problem.” I sought that explanation from Transport Minister, Gladys B erejiklian but she was “ away this week” and m y questions w ere instead direc ted to Transport for NSW. “99.6 per cen t of peak ser vices opera ted in the last financ ial year – only four in ev ery 1,000 services w ere c ancelled,” a Transport for NS W spokesperson said. “Spending on maintenance, infrastructure and investing in brand new rollin g stock is inc reasing, with more than 55 new Waratahs now on the network.” There’s a few Ministers I feel haven’t quite won me over yet in terms of the way they acted in Opposition two years ago, versus the way they act in Government. Gladys Berejiklian is one of them. All the sta tistics in the w orld couldn’t tell y ou what tra velling on the rail netw ork is lik e each and every day. Ms Berejiklian needs to legitimately try it to understand the greater problems.


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gery, however he died on Tuesday. The presiden t of the Brazilian Community Counc il of A ustralia (BRA CCA) Marcelo Bussac arini, based in Marrick ville, said after learning of the man’s demise he w ent to see him in hospi tal on Monday. “We offer support to the Brazilian nationals who come here and need assistance in any way,” Mr Bussacarini said. He encourag ed Brazilian na tionals who w itnessed an ything on the nigh t to contact police. A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder. Lucio Rodrigues.

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Commuter finds artistic inspiration in the mundane trip home from work



othing coul d be more borin g than sitting in traffic or a slo w commute on the train on the way to work, right? Not for Kevin McKay. The St Peters based artist uses si tting in traffic and train rides through the city as inspiration for his next paintings and artworks. He has been working on a series of urban landscape paintings that document his daily journey through the city. “I r espond t o p laces t hat c atch m y e ye in passing and over time become familiar landmarks,” Mr McKay said. What most people tak e for gran ted and consider mundane and boring, Mr McKay uncovers the beauty. He paints subjects with a sense of history such as an ol d hotel, church, or art - deco sub- station, but also finds inspira tion in

Changing trains provides a new painting opportunity for Kevin McKay.

more mundane sites like an overpass, or a construction site and has ev en set up his easel on a train station platform. In this da y and ag e commuters are preoccupied w ith other thin gs such as iPods, iPads and soc ial media to see wha t is around them. “Too often we are so lost in our own concerns, or digital devices, to appreciate the landscape we pass through every day.” The 48- year- old completed his Masters in Fine Art a t Na tional Art S chool and won a scholarship through the W illiam Fletcher Foundation to study a t The Bri tish School at Rome two years ago. He said his studies of classical aqueducts in Rome helped him appreciate the beauty to be found closer to home. His latest works were inspired by Sydenham railwa y sta tion’s archi tecture (pictured left). “The effec t of ligh t on classic al forms presented an open air c athedral demanding to be painted,” he said of the station. Working in a shared studio with 30 other artists he is making headway into his craft, and w ill be sho wing his w ork titled New Work 2013 a t the Sheffer Galler y. I t is lo cated at 38 L ander Street, Darlin gton and will be on e xhibition f rom W ednesday, November 13-23, from 6pm to 8pm.

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November This year is the 95th anniversary of the armistice and a minute’s silence will be observed at 11am in memory of those who have made the ultimate

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Pets in apartments and noisy wooden floor boards are all up for discussion as the State Government seeks to change strata and community scheme laws. The State Government has released details this week of its proposed changes to strata laws after commencing a review by Fair Trading in December 2011. “Strata touches the lives of millions of people in NSW,” Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said. “Today, there are more than 72,000 strata schemes in New South Wales, and it is estimated that more than 30 per cent of the state’s population live or work in strata." One of the planned major overhauls

sacrifice or suffered in armed conflicts. A tradition of Remembrance Day is the wearing of a red poppy flower to signify the loss of life and blood shed during armed conflict. Once known as Armistice Day, after the end of the Second World War, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day. Armistice Day was no longer an appropriate title for a day that would commemorate all war dead. Wherever you may be on November 11, take a moment to stop and reflect on those who fought for our country. For more information on what Remembrance Day is all about, visit the website:


Hundreds of people are expected to gather at memorials in the local area on November 11 to commemorate Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918.

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Bingo complex goes up in fla mes, backpackers evacuated as precaution

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he Marrickville Bingo complex is a little out of luck after a damaging fire broke out at the complex on Addison Road at around 6am on Monday morning. Fortunately, there was nobody inside the buil ding when i t c aught fire, ho wever 20 backpack ers w ere evac uated f rom premises next door. Fire and R escue NS W Superin tendent Ian Krimmer said the fire brigades f rom neighbouring units attended, extinguishing the fire promptly. “30 firemen f rom six sta tions a ttended the call. We evacuated the premises ne xt door, which is a backpack er building. After e xtinguishing the fire and the place was declared safe, the backpackers returned safely,” he said. The building sustained about 40 per cent


Marrickville Bingo on Addison Road after the fire was extinguished. damage to the structure. Fire and R escue NS W had to c ut their way in from the front of the building to get to the fire inside. Chief Inspec tor Alf S ergi f rom Marrick -

ville Local Area command said one person was sustained a minor injury. “A c aretaker recei ved trea tment for smoke inhalation. There were no reports of anyone else sustaining injuries,” he said

of the incident. Police are continuing their investigations into the cause of the fire and are asking anyone who may have seen anything to c all Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Resignation backflip: Carmel Tebbutt won't contest the next election After denying rumours days earlier, Tebbutt sets date for her retirement BASIL NAIMET @ICWJournalist


peculation was rife some w eeks that the M ember for Marrickv ille Carmel T ebbutt w ould resign from her post, but the controversy came to a head last Sunday when she announced she would not contest the state election in 2015. Having tol d the Inner Cit y W eekender only days earlier that she would not be resigning f rom her role as Marrickv ille MP, Ms Tebbutt seemingly reversed the dec ision, and made it official on Sunday. She has written to the Labor Party members in the Marrickville electorate informing them she would not contest the March 2015 elec tion and said she was gra teful to them for their support throughout her long tenure. “It has been a pri vilege to represen t the people of Marrickville in the NSW Parliament

Marrickville MP, Carmel Tebbutt. and to serve as Deputy Premier,” she said. Ms Tebbutt said one of her c areer highlights was winning the by-election of 2005 after resigning in that year and was tak en

aback by the support f rom the elec torate. “It was a hug e honour for the loc al constituents to want me to represent them,” she said.

Over a period of 15 years Ms Tebbutt has held quite a ran ge of portfolio s including Juvenile Justice, Community and Disability Services, Education, Environment and Health. Amongst her achievements are: • Delivering the benefi ts of Na tional Health Reform to hospitals across New South Wales • A wages agreement for NS W teachers achieved without industrial disputation for the first time in decades. • An ad ditional $1 billion for chil d pro tection ser vices w ith a new foc us on early intervention. • Overseeing the introduction of youth justice conferencing. • Extending the light rail to Dulwich Hill. Although the Member for Marrickville is retiring she has plans to con tinue being a part of the community. “Having been a part of this di verse community for such a long time, I want to continue being part of i t and ac tively making contributions in it,” she said. Ms Tebbutt said she still had a lon g way to go before she bowed out of politics and didn’t consider wha t she migh t pursue after that. Although, she ad ded, “I w ould like to be in volved w ith child and family services or education”.

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Police officer assaulted in brawl at Enmore

On Saturday, November 2, at about 3.40pm a female was unloading groceries from her car. When returning to her car she has observed a male walking away from the car’s location. On checking, the woman has noted that her wallet was no longer in the car. She immediately followed the male along Corunna Road towards Northumberland Ave, Stanmore. Moments later the male has run off – he was last seen heading towards Stanmore McDonald’s. The male was described as Caucasian appearance, mid 40’s, with black shoulder length hair wearing a pink T Shirt. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Marrickville Local Area Command on 9568 9299.

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a police officer during a brawl at Enmore. Shortly after midnight on Sunday, November 3, police from Newtown Local Area Command attended Pemmell Lane, following reports of a brawl. Upon arrival, police located a number of people fighting and attempted to intervene. During the brawl, a man allegedly punched a male police officer in the face, before further assaulting the officer. A 34-year-old man was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station, where he was charged with 'assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm'. He was given strict bail conditions to appear at Newtown Local Court on Thursday, November 28.

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Warning to residents after spate of theft incidents

About 4.40pm on Sunday, November 3, police were patrolling along Livingstone Road, Marrickville. During this time they observed a vehicle turn suddenly into Pile Street, Marrickville. Police followed the vehicle and directed the driver to stop. The driver was spoken to by police and subjected to a random breath test. The driver returned a positive reading and was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station. Whilst at the station the driver undertook a Breath Analysis and returned a high range reading. The driver is now due to face Newtown Local Court.

Marrickville Police have been experiencing an increase in houses being broken into where electronic devices, car keys and other personal property that is being left out and visible is being stolen. Offenders are then using the stolen car keys to steal the home owner’s vehicle from the garage or driveway. Police suggest home owners ensure all doors and a window are locked; do not leave valuables within sight of windows and doors; and do not leave valuables, particularly car keys, lying on the kitchen bench or on hall stands. Conceal property that may be of value so that it is not an easy target.



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Olympic swimmer and Minions team up for sun safety kids campaign A new campaign has been launched to combat the rising number of melanoma cases KATHERINE TWEED


tephanie Rice is set to star alon gside the Minions from ‘Despicable Me 2’ in a new national sun safety campaign. Universal S ony P ictures H ome En tertainment ha ve partnered w ith Ms Rice who is the Melanoma Foundation ambassador and Olympic Swimmer to create the campaign aimed at reducing melanoma. It has been established to pro vide easyto- understand tips to A ustralian kids to ensure they are protec ted f rom the sun ’s harmful rays. It is estima ted tha t there ha ve been 124,910 new c ases of c ancer diagnosed in Australia this year alone and that number is e xpected to rise to 150 ,000 new c ases per year by 2020. “The messag e of sun safety is not new and there are man y c ampaigns out there that educ ate on the dan gers of sun dam-

Stephanie Rice helps the Minions educate children about sun safety. age, but the number of skin c ancer c ases continues to rise,” Ms Rice said. “While most campaigns put the onus on parents, I’ve teamed up with the adorable Minions to speak direc tly to kids, usin g

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characters to help deli ver this importan t message in a wa y tha t kids w ill find fun and memorable.” Ms Rice and the Minions, lovable characters from the well-known children’s mov-

ie ‘Despicable Me 2’ are featured together in a short video where together they demonstrate sun safety procedures in an easyto-understand format. The v ideo explains Ms Rice ’s “top-five” tips for k eeping safe in the sun usin g a mixture of animation and live action. Using sun protection like sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are detailed in the short film as w ell as recommendin g tha t kids spend more time in the shade and drink plenty of fluids. “We are delighted to work with Stephanie Rice to educ ate chil dren about sun safety, and to arm them w ith prac tical skills to help them sta y safe, ” said Jim Batchelor, Managing Director at Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “Using the Minions to help deli ver this message means we are educating kids, but not takin g the fun out of bein g outside, enjoying the beautiful summer weather.” The M elanoma F oundation was established in 1984 as a chari table founda tion of the University of Sydney, with the ultimate goal of finding a c ure for melanoma with experienced researchers at the fore. The video can be viewed on the Uni versal Pictures Australia YouTube page at the following w eb ad dress: w com/user/UniversalPicturesAU/videos.


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he Sydney Architecture Festival is Australia’s largest public celebration of architecture, and this year’s theme of Y our Community, Your City, is being celebrated across many Sydney suburbs – including locally in Petersham. Marrickville Library and History Services are getting in on the action by hosting the A daptive R euse and H eritage Conservation talks. Otto Cserhalmi, a professional architect and conser vation consultan t, w ill

talk about Heritage Sites: Do’s and Don’ts – a prac tical guide to lookin g after heritage sites. Using illustra tions, photographs and case studies, Mr Cserhalmi w ill talk about heritage processes, building methods and ma terials, and the jar gon used by authorities and heritage bodies. Megan J ones, who leads the H eritage Group at Tanner Architects will examine the rev italisation of Queensland ’s most significant heri tage buil ding. She w ill discuss the Brisbane Ci ty Hall R estoration, which included refurbishmen t of existing and new interior spaces. The talk is on a t Petersham Town Hall on November 9 from 1pm to 3pm.




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News in Brief NSW Treasurer Mike Baird said he was encouraged b y the ad ditional 3, 800 jobs created in NS W in the prev ious mon th, as revealed in the latest ABS Labour Force figures released yesterday. Mr Baird noted the rise in the unemployment rate from 5.6 per cent to 5.9 per cent

in the previous month. “While i t’s concernin g to see tha t the unemployment ra te has edg ed up this month, we are encourag ed that NSW still holds the second lo west unemplo yment rate in na tion, alon gside V ictoria and Queensland,” Mr Baird said.

“It’s clear tha t the NS W economy is still facing signific ant economic headw inds. The poli tical uncertain ty tha t domina ted much of this y ear has had a real and last ing impact. This, combined w ith ongoing global economic uncertainty, continues to inhibit business confidence.


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Marrickville Counc il’s Librar y and History S ervices ha ve been a warded a $4,000 federal Community Heritage Grant to fund a preser vation needs assessment. As part of the gran t fundin g, a Marrickville Counc il staff member w ill attend an intensive three-day workshop in preservation and collection management at the National Library of Australia, the Na tional Archi ves of A ustralia, the National Museum of A ustralia and the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra. The Mayor of Marrickv ille Jo Haylen said the gran t and w orkshop trainin g was c rucial in helpin g to preser ve the Marrickville History Collection.

“It’s all about working together to help spread the message that if we don’t preserve our history now, it could be lost forever” – Jo Haylen

Sydney and surrounding areas switch on 3 December 2013* The analog TV switch off is happening on 3 December 2013*– and there’s no turning back. After this date you won’t see anything if you’re not ready for digital-only TV.

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NSW P remier B arry O ’Farrell h as announced legislation will be introduced to Parliamen t to gi ve police clear and effective arrest po wers to protec t the community. The k ey c hanges t o t he L aw E nforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act clarify police arrests powers: • t o p reserve t he s afety o r w elfare o f any person, includin g the person arrested; • to obtain property in the possession of the person tha t is connec ted w ith the offence; • make enquiries to establish a person’s identity if it is suspected to be false; • fleeing f rom police or f rom the loc ation of a suspected offence.


Health Minister Jillian Skinner joined Prime Minister T ony Abbot t and F ederal Health Minister Peter Dutton in officially opening the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse this week. The $260 million c ancer trea tment and research buil ding on Missenden Road at Camperdown is named in honour of the la te Professor Chris O’Brien, a leadin g sur geon who succ umbed to a brain tumour in 2009. Professor O’Brien’s w idow, Gail, and their children were guests at the ceremony. “The agreement for the transfer and operation of cancer services from Royal P rince Alf red H ospital to the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is unique – the first agreement of its kind in Australia,” Mrs Skinner said. The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a not for- profit benev olent insti tution tha t will trea t public and pri vate pa tients. The NS W G overnment w ill purchase cancer services for public patients from Lifehouse for $16.7 million each year.


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omely! Tha t’s the feelin g y ou g et when y ou walk into the Southern Cross Hotel situated on the corner of the P rinces High way and C anal Road, St Peters. That is because they’ve got the lot when it comes to looking after their customers. A comprehensive menu that will tempt the fussiest palate, the Southern Cross Hotel prides itself on meals and service that really is second to none. After work why not drop b y and relax in the finest décor that will give you that home away from home feeling. You have to try the $10 Tradie Lunch Monday to Thursday from 12pm until 3pm. Kick back and relax w ith a selec tion of spirits, wine and beer during Happy Hour, Monday to F riday from 3.30pm to 5pm. If you can’t be bothered going home to cook dinner, why not let the S outhern Cross H otel tempt y ou w ith their scrumptious meals and specials you won’t be able to resist. Monday after 5pm there ’s the succ ulent $15 Ribs, Tuesdays ‘2- 4- 1 M eals’ f rom a selec tion of mains f rom 5pm, Wednesdays $10 Steaks from 5pm and Members Badge Draw. On Fridays there are ‘2- 4-1 Cocktails’, free Juke Box and f ree P ool. On S aturdays c atch up w ith f riends and great value for money ‘2-4-1 Cocktails’. If you want to entertain the kids then the Southern Cross is just the place. They have kids cooking parties, kids mini master chef school holiday cooking classes and the budget saver is kids eat free all day Sunday. Other fea tures include boutique style accommoda tion, two plush function rooms, and live sports in the bar.

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Be war y of bein g a li ttle too arrogan t w ith w ork ma tes a t this time and only thinking that you are capable of doing things correctly, as this w ill mak e y ou unpopular w ith some ra ther importan t people. This means y ou should be c areful of treadin g on the eg os of bosses or fellow colleagues.



Focus on impro ving y our communic ation skills a t w ork this week as the end of the mon th is the ideal time to impress the boss with your knowledge and expertise. You should look for opportunities to learn new thin gs and meet new people in y our work environment. It is the party season however be warned not to over-do it.


You need to be c areful of spendin g money y ou don't ha ve this week - I know you like a certain kind of lifestyle ho wever it will not do much for you in the long run. It is time to get a grip on your cash in readiness for developments coming your way. If you wish to have financial security in the long term then you need to be more disciplined in the way you handle your fiscal affairs.


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This week is a time for new beginnings so why not focus on shedding your ol d skin, a joinin g of V enus and Pluto gi ves you the chance to banish old habits and change little things about yourself. You should be wary of keeping your emotions under control at this time as people won't appreciate a sudden emotional eruption or explosion.

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This week it is important that you listen to an acquaintance who has some excellent advice for you, which will help you to let go of bad habits, old fears, insecurities and phobias. More importantly it is time to rid yourself of any kind of self-pity that may be associated with these worries. Everything that happens is always a growth experience! Remember that this month is the ideal time to sort out your finances.


Whilst you are ready to enjoy yourself this week, you need to be choosy about y our company so spend time w ith those who inspire you and who think alon g the same wa ve lengths as y ou do. It is recommended you only spend time with those who are well informed. Those who attempt to intimidate you should be swept to one side.

The year ahead w ill see sev eral long-held dreams come to life. The next 12 mon ths is the ideal time for o verseas travel and to focus on expanding your business further afield, however it will be important for y ou to be f lexible as opportuni ties emerge. Your perseverance with a work project or business plan will pay off in a big way.



It is now time to focus on your cash flow as Mars and Saturn are aligning to help you get your finances in order; It may be a good time for y ou to start a sa vings account. This w eek your popularity is glowing even more brightly than usual among friends and team mates as you instinctively know how to put others at ease.

Focus on y our friends this w eek bec ause when y ou have a big decision to make at the end of the mon th, you'll be grateful for their support. It is important that you think ahead this week especially at work. When it comes to your love life, quiet interludes at home will be more attractive than painting the town red.



Focus on uppin g the fun fac tor this w eek, it'll set the stag e for the rest of 2013, so wh y not or ganise an end of y ear party for loved ones or w ork mates? You should also be c areful of v oicing your opinion to loudly in the near future especially on Social Media. Keep in mind that not everyone is going to agree with your thoughts.

Focus on impro ving y our c areer this w eek as an e xciting opportunity will come to you from someone you've trusted in the past. You should be looking good and feeling rather good at this time, so why not spend some money on a new outfit or hairdo! There is a certain need to be careful of burning the candle at both ends.




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For the past mon th I have been checking the letter box religiously, every time hopin g that a spec ial package I had been waiting for would be inside; the month-long wait was unbearable. You may be w ondering why this packag e was so differen t, and so to answer that, we will have to rewind a month to when I first discovered the wonders of the ‘Beauty Box’. My sister e xcitedly c alled me o ver to the computer after stumbling ac ross a w ebsite claimin g to send y ou fi ve to six beauty samples a month, with every month’s box a surprise. Of all the thin gs I lo ve in this w orld, samples are in the top 10 – they may be small but they open up a world of cosmetic products that you never would have thought to try. The idea of bein g sent surprise samples f rom a selec tion of thousands of companies was just too good to turn down so for $19.95 we signed up for our first mon th of B eauty Box goodness. The brand w e chose, which was both cheap and had g ood feedback, was ‘Lust Have It’ and for the next month, we waited. This week the wait was over. My sister and I opened the box together and pulled out our samples one by one, testing them as w e w ent. Inside the ( very c ute) box w e had a mixture of makeup, tanning products, skin care and hair products. We pulled out a sample- sized L e T an W ash Off c an first, spraying it on our arms and mar velling at the na tural colour and the con venience of the produc t – defini tely one tha t we decided we would purchase later. We then had a look a t a couple of Paula ’s Choice produc ts; Oil Blotting Papers and a full-size E arth Sourced Purely Natural Refreshing Toner. The Inika Vegan Lip Whip in ‘Very Berry’ was ne xt, something tha t I w ould also g o out of m y way to purchase later – the colour was perfect! Both of us were very excited to discover we had a Femme Fatale Mineral Based Eye Shadow, which proved to be long lasting and finally we opened up the bottle of Klorane Shampoo with Nettle. This was a great purchase and I can’t wait for next month’s box.


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As w e head in to summer , the spik e in new pupp y and ki tten arri vals in to households in our area is startin g to occur. If y ou ha ve recently acquired a puppy or kitten, here are some tips for you to consider. Nutrition Most dogs complete their gro wing by age one or two years and it is important SAM to consider this when feeding your pet. KOVAC Puppies and ki ttens need a much Southern Cross higher a mount o f c alcium r elative t o Veterinary Clinic phosphorous in their diet to support 9516 0234 the healthy, normal growth of bones. 60 Princes Hwy, Feeding a w ell- balanced dr y pet St Peters food ( generally supermark et quali ty foods are poorer than those you can buy from a pet store or vet) will see your pet getting the right amount of calcium and phosphorous. In healthy animals, supplementing with milk is usually not necessar y, and an e xcess amount can even cause diarrhoea. If you have got a kitten at home, its especially important to feed a variety of foods to prevent fussiness. Training By setting the rules from the beginning and performing basic obedience, training your puppy or kitten from early on can be a rewarding experience for y ou and y our pet. F rom the v ery first day, spend 5-10 minutes training your dog to sit on command or cat to come when called. Socialisation In all the e xcitement of the family pla ying with the new arrival, many people overlook this important area of puppy and kitten development. One w eek after the final vacc ination, it is time to get your pet interacting with as many new environments and other creatures as possible. This w ill help to make them more balanced as they g et older and e xperience fewer behavioural issues such as anxiety and aggression.

Health starts even before birth and a new blood test for preeclampsia, a sev ere pregnanc y complic ation link ed to high blood pressure, could save hundreds of babies’ lives a year. Findings w ere published in the American Heart Assoc iation Journal w ith researchers say ing a new bedside test c an give a results in 15 minutes and is able to iden tify 96 per cen t of pregnant women at high risk of the condition. It was developed by British scientists who studied a group of 625 pregnant women from across the UK, 61 per cent of whom were affec ted b y pre- eclampsia. The condi tion c an dama ge the kidneys, li ver and brain and lead to prema ture delivery, low birthweight babies and stillbirths. “The test is designed to differen tiate w omen w ith pre- eclampsia from those with high blood pressure alone,” Dr Lucy Chappell, senior lec turer in obstetric s at King’s College L ondon, said. “Current tests for the condition only detect that it is happening rather than predicting it and, by that time, the disease has progressed and has likely already caused organ damage.” Pre- eclampsia affec ts one in 10 UK pregnanc ies, and between one per cent and two per cent of pregnant women suffer severe symptoms. It usually strikes during the second half of pregnancy, or soon after a baby is born. Besides high blood pressure, other symptoms include f luid retention, severe headache and v ision problems. In v ery severe c ases, pre-eclampsia may c ause fits that are life-threatening to mother and bab y. E ach year, the condi tion leads to the deaths of around six or sev en women and 1,000 babies in the UK. The team from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College found that women with low levels of pro tein placental growth factor (PIGF) were very likely to develop pre-eclampsia. Currently the only cure for severe pre-eclampsia is to deliver the baby, regardless of how advanced the pregnancy is. I hope this new test can reduce that rate.

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Album's a new chapter for songwriter Damien Leith fter bursting onto the music scene seven years ago, singer-songwriter Damien Leith has released multiple platinum selling albums including ‘Roy’, a tribute album to Roy Orbison. Now the ‘Australian Idol’ winner is back



with a new album, ‘ Chapter Seven’, and a national tour, which w ill see him pla y a t the Clarendon Guesthouse in Katoomba. ‘Chapter S even’ marks the first independent album for L eith, who produced most of the album in his o wn studio . Working independently meant that there was no loomin g deadline, so L eith was able to spend as long as he needed on each song. “How much time I wan ted to spend on a partic ular song was en tirely in my corner, and even the timeline was up to me as well,” Leith said. “It just was grea t, it was v ery c reative. I could spend a lot of time on each song.” He has teamed up with Social Family Records, an independen t label, to public ise and distribute the album. A notable e xperience tha t c ame alon g with the new album was the opportuni ty to w ork w ith J oe M elson, who is kno wn for writing Roy Orbison’s ‘Only the Lonely’ and ‘Crying’. “The two [Joe Melson songs] that are on the album w ere both wri tten v ia Skype,

which is mad. It was over a lot of time, we do about three hour sessions a t a time and some of the songs we worked on for weeks,” Leith said. “We ha ve about 14 other son gs, which w e’ve written in Nashville on different trips. The good thing with

Joe Melson is this is the first time he ’s released an y son gs since R oy passed away, so it’s a real big honour for me to have these songs on the album.” Leith has nothing but admiration for Melson, saying that his o wn personal songwriting has impro ved just f rom

spending time with him. ‘Chapter S even’ c an be desc ribed as a positive album, promotin g the idea tha t things will get better, which is the theme throughout the whole album. “The sound definitely has a much more organic, acoustic sort of sound. I tried to make i t as real as possible all the wa y through. I’ve really tried to g o for a more earthy sort of sound,” Leith said. “Overall, i t’s qui te an acoustic album, not folky and not stripped back, but just a real acoustic sound. I’ ve tried to mak e it sound as much lik e something that five people could go into a room, sit down with all the g ear and just reproduce the whole lot, so I tried to mak e it as much lik e that as possible.” This acoustic, posi tive direc tion c an be a ttributed to Damien ’s independen t move, which inspired him to learn new techniques for production. “I was going online a lot and I was finding out about how to record massive amounts of harmonies and thin gs lik e tha t. Then from learning that I started put ting those into the songs,” he said. “That is a theme tha t r uns through the album as w ell, big harmon y momen ts, kind of chan ts and tha t sort of big sound that pops in and pops out of the album.” ‘Chapter Seven’ is a vailable to or der online w ith a choice of three packs, which can include a signed copy of the CD. Damien L eith w ill be pla ying a t The Basement in Sydney on Saturday, December 14. Call 9251 2797.


Colour, good food, great entertainment he Inner Ci ty will be buz zing this Sunda y when a variety of music al talen t, loc al businesses and g ourmet food will be on show at the annual Newtown Festival. Supported by the City of Sydney, the Festival g ets bet ter ev ery y ear and this y ear goes to new heigh ts of brin ging the loc al creative community together. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the festival would provide loc als and v isitors the opportunity to e xperience wha t S ydney has to offer with a variety of gourmet fare and great entertainment. She said the occasion would give emerging performers the chance to sho wcase their talent, which offered a grea t day out for the family. Now in i ts 35th y ear, New town F esti-

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val attracts o ver 80,000 visitors, and is known for i ts great live music and art, as well as an eco - friendly and communi tybased approach. This year, the festival will offer a Live Art Hub where artists c an connec t w ith the local residents, an E co Zone offerin g displays on sustainable living options including gardening and c ycling, and the Vocal Local Village featuring some of Sydney’s best emerging and established musicians. A gold coin donation will go to the Newtown Neighbourhood Service Centre with funds con tributing to loc al communi ty initiatives and programs. So if you want to know what colour, good food, grea t en tertainment and a c arnival atmosphere is all about get to Newtown Festival this Sunday from 9.30am-5.30pm at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.




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Metro Theatre in Sydney on Saturday, November 23. The show is part of The Screaming Jets’ first na tional tour in y ears, which was kicked off in Queensland and is no w getting ready to w ow fans in New S outh Wales. Formed in New castle back in 198 9, The Screaming J ets ha ve released three top five albums and multiple hit songs. The band ini tially grew out of a high school band made up of singer Dave Gleeson, bassist Paul Woseen and guitar player Grant Walmsley, who went on to form The Screaming Jets with other musicians. Since then, there ha ve been line- up changes and the band currently consists of original members Gleeson and W oseen as well as guitarists Jimi Hocking and Scott Kingman and drummer Mickl Sayers. Over the y ears the band has had man y

highlights, including supporting Def Leppard, Kiss and Alice Cooper. The Jets are g etting ready for a ma ssive celebration, w ith the band impressi vely reaching i ts 25th anni versary ne xt y ear, and will party hard with their loyal fans. They are also plannin g on headin g out on the road again in the latter part of 2014, and releasing a new studio album. Audiences c an e xpect to hear the band rehash their belo ved classic s including ‘B etter’, ‘ October Grey ’ and ‘H elping Hand’. Lead sin ger and band f ront man Da ve Gleeson said tha t fans w ill be sa tisfied with the tour , promisin g a performance full of energy and rock n’ roll attitude. “We c an’t wait to g et back on the road, see all our f riends and fans around the country and gi ve them wha t they ha ve been sc reaming out for since 2011, ” he said. “The Jets are a t full throt tle, ripping up the stage w ith the in tensity we absolutely thrive on. Strap in, w e are about to let loose.” The S creaming J ets w ill brin g the R eal Deal tour to the M etro Theatre in S ydney on Saturday, November 23 at 9pm. Tickets are $4 5. F or bookin gs or more information, call 9550 3666 or v isit www.



fter a three year touring hiatus, The Screaming Jets are back and ready to rock audiences across the nation. The band, who are known for their rough, rocky style are on the Real Deal tour and w ill be performin g a t the



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LEGEND OF FOUR SEASONS Monday, November 18 The Star Event Centre ‘Legend of Four Seasons’, featuring over 80 dancers and singers for the first time in Australia, will showcase the most popular art forms of China combining a fusion of classical dances, original folk songs and contemporary Chinese opera to interpret the beauty of China’s four seasons. ‘Legend of Four Seasons’ will be at The Star Event Centre on Monday, November 18 from 7.30pm. Tickets start from $48. For more information call 132 849.

DAVID BRIDIE Friday, November 15 Camelot Lounge David Bridie’s new album ‘Wake’ has been hailed as profound, inspired, bold and hauntingly beautiful. An exquisite collection of songs from a fascinating musical mind, ‘Wake’ is a total immersion in sound as an exploration of space with a deliciously driving edge. David Bridie will be playing at the Camelot Lounge on Friday, November 15 from 9pm. Tickets are $25 plus booking fee. To book visit

THE BAMBOOS Saturday, November 30 Factory Theatre The Bamboos, who redefined Australian Soul music in the 2000’s, hit the road this November with a genre-defying new album that solidifies their reputation as harbingers of musical evolution. Their ‘Fever In The Road Tour’ will showcase all new tunes from their upcoming album as well as playing selections from their renowned back catalogue. The Bamboos will be playing at the Factory Theatre on Saturday, November 30 from 8pm. Tickets are $35 plus booking fee. To book call 02 9550 3666.

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S JAZZ FESTIVAL From Wednesday, November 6 until Sunday, November 17

MARRICKVILLE MOVIE CLUB’S MONTHLY SCREENING Tuesday, November 12 Marrickville Town Hall

Five venues, starting in Sydney’s inner city, will host this year’s festival, with key performances at the Seymour Centre’s Sound Lounge as well as Sydney’s hottest new jazz club, Foundry616 in Ultimo. Across the bridge, music-lovers on Sydney’s North Shore can enjoy the festival at VJ’s in Chatswood. The festival takes place between Wednesday, November 6 and Sunday, November 17. For more information about featured artists and ticket prices, visit www. or call 02 9036 6292.

Love movies but don’t have the money to visit the cinema? On the second Tuesday of every month, Marrickville Movie Club gets together for a screening. On Tuesday, November 12, the club will be screening ‘Cleopatra (Special Edition)’ from 10.15am at Marrickville Town Hall. Attendance is free. Call 9335 2173.

JENNY SAGES – SHOW ME THE WAY Saturday, November 23 Perched high on a hill overlooking Sydney, Jenny Sages works tirelessly with her pot of wax, stainless steel tools and old Holland paints. She flies solo now; so the light burns late at night and into the early morning. Her detailed carved surfaces slowly grow in colour and texture over the weeks and months and a show is born. The exhibition will be at the King Street Gallery until Saturday, November 23. For more information call 02 9360 9727.

SYDNEY ITALIAN WINE FESTIVAL Sunday, November 10 The Sydney Italian Wine Festival is a one day event designed to showcase the best of Italian wine. The tasting hall will feature over 200 premium Italian wines, organised by region so that participants can focus on the wine styles of one region before moving on to the next. Don’t miss the wine festival, which will be at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday, November 10 from 11am. Tickets are $35. Call 0410 609 709.

DELPHI BANK 20TH GREEK FILM FESTIVAL Until Sunday, November 24 The Delphi Bank 20th Greek Film Festival (GFF) presents close to three weeks of the best of contemporary Greek films, shorts and documentaries. A selection of the ‘Best Of’ films screened over the last 20 years of GFF will also be shown. Tickets start at $13. Visit

GLEBE STREET FAIR Sunday, November 17 Glebe Point Road will come alive for a celebration of this iconic and historical part of Sydney with food, artisans and entertainment across this exceptional event. Organisers have again this year handpicked more than 250 unique and distinctive stall holders for the annual fair, including vintage fashion, exotic coffees, delicious food, craft beer and cider to sample, and arts and crafts of all kinds, bringing a stimulating atmosphere to the neighbourhood that has made this event famous. The fair will be held at Glebe Point Road on Sunday, November 17 from 10am. For more information visit www.

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With over 35 films in this year’s line-up including internationally acclaimed dramas, wacky ‘only in Japan’ comedies, thought-provoking titles and much awaited animes, the program has something for everyone! Three special guests from Japan will also be in attendance. Don’t miss the festival at Event Cinemas George Street from Thursday, November 14 to Sunday, November 24. Tickets are from $14. For more information call 02 8239 0055.

Newtown Festival is one of Sydney’s largest community events, with people coming together to experience a vibrant smorgasbord of live music, arts, workshops, children’s activities, the annual Newtown Festival Dog Show, and over 280 market stalls. It is a great day out for the whole family. This year’s festival will take place on Sunday, November 10 from 9.30am to 5.30pm at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. A gold coin donation is expected upon entry. For more information visit

TEDxYouth@Sydney is one of more than 100 local events staged to coincide with TEDxYouth, a global event that’s all about young people getting together to share ideas, experiences and original creative work. The event features a string of dynamic presentations by exceptional young people. Be inspired by their triumphs over adversity, innovative social justice solutions, creative works and mind-blowing inventions. The event will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Call 02 9245 2484.

GION Until Sunday, November 17 Salerno Gallery A NIGHT AT THE ROCK OPERA Tuesday, November 19 ‘A Night At The Rock Opera’ invites the audience to enjoy hits from some of the most memorable musicals. It’s set to be an amazing night with some of the most popular rock artists coming together to raise money and awareness for YWCA NSW’s mentoring and leadership programs for disadvantaged children including Big Brothers Big Sisters. ‘A Night At The Rock Opera’ will be at the State Theatre on Tuesday, November 19 from 7.30pm. Tickets are from $79. For more information call 136 100.

RED CROSS HUMANITARIAN VILLAGE Between Monday, November 11 and Monday, November 18 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Be inspired at the Humanitarian Village ‘Where We Connect’. Have a coffee or a bite to eat, and enjoy a free, lively and dynamic expo celebrating humanitarian action. Events include panel discussions with Australian and international speakers, photographic exhibitions, interactive displays highlighting humanitarian issues and live music and dance performances. The Humanitarian Village is at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre between Monday, November 11 and Monday, November 18 from 7.30am. Call 02 9229 4133.

Based almost entirely on a 24 hour period spent in Kyoto’s arts precinct, the ordinary and the mystical overlap in what is intended to be an exploration of contemporary Japan versus the traditional, arcane Japan. Working from a combination of diary entries, photos and memories, Richard Claremont’s boldly painted pieces are constructed quickly and freely, blurring the line between representation and abstraction. The exhibition will be at the Salerno Gallery until Sunday, November 17. For more information call 02 9660 0899.


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Since his last Australian tour in 2011 Arj has been touring constantly and he now returns with his brand new show, ‘Go Time’. According to Arj, ‘Go Time’ is both, “what audiences expect from me AND the last thing they expect from me, which if my calculations are correct, will make for a great show.” Don’t miss Arj Barker perform at the Enmore Theatre on Sunday, November 24 from 7.30pm. Tickets are $59. To book call 02 9550 3666.

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Following the release of his fourth studio album ‘ The B eginning And The End Of Everything,’ which came in at number seven on the ARIA albums chart, he received a recen t ARIA a ward nomination for the Best Adult Contemporary Release, and a near sold out album tour. On the ‘L oan Wolf Tour’ Josh will visit major c ities, pla ying his stripped- back solo set a t some of the coun try’s most iconic and intimate venues, finishing the tour in Canberra. To coinc ide w ith this announcemen t is the release of ‘ The Beginning And The End Of Everything’ title track, another beautiful selection lifted from the record. Written whilst touring ‘Only Sparrows’, Josh found the writing process for his next album c ame w ith much w elcomed fluidity and ease. Josh said: “‘The Beginning And The End Of Everything’ is the first song I wrote for the new recor d, when I’d completed i t, I


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felt surprised that in fact the very thing I feared enough to write a song about, had vanished, even as I was referring to it in a song – more irony.” Josh P yke w ill perform a t The F actory Theatre, Marrickville on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35- $45 and go on sale Monday, November 11. To b ook or f or m ore i nformation v isit or phone 95503666.

Mornings are off to a good start Channel Ten’s two new morning programs kicked off this week, ‘Wake Up’ and ‘Studio 10’, and I was somewhat impressed. Obviously it’s going to take time for people to get used to the new shows but if they both keep pumping out some interesting content then it shouldn’t take long before results are seen across the breakfast market.

Channel Nine are again in my bad books, this time for their unnecessarily long one-hour 6pm News. Nine made the switch to the one-hour News format a few weeks ago when the Blue Mountains bushfires struck, which was probably a good idea at the time, but more than three weeks later it’s still going, forcing shows like ‘Big Brother’ to play on delay.

With ‘How I Met Your Mother’ finishing up next year, there’s some chatter the hit comedy could produce a spin-off series. It’s been reported that the show would feature a new group of friends and chronicle a female member of the group’s quest to meet her husband.

2UE radio host and Sky News presenter Paul Murray has signed a new long-term deal with the news network. It’s understood Murray will take on a bigger role at Sky News in 2014. Murray currently hosts the successful ‘Paul Murray Live’ each weeknight.

Foxtel is set to revamp its music channels come December 3. Two new MTV channels, MTV Dance and MTV Music, will replace the outdated MTV Classic, MTV Hits and MTV Live. The new MTV Dance will feature dance, hip hop and RnB while MTV Music will feature pop, rock, urban and alternative.

The ABC is set to air a four-part interview series between Kerry O’Brien and former Prime Minister Paul Keating. The intriguing and insightful interviews are set air weekly from Tuesday, November 12 at 8.30pm. It is understood Keating opens up about a lot of interesting and conroversial topics.


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here are two sure signs that summer is on i ts way: squatting flies and the boomin g sound of c icadas. It also means the cricket season is here. For local team, Marrickville Cricket Club, which boasts 13 teams from under nine years to seniors, and for the first time fielding a team of girls f rom ages nine to 15 in the Sydney Rivers Girls Cricket Association, the fun has been… on the pitch as well as off it too! Last mon th the Marrickv ille J uniors went alon g to the R yobi Cup ma tch a t Bankstown Oval to watch NSW and Victoria play. They took part in a promotion run by Cricket NSW that saw 30 of them tak e part in an e xhibition in the mid dle of the ground during the lunch break. Cricket Club Vice President Antony Sachs said not only was it a great opportunity for the children to show off their skills, but to mix it with the best. “The chil dren g ot to r ub shoul ders with established in ternationals like Steve Smith, D oug B ollinger and Da ve Warner, and rising talent Fawad Ahmed,” he said.

Marrickville Juniors with Sydney Thunder and SpeedBlitz Blues player Gurinder Sandhu. But that’s not the end of the fun. Last Sunday eight chil dren took part in a television commercial for the Sydney Thunder Big B ash league T20 team a t the Sydney Cricket Ground. President S cott K ennedy said the da y

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xpectations are high for women’s football after the launch of the W-League in Sydney on Monday. Now in its sixth season, the W-League promises to showcase an exciting brand of football w ith the ad dition of a number of in ternational players in this year’s competition. All eight teams were represented at the season launch w ith the tw o S ydney teams confiden t they were in for a good showing this season. Sydney F C strik er and Y oung Ma tildas U20 ’s captain Chloe L ogarzo, who is pla ying in her third season, said this year will be tougher than last year. “Last season i t was pret ty har d and i t was a good hi t out, this season sounds lik e i t’s ev en better and so I’m looking forward to it with every team being equal,” she said. She said the feeling of fans screaming and supporting the team is o verwhelming, and spurs

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