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July 28, 2014

As Strathfield Station is ranked among the worst, a seasoned commuter laments the hours spent parked at the platform in Homebush.

 

Sydney trains and the people that run them really make my blood boil.

In fact, they irritate me so frequently that if you were to scroll through my Facebook and Twitter timelines you’d find more disgruntled posts about public transport than you would about my ‘awesome nights out’.

July 14, 2013

Laundy hears leader declare:  "If we can't win Reid, we can't win government"

 

In a sign of the importance the Liberal Party is placing on Inner West seats like Reid, Party Leader Tony Abbott today launched a major TV blitz alongside Liberal candidate Craig Laundy.

Addressing supporters in Homebush, he said of the constituency:  “If we can’t win Reid, we can’t win Government.”

His remarks were greeted with enthusiastic applause.

July 14, 2013

Laundy hears leader predict:  "If we can't win Reid, we can't win government"

 

In a sign of the importance the Liberal Party is placing on Inner West seats like Reid, Party Leader Tony Abbott today launched a major TV blitz alongside Liberal candidate Craig Laundy.

Addressing supporters in Homebush, he said of the constituency:  “If we can’t win Reid, we can’t win Government.”

His remarks were greeted with enthusiastic applause.

August 28, 2015

One of Australia's hottest musical acts will be joining this year's lineup at the 2015 Strathfield Spring Festival.

She’s been praised as one of Australia’s brightest new talents. Now Samantha Jade is set to “Shake That” as the headline act at this year’s Strathfield 
Spring Festival.
Samantha, who opened concerts for British band One Direction this year and was the winner of TV talent show The X Factor in 2012, says she is thrilled to be performing in Strathfield.
“I have friends who lived there and they have told me great things about the area. I have heard that people are really nice and warm,” she says.

July 10, 2015

Councillors have accused the Mayor of pushing political agenda after letters left unsigned.

Councillor Helen McLucas has accused Mayor Gulian Vaccari of having “a political agenda” after it was revealed that he failed to sign a number of protest letters to State Government ministers.

One letter wasn’t sent for 144 days, and another 56 days.

Strathfield has frequently resorted to sending ministers letters to express its views on various matters, from amalgamation to the way the Treasury described the Council’s finances.

April 9, 2015

Observers say Labor leader has reneged on promise to Jodi McKay over planning portfolio

State Labor opposition leader Luke Foley has delivered a serious blow to new Strathfield MP Jodi McKay, removing the planning portfolio she was expecting in his shadow cabinet and giving her police and roads instead.

The move is a serious embarrassment to the new Labor team – Ms McKay made much of the importance of the planning job to the local area during her campaign, where WestConnex and housing densities are big issues.

March 6, 2015

Debate over Mayor's statement - Council will be printing a retraction in the three local newspapers.

A debate over an article that appeared in the Inner West Courier erupted at Strathfield Council’s Ordinary Meeting.

It concerned a quote from the Mayor, that led to questions over when he speaks for Council and when his views are personal.

Mayor Gulian Vaccari claimed the reporter quoted his personal views, but the words got lost in the editing process.

Cr Helen McLucas, however, wanted a correction, claiming the quotes were “demeaning to the residents”.

March 6, 2015

Tell us your favourite Arnott's anecdote and win!

You’d think they would bake a gigantic cake – except they make biscuits.

So Arnott’s, the company synonymous with Australians’ love of tasty tea time snacks, threw a party instead. At North Strathfield’s Bakehouse Quarter, where the company had a factory for decades and still runs
research and development, they gave out biscuits to residents and staff in their own kind of celebration.

December 5, 2014

Local designer has created the official merchandise for the 2015 Australian Open. 

At least seven million pairs of eyes will be on local designer Aditi Janveja’s creations this summer. The North Strathfield resident’s company, F&G Creative, won the contract to design the Australian Open’s Supporter Gear Range for the 2015 tournament.

As a recent design graduate who had launched her company, F&G Creative, just a month earlier, Ms Janveja was shocked when she secured the job in December 2013.

November 18, 2014

Distraught residents meet with lawyers to decide if their two-year battle can go on

The Land and Environment Court today handed the Australian Catholic University a victory over the long campaign by residents to halt its Strathfield expansion plans.

The two-year battle to stop the $55 million expansion on the heritage site took a major blow, with residents’ leaders Jane Pistolese and Mark Phillips distraught.

But the battle is far from over, as the ACU still has to submit detailed plans to the Joint Regional Planning Panel in a development assessment process.

October 17, 2014

Labor mayor comes out fighting in battle for Strathfield state seat. 

Burwood mayor John Faker told Labor Party officials he wants to stand for pre-selection for the state seat of Strathfield, maintaining he should not be made to stand aside for former minister and Newcastle MP Jodi McKay.

“It’s going to be a dirty campaign,” he told the Scene.  “They are going to try to throw everything at me.”

August 18, 2014

Strathfield venue heralds acceptance that the seat of Reid is vital for campaign to win hearts and minds of Migrant community

Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited Strathfield today to address Sydney’s multicultural media organisations in a bid to promote better communication between the government and Australia’s ethnic groups.

His simple message to their readers was:  "You don't migrate to this country unless you want to join our team."

Team Australia has become a catchcry for the Liberal Government in recent days.

August 8, 2014

Mayor Daniel Bott is contesting for labor’s nomination in the seat of strathfield.

Strathfield Mayor Daniel Bott has laid out his manifesto for winning the State Seat of Strathfield, after throwing his hat in the ring to win Labor pre-selection.

His eight-point plan has kicked off the debate a full eight months before electors head to the polls next March.

But the 33-year-old, one of the youngest mayors in Australia, first has to convince voters that he is the right man to take on Liberal incumbent Charles Casuscelli. To do that, he must face a public pre-election meeting this month or next.

July 11, 2014

Kate McLucas and her family have taken the unusual step of discussing her disability in a remarkable new book. 

 

Kate McLucas is like almost every other busy 22-year-old girl – she is studying at TAFE two days a week and holds down a part-time job.

Kate also loves “cosplaying” – the performance art where participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character. Her favourites are inspired by Japanese manga and anime characters.

June 3, 2014

Barrister accuses ACU lawyer of trying "to trick us"

The Australian Catholic University’s senior counsel, Adrian Galasso, was accused of using “smoke and mirrors‘’ by barrister Sandra Duggan at an appeal hearing into ACU’s expansion plans.

She said it was designed to “trick us” into believing that the expansion of the ACU would result in a total student and staff population of 1800 instead of 2200.

March 19, 2014

Secondary students will have their art works on display at the prestigious Clancy Prize for Religious Artwork exhibition. 

The Australian Catholic University’s McGlade Gallery will be once again hosting the Clancy Prize for Religious Art exhibition.

Winners will be announced on the opening night on March 21 and the exhibition is open to students from secondary schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

The theme for 2014 is a quote from St Francis of Assisi, “Be praised my lord for the gift of Life; for changing dusk and dawn; for touching scent and song”.

February 6, 2014

Danielle O'Brien and her partner, Greg Merriman compete in the paired figure skating event at Sochi 

 

October 11, 2013

New Reid MP Craig Laundy’s first-term agenda may surprise many who helped him vanquish Labor’s John Murphy in a white-knuckle contest that ended in a 1460-vote majority.

New Reid MP Craig Laundy’s first-term agenda may surprise many who helped him vanquish Labor’s John Murphy in a white-knuckle contest that ended in a 1460-vote majority.

The issues he will raise in his maiden speech after the House of Representatives resumes some time in mid-November include: English language teaching for migrant children, the plight of elderly immigrants in care homes, the treatment of mental illness and children with disabilities, and Reid’s high 19 per cent youth unemployment rate.

September 28, 2013

Seven homes for sale this weekend

 

Another strong weekend of property sales - over 700 auctions scheduled for Saturday - has analysts working overtime trying to pick a boom from boomlet.

The Scene's Steve Devine of Devine Real Estate believes the market is sustainable.

July 30, 2013

Magistrate says Mr Lim's evidence contained "inconsistencies" 

Former councillor Danny Lim was described as “the aggressor” in a court action he filed against two prominent Strathfield real estate agents for an  Apprehended Violence Order (AVO).

His application for the order was turned down, and the agents' lawyer said they would now seek legal costs against Mr Lim.

"He sought to harass and embarrass these defendants and also through the use of adverse publicity," the lawyer said.

June 3, 2013

14 weeks to go, and the gloves are coming off

With 14 weeks of campaigning to go before the Federal Election, the heat has been turned up in the seat of Reid where Labor launching what is being described as a “smear sheet” against popular candidate Craig Laundy.

But the candidate himself shrugged off claims about his business background, telling the Scene:  "I am only interested in meeting the people of Reid".

He said he had so far door-knocked 43,500 electors since March - and was heading for a record.

May 19, 2013

Child pornography charges laid against well known teacher

A well-known Sydney dance teacher who was arrested in Strathfield with child grooming and possessing child pornography faces six new charges of aggravated sexual assault after he appeared in court today. 

Grant Davies, 39 appeared in Burwood Local Court today where his solicitor, Phillip Gibson said that his client had been handed the additional charges, bringing the total to 10. 

Davies was a teacher at R.G. Dance Studio in Chiswick, was arrested at North Strathfield following an investigation by Burwood police.



March 15, 2013

Tired of paying high prices for veggies? Soon, you’ll be able to grow your own fruit, herbs and plants in a new community garden.

Tired of paying high prices for veggies? Worried about reports of additives and pesticides? Soon, you’ll be able to grow your own fruit, herbs and plants in a new community garden.

Strathfield Council has had a big response to plans to create a garden at Laker Reserve on the corner of Elva Street and Beresford Road, and Project Officer Sue Stevens said residents have been overwhelmingly positive.

February 18, 2013

Strathfield's Korean community celebrates Lunar Festival. 

Strathfield's Korean community turned out in force for the first big lunar new year event on the town square today - and the event was immediately declared a success.

Strathfield also discovered it had a new star - a real crowd pleaser in the form of Jeremy Yong, the eight-year-old guitar-plucking young finalist of Australia's Got Talent.

He comes from Strathfield and his mum is his manager.

"He has been singing and playing the guitar since he was around six," said Jeremy's mum.