Sydney sticks it to stray needles

By Paul Hemsley The City of Sydney’s shot at minimising health risks associated with syringes and other so-called medical “sharps” entering the mainstream rubbish collection system has taken out a Local Government Excellence Award. The Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales (LGSA) gave the prize to the City for installing two community […]

Brothel bribes confront council officers

By Julian Bajkowski The recurring problem of how local and state governments deal with unapproved and illegal brothels has been thrown back into the spotlight after a Victorian court heard evidence from an ex-cop convicted of taking bribes in return for tip-offs to feed his gambling habit. The former Yarra City Council enforcement officer, who […]


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