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SMH | 3 in the morning is not optimal book-shopping time

SMH | 3 in the morning is not optimal book-shopping time

Small businesses have questioned the point of a proposal to introduce 24-hour trading in Sydney's CBD, raising concerns about staffing…

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Lockout laws and the fate of small business

Lockout laws and the fate of small business

  4 years after their forceful implementation - the Sydney lockout laws have done a large amount to reduce alcohol…

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MEDIA RELEASE | Angela Vithoulkas – The Only True Independent in Wentworth

Angela Vithoulkas The True Independent for Wentworth Putting Local People and Business First As Rivals Backflip   September 21, 2018:…

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10 News | Light Rail and the Hunter Arcade

Tonight Channel 10's Catalina Florez took a look at the Hunter Arcade, and the tragedy facing a whole range of…

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ABC730 | Light rail debacle

ABC730 | Light rail debacle

ABC730 last night aired a segment dedicated to the disastrous light rail project, featuring Angela and Greg Tannos from Optical…

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ABC 730 | Wentworth by Election

ABC 730 | Wentworth by Election

Last night Angela spoke with ABC's 730 program about the upcoming by-election in the Eastern Sydney seat of Wentworth. Angela…

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Alan Jones | Helping the farmers at Vivo Cafe

Alan Jones | Helping the farmers at Vivo Cafe

On Tuesday Alan Jones from 2GB Radio (www.2gb.com) joined Angela and Con at Vivo Cafe (388 George Street, Sydney) to…

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Women for Election Australia | Campaign Panel

Women for Election Australia | Campaign Panel

Today Angela had the pleasure of attending the Women for Election Australia (www.wfea.org.au) - Women in the House event held…

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ABC Radio | Closure of a Sydney Icon

ABC Radio | Closure of a Sydney Icon

On Wednesday morning Angela spoke with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck from ABC Radio Sydney about the impending closure of…

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CBD Sydney Business Chamber After 5 Networking Event

CBD Sydney Business Chamber After 5 Networking Event

Last night Angela and Con had the pleasure of hosting the CBD Sydney Business Chamber for their After 5 networking…

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NBN News | Newcastle ready for action

NBN News | Newcastle ready for action

On Saturday Angela and The Small Business Party joined over 40 businesses in Newcastle to sign up for a class…

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Newcastle Herald | Traders ready for class action

Newcastle Herald | Traders ready for class action

Angela recently spoke to the Newcastle Herald about how The Small Business Party is helping those businesses with a class…

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2GB with Alan Jones | Vivo Cafe to close down after years of fighting for justice

2GB with Alan Jones | Vivo Cafe to close down after years of fighting for justice

Alan Jones spoke with Angela Vithoulkas this morning about the ongoing drama and injustice being felt by residents and small…

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Daily Telegraph | Business destruction in numbers

Daily Telegraph | Business destruction in numbers

Angela recently spoke with Annabel Hennessy from the Daily Telegraph about the serious struggles facing businesses along the light rail…

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7 News | Northern Beaches Hospital causes headaches

7 News | Northern Beaches Hospital causes headaches

For 18 months or more, the road upgrades being undertaken to support the Northern Beaches Hospital Upgrade at Frenchs Forest,…

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Terry Flanagan | TR Smash Repairs

Terry Flanagan | TR Smash Repairs

[one-half-first]On Saturday July 14th 2018 Angela met with Terry Flanagan TR Flanagan Smash Repairs 496 Forest Road, Penshurst, NSW, 2222…

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Hunter Connection

Hunter Connection

The Hunter Connection is a retail precinct located on the corner of Hunter and George streets which houses a vast…

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Newcastle Light Rail

Newcastle Light Rail

As part of the NSW Government's outrageous $80bn spend on infrastructure, Newcastle is in the midst of a light rail…

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10 News | Gate malfunction causes chaos at the Hunter Arcade

Yesterday Angela spoke with Catalina Florez from Ten Eyewitness News about the malfunction which caused chaos in the Hunter Arcade.…

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7 News | Barriers to business

Last night Angela spoke wth Alex Hart from 7 News Sydney about the construction barriers along the CBD South East…

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The Hunter Connection | 30 small businesses set to close with tunnel

On Friday Angela spent the morning taking various media outlets and Alan Jones around the Hunter Connection near Wynyard Station.…

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2GB | Parramatta businesses terrified about light rail

Last night Angela, along with Alan Jones met with business owners along the Church Street "Eat Street" precinct in Parramatta.…

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Parramatta Light Rail

Parramatta Light Rail

Parramatta Light Rail is one of the NSW Government’s latest major infrastructure projects being delivered to serve a growing Sydney.…

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7 News | Parramatta light rail given the go ahead

Last night Angela spoke with 7 News Sydneys' Sean Berry about the approval of the Parramatta Light Rail project. In…

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Miranda Devine | Light rail was done on the back of a napkin

Yesterday Angela joined Miranda Devine to discuss the Light Rail project, as well as Premier Gladys Berejiklian's plea to the…

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NSW Parliament | Wave 5 issues raised by ALP Leader Luke Foley

Yesterday in Parliamentary Question time, NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley questioned Premier Gladys Berejiklian over the ongoing issues facing the…

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7 News | Class action lawsuit gets Government moving

7 News' Chris Reason spoke of the Government's 'new' plan to compensate businesses along the Light Rail route. We know…

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10 News | Light Rail mess becomes more expensive

The NSW Government announced that more business would be eligible for rental assistance through the expansion of the Small Business…

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7 News | Light rail costing businesses millions

Angela spoke with Sean Berry from 7 News about the impact of Light Rail on NSW Small Businesses, particularly the…

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9News Sydney | Light Rail Rort

Angela spoke last night with 9 News Sydney's Chris O'Keefe about the diabolical situation down at Circular Quay Small Business…

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2GB Alan Jones | Business owners’ final plea before the light rail sends them broke

This morning Angela, along with Greg Tannos (Optical Illusions, 502-506 Anzac Pde Kingsford), Sophie Hunt (Hunt Leather, Strand Arcade George…

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Daily Mail | Light Rail delay hidden from public for 7 months

In yet another reason for Sydney residents to harbour resentment against the Sydney Light Rail project, it has now been…

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Daily Telegraph | Sydney Light Rail Class Action

MORE than 110 businesses and residents affected by the Sydney light rail project have registered their interest in joining a…

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2GB Alan Jones | Train builder wants to save the world rather than finish Light Rail

This morning Angela spoke with 2GB's Alan Jones about the ongoing Light Rail saga, rent and power price gouging at…

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SMH | State raises rents for restaurants despite revenue hit from light rail

Angela spoke recently with Matt O'Sullivan from the Sydney Morning Herald about the plight of businesses in Circular Quay, affected…

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Sydney Light Rail

Sydney Light Rail

Since construction began on the Sydney Light Rail project in 2015, there have been significant challenges. CBD and South East…

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Wave 5 – Pacific Highway to Hell

Wave 5 – Pacific Highway to Hell

In 2016, Ostwald Brothers Construction collapsed, leaving 23 businesses and families short $7.5million dollars for work completed on the Pacific…

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2GB Ben Fordham | Businesses and the Sydney Light Rail

Yesterday Angela spoke with 2GB's Ben Fordham about the continuing crisis facing business owners along the Sydney Light Rail route.…

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Daily Examiner | Election candidate joins subbies in fight for $7.5m owed

Tim Howard from the Daily Examiner wrote recently about Angela's involvement in helping ease the plight of 23 sub-contractors from…

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Daily Mail | Inside Sydney’s Light Rail Disaster

Angela recently spoke with Daniel Piotrowski from the Daily Mail about the ongoing saga of Sydney Light Rail. The barbeque…

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9 News | The Pacific Highway to Hell

This week Angela Vithoulkas travelled to Ballina on the NSW Far North Coast to meet with contractors who have been…

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Channel 7 | Ongoing Light Rail saga now heads to NSW Supreme Court

Angela Vithoulkas spoke with Channel 7's Cameron Price about the Acciona/Light Rail Supreme Court hearing. This debacle has gone on…

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It’s time to cut our losses | Sydney Light Rail

This week Angela met with Miranda Devine from the Daily Telegraph to discuss the ill-fated Sydney Light Rail project and the impact…

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A horror story of missed deadlines and billion dollar overruns | Sydney Light Rail

Recently Angela spoke with Benedict Brook from news.com.au about the absolute debacle that is Sydney's Light Rail project. Angela Vithoulkas,…

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Light Rail Disaster | Interview with Alan Jones on 2GB Radio

On April 6 Angela was interviewed by Alan Jones on 2GB about the light rail disaster that continues to plague businesses…

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A political party for small business | 2GB Radio

On March 26 Angela was interviewed by Steve Price on 2GB about the launch of the Small Business Matters Party,…

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Light Rail Saga – end in sight | Wentworth Courier

While the NSW Government is quick to talk up the end of Sydney Light Rail Construction, Angela made the following comments in…

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Small Business Matters Party | Media Release

Lifeline for 700,000 Small Businesses in NSW Launch of New Political Party Small Business Matters Independent City of Sydney Councillor, Angela…

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Ten Eyewitness News | Sydney Light Rail ‘Kensington residents at breaking point’

Angela was recently interviewed on Ten Eyewitness News regarding the residents of Doncaster Ave in Kensington who are living a…

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Deafening Light Rail Noise On George St Wipes Out Business This Morning

So, more than 2 hours of noise in peak time from before 8am still going at 10am. NO consultation, NO…

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Newcastle Herald | Sydney business leader Angela Vithoulkas says government has learnt nothing from light rail ‘disaster’

The businesswoman who led the fight for light-rail compensation in Sydney has told Newcastle traders not to expect much sympathy or…

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The Daily Telegraph | $130 Sony headphones handed to residents for light rail noise

RESIDENTS facing heavy construction work along the light rail route have been given an early Christmas present from the state…

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Channel 10 news | Sydney Light Rail- ‘poor asbestos removal’

Angela was recently featured on Channel 10 news commenting on dangerous asbestos handling issues along the Sydney light rail construction…

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Nightmare on George Street: Sydney shops fed up with light rail construction | Financial Review

George Street, one of Australia's longest and oldest city streets, has always been a bit tricky to navigate. Before jackhammers…

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Angela takes on the big end of town | ALTMEDIA

Small businesses suffering a downturn in revenue because of the bungled Sydney Light Rail construction could soon have a dedicated…

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Channel 10 news | Light rail insult with lights and street walkers

Angela was recently featured on Channel 10 news commenting on Transport for NSW's idea to put up Christmas lights and…

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Alan Jones interview 2GB | Light Rail disgrace and Small Business Matters

Angela appeared on 2GB this morning talking about the devastating impact of light rail, the failings of the construction company…

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Cr Angela Vithoulkas to contest state election with own party | Daily Telegraph

INDEPENDENT City of Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas will vie for a seat in State Parliament after launching her own ­political…

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Meet the woman hoping to get a small business & entrepreneurial voice in state Parliament | Women’s Agenda

Come 2019 there will finally be a voice in NSW Parliament representing small business owners, hopes independent Sydney City Councillor…

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State Government to compensate George St businesses disrupted by light rail construction

It has been a long fight to get justice for the small business owners and residents who have lived through…

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Rent relief available for businesses impacted by Light Rail construction

In some great news, the NSW Government is now making rent relief available to businesses along the light rail route…

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AltMedia: “Railing against all the disruption”

Last Thursday a public forum was held at Vivo Café on George Street in the city, for people adversely affected by…

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Angela appearing on 9 News to discuss light rail

Last night 9 News Sydney revealed that the NSW Government are budgeting to spend an extra $34 million on light rail bureaucrats but not…

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Angela on Alan Jones about light rail’s devastating impacts

This morning, Angela spoke to Alan Jones about the devastating impacts that the light rail project has had on Sydney…

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Small businesses on light rail construction route suffer major losses

Local retail owners say that the construction of the $2.1 billion light rail project is destroying the viability of their…

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Light rail construction a $2.2 billion tragedy in the making

Councillor Angela Vithoulkas is urging small business owners whose lives have been devastated by the impact of light rail construction…

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Retailers struggling due to Sydney CBD light rail construction delays

[caption id="attachment_2246" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Photo: SMH[/caption] The SMH reports that construction of Sydney's $2.1 billion light rail line along much…

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The Situation is desperate for George St businesses.

You may have heard Angela on the radio in recent weeks talking about the worsening situation on George St. The…

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Media Release: Business owners crushed by construction juggernaught

Download PDF here: Business owners crushed by construction juggernaught   The NSW Transport Minister’s scepticism about claims that businesses are suffering…

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Radio interview: 2GB with Alan Jones, 2 February 2016

This morning, Angela was interviewed by Alan Jones on 2GB about the impact of light rail construction in the City…

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Tree loss is bad but what about small business? – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 28 January 2016

THE planned removal of trees that were planted in 1917 in honour of our Anzacs will now be added to…

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Businesses clash over construction – Altmedia, 10 December 2015

Angela spoke to Altmedia with more of her opinion on the Sydney Light Rail construction. It was great to speak to…

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No coffee, no couriers and nowhere to park – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 10 December 2015

LIGHT rail construction messaging is again ramping up because of the closure of Zone 6, the section of George St…

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Sydneysiders are voting with their feet – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 29 October 2015

Light rail construction has now kicked off on George St, motorists are doing what they have been asked to do,…

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The Daily Telegraph – Light rail: Centennial Park body compensated for project while affected retailers miss out

THE Centennial and Moore Park Trust is being compensated $1 million during the CBD light rail construction while businesses get…

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City braces for Tramageddon – The Daily Telegraph Opinion, 7 October 2015

Angela delivered an opinion piece about the impact of light rail construction from today's Daily Telegraph. Read it below.  …

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Light rail will cause year of disruption – Daily Telegraph 29 May 2015

The light rail construction schedule has now been released.  Angela was asked by the Daily Telegraph to comment about disruptions…

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Deep concerns over George Street light rail – interview Channel 7 news

Angela spoke with Channel 7 news to voice her concerns for small businesses which are going to be impacted by…

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CBD & South East Light Rail goes ahead without construction schedule

The CBD and South East Light Rail has moved forward this week despite its construction schedule remaining unfinished. Read more.

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Construction of Light Rail Risky Business – 23 April 2015

During construction, parts of George Street will be closed and foot traffic is set to drastically decrease, prompting fears that…

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