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A new start for Newstart?

By ALLISON HORE Over 80 people living on the Youth Allowance and Newstart have registered to meet up with their local MPs this week to share their stories and call on them to immediately raise the rate of Newstart and Youth Allowance. The meetings, which will be held across the country, are part of a […]

THE NAKED CITY – CLIMATE PULP

It could well be a hot contender for the Macquarie Dictionary’s word of the year for 2019, keeping in a recent tradition with recent winners which were actually two words – last year’s omnipresent ‘Me Too’ and before that the very hard to come at ‘Milkshake Duck’, preceded by the globally popular ‘Fake News’. So […]

Grand Reopening?

As tourists and locals alike flock to the inner city to take in the delights of Vivid Sydney’s night economy appears to be vibrant and thriving. However, come into the city at any other time of year and you realise that this is actually far from the case. In order to reinvigorate the late night […]

Rocky road to Senate majority

By ALLISON HORE With the federal election this weekend, eyes will be on the Senate to see if poll frontrunners, the Labor party, will be able to win a majority in the upper house as well as the lower house. But the road to a Senate majority will not be easy for Labor even if […]

THE NAKED CITY – NO LAUGHING MATTER!

In a world where a reborn nationalism is very much to the forefront throughout the political landscape, the recent election of a TV comic in Ukraine probably came as no surprise. That Volodymyr Zelensky won by a landslide, with 73% of the vote, says a lot for the average voter’s disillusionment with modern-day politics and […]

Why your preferences matter

BY MERRILL WITT Proportional representation in the NSW Legislative Council or Upper House ensures that seats are allocated to minor parties, and optional preferential voting all but guarantees its motley makeup. But is the election of candidates from minor parties a true reflection of the democratic will of the voters given that a few MPs […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE PARANOIA AUSTRALIAN PARTY (PAP!)

Scaremongering has always been a part of the political process but has reached an even more insidious level in recent years with the manipulation of social media like Facebook, US style attack adverts and politicians fanning the flames of paranoia. Donald Trump has made a fine art of it with his blatant appeal to a […]

Legislative Council winners and losers

BY ALLISON HORE Finland has chosen a new prime minister, the Israeli prime minister has secured a re-election, Turkish municipal elections have made headlines around the world, a new date for Brexit has been set and a federal election date has been announced. All while voters in NSW awaited the final results of the Upper […]

FEDERAL ELECTION: Kingsford-Smith electorate profile

By ALLISON HORE Australia heads to the polls in May to decide who will represent us over the next four years. For those in NSW it'll be the second election in a matter of months. Will the status quo result of the NSW election be repeated? Or will there be the shake-up that many pundits […]

THE NAKED CITY – SPEAKERS CORNERED!

“An Entertaining Evening with Nigel Farrage – Politics Needs A Bit Of Spicing Up” – that’s the blurb advertising the forthcoming Australian ‘speakers’ tour of the UK’s Mr Brexit – the latest in a string of right wing celebrities here to cash in on the obviously lucrative talkfest circuit. If you are so inclined, you […]