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Light rail traders railroaded

by JOHN MOYLE Just as Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) had finished crowing about settling a $1.1billion light rail legal claim for the bargain amount of $576million they are preparing to defend a new $400 million claim. The class action set down for a hearing on July 1 next year is being brought by […]

Clover’s bulldozers create stir

Opinion By ANDREW WOODHOUSE Clover Moore has decided to “improve” Macleay Street with paving to create a higher aesthetic. However, aesthetics, like art, are in the eye of the beholder. One person’s higher aesthetic is someone else’s ugliness. Moore’s ideas were outlined at a night meeting on Tuesday 25th July in Kings Cross Library. Her letter […]

Goodbye Central Sydney

BY RITA BRATOVICH The ink has barely dried on the last ever edition of Central Sydney and its absence is being felt already. The local newspaper has served the nexus community for around 15 years, establishing itself, at least in its early days, as a media organ of integrity and a true mouthpiece of the […]

Legislative Council power balance

By ALLISON HORE Last month’s state election handed another term to the Coalition but the results for the upper house of NSW, the Legislative Council, are still rolling in and the crossbench is growing. The NSW Legislative Council is elected by a proportional representation system which treats the whole state as one single electorate. This […]

Angela Vithoulkas: Small Business Party

BY JOHN MOYLE Driven by mistrust of governments and rising anxiety, voters are increasingly giving support to minority parties around the globe. This trend has also played out in Australian politics since the early 2000s, with voter support for minority parties rising to around 20 per cent in the cities and 30 per cent in […]

Small Business Party plays big

BY JOHN MOYLE When City of Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas founded the Small Business Party last year she initially intended just to run for the Upper House; that is, until she found two outstanding candidates who were determined to have a tilt at the House of Representatives. Both Fiona Douskou and Aaron Le Saux are […]

The Small Business Party aims for Senate

By Allison Hore After an unsuccessful bid for the seat of Wentworth in last month's by-election, the Small Business Party has set its sights on the NSW state election. Twice elected independent Sydney councillor Angela Vithoulkas founded the party earlier this year to advocate for small business owners who she believes major parties overlook. "The […]

New parties shake and bake

  By Erika Echternach Two new NSW political parties are hoping to pressure the State Government into addressing concerns impacting small businesses and Sydney nightlife.   The Small Business Party and the Keep Sydney Open Party have recently registered in NSW.    The Small Business Party was kick started by Angela Vithoulkas, who already serves on […]