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Plibersek pushes for Green Square Metro station

By JAMES HARRISON Controversy has arisen between Tanya Plibersek, former Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, and Eleni Petinos, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, over the lack of future investment into public transport infrastructure around the Green Square area. There is projected to be 61,000 people living in Green Square by 2030, a vast […]

Coalition keeps the house

By ALLISON HORE As the final results roll in for last weekend’s federal election, a clear Lower House win has been delivered to the Coalition, despite all polling in the lead up suggesting it would be a Labor win. Across the country, four Labor seats were turned over to the Liberal party, and only one […]

Tanya Plibersek: reign check

BY ALEC SMART Tanya Plibersek is a seasoned and highly capable MP. She was a member of the House of Representatives since 1998, Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since 2013, and a Minister in the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd revolving-door governments (Minister for Health her last portfolio until the ALP’s defeat at the 2013 general […]

Meet the challengers

By ALLISON HORE Jacqui Munro (Liberals) Running for the Liberal Party in the seat of Sydney is first-time candidate Jacqui Munro. For her, it was a passion for the local area that inspired her to run. Despite being the youngest woman to be pre-selected by the Liberal party, Ms Munro has a wealth of experience […]

Glebe Public School to be fleeced

BY KYLE HUWALDT A vital educational not-for-profit organization operating out of Glebe Public School has just been slapped with a new licensing agreement by the Department of Education (DoE), which is demanding it pay $31,000/yr rent to the State Government. The OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) program is called Centipede. Because Centipede catered to […]

Disquiet on the Inner Western Front

By Peter Hehir If the ALP is interested in winning the respect of the Inner West community – a respect that they’ve lost due to their appalling past performance in relation to the provision of public transport and because of their support for WestConnex – then there are seven key initiatives that they should give […]

A totally despicable act

by Peter Hehir Never before has a NSW Government shown such cynicism and contempt for democratic process. Glad the Impaler has announced the signing of the Stage 3 b contracts for the Rozelle Interchange and the Iron Cove Tunnel just one day prior to the release of the findings of the WestConnex Parliamentary Inquiry; an […]

Childcare workers spit the dummy

    By Lanie Tindale   Sydney childcare educators left work early on Wednesday to gather in Martin Place to protest low wages. Childcare union United Voice wants the federal government to increase the award rate by 30 per cent. Child care educators currently earn a minimum of $22 an hour, but say they should […]

Powerhouse plans unplugged

BY JOHN MOYLE Last week saw the usually soporific scenes in the the NSW Legislative Council take a turn towards high drama when a government member crossed the floor to help deliver the Greens and Labor a win in the Powerhouse Museum relocation saga. When NSW Liberal Legislative Council member Matthew Mason-Cox took his upper […]

Line in the sand for Adani

BY ANITA SENARATNA   On Saturday October 7, thousands of Australians will be donning red and black and forming human signs saying ‘STOP ADANI’ on beaches and parks across the country to protest the Indian mining conglomerate’s proposed coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. In Sydney, the local branch of the Stop Adani campaign have […]