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Lanz Priestley Remembered – A Memorial Tribute

By BERNADETTE SMITH On November 2nd the death of Lanz Priestley was announced by his family on Facebook. He will be remembered as a tireless activist for social justice who fought for the rights of homeless people in the city as well as drought-ravaged farming communities out west. I first met Lanz at Martin Place […]

Michael Dello-Iacovo targets local climate change action at the Inner West elections

By DANIEL LO SURDO Michael Dello-Iacovo is the Animal Justice Party’s candidate for the Leichhardt-Gulgadya Ward at the Inner West Council elections on December 4.  Dello-Iacovo is an Annandale resident who is finishing a PhD in space science at UNSW and is passionate about climate change action, animal protection and evidence-based policy.  Should he be […]

Candidate for City of Sydney Lord Mayor Angela Vithoulkas wants small business to have a seat at the table

By EVA BAXTER Councillor Angela Vithoulkas, founder of the Small Business Party and a nominee for Lord Mayor of City of Sydney in the upcoming local government elections, told City Hub small business is her natural habitat. She has 35 years of hands on experience as a business owner and it’s the reason she got […]

More Clover: Sydney’s longest-standing Lord Mayor speaks ahead of her fifth Council election

By DANIEL LO SURDO First elected to the now-defunct South Sydney Council in 1980, Clover Moore - then a mother lobbying for improved playgrounds and reduced through-traffic in her Redfern community - is now the longest-standing Sydney Lord Mayor, and the first woman popularly elected in the City’s 179-year history.  And ahead of the December […]

Combatting overdevelopment and climate change at the heart of Woollahra election

By DANIEL LO SURDO Woollahra Municipal Council is another intriguing battleground ahead of the local elections on December 4.  Bellevue Hill  The Bellevue Hill Ward will be contested by incumbent councillors Isabelle Shapiro and Lucinda Regan, while Liberal councillor Nick Maxwell will not be seeking reelection. Hoping to replace Maxwell will be Liberal members Sean […]

Contest for the inner city: the all-female Lord Mayoral candidates competing for City of Sydney Council

By EVA BAXTER In contrast to four other Sydney councils in City Hub’s catchment area, Randwick City Council, Waverley Council, Woollahra Council, and Inner West Council, City of Sydney Council has no wards, and a popularly elected Mayor. The Lord Mayor of City of Sydney Council leads decision making at council meetings and hosts civic […]

Familiar faces to battle for reelection in Waverley

By DANIEL LO SURDO Waverley Council consists of four wards, each represented by three councillors. All incumbent councillors are backed by either the Liberal Party, the Labor Party, or the Greens.  Bondi Dominic WY Kanak and Leon Goltsman will both be seeking reelection on December 4, while Labor will be campaigning for Michelle Gray to […]

Hope after lockdown: Randwick City Council Candidates on the local issues they aim to address

By EVA BAXTER Randwick City Council is divided into five Wards: North Ward  Each Ward has four to six candidates contesting three seats. There is at least one Labor, Liberal, Greens and Independent standing for each ward, and the Arts Party has a candidate in the East Ward and two in the North Ward. Kim […]

Sydney goes green for COP26, as Scott Morrison stumbles in Glasgow

By DANIEL LO SURDO Sydney has been lit up green to mark the beginning of COP26, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference, in Glasgow this week. Sydney joins other global cities in lighting up its civic buildings green to signal a desire for decisive international action. This year’s conference is seen as the most important […]

Local Sydney sustainability advocate calls for greater action on climate change at COP26

By ASTON BROWN Local Sydney sustainability advocate and architect, HY William Chan has joined calls for global leaders to take greater action on climate change at COP26 in Glasgow, which is currently underway. Chan will be attending the COP26 ‘Young Leaders in Climate’ meeting this Thursday, representing Sydney locals in a discussion between young leaders […]