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The Voices of Wentworth: following in the footsteps of past ‘voices’ movements

By ERIN MODARO The Voices of Wentworth is just one of over 50 independent local organisations helping their communities engage in local democracy. Starting in 2019, the non-partisan group was devised by local residents who felt disillusioned and underrepresented by their local members. The Voices of Wentworth model was based off previous groups who had […]

Dave Sharma officially concedes defeat in Wentworth

By DANIEL LO SURDO Outgoing Liberal Member Dave Sharma conceded defeat in the Wentworth election to Independent challenger Allegra Spender on Monday, saying that he expects the difference in votes to "not change markedly". Sharma said he spoke to Spender earlier on Monday to congratulate her on her success at the polls and concede the […]

Anthony Albanese to become the 31st Australian Prime Minister

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner city-raised and Marrickville local Anthony Albanese will become the 31st Australian Prime Minister after Scott Morrison conceded defeat amid a disaster election day for the Liberal Party. Key Labor victories in Western Australia and Victoria, and swings to Independent and Greens candidates in Liberal seats in the eastern states, […]

Liberal candidate forced to change profile after false Matraville incinerator claim

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Liberal Party's candidate for Kingsford Smith has been forced to change her online candidate profile after falsely claiming she was "part of" a grassroots campaign against the Matraville incinerator, after the No More Incinerators (NMI) community organisation found that she had "not joined or taken part in" any of their actions. […]

The candidates vying for the seat of Sydney this federal election

By ERIN MODARO Six candidates all backed by major or minor parties will be hoping to unseat Tanya Plibersek from the Labor stronghold of Sydney on May 21. The Sydney electorate encompasses the central business district, the inner-city and the inner-east, spanning a total of 44 square kilometres. The electorate was first used in name […]

Crowds gather at Town Hall for May Day march

By DANIEL LO SURDO Large crowds gathered at Town Hall on Sunday to support workers' rights as part of the 2022 May Day march. The march, which was organised by Unions NSW, celebrated workers' rights and called on Australians to vote out the Morrison government at the upcoming election. Greens State Member for Newtown Jenny […]

The Spender a generation in the making

By DANIEL LO SURDO At the 1990 federal election, 10-year Liberal MP John Spender was ousted from his seat of North Sydney to the late Ted Mack, a grassroots politician known as the 'father of all independents'. Thirty-two years later, John's daughter, Allegra Spender, will contest the eastern suburbs seat of Wentworth as an independent, […]

Allegra Spender to ‘champion’ priorities of Wentworth LGBTI community

By DANIEL LO SURDO Independent candidate for the seat of Wentworth Allegra Spender has promised to champion the values of the LGBTI community if she is elected at next month’s federal election.  Ms Spender, the daughter of former Liberal politician John Spender and fashion designer and businesswoman Carla Zampatti, told City Hub that she has […]