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Marriage equality “really close”

With Australia lagging behind the developed world on same-sex marriage, political campaigners convened last week to champion a federal binding vote on marriage equality. The Future of Marriage Equality forum at the Beauchamp Hotel on Oxford St saw a variety of politicians and marriage equality campaigners discuss the way forward. Alex Greenwich, the Independent MP […]

Incumbents gain ground as Canberra changes hands

Inner Sydney representatives saw their support rise at Saturday’s elections, with Tanya Plibersek, Malcolm Turnbull and Anthony Albanese all returned with an increased primary vote. The people of Wentworth will again be represented by a cabinet minister, with Mr Turnbull to remain in the communications portfolio under the new Coalition government led by Tony Abbott. […]

Bligh rejects Sydney seat speculation

Anna Bligh has firmly rejected speculation that she plans to run in the upcoming by-election for the state seat of Sydney. The former Queensland Premier said not only were the rumours untrue but that she would never again be a politician at any tier of government. “I can confirm that there is no truth to […]

ALP candidate unveils underground powerline plan

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has proposed putting electricity cables throughout the City of Sydney underground as part of its local government election platform. ALP candidate Linda Scott pledged to conduct a feasibility study into ‘undergrounding’ the powerlines in tandem with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Ms Scott said the NBN rollout was […]