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Allegra Spender on track to topple Dave Sharma in Wentworth, Scott Morrison concedes defeat

By DANIEL LO SURDO Independent Allegra Spender is on track to defeat incumbent Liberal Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma as part of a wave of independent gains in Coalition seats around the country. As of time of publishing, Spender had received 39.5 per cent of first preference votes, narrowly edging Sharma's 37.5 per cent figure. […]

City Hub’s guide to the 2022 federal election

By DANIEL LO SURDO After months of official and unofficial campaigning, gotcha questions, COVID infections and pithy one-liners, the 2022 federal election is now staring us right in the eye. On May 21, Australians across the country (and indeed, overseas) will take to the polling booth to share who they wish to be represented by […]

What you need to know before the federal election

By DANIEL LO SURDO With the federal election one week away, City Hub has compiled all the information that voters will need to know before they cast their ballot on May 21. Who can vote in the election?  Voting is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 and over. To vote, you must be enrolled […]

Federal election: The Grayndler candidates challenging Albanese

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West seat of Grayndler has long been viewed as a safe seat for Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese, who has represented the electorate since 1996 and is currently running for prime minister as Leader of the Opposition. Established in 1949, Grayndler has historically been known as a working-class area, […]

Local Boy Makes Good: Anthony Albanese talks his journey from Camperdown to Canberra

By DANIEL LO SURDO Anthony Albanese’s entry into public life seemed as much destined as it was desired. He was raised in an inner-city public housing estate by his single mother Maryanne, who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and survived on the disability pension all her life. In 1984, he was the first person in his […]

Newtown Jets: Beer, Footy and Food festival returns after two-year dry spell

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Beer, Footy and Food Festival returned to Henson Park in Marrickville on Saturday after a two-year dry spell, with the hometown Newtown Jets prevailing over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles. The festival returned to Henson Park after a two-year absence, with thousands revelling in the rugby league while also enjoying […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO ELECTION WAFFLE

Feeling confused as to where your true political loyalties lie at the forthcoming Federal Election, mentally battered by the onslaught of Clive Palmer’s TV adverts or discombobulated by the opinions of the political pundits? Then worry no more. Here in the clearest and simplest of language is the everyday guide to election slogans, jargon, vote […]

Albanese’s $2.5 million pledge for Henson Park ‘majorly important’ for Inner West

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Marrickville’s Henson Park is set to receive a significant $2.5 million in funding if Labor wins the federal election this year. Anthony Albanese, the Leader of the Opposition and Member for Grayndler, has committed $2.5 million to bolster the Henson Park precinct and its broadcasting capacities.  The Greater Western Sydney Giants […]

‘We don’t accept their bigotry’: Hundreds expected to gather at Town Hall to protest Religious Discrimination Bill

By DANIEL LO SURDO Protestors will gather at Town Hall this afternoon to protest the Religious Discrimination Bill discussed in federal parliament this week, with the Community Action for Rainbow Rights, the protest organisers, calling the Bill a "vile piece of legislation that will enshrine the right for a tiny bigoted minority to discriminate against […]

Inner West community want more government action on climate change, poll reveals

By EVA BAXTER In July this year, a campaign by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Together We Can conducted a poll of 15,000 Australians in all 151 federal electorates on their opinions on climate change. According to the poll, nationally, 67% of voters want the federal government to do more to combat climate change. Across […]