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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 […]

Sydney lawyer Shauna Jarrett wins Liberal preselection, confirms run for mayor

By CHRISTINE CHEN Sydney lawyer and governance consultant Shauna Jarrett has won the Liberal preselection to become the party’s ticket front-runner and mayoral candidate for the City of Sydney election. Shauna Jarrett defeated former Warringah mayor Sam Danieli with 77 votes to 21 to receive the party’s backing for the ticket’s top position. Jarrett also […]

First Indigenous mayoral candidate,Yvonne Weldon, set to take on Clover

By ALLISON HORE With Dr. Kerryn Phelps stepping back from her election campaign due to the health of a family member, Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon has announced she would be vying for the top job.  She is the first independent, indigenous candidate for Lord Mayor. Ms. Weldon announced her candidacy today at Redfern Park, a […]

Labor’s Linda Scott enters mayoral race

By ALLISON HORE As the City of Sydney elections approach, more challengers for the top job are emerging.  This week, Labor councillor Linda Scott announced her intention to run for mayor and to “build Sydney back into a fun, fair and sustainable city for the future.” Ms. Scott, a member of the Labor party, was […]

Christine Forster to stand down following election

By ALLISON HORE After nine years on the City of Sydney council, Liberal councillor Christine Forster will be stepping down following the September council elections.  Ms. Forster was elected to the City of Sydney in 2012 and was reelected in 2016. She said while it has been “an honour” to represent the people of Sydney, […]