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The other side of the rainbow

By ALLISON HORE This week a 90-meter rainbow footpath which runs along the area of Prince Alfred Park known “Equality Green” was unveiled in Surry Hills.  But its reveal, through a photoshoot on the Lord Mayor’s personal facebook page, has raised concern among other councillors. The footpath was painted in rainbow colours in celebration of […]

Local council elections postponed

By MERRILL WITT If you’re thinking the coronavirus pandemic has thrown our liberal democratic order into disarray, you’re not wrong! On Weds 25 March the Minister for Local Government, Shellley Hancock, announced that the Sept 2020 local government elections will be “postponed to address the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus.” In all likelihood, they […]

The City of Sydney betrays business

BY LAWRENCE GIBBONS The City of Sydney is about to break the law. Under new legislation enacted by the NSW State Parliament in February of last year, the City’s CEO is required to create a roll of all businesses that are eligible to vote in upcoming Council elections. Whether a business owns, leases or occupies […]