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Independents lose seats on City of Randwick Council, Liberals and Greens gain

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and just seven of the 15 elected councillors for City of Randwick Council held seats on the previous term. Some former councillors were not successful this election, including Independent Anthony Andrews for Central ward, Independent Carlos Da Rocha for South Ward […]

Liberals retain majority on Woollahra Council, Residents First Woollahra sees biggest positive swing

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Woollahra Municipal Council, and 11 of the 15 elected councillors were councillors on the previous term. The Liberal party has won eight seats, Residents First Woollahra (RFW) won […]

High hopes new Inner West Mayoral positions will reset council culture

By EVA BAXTER Greens councillor Rochelle Porteous has been voted in as the new Mayor of the Inner West after defeating Labor Mayor Darcy Byrne and Independent Deputy Mayor Vic Macri for the position. The new Mayor and Deputy Mayor will hold the position until this Council term concludes in three months, coinciding with the […]

NRMA candidate warned

By ANDREW CHUTER The NRMA’s Returning Officer has issued a warning to one of the two candidates for the Harbour Region because information about his candidacy appeared on an anti-Westconnex Facebook site, a site that the candidate has no control over and has never visited. The NRMA Candidates Code of Conduct 2019 Election of Directors […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW TRAINS

During the recent Federal Election, noises were made by both the major parties as to plans for a high-speed rail system along the Eastern Coast. Labor seemed to be more committed to the idea, promising to buy up the real estate needed before it became too expensive. It’s a project of course that has been […]

THE NAKED CITY – NO LAUGHING MATTER!

In a world where a reborn nationalism is very much to the forefront throughout the political landscape, the recent election of a TV comic in Ukraine probably came as no surprise. That Volodymyr Zelensky won by a landslide, with 73% of the vote, says a lot for the average voter’s disillusionment with modern-day politics and […]

THE NAKED CITY – MAKE AUSTRALIA GRATE!

With a Federal Election looming a new form of street art has suddenly appeared all over Australia. Not some mindless variant on popular graffiti or a lovingly painted street mural – no,  it’s the defaced Clive Palmer United Australia Party billboard. With a budget that seems to know no bounds, Clive has been plastering the […]

The Bondi Local Takes on the Title of Wentworth

  Deputy Mayor of Waverly Council, Dominic Wy Kanak has been selected by The Greens as the candidate for the Wentworth electorate after a by-election was announced for the seat. The Greens officially launched Councillor Wy Kanak’s campaign for the seat of Wentworth in August during the leadership spill which saw former Prime Minister, Malcolm […]

The business of being independent

BY ANGELA STEVENS   For the first time in 60 years the seat of Wentworth might go to a non-Liberal, and while this probably says more about what’s gone on in Canberra than the quality of the candidates, independents and single issue party candidates have picked up on the scent of an opportunity. One of […]

Phelps for Wentworth

BY JOHN MOYLE Few independents have had their entry into federal politics as highly anticipated as that of Dr Kerryn Phelps. For weeks the polling results for the upcoming by-election for Wentworth have carried provisos that the candidate positions would be affected if Dr Phelps decided to run, and now she has. “It wasn’t on […]