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Historic walkout defers plebiscite demerger vote

BY JOAN HENSON A historic walkout of Inner West councillors has deferred a vote on whether a plebiscite should undo the council’s amalgamation. On Tuesday 26 March, Mayor Darcy Byrne used the first council agenda item to request a retraction and apology from two colleagues for alleged Facebook comments made last July. At the time of […]

Elections 2019: The race for Balmain

BY ALLISON HORE While the race for Balmain heats up between Labor and the Greens, the Liberal Party’s candidate is missing in action. The electoral district of Balmain encompasses the Leichhardt Council area, which includes Balmain, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Annandale and Rozelle, as well as Glebe and part of Ultimo in the City of Sydney. Running […]

Labor’s plan to revive live music

By Laura Neill The State Labor government has released a detailed plan to revive the live music scene and support venue owners by reversing years of stifling legislation, removing the red tape that prevents existing venues from hosting live entertainment, and simplifying the process for starting a venue. The plan, launched last week by Shadow […]

Callan Park at breaking point

By Hall Greenland The future of Callan Park is back on the political map and is set to become a state election issue. Friends of Callan Park successfully lobbied MPs on Tuesday as the first step in a campaign to persuade the state government and state opposition to take immediate action. They held a short […]

Greens’ “nice” guy under threat

A newly preselected Labor candidate says that the seat of Balmain has finished its “experiment of voting for a Greens MP”.  PhD candidate Elly Howse will be taking on incumbent member for Balmain, Greens MP Jamie Parker.  “[Y]ou’ve done your experiment of voting for a Greens MP” said Ms. Howse. “I’m sure Jamie Parker is […]