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Sorry, not sorry, for Indigenous youth, apparently

By ALEC SMART On the week of Sorry Day, the national day to commemorate the mistreatment of Australia’s first peoples by European settlers, it was revealed that the NSW Govt plan to slash vital support funding to an Aboriginal welfare service that provides essential help to Indigenous children. The Sorry Day, aka National Day of […]

The strange case of the naked MP

By Alec Smart A NSW politician was twice found ‘disoriented’ in one night and escorted back to his Potts Point apartment by police. Gareth Ward MP, the New South Wales Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services in Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s cabinet since 2019, was found naked at 11.30pm on Weds 11 March trying to […]

Shooters and Fishers business voting legislation set to pass the upper house

The controversial Shooters and Fishers proposal to reform business voting procedures in the City of Sydney is likely to pass the upper house on Wednesday, September 20 as City Hub goes to print. Backlash against the proposed bill has increased as the Victorian Local Government Review Panel this week announced recommendations surrounding possible reforms to […]

Business calls for greater voice at elections

Key business figures and councillors are calling for changes to the electoral roll, to ensure a greater voice for business in local government elections. In a situation unique to the Sydney LGA, businesses are allowed to vote in local government elections under the City of Sydney Act 1988 – however, the roll is wiped at the conclusion of […]