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Anthony Albanese to become the 31st Australian Prime Minister

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner city-raised and Marrickville local Anthony Albanese will become the 31st Australian Prime Minister after Scott Morrison conceded defeat amid a disaster election day for the Liberal Party. Key Labor victories in Western Australia and Victoria, and swings to Independent and Greens candidates in Liberal seats in the eastern states, […]

City Hub’s guide to the 2022 federal election

By DANIEL LO SURDO After months of official and unofficial campaigning, gotcha questions, COVID infections and pithy one-liners, the 2022 federal election is now staring us right in the eye. On May 21, Australians across the country (and indeed, overseas) will take to the polling booth to share who they wish to be represented by […]

What you need to know before the federal election

By DANIEL LO SURDO With the federal election one week away, City Hub has compiled all the information that voters will need to know before they cast their ballot on May 21. Who can vote in the election?  Voting is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 and over. To vote, you must be enrolled […]

Local Boy Makes Good: Anthony Albanese talks his journey from Camperdown to Canberra

By DANIEL LO SURDO Anthony Albanese’s entry into public life seemed as much destined as it was desired. He was raised in an inner-city public housing estate by his single mother Maryanne, who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and survived on the disability pension all her life. In 1984, he was the first person in his […]

Father Dave Smith to run for UAP in Grayndler, issues boxing challenge to ‘old friend’ Albanese

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Father Dave Smith, the Inner West priest turned professional boxer, has thrown his hat in the ring for federal parliament as the United Australia Party's (UAP) representative for Grayndler.  Father Smith, also known as the ‘Fighting Father’, is a man of many vocations: he’s a boxer, served as parish priest in […]

Albanese’s $2.5 million pledge for Henson Park ‘majorly important’ for Inner West

By SEJA AL ZAIDI Marrickville’s Henson Park is set to receive a significant $2.5 million in funding if Labor wins the federal election this year. Anthony Albanese, the Leader of the Opposition and Member for Grayndler, has committed $2.5 million to bolster the Henson Park precinct and its broadcasting capacities.  The Greater Western Sydney Giants […]

Coalition keeps the house

By ALLISON HORE As the final results roll in for last weekend’s federal election, a clear Lower House win has been delivered to the Coalition, despite all polling in the lead up suggesting it would be a Labor win. Across the country, four Labor seats were turned over to the Liberal party, and only one […]

Life in the cruelty factory

BY MARK MORDUE Tom Studans from the Australian Unemployed Workers Union steps up to the microphone to talk about Newstart payments that have not risen in real terms for a quarter of a century. Sixty people occupy the hall. They’re here in answer to an unemployment and welfare crisis. The Sydney Street Choir – a […]

FEDERAL ELECTION – Grayndler electorate profile

By ALLISON HORE Sydney’s inner-city seats are home to some of the federal government’s most high profile politicians. The seat of Grayndler is no exception. Grayndler covers the inner south of Sydney’s CBD and includes Leichhardt and parts of Ashfield, Canterbury and Marrickville council areas. Labor powerhouse Anthony Albanese has been sitting in the seat […]

Disquiet on the Inner Western Front

By Peter Hehir If the ALP is interested in winning the respect of the Inner West community – a respect that they’ve lost due to their appalling past performance in relation to the provision of public transport and because of their support for WestConnex – then there are seven key initiatives that they should give […]