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Sydney Electorate Profile

By ALLISON HORE With the state election just two weeks away now, the race for Sydney approaches the finish line. The seat of Sydney covers the City of Sydney council area and its surrounding suburbs. It includes the Sydney CBD, Pyrmont, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Woolloomooloo, Paddington, Woollahra and parts of Ultimo and Surry Hills. It’s […]

Hopelessly homeless

By Alex Greenwich Large scale disasters that threaten life are often declared state emergencies, initiating urgent action across all government agencies to make people safe and help them get back on their feet. Homelessness is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk and needs a similar response. Just like a bushfire, homelessness can burn […]

Sydney Still Unaffordable For Most

Sydney house prices have dropped by 4.1 per cent, but that doesn’t mean that housing is affordable for those on the lowest incomes. The most expensive properties in Sydney, mostly concentrated in the inner city, have dropped in price significantly in the last year. However, affordable housing is still in short supply despite being in […]

Xenophon’s mean streets

BY JOSHUA KINDL The Sydney CBD is a place of extremes. During the summer months, the brutal heat, amplified by the thick cement roads and the proximity of work-attired bodies, is unrelenting. In winter those same roads trap the cold, with Sydney’s abundant population of tightly packed skyscrapers responsible for funnelling biting winds through at […]

Homelessness on the rise in the east

BY JADE MORELLINI Homelessness in NSW has spiked, with new studies indicating that there are not enough services available to support the number of people sleeping rough. In the Eastern Suburbs, the number of homeless fluctuates, yet evidence has proven homelessness increases particularly during the summer months. A Waverly Council spokesperson said, “The Waverley Homeless […]

Alcohol-free zone removal a ‘win for the marginalised’

BY ANDREW BARCLAY Sydney’s homeless population is set to benefit after the City of Sydney Council proposed scrapping over 60 alcohol-free areas across the city. Under the plan zones will be removed across several suburbs including Redfern, Surry Hills, Newtown and Darlinghurst. Homelessness NSW has welcomed the proposal, which it said unfairly targeted people sleeping […]

As affordability decreases, homelessness rises

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Levels of homelessness in the City have increased to their highest figure since 2013, according to latest City of Sydney homelessness street count. The City of Sydney’s Febuary street count found there were 890 people without a place to live with 486 sleeping on the streets and 404 in hostels. Independent State […]

Discussing homelessness in a pub

By Sophie Trigger   A conference was held by Politics in the pub on Thursday (November 13) at the Harold Park Hotel to address the increasing homelessness in Sydney. Gary Moore, the CEO of Homelessness NSW, pinned the spike in price of the housing market as a driving factor in the increase of rough sleepers. […]

Waverley Council supports continued funding for women’s homelessness

Waverley Council voted unanimously to seek the continuation of funding for women’s refuges and specialist women’s homelessness support services in the inner city and eastern suburbs at a council meeting held last Tuesday (June 17). The council will formally write to State Member for Vaucluse and NSW Minister for Community Services, Gabrielle Upton, to clarify […]

Faculty opens, services cut, Green Sq ideas

Faculty opens University of Technology Sydney (UTS) UTS Chancellor and Prof Vicki Sara (left) with Dame Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales, and UTS Vice-Chancellor Prof Ross Milbourne, toasted the official opening of the first and largest of the three buildings in the university's billion-dollar "City Campus Master Plan" on June 12. The new […]