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Get ready for a week of strikes and protests in Sydney

By ERIN MODARO A wave of strikes and protests is hitting Sydney this week as public workers take industrial action, climate activists plan demonstrations, and Sydney-siders march against the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Here is the week of protests and strikes: Monday June 27 Early on Monday, climate […]

Greens MP says shared equity housing scheme won’t “touch the sides” on affordability crisis

By ERIN MODARO After the NSW Government announced a $780 million shared-equity scheme, Greens MP and Greens Housing spokesperson Jenny Leong slammed the initiative for being "limited" in who is eligible, and not properly addressing the housing affordability crisis. “The Coalition’s supposed “fix” for housing that’s been unveiled today won’t even touch the sides of […]

Teachers send ‘strong and powerful messages to the government’ at strike

By DANIEL LO SURDO Teachers across the state went on strike for the second time in six months on Wednesday, with the NSW Teachers Federation saying that the industrial action was "too loud to ignore". More than 15,000 teachers gathered outside NSW parliament in the Sydney CBD on Wednesday to call for better pay and […]

Crowds gather at Town Hall for May Day march

By DANIEL LO SURDO Large crowds gathered at Town Hall on Sunday to support workers' rights as part of the 2022 May Day march. The march, which was organised by Unions NSW, celebrated workers' rights and called on Australians to vote out the Morrison government at the upcoming election. Greens State Member for Newtown Jenny […]

Greens introduce rent and mould protection bill to NSW parliament

By DANIEL LO SURDO Landlords across NSW could only increase rent once every 12 months and would have to ensure that their properties are mould-free under a new Bill that has been introduced to state parliament by Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong, who accused the NSW government of being "the worst landlord in the […]

Newtown Jets: Beer, Footy and Food festival returns after two-year dry spell

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Beer, Footy and Food Festival returned to Henson Park in Marrickville on Saturday after a two-year dry spell, with the hometown Newtown Jets prevailing over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles. The festival returned to Henson Park after a two-year absence, with thousands revelling in the rugby league while also enjoying […]

Community stands up to Redfern public housing sale

By DANIEL LO SURDO Protestors met on Saturday to take a stand against the selling off of a Redfern public housing site, which has drawn the ire of affordable housing advocates. The protest, which was attended by Greens Member for Newtown Jenny Leong and Shelter NSW chief executive John Engeler, sought to gather support against […]

NSW Parliament passes anti-protest bill

By DANIEL LO SURDO Legislation that will allow penalties of up to two years jail time and $22,000 in fines for protestors has been passed in NSW Parliament, following a spate of mobilisations and actions across Sydney in recent weeks. The Roads and Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill will apply tougher penalties for people who disrupt […]

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 […]

‘Heart wrenching’: Inner West grieves tragic Newtown fire, as police charge man with murder

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West community continues to grieve the tragic fire at a Newtown boarding house on Tuesday morning, which claimed the lives of three people. Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said in a statement on Wednesday that the event was a "shocking tragedy", calling for "a renewed effort to improve safety and […]