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Inner West community want more government action on climate change, poll reveals

By EVA BAXTER In July this year, a campaign by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Together We Can conducted a poll of 15,000 Australians in all 151 federal electorates on their opinions on climate change. According to the poll, nationally, 67% of voters want the federal government to do more to combat climate change. Across […]

Inner-city leaders welcome State Government’s plans to cut emissions in half by 2030

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner-city leaders have supported the NSW Government's decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent by 2030, with City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore labelling it "exciting news". The cut, announced this week, will create a new climate change target that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to […]

Sydney Lockdown: COVID-19 numbers surge through inner-city social and Aboriginal housing

By DANIEL LO SURDO COVID-19 rates have skyrocketed in the inner-city over the past week as vaccination clinics are being set up to combat growing cases. Outbreaks across high-density social and Aboriginal housing have rocked the inner-city, as the virus spreads among some of the state's most vulnerable. "We have a number of identified Aboriginal […]

Anti-trans bill supported by Parliament but condemned by trans and gender diverse community

By KATELYN MILLIGAN An anti-transgender education bill proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham and endorsed by NSW Parliament has been condemned as a war on trans and gender diverse young people. Latham recently introduced two bills to NSW Parliament that call into question the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community, with the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental […]

Cycling surges in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO The inner-city has seen a boom in cycling use in the past two years.  The City of Sydney’s 2021 Active Transport Survey revealed that regular cycling has more than doubled since 2019, with more than half of regular cyclists beginning in the last two years.  State Member for Newtown Jenny Leong […]

Inner West: Sydney Swans bringing AFLW to Marrickville

By DANIEL LO SURDO AFLW will arrive in the Inner West late next year when the Sydney Swans begin their inaugural national league campaign at Marrickville’s Henson Park.  The Swans were granted an AFLW license from the 2022/23 season along with three other clubs to bring the competition to 18 teams, matching the AFL.  State […]

NSW Government: Bill condemned for obstructing women’s reproductive rights

By KATELYN MILLIGAN The NSW Government’s introduction of a foetal personhood bill to NSW Parliament has been criticised for setting a dangerous precedent, clashing with women’s rights. The proposed amendments are a diluted version of “Zoe’s law” - a controversial foetal personhood bill that has been pushed for over a decade to consider the mother […]

Vulnerable renters put out despite reinstated ban on evictions during lockdown

By SASHA FOOT The NSW government reintroduced an eviction moratorium for renters this week. Tenants who can’t pay their rent in full due to Sydney’s lockdown cannot be evicted between now and September. However, the eviction moratorium only applies to households that can prove their income has reduced by 25% or more due to the […]

Affirmative consent reforms to be enacted in NSW

By ELYSIA COOK Last month the NSW Government announced that the state’s sexual consent laws will be reformed. The changes will see the adoption of an ‘affirmative consent’ model, requiring the accused to have actively obtained consent. The reform comes after recommendations were made by the NSW Law Reform Commission's Report to ‘strengthen’ and ‘simplify’ […]

Parental rights and religious freedoms: Protesters rally to “kill the bills”

By ALLISON HORE As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally cries for the bills to be killed.   On Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Town Hall in Sydney to make their opposition heard and raise […]