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Federal election: The Grayndler candidates challenging Albanese

By SEJA AL ZAIDI The Inner West seat of Grayndler has long been viewed as a safe seat for Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese, who has represented the electorate since 1996 and is currently running for prime minister as Leader of the Opposition. Established in 1949, Grayndler has historically been known as a working-class area, […]

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 […]

Federal election: The candidates running for Kingsford Smith

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Candidates from four different parties are running in the Kingsford Smith election to unseat incumbent Labor member Matt Thistlethwaite on May 21. The seat of Kingsford Smith, located in the southern parts of the eastern suburbs, is considered a safe Labor seat, having been always held by the party since the seat’s […]

The candidates vying for the seat of Sydney this federal election

By ERIN MODARO Six candidates all backed by major or minor parties will be hoping to unseat Tanya Plibersek from the Labor stronghold of Sydney on May 21. The Sydney electorate encompasses the central business district, the inner-city and the inner-east, spanning a total of 44 square kilometres. The electorate was first used in name […]

In bed with the enemy

Opinion by PETER HEHIR The scene is from Ghostbusters and our heroes are in the Mayor’s office, where the following exchange takes place.  Bill Murray’s character is attempting to win over the Mayor and he kicks it off with;  “A disaster of biblical proportions.” “What do you mean biblical?” says the Mayor. “What he means […]

Jodi McKay steps down as NSW Labor leader

By ALLISON HORE Following a crisis meeting over the NSW Labor leadership on Friday morning, Jodi McKay has resigned as state Labor leader. The decision comes after a week of speculation over her position. Ms. McKay had held the position of state Opposition Leader since 2019 but in an emotional press conference today, Ms. McKay […]

Sydney-siders urged to get vaccinated to prevent “devastating” flu season

By ALLISON HORE While a full roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations is still a long way off, Sydney-siders are being urged to get a flu shot to stave off what could be a devastating flu season.  Following the introduction of coronavirus restrictions at the end of March last year, Influenza cases dropped by more than 99 […]

Labor’s Linda Scott enters mayoral race

By ALLISON HORE As the City of Sydney elections approach, more challengers for the top job are emerging.  This week, Labor councillor Linda Scott announced her intention to run for mayor and to “build Sydney back into a fun, fair and sustainable city for the future.” Ms. Scott, a member of the Labor party, was […]

Hungry for justice

By ALLISON HORE On Tuesday, Sydney local Matthew Drake-Brockman began a hunger strike outside the office of Tanya Plibersek over her silence on the plight of Julian Assange. Unfortunately, the strike came to an early conclusion when he was moved on by police later that same afternoon. Mr. Drake-Brockman, who ran as an independent for […]

Inner-West Council chaos

By ALLISON HORE The Inner-West Council is in search of a new Chief Executive Officer after months of tension and council infighting culminated in CEO Michael Deegan ending his contract. Over two meetings within council on Tuesday and Thursday last week, Mr. Deegan negotiated with council to end his $440,000-a-year contract. The council resolved to […]