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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 […]

Fighting for hope

Opinion by PETER HEHIR With politicians all over the world still stumbling about, lost in the maze of the late 19th century right/left polemics, I was pleasantly reminded of the time I was privileged to interview one of my two political heroes. It was in the early 80’s. The exact date is buried somewhere in […]

NSW gambles with democracy

By WENDY BACON The NSW Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) has already established a strong case that NSW Labor disguised a prohibited $100,000 donation from Chinese businessman and property developer Huang Xiangmo by organising ‘straw donors’. A number of minor supporters and donors have admitted that they signed false declaration forms in 2015. One of […]

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 […]

Rocky road to Senate majority

By ALLISON HORE With the federal election this weekend, eyes will be on the Senate to see if poll frontrunners, the Labor party, will be able to win a majority in the upper house as well as the lower house. But the road to a Senate majority will not be easy for Labor even if […]