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Inner West to commit over $2 million for inclusive playgrounds

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner West Council has unanimously committed over $2 million from its next two budgets for the planning, design and construction of inclusive playgrounds across all of its five wards, which Labor councillor Mat Howard said would give "many children living with disability" the chance to play. The proposal was tabled at […]

Randwick flags to fly at half-mast for National Sorry Day

By DANIEL LO SURDO Flags at Randwick's Town Hall will fly at half-mast on Thursday to mark National Sorry Day after councillors observed a minute's silence at a meeting this week to acknowledge the grief, trauma and loss that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities continue to experience from the Stolen Generations period. In the […]

Dave Sharma officially concedes defeat in Wentworth

By DANIEL LO SURDO Outgoing Liberal Member Dave Sharma conceded defeat in the Wentworth election to Independent challenger Allegra Spender on Monday, saying that he expects the difference in votes to "not change markedly". Sharma said he spoke to Spender earlier on Monday to congratulate her on her success at the polls and concede the […]

Albanese to be sworn in as prime minister on Monday

By DANIEL LO SURDO Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia on Monday with four senior Labor ministers before flying to Tokyo for a Quad leaders meeting on Tuesday. While it is yet to be confirmed if Labor will be able to form a majority government following Saturday's election, […]

Matt Thistlethwaite set to win another term in Kingsford Smith, Labor to form a government

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Incumbent Labor member Matt Thistlethwaite looks set to win another term representing Kingsford Smith and the southern parts of the eastern suburbs in Canberra following Saturday's election.  Kingsford Smith is considered a safe Labor seat, with the party having held the seat since its creation in 1949 and Thistlethwaite being the member since […]

Plibersek to hold Sydney, Labor election victory ‘way too early to tell’

By MARCUS HAAR Sydney looks set to be retained by Tanya Plibersek, who at the time of publishing, has received over 52 per cent of first preference votes. Holding Sydney wouldn't come as a surprise, as Plibersek has held the seat since 1998 and is a senior member of the Labor Party, having been the […]

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 […]

Leichhardt skate park receives state government seal of approval

By DANIEL LO SURDO The chief executive of the NSW government's Greater Sydney Parklands Trust has thrown her support behind a controversial new skate park in Leichhardt, saying that it would be a "key recreational facility for young people and families". In a letter to Inner West Council General Manager Peter Gainsford last month, Suellen […]

Philippa Scott hopes to carry Inner West to ‘sustainable future’

By AMBER GRIFFIN Voted into council at the December local elections, councillor Philippa Scott now represents Labor in the Leichhardt-Gulgadya ward of Inner West Council. In an interview with City Hub, Cr Scott said that she feels a very strong connection to the community and that she has "always wanted to represent the Inner West […]

Liberals win big for Waverley Council in Dover Heights, Rose Bay and North Bondi, ALP trails behind

By EVA BAXTER The results of the 2021 local government elections have been finalised and there has been no change in the representation of parties sitting on Waverley council, and nine of the 12 elected served as councillors in the previous term. The Liberal party has won five seats, Labor has won four and the […]