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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, […]

Liberal candidate forced to change profile after false Matraville incinerator claim

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Liberal Party's candidate for Kingsford Smith has been forced to change her online candidate profile after falsely claiming she was "part of" a grassroots campaign against the Matraville incinerator, after the No More Incinerators (NMI) community organisation found that she had "not joined or taken part in" any of their actions. […]

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, […]

Liberal councillor knocks City of Sydney’s ‘silent’ response to Pyrmont community centre concerns

By DANIEL LO SURDO A Liberal councillor has lashed the City of Sydney and lord mayor Clover Moore's efforts to relocate the Pyrmont Community Centre ahead of its $4.5 million refurbishment, calling for a better public relocation process to ensure that "this ineptitude doesn't happen again". Shauna Jarrett, a City of Sydney councillor who entered […]

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 […]

Federal election: Breaking down the battle for Wentworth

By SHARLOTTE THOU The blue-ribbon electorate of Wentworth may be set for a shakeup this month, with five candidates hoping to unseat incumbent Liberal Dave Sharma, including the Independent, Climate-200 backed Allegra Spender, who is mounting a serious challenge for the seat. Spender has run much of her campaign on climate action, harnessing despondency with […]

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 […]

De-amalgamate! And put the local back into local…

Opinion by PETER HEHIR With the decision due in relation to what has been described as “several counts of misconduct in 2019” during the execution of his mayoral duties, the Balmain electorate awaits the fate of Mayor Darcy Byrne. It was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald and Telegraph on Wednesday that Mr Byrne told […]