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Refugees left for dead by government

BY ALEX EUGENE The Australian federal government has thrown more than 20 asylum seekers out of government housing and stopped their assistance payments, despite lining up for a place on the UN Human Rights Council. These are just the first of up to 400 people who will be affected by the new policy. The Federal […]

Captain Cook’s monumental controversy

BY ALEC SMART Graffiti vandals hit the Captain Cook statue in Sydney’s Hyde Park last weekend, demanding an inscription on its plinth be rewritten or erased. After standing in the park with its right iron arm aloft for over 130 years, long after its esteemed human progenitor was clubbed to death on a Hawaiian beach, […]

Young voters must enrol for same-sex marriage postal poll

BY ALEX EUGENE Young and first-time voters must urgently enrol to vote if they want to have their say on same-sex marriage. All Australians need to have their postal vote in the mail by August 24. The fight for equality is on again, this time in the form of a survey which will cost taxpayers […]


By Coffin Ed. Back in the days of restricted immigration in this country the Barton Government invented the so called “language dictation test”, giving it the power to block unwanted migrants by forcing them to sit a test in "any European language". Thankfully we have come a long way since then but Malcolm Turnbull’s recent […]

Malcolm divorced from gay marriage heartland

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not said whether he will attend this year’s Mardi Gras parade, despite right wing members of his party urging him not to go because it would be “dangerous.” A Mardi Gras spokesperson told City Hub that Mr Turnbull has attended the parade in the past, including last […]

“Most effective suicide prevention strategy ever”: report reveals promising findings

BY KENJI SATO A study of notorious suicide destinations has found that installing nets and barriers at these ‘suicide hotspots’ reduces the rate of suicide at these sites by 91 per cent. “It’s amazing”, said Dr Karolina Krysinska, a researcher at the Black Dog Institute in Sydney and one of the report’s authors. “It seems […]

Love Makes a Way into Turnbull’s office

By Lydia Watson-Moore   Police removed Christian protesters from Malcolm Turnbull's Edgecliff office last week, after an eight-hour sit in to raise awareness of the plight of asylum seekers. The protesters, part of the ‘Love Makes a Way’ movement, were rallying against the immigration detention of children and the Nauru detention centre.The group prayed in […]

Naked City: The last picture show (again!)

  When the analogue TV signal was finally switched off late last year there were still cathode ray freaks that kept their old receivers right up until the moment their screens went blank. Some have since installed set top boxes whilst others have reluctantly switched to the flat screen digital. The new digital network has […]

Concerns heighten over rise of anti-Semitism in Bondi

By Emily Contador-Kelsall The Jewish Community in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs have faced a rise in anti-Semitism, according to local politicians and community members. Last week, a white supremacist group distributed flyers into mailboxes around Bondi and Double Bay, attacking Jewish people and urging “White Australia” to “Wake up”. This rise in anti-Semitism gained widespread attention […]

Waverley Council signals opposition to changes to Discrimination Act

Waverley Council has confirmed its opposition to the Federal Government’s exposure draft of amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act. The council resolved to write to the Federal Member for Wentworth Malcolm Turnbull to state its concern over the repeal of section 18C, which will see the removal of the words “offend, insult, humiliate and intimidate” […]