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Get ready for a week of strikes and protests in Sydney

By ERIN MODARO A wave of strikes and protests is hitting Sydney this week as public workers take industrial action, climate activists plan demonstrations, and Sydney-siders march against the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Here is the week of protests and strikes: Monday June 27 Early on Monday, climate […]

Western Sydney Uni gears up for more strikes after Union meeting

By SHARLOTTE THOU Western Sydney University (WSU) is gearing up to continue fighting for fair pay, after a motion was passed at a recent WSU union meeting to "prepare for further strike action". The WSU branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has decided to strike "early as practicable in Spring semester, and for […]

Thousands take to George Street in solidarity with Palestine

By ALLISON HORE Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters filled George Street in Sydney on Saturday in response to escalating violence in Gaza.  Upwards of 2,500 people marched along George Street to mark what Arabs call “the Nakba,” that is the “disaster” surrounding the of establishment of Israel in 1948 and the mass exodus of Palestinians.  The […]

Arrest us

By WENDY BACON This week I joined more than sixty other women on #ArrestUs in support of a bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW. All of the signatories have had one or more abortions in NSW. This statement is part of a much broader campaign led by a Pro-Choice coalition of sixty organisations including Family […]

Rally to decriminalise abortion

By KATHERINE RAJWAR A 17-year-old Catholic school girl, Bella Ziade, sparked a renewed push for decriminalisation of Abortion Laws in New South Wales when she organised the My Body My Choice rally on June 9 in Sydney. Armed with megaphones and signs declaring “Keep your dirty laws off my silky draws” and “Ovary-acting? I think […]

Is testing back on the table?

By ALLISON HORE Sydney is a multicultural city where many migrants speak English as a second language and international students bringing in millions of dollars per year. In central Sydney, only 23 per cent of people speak only English at home, according to the 2016 census, with Mandarin, Thai and Indonesian making up the most […]

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 […]

Abortion in NSW – IT’S TIME.

By WENDY BACON I’m daring to hope that this will be the last NSW election when abortion remains on the Crimes Act in NSW.  Abortion has always been available for those in the know, those with enough money and those who could find out where to go. When I was growing up in the 1950s […]

A child shall lead them

By Peter Hehir ALP flyers in Summer Hill and Balmain are attempting to allay the fears of residents concerned about the Western Harbour Tunnel (WHT). A recent City Hub article outlined a scenario whereby at some point after the election Labor would do a back flip on their election promise to oppose the WHT. Well […]

WestConnex opposition celebrates first anniversary

BY WENDY BACON Save Sydney Park WestCONnex protest camp is holding its first birthday celebration this Sunday, September 24. The camp began as an early morning protest on September 19th 2016, the day WestConnex moved in to take sections of the park and knock down hundreds of trees. That protest ended in a decision to […]