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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 […]

Company admit to being tossers for “education”

BY ALEX EUGENE   An American-owned company has been littering the streets of Sydney in a shameless effort to advertise their product. ESET, an anti-virus software company has been leaving fake plastic credit cards strewn around footpaths of the CBD and inner west, with the slogan "insecure transactions are like leaving your credit card on […]

One year after the greyhound ban

BY ALEX EUGENE It's the first anniversary of former Premier Mike Baird's short-lived ban on greyhound racing -- leading to what Parliamentary Opposition Leader Luke Foley called "mother of all back flips". Mr Baird had declared a total ban on greyhound racing in NSW after the shocking exposure of cruelty rife within the industry, including […]

Stumping up for trees

BY ANNA COMINOS The landscape of NSW is about to undergo a radical shift if the Berejiklian Government has its way with NSW legislation changes, which will allow property developers to fast-track land clearing approvals. The current NSW government has a less than impressive environmental record. Many Sydneysiders still remember the reign of Premier Baird's […]