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Affordable housing still too exie

BY VANESSA LIM The City of Sydney is planning 330 new affordable rental units in Green Square within the next 15 to 20 years in a bid to ease rental stress. This will add to community housing group City West Housing’s contribution of 200 affordable units as part of the Green Square Town Centre development. […]

The NBN may as well be dial-up

BY JORDAN FERMANIS Last week the Australian Federal Police carried out a raid in Melbourne on shadow cabinet ministers and their staff to obtain documents pertaining to the NBN mess. The raid targeted: The Treasury Place office of former communications minister Stephen Conroy, then went to home of Andy Burn who works for Shadow Communications […]

Try again, Tony: your say on the new government

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new government has met a skeptical reception on the streets of Sydney’s inner west, with locals expressing concern about its first week priorities. The Inner West Independent spoke to shoppers in Glebe, Balmain and Leichhardt on Sunday, four days after the new administration was sworn in. The government’s decisions to cut […]

Only long-term Labor will entrench reform: Albanese

EXCLUSIVE Deputy Prime Minister and member for Grayndler, Anthony Albanese, says a long-term Labor government is vital to secure what he regards as a proud record. In an exclusive interview at his campaign launch last week, Mr Albanese told the Inner West Independent that Labor’s grand-narrative was about building for the future. "This election is […]

ALP candidate unveils underground powerline plan

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has proposed putting electricity cables throughout the City of Sydney underground as part of its local government election platform. ALP candidate Linda Scott pledged to conduct a feasibility study into ‘undergrounding’ the powerlines in tandem with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). Ms Scott said the NBN rollout was […]