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Candidate profile: Noel D’Souza & James Cruz

Candidate profile: Noel D’Souza By KYLE HUWALDT Running as an independent in the race for Maroubra is former Mayor of Randwick Noel D’Souza. Mr. D’Souza has lived in Matraville for 35 years, where he attended public school and eventually worked as a local chemist. He considers himself a family man and someone whose previous occupation […]

The (beach) party is over

by Laura Neill For many Sydneysiders and tourists alike, Christmas Day is synonymous with the beach. It wasn’t so long ago when backpackers and locals descended on Sydney’s iconic eastern beaches armed with Santa hats and eskies full of booze to live the “other” Australian dream –sinking a few cold beers on a scorching Christmas […]

Liberals trounced in eastern elections

BY ANITA SENARATNA The eastern suburbs have been safe Liberal territory for years, but as the weekend’s council elections have shown, not even the most loyal voters can be taken for granted. The Liberals experienced a backlash from voters across the state, with noticeable swings towards Labor, Greens and independent candidates. The votes are still […]

Randwick elections will be a close call

BY ANITA SENARATNA In the forthcoming 2017 Local Council Elections, the political outcome of the City of Randwick is unpredictable. Although Randwick Council used to be a Labor stronghold, the Liberals and the Greens have had success there in recent years. But the failed merger with Waverley and Woollahra Councils could see a couple more […]

Community key to Long Bay success

BY LUCAS BAIRD Success of the Government’s Long Bay Gaol plan hinges on close interaction with the community, according to a sustainability expert. Associate Professor at UTS, Roberta Ryan said that it is critical that the State Government “treat these places as their own neighbourhood” to ensure project relevance and satisfaction with the community. Prof. […]