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Is our democracy a dodo?

Opinion by ANDREW WOODHOUSE There can be no greater threat to democracy than when voters lack confidence in their own political system. Yet this is exactly what has occurred in December's NSW local council elections. On election day the New South Wales Electoral Commission’s (NSWEC) new iVote-counting computer crashed. Thousands of votes vanished. The NSWEC’s […]

Pushing boundaries: changes proposed for Sydney electoral district

By ALLISON HORE The NSW Electoral Commission has released proposed new state electoral boundaries for NSW. On November 9th, the NSW Electoral Commission published their list of proposed district names and boundaries, which included changes to the Sydney electorate.  The proposed changes would mean most of Surry Hills, which is currently split across two state […]

NSW gambles with democracy

By WENDY BACON The NSW Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) has already established a strong case that NSW Labor disguised a prohibited $100,000 donation from Chinese businessman and property developer Huang Xiangmo by organising ‘straw donors’. A number of minor supporters and donors have admitted that they signed false declaration forms in 2015. One of […]

Legislative Council winners and losers

BY ALLISON HORE Finland has chosen a new prime minister, the Israeli prime minister has secured a re-election, Turkish municipal elections have made headlines around the world, a new date for Brexit has been set and a federal election date has been announced. All while voters in NSW awaited the final results of the Upper […]

Anna Bligh in Sydney seat negotiations

Former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh is in negotiations with NSW Labor to run as the ALP candidate in the state seat of Sydney, City News understands. State Labor officials are reportedly in talks with the Queenslander – who moved to Sydney yesterday – about running in the Sydney by-election once the seat is vacated by […]