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Jodi McKay steps down as NSW Labor leader

By ALLISON HORE Following a crisis meeting over the NSW Labor leadership on Friday morning, Jodi McKay has resigned as state Labor leader. The decision comes after a week of speculation over her position. Ms. McKay had held the position of state Opposition Leader since 2019 but in an emotional press conference today, Ms. McKay […]

Penny Sharpe steps down from Labor front bench over disease testing bill

By ALLISON HORE A senior member of the NSW Labor party resigned from the front bench in opposition to the party’s support of the controversial Mandatory Disease Testing Bill.  In a letter to NSW opposition leader Jodi McKay, MLC Penny Sharpe wrote that she would be stepping back from Labor's frontbench, and as deputy leader […]

Lendlease lose stadium

By VERONICA ANASSIS Lendlease has been dropped from the rebuild of Sydney Football Stadium, in a sudden vendor shake-up by NSW Government. NSW Infrastructure have abandoned the development giant, for failure to meet the $729 million project’s objectives, and an alleged cost blowout. Now a giant rink of rubble, only the stadium’s light still stands, […]

Greens’ “nice” guy under threat

A newly preselected Labor candidate says that the seat of Balmain has finished its “experiment of voting for a Greens MP”.  PhD candidate Elly Howse will be taking on incumbent member for Balmain, Greens MP Jamie Parker.  “[Y]ou’ve done your experiment of voting for a Greens MP” said Ms. Howse. “I’m sure Jamie Parker is […]

Labor plans marine park for Sydney Harbour

By Joe Bourke The State Labor Government has announced plans to build an extensive marine park in Sydney Harbour, should they win the next state election. The marine park would stretch from Pittwater to Port Hacking and aims to provide protection for the 3000 species living in the Harbour. Under the current zoning, there are […]

Labor to launch ‘Stop the Cuts’ campaign

The New South Wales Labor Party is set to embark on a six week ‘Stop the Cuts’ campaign focusing on funding for health, according to an email circulated to campaign teams and candidates this week. The email outlined a six-week campaign program focusing on State Government cuts to health services. “Organisers will be in touch […]

Darcy Byrne promises party reform

By Xiaoran Shi In the lead-up to the Labor pre-selection for Balmain, Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne is pledging to take a series of major reforms concerning the structure of the ALP to the next state conference in July. The proposal would see all upper house and senate candidates decided by a vote that includes all […]

Bligh rejects Sydney seat speculation

Anna Bligh has firmly rejected speculation that she plans to run in the upcoming by-election for the state seat of Sydney. The former Queensland Premier said not only were the rumours untrue but that she would never again be a politician at any tier of government. “I can confirm that there is no truth to […]