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City of Sydney: Meet History-Making Election Candidate Yvonne Weldon and Team UNITE

By TESSA PELLE Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon is the first Independent Indigenous Australian to run for Lord Mayor in the City of Sydney’s local government election this September. If elected, she will be the first independent Indigenous Australian councillor in the City of Sydney’s 179-year history. Weldon recognises the historical significance of her campaign. “It […]

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 […]

Moore promises for Sydney

Clover Moore and Sydney are indivisible. Love her or loathe her, Clover is enmeshed with the fabric of this city. Much like the Waratah flower symbolises NSW, she’s virtually an emblem of Sydney. Plenty of people love her. The fact that she’s never lost an election (despite being Member for Sydney since 1988 and Lord […]

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 […]

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 […]

Revealed: Clover’s successor for Sydney

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP plans to endorse Potts Point resident and Australian Marriage Equality convenor Alex Greenwich as her successor in the NSW electorate of Sydney. City News understands the succession plan was hatched in April, shortly after the NSW Upper House passed laws introduced by the O’Farrell Government which prevent NSW MPs […]

Housing action group says: ‘No Moore’

Housing affordability has emerged as an issue in the upcoming local government elections, with a new group called Housing Action for Sydney set to run against Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s Independent Team. While traditionally seen as the domain of the state government, the group said local government also had a role to play in […]