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Parental rights and religious freedoms: Protesters rally to “kill the bills”

By ALLISON HORE As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally cries for the bills to be killed.   On Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Town Hall in Sydney to make their opposition heard and raise […]

Kill the Bill: Protesters take on Mark Latham’s transphobic bill

By ALLISON HORE Protesters took over Taylor Square on Saturday to make a strong statement against a “transphobic” education bill tabled in NSW Parliament by One Nation’s Mark Latham. The protest, organised by Community Action for Rainbow Rights, took on the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which activists say is less about giving […]

Parliamentary committee to investigate Western Harbour Tunnel project

By ALLISON HORE An inquiry into the suitability of the Western Harbour Tunnel project has been launched in the NSW Upper House.  The Public Works Committee, who are responsible for scrutinising public works of the NSW Government, will inquire into and report on the impact of the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link Project. This […]

Womens’ March for Justice: Thousands say “enough is enough”

By ALLISON HORE Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sydney today to stand against gender discrimination and sexual violence. The mass demonstration comes following reports of alleged sexual assault, misconduct and abuse by Australian politicians and parliamentary staffers. The rally in Sydney was just one of 40 March for Justice demonstrations across the […]

NSW parliamentarians vow to outlaw “conversion therapy”

By ALLISON HORE Following a ban on so-called “conversion therapy” in Victoria, a group of NSW parliamentarians are vowing to push similar policy to outlaw the practice in NSW. During a nine hour sitting on Thursday this week, Victoria's upper house voted 27 to 9 to pass the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill. […]

Calls for independent body to investigate deaths in custody

By ALLISON HORE Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the Domain on Monday to call for the establishment of an independent body to investigate Indigenous deaths in custody.  Attending the rally were families of a number of Indigenous people who had died while being held in police custody. They are calling for a new, First […]

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 […]

World Kangaroo Day calls for kangaroo cull moratorium

By ALLISON HORE To mark the first World Kangaroo day this Saturday, animal activists took to the streets in Sydney to call for a moratorium on kangaroo slaughter. Saturday’s Sydney protest was just one of many which were held across NSW. Mark Pearson, NSW legislative council member for the Animal justice Party, told City Hub […]

NSW lower house votes unanimously to support transgender people

By ALLISON HORE The lower house of the NSW parliament have voted unanimously in support of a motion calling for fair and equal treatment of transgender and gender diverse people across the state. The motion was introduced before parliament on Wednesday by independent member for Sydney Alex Greenwich. He said the motion recognises the ongoing […]

Marsupial madness in NSW coalition

By ALLISON HORE It was a tumultuous week for the coalition government last week, with the national party threatening to go rogue over opposition to koala habitat legislation. On Thursday deputy premier and NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro threatened to pull his party out of the coalition if State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)s protecting the […]