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De-amalgamation. Why the scare tactics?

Opinion By PIP HINMAN The political forces that were against even asking the Inner West Council to request the NSW Electoral Commission for a poll on de-amalgamation – giving residents their first democratic say on the matter – were defeated by a majority of councillors agreeing. Their efforts are now going into furious postings on […]

Absence of anti-abortionist points to absence of debate

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR The deportation of US anti-abortion activist Troy Newman last week has drawn criticism from some unlikely places. Two pro-choice campaigners said that the deportation of Mr Newman was superficial, and failed to acknowledge the difficulty many NSW women face in accessing abortion services. The deportation of Mr Newman drew media attention last […]

Future of coal seam gas in inner west questioned as gas companies merge

Questions are being raised about Coal Seam Gas exploration in Inner Western Sydney after community group Stop CSG Sydney held a protest last week to lobby the government to cancel a CSG license for the area. The issue was flagged last week by community the group who has been carefully watching gas company Dart, who […]

Fears over rise of racism in the inner city

Local residents have voiced concerns about xenophobic flyers distributed to inner city suburbs this week. Community activists have speculated that the federal government's lenient approach towards discriminatory speech may have fostered this activity. As City Hub goes to print, the federal government announced it would abandon proposed changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination […]