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Privatisation scheme threatens South Eveleigh public housing

By DANIEL LO SURDO The NSW Government’s plan to privatise a large portion of public housing in South Eveleigh’s Explorer Street has been staunchly opposed by the community. Residents fear what may become of their street in the coming years. As part of the State Government’s plan to create a 38 per cent increase in […]

Government to sell off remaining WestConnex stake

By ALLISON HORE While all eyes were on the USA late last week and over the weekend, the NSW Government announced their intention to sell off their remaining stakes in the WestConnex project. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced on Friday that the government would offer its 49 percent stake in the controversial motorway up for sale. […]

Busting up our buses

BY JADE MORELLINI Randwick Council is standing up against the privatisation of Sydney buses. During the Council’s last meeting on 28 November, a Mayoral Minute opposing privatisation of Sydney Buses was approved. It stated, “Council voice its opposition to the privatisation of Sydney buses, and its support for the STA bus drivers, on Council’s website […]

Social Housing paper criticised as out of touch

By Kieran Adair Ending the year with the release of the Social Housing in NSW discussion paper Minister for Family and Community Services,Gabrielle Upton looks like she’ll be heading into an equally contentious 2015. It follows the controversial sell-off of Millers Point public housing and has already come under criticism from those that fear it […]

NSW nurses say: privatisation, no way

Local nurses are speaking out against NSW Premier Mike Baird’s intentions to privatise the state’s hospitals. Just three days into his new position, Mr Baird suggested that privatisation posed a “fantastic opportunity” for the future of NSW healthcare. As the current healthcare system sits, the private sector is already delivering a range of services in […]