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City Hub’s guide to the 2022 federal election

By DANIEL LO SURDO After months of official and unofficial campaigning, gotcha questions, COVID infections and pithy one-liners, the 2022 federal election is now staring us right in the eye. On May 21, Australians across the country (and indeed, overseas) will take to the polling booth to share who they wish to be represented by […]


There was much chest thumping and media hoo-ha last week when it was announced Australia would host the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027 and the women’s version in 2029. With the Commonwealth Games heading to Victoria in 2026 and the Olympics in Brisbane in 2032, we are plunging into a decade of major sporting […]

What you need to know before the federal election

By DANIEL LO SURDO With the federal election one week away, City Hub has compiled all the information that voters will need to know before they cast their ballot on May 21. Who can vote in the election?  Voting is compulsory for all Australian citizens aged 18 and over. To vote, you must be enrolled […]

Local Boy Makes Good: Anthony Albanese talks his journey from Camperdown to Canberra

By DANIEL LO SURDO Anthony Albanese’s entry into public life seemed as much destined as it was desired. He was raised in an inner-city public housing estate by his single mother Maryanne, who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and survived on the disability pension all her life. In 1984, he was the first person in his […]

Spin: Election 2022 at Enmore Theatre

Charles Firth is one of three political wits behind Spin: Election 2022, in which The Chaser Digital and The Shovel present “a comedic masterclass on the upcoming election.” The other two wits are James Schloeffel, from the The Shovel, and the entertaining Mark Humphries (from the ABC’s 7:30). Schloeffel’s witty satirical journal, The Shovel, was born […]


Feeling confused as to where your true political loyalties lie at the forthcoming Federal Election, mentally battered by the onslaught of Clive Palmer’s TV adverts or discombobulated by the opinions of the political pundits? Then worry no more. Here in the clearest and simplest of language is the everyday guide to election slogans, jargon, vote […]

Budget ‘leaving us ill-prepared’ for sustainable future: Climate Director

By SEJA AL ZAIDI A climate expert has warned that the funding for fundamental science critical for public health and environmental sustainability "has really been missed", calling Australia "ill-prepared" for the future. Andy Pitman, the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, said that the spending on the fundamental science […]

Hundreds gather at Kirribilli House to demand climate action

By SWAGATALAKSHMI ROYCHOWDURY Hundreds of students, teachers and union members gathered outside Kirribilli House today as part of climate strikes protesting the global response to the climate emergency. The strike was organised in response to the extreme flooding that occurred in parts of NSW and Queensland and called for net-zero emissions and 100 per cent […]

‘We don’t accept their bigotry’: Hundreds expected to gather at Town Hall to protest Religious Discrimination Bill

By DANIEL LO SURDO Protestors will gather at Town Hall this afternoon to protest the Religious Discrimination Bill discussed in federal parliament this week, with the Community Action for Rainbow Rights, the protest organisers, calling the Bill a "vile piece of legislation that will enshrine the right for a tiny bigoted minority to discriminate against […]

Perrottet calls return to school a ‘key priority’ as National cabinet opts for separate reopening plans

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has called the safe return to face-to-face learning a "key priority" as the state government finalises its plans for the reopening of schools on February 1. Mr Perrottet said that there would be challenges with the return to classrooms, but backed the government's plans for a safe […]