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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Walsh Bay fight for recognition to continue

Residents and arts venues in Sydney’s Walsh Bay precinct will continue efforts to have their area officially recognised as a suburb after City of Sydney Council knocked back a proposal to have the area formally renamed as 'Walsh Bay'. A City of Sydney Council meeting last week saw all councillors except Liberal Councillor Shayne Mallard, […]

Kings Cross gets its landmark back

Amidst ongoing bad news about bashings and alcohol-related violence, the Kings Cross community had reason to celebrate over the weekend, with the reopening of the El Alamein Memorial Fountain. An icon of Kings Cross and of Sydney since it opened in 1961, the Fountain officially reopened on Saturday, marking the end of six months’ reconstruction work. Work on […]

Housing shortfall sparks high-rise debate

Disagreement over the future of high-rise apartments in inner Sydney City has been fuelled by claims Sydney is suffering from a severe housing shortfall. The Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW (UDIA NSW) has revealed the Sydney metropolitan area suffered a housing shortfall of almost 33,000 homes between 2009 and 2011, and that the City […]