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Australia’s small and regional newspapers come up short

By Lawrence Gibbons Australia has long had one of the most concentrated levels of media ownership in the world. Following recent changes to cross-media ownership laws, further consolidation has resulted in two corporations, Nine and News, now maintaining an outright duopoly over the majority of commercial news coverage in Australia. When the law was changed […]

City business vote gathers support

By Edmund Kirkwood Moves to enfranchise businesses in the next City of Sydney election are putting some councillors and the Lord Mayor on a collision course. A joint Parliamentary inquiry earlier this year recommended the introduction of compulsory business voting, with the City of Melbourne elections as the blueprint. The Shooters and Fishers Party announced […]

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 […]

Revealed: Clover’s successor for Sydney

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP plans to endorse Potts Point resident and Australian Marriage Equality convenor Alex Greenwich as her successor in the NSW electorate of Sydney. City News understands the succession plan was hatched in April, shortly after the NSW Upper House passed laws introduced by the O’Farrell Government which prevent NSW MPs […]