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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 […]

Australia First Party contests Marrickville seat

By Chris Sutton Australia First Party chairman Dr James Saleam has announced he is running in the Marrickville West Ward by election on November 15th. Dr Saleam has been a prominent figure in the Sydney far right since the 1970s, but believes that this election could be a turning point for his party and movement. […]

Socialist Alliance targets public ownership

While the two major parties are expected to dominate the vote on Saturday, the Socialist Alliance have put forward a candidate likely to stir debate. Peter Boyle, the national co-convenor of the Socialist Alliance, has a strong history of socialist radicalism since the 1970s. He is hoping to raise awareness on the issues of refugees […]

Nine vie for the seat of Sydney

Nine candidates will vie for the seat of Sydney at Saturday’s federal election, with sitting member Tanya Plibersek calling on voters to trust in her ability to deliver. Speaking at REDWatch’s candidates forum in Waterloo on Monday night, Ms Plibersek listed the initiatives and investment made by the Labor Government over the last three years. […]

Minority parties rubbish Rudd’s PNG plan

Kevin Rudd’s Papua New Guinea plan for asylum seekers is receiving vocal opposition from minority parties. The plan stipulates that immigrants arriving by boat without a visa in Australia will be sent to PNG for processing and resettlement in return for aid. On the extreme right of the political spectrum, Chairman of the Australia First […]