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Glebe Public School to be fleeced

BY KYLE HUWALDT A vital educational not-for-profit organization operating out of Glebe Public School has just been slapped with a new licensing agreement by the Department of Education (DoE), which is demanding it pay $31,000/yr rent to the State Government. The OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) program is called Centipede. Because Centipede catered to […]

Safe seat politics: the battle for Vaucluse

By Tang Li Labor candidate Gloria Nicol and Greens candidate Megan McEwin are fighting for a chance at winning the seat of Vaucluse at this month’s state election, despite it being held by the Liberals since 1988. The Vaucluse electorate includes the eastern suburbs from Watsons Bay to Woollahra, including parts of Bondi. Gabrielle Upton, […]

Councils enter election mode

By Joe Bourke   Independents have called for local councillors aligned to political parties to shift their concerns from the upcoming state election and focus on their LGA. Leichardt Councillor John Stamilos said the time spent on the state election in last week’s meeting was “excessive”. “Usually it’s tolerable but on occasion it simply becomes […]

Protesters: Monster motorway will destroy King Street

By Lauren O'Connor On Sunday an estimated 3000 people marched down King Street to oppose a four lane motorway and clearway being established in St Peters and Newtown. The dress up parade was organised by the WestConnex Action Group and Reclaim the Streets for communities to demand a stop to stage three of the WestConnex […]

Every dog has his day: Foley’s tax gamble

By Kieran Adair NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley won the ALP rare praise in the Daily Telegraph last week, promising a $339 million tax cut for the racing industry if elected this March. The move has been opposed by critics who accuse Mr Foley of playing populist. The announcement follows recommendations made by a Legislative Council […]

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 […]

Jenny v. Penny: the battle for Newtown

By Paul Gregoire and Michael Koziol Labor’s Penny Sharpe and the Greens’ Jenny Leong have both identified affordable housing as a priority issue for the seat of Newtown ahead of next year’s state election. Ms Sharpe, a sitting member of the upper house, won Labor’s community preselection at the weekend with 64 per cent of […]