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Plibersek to hold Sydney, Labor election victory ‘way too early to tell’

By MARCUS HAAR Sydney looks set to be retained by Tanya Plibersek, who at the time of publishing, has received over 52 per cent of first preference votes. Holding Sydney wouldn't come as a surprise, as Plibersek has held the seat since 1998 and is a senior member of the Labor Party, having been the […]

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 […]

The candidates vying for the seat of Sydney this federal election

By ERIN MODARO Six candidates all backed by major or minor parties will be hoping to unseat Tanya Plibersek from the Labor stronghold of Sydney on May 21. The Sydney electorate encompasses the central business district, the inner-city and the inner-east, spanning a total of 44 square kilometres. The electorate was first used in name […]

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 […]

Inner West community want more government action on climate change, poll reveals

By EVA BAXTER In July this year, a campaign by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Together We Can conducted a poll of 15,000 Australians in all 151 federal electorates on their opinions on climate change. According to the poll, nationally, 67% of voters want the federal government to do more to combat climate change. Across […]

Sydney-siders urged to get vaccinated to prevent “devastating” flu season

By ALLISON HORE While a full roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations is still a long way off, Sydney-siders are being urged to get a flu shot to stave off what could be a devastating flu season.  Following the introduction of coronavirus restrictions at the end of March last year, Influenza cases dropped by more than 99 […]

Calls for Australian commitment to anti-nuclear treaty

By ALLISON HORE A seven meter tall inflatable nuclear missile was erected in Martin Place on Friday to recognise a significant milestone in the campaign to abolish anti-nuclear weapons. It was just one of many actions around Australia in celebration of the the 2017 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) coming into […]

Hungry for justice

By ALLISON HORE On Tuesday, Sydney local Matthew Drake-Brockman began a hunger strike outside the office of Tanya Plibersek over her silence on the plight of Julian Assange. Unfortunately, the strike came to an early conclusion when he was moved on by police later that same afternoon. Mr. Drake-Brockman, who ran as an independent for […]

New campaign for Aboriginal affordable housing

Aboriginal community groups have come together to launch a campaign seeking government action and targets for Aboriginal affordable housing in the Redfern and Waterloo area. The petition launched by The Redfern Waterloo Alliance of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and Allies calls on the NSW government to commit to 10% Aboriginal Affordable Housing in all government […]

Plibersek pushes for Green Square Metro station

By JAMES HARRISON Controversy has arisen between Tanya Plibersek, former Deputy Leader of the Labor Party, and Eleni Petinos, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads, over the lack of future investment into public transport infrastructure around the Green Square area. There is projected to be 61,000 people living in Green Square by 2030, a vast […]