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Clover Moore secures historic City of Sydney election

By DANIEL LO SURDO Clover Moore has secured the City of Sydney Lord Mayoral race for a fifth successive term in an election that will extend her record-breaking stay on council.  Cr Moore received just under 44 per cent of votes in the City election, with Labor candidate Linda Scott (15 per cent), Independent Yvonne […]

Yvonne Weldon discusses political activism, social housing and climate policy ahead of the City of Sydney election

She might be running for Lord Mayor, but Yvonne Weldon doesn’t see herself as a politician.“Until I decided to run at this election, I never intended to seek public office. I am a political activist and that runs in my blood.”Weldon’s resume includes a string of government and non-government roles rooted in improving the lives […]

More Clover: Sydney’s longest-standing Lord Mayor speaks ahead of her fifth council election

By DANIEL LO SURDO First elected to the now-defunct South Sydney Council in 1980, Clover Moore - then a mother lobbying for improved playgrounds and reduced through-traffic in her Redfern community - is now the longest-standing Sydney Lord Mayor, and the first woman popularly elected in the City’s 179-year history.  Ahead of the December elections, […]

Contest for the inner city: the all-female Lord Mayoral candidates competing for City of Sydney Council

By EVA BAXTER In contrast to four other Sydney councils in City Hub’s catchment area, Randwick City Council, Waverley Council, Woollahra Council, and Inner West Council, City of Sydney Council has no wards, and a popularly elected Mayor. The Lord Mayor of City of Sydney Council leads decision making at council meetings and hosts civic […]

Sydney goes green for COP26, as Scott Morrison stumbles in Glasgow

By DANIEL LO SURDO Sydney has been lit up green to mark the beginning of COP26, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference, in Glasgow this week. Sydney joins other global cities in lighting up its civic buildings green to signal a desire for decisive international action. This year’s conference is seen as the most important […]

Community takes action against increasing destruction of public housing in the inner city

By EVA BAXTER Hands off Glebe and Action for Public Housing hosted a remote forum/rally on Saturday October 27th to discuss taking action against the increasing destruction of public housing in the inner city. Hands Off Glebe spokesperson Hannah Middleton said, “Hands Off Glebe decided in September that it was time to revitalise our campaign […]

Sydney Lockdown: COVID-19 numbers surge through inner-city social and Aboriginal housing

By DANIEL LO SURDO COVID-19 rates have skyrocketed in the inner-city over the past week as vaccination clinics are being set up to combat growing cases. Outbreaks across high-density social and Aboriginal housing have rocked the inner-city, as the virus spreads among some of the state's most vulnerable. "We have a number of identified Aboriginal […]

City of Sydney: Meet History-Making Election Candidate Yvonne Weldon and Team UNITE

By TESSA PELLE Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon is the first Independent Indigenous Australian to run for Lord Mayor in the City of Sydney’s local government election this September. If elected, she will be the first independent Indigenous Australian councillor in the City of Sydney’s 179-year history. Weldon recognises the historical significance of her campaign. “It […]

Yvonne Weldon on NAIDOC Week in the inner-city

By DANIEL LO SURDO Unfortunately for Yvonne Weldon, the COVID-19 outbreak means that she will be forced to observe NAIDOC Week this year much the same as the last: indoors. Dreary aesthetics aside, Weldon contends that no lockdown could dampen the community spirit that remains at the core of NAIDOC Week, which will run from […]

First Indigenous mayoral candidate,Yvonne Weldon, set to take on Clover

By ALLISON HORE With Dr. Kerryn Phelps stepping back from her election campaign due to the health of a family member, Wiradjuri woman Yvonne Weldon has announced she would be vying for the top job.  She is the first independent, indigenous candidate for Lord Mayor. Ms. Weldon announced her candidacy today at Redfern Park, a […]