Election debriefed: Where were the big ideas?

This election was about big new ideas, specifically the lack thereof.

Recrimination over rate rise rankles

Candidates are turning up the heat in the final days of the Marrickville Council elections with Greens councilor Max Phillips accusing Labor of running a scare campaign.

Sex and the City of Sydney

Sex Party Mayoral candidate Zara Stardust was one of the party’s earliest candidates; she ran in 2009 for the Bradfield by-election. She believes the party’s ethos can be brought to the betterment of the City of Sydney.

Addison Rd circus: Bingo jumps into ring

A commercial Bingo company has replaced the circus arts group Aerialize as the main organization using the Great Hall at Marrickville’s Addison Road Centre (ARC).

Enterprise Zones: “An open free for all”

Planning controls will be removed from large tracts of land in the inner city should the State Government adopt its planning green paper. The new … Read more

Labor shuffles the deck, plays the same cards

Ben Keneally, the Husband of former Premier Kristina Keneally was preselected unopposed last Friday to be Labor’s candidate for the Mayoralty of Botany. This follows hard on the heels of the Mayor of Botany, Ron Hoenig’s unopposed preselection for the safe Labor seat of Heffron, vacated by Ms Keneally.

Working towards salvation

The Salvation Army’s Major Andrew Craibe stirred up a media shit storm last month, drawing attention to a long-standing official homophobic doctrine in the organization, requiring gay officers to be celibate. This position may not be around for long, given the concerted push for change that’s coming from the church’s rank and file.

Queers collaborating

The University of Sydney will host the nation’s largest conference of Queer Activists in July next year.