People who lack the ability to use their hands from conditions like motor neurone disease and cerebral palsy may one day be able to play video games that require a handheld controller through the use of customisable, wearable 3D printed bracelets.
A new collaboration between the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) is designing a musical intervention to help those at risk of cognitive decline.
Active campaigner for public housing in Glebe and advocate for women’s rights in the workplace Sarah Murdoch King – known to most Glebe locals as Sadie (and to some as the “Queen of Glebe”) – died on January 17 just one month after her 100th birthday.
A striking new mural on the corner of Woodburn and Cleveland Streets in Redfern is offering community members a simple way to spur the Morrison Government to ramp up its response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
ALEXANDRIA: As it is becoming evident that climate change is one of the leading issues amongst voters this federal election, community groups have been seeking responses on environmental issues at candidates forums across Sydney.
In 2013, sitting member Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, was elected with a two-party preferred margin of 14.7 per cent. In the latest boundary redistribution, the seat of Sydney became slightly less safe for Labor, but still very safe.
Greens MP Jenny Leong relishes the privilege of having been elected to serve the people of Newtown. The past month has seen her give an inaugural speech in parliament, set up an electoral office in King Street, and engage a host of constituents on key issues including the WestConnex project, the Central to Eveleigh development, affordable housing and the maintenance of “diverse, safe, vibrant community spaces”. It’s an exciting time for the newly elected MP who brings palpable enthusiasm and expertise in a range of fields well suited to her portfolio responsibilities: Arts and Creative Industries, Rental and Tenancy Housing, LGBTIQ and Human Rights.
Balmain is shaping up to be a hotly contested seat between sitting member Jamie Parker (Greens), former member and Minister Verity Firth (Labor), and 24-year-old Lyndon Gannon (Liberal), an office manager for a pro-Liberal lobbying consultancy.
The proposed changes to council elections have been met with strong opposition from many members of the City of Sydney. The changes, which are part of the bill introduced to the state parliament on August 14 by Shooters and Fishers MP Robert Bersak, would see businesses given two votes in elections.