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Yes Gladys, show more compassion – and some steel

One thing the new government could do to reduce suicide would be to “re-position” itself in relation to the poker machine industry.

Parties need to ‘bring it’ to election

It’s that time of the election cycle again when the various parties promise funds for varying issues across the community.

Responsible citizens

Perhaps it is dawning on us that the problems in our world are becoming too great to be left in the hands of a...

Tula Tzoras (Online Direct Democracy) – Sydney electorate candidates 2016

The SSH posed eight questions to the candidates announced by May 24, 2016. The responses of those who replied are included here. Infrastructure In my opinion,...

Tanya Plibersek (Labor) – Sydney electorate candidates 2016

Infrastructure Investment in public infrastructure is critical for Australia now and into the future. A Shorten Labor government is committed to investment to achieve liveable...

Sylvie Ellsmore (The Greens) – Sydney electorate candidates 2016

Infrastructure Successive state and federal governments have failed to plan and build the infrastructure we need to ensure our cities are liveable and equitable as...

Peter Boyle (Socialist Alliance) – Sydney electorate candidates 2016

The SSH posed eight questions to the candidates announced by May 24, 2016. The responses of those who replied are included here.

Sydney Electorate – redistribution changes

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.

No refugee crisis in Australia

Horror, hope and humanity were the themes that dominated the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Rights Symposium held at Customs House.

Community rallies to save beloved pub

ALEXANDRIA: Residents were shocked to learn that a Development Application had been lodged to demolish the iconic Alexandria Hotel and replace it with a block of 28 apartments. Only residents within a 50-metre radius were directly informed by Council. Fortunately, residents were able to use social media to spread the word more widely. Among the first to do so was Alex Robinson, who set up the Facebook group “Save the Alex pub”.

Historic win – the Greens take Newtown

The South Sydney Herald is distributed across four state seats: Heffron, Sydney, Newtown and Balmain. Since the state election on March 28, only Heffron is held by a major party.

Theatre Review: The Political Hearts of Children

Most adults in our society would see children as apolitical. However, as The Political Hearts of Children suggests through this performance of seven unique childhood memories, the young are early introduced to the notion of power-holding and powerlessness through the relationship of child to child, adult to child, parent to child, and community to child.

A Fijian winter

“It wasn’t until it happened to us that we realised what was really happening, what had been happening all along,” my friend, Mary [not her real name], says. It is mid-afternoon on a cold Saturday in Sydney. We’re sitting in Mary and her husband’s hotel room. They both look drawn and tired. At first I thought it was the weather, after all, they live in Fiji, where the seasons are split into “Hot and Humid” and “Hot and Raining”. The chilly autumn air here in Sydney wasn’t something they were used to.

Sharpe focus on transport – an interview with Penny Sharpe MLC

Development of Redfern Station has been on the list for a long time. There have been lots of plans for development in the area...

Greening Balmain – an interview with Jamie parker MP

For Mr Parker, his success was an important step in marking out the future of the people in his electorate and working towards social...