The votes have been counted and the headline results are as predicted months ago. The only talking point of interest, at this stage, has been reflections on the Greens vote. Various commentators have called the Greens result a disappointment, given that they went into the election as favourites in Balmain and strong chances in Marrickville, and on current vote appear Labor appear to have held Marrickville and likely to hold Balmain (though it’s very close).
But was the Greens result really so disappointing? What were the positives for the progressive Left?
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The NSW Member for Marrickville, Carmel Tebbutt, has announced that The Settlement is to receive a grant under the Community Building Partnerships (CBP) grants.
The Settlement provides social housing and community programs in Darlington, Sydney. Due to it’s location, most of the families that use The Settlement have a connection to The Block in Redfern, though services are open to all community members. Continue reading
From back in the day when Frank Sartor was Minister for Redfern-Waterloo, Redfern has been known as the only suburb with its own Minister. With the elevation of Kristina Keneally, the current Minister for Redfern-Waterloo, to the NSW Premiership, Redfern can now smugly be referred to as the only suburb with its very own Premier!
We won’t be mentioning Carmen Lawrence or Joan Kirner… Continue reading