A 30,000 Person “Yes” for Marriage Equality

Over 30,000 protesters gathered at Town Hall in Sydney today in what was the country’s biggest marriage equality rally, more than doubling the previous record breaking march in Melbourne. The protesters marched from Town Hall square to Customs House causing the streets in the CBD to be closed for more than 45 minutes to accommodate…

Sydney pride protest fronted by a new generation of activists

Holly is 13 years old. She’s in year 8 at high school. And she, along with her friends, represent a new generation of LGBT activism. Around 500 members of and allies to the LGBT community, including Holly, gathered at Town Hall in Sydney in opposition to the policies of prime minister Malcolm Turnball and United…

Bondi’s “Great Wall” Stands Against Plastic

Bondi residents and environmental activists built a giant sandcastle wall on Sunday morning to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean. The event, “Wall Up Bondi”, was organised in cooperation with a number of local activism groups including the Surfrider Foundation Bondi, Eko Buddy, Take 3 and Transition Sydney. The wall stretched from the…

Federal Government’s Funding Boost for Sydney’s Scientology School

An inner-west school associated with the Church of Scientology will receive a 75% increase in federal government funding over the next 10 years, according to the government’s school funding estimator. The Athena School in Newtown is an independent co-ed kindergarten to grade 10 school. According to the school’s website its philosophies are based on the…