Motion: Banning the sale of fur and exotic animal skins on Council property

I tabled this motion at our Inner West Council meeting on Tuesday 23 June in regards to prohibiting the sale of animal fur and exotic skin products on Council property. I'm pleased to say it passed with near-unanimous support, with only one vote against.

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Urgency motion: King Street Gateway Project

I tabled this urgency motion on the King Street Gateway Project at our Inner West Council meeting on 9 June 2020, and I'm pleased to say it received unanimous support.

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Motion on the Religious Discrimination Bill

I've submitted the following motion to our next Inner West Council meeting on Tuesday 21 April in relation to the draft Religious Discrimination Bill.

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Motion on the WestConnex Independent Property Impact Assessment Panel

I've submitted the following Notice of Motion to our next Inner West Council meeting on Tuesday 21 April in regards to the recent reports of residents being left in limbo by the WestConnex Independent Property Impact Assessment Panel process.

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COVID-19: Support our local restaurants, pubs and cafes

We can still support our favourite local restaurants, pubs and caf├ęs during COVID-19. Lots of great local businesses are offering delivery or take-away options to keep staff employed and stay open. Here's a list of those in the Damun (Stanmore) ward that are doing exactly that, and please do email me to add your faves. I'll also include links to nearby areas as I find them too.

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Radio Skid Row interview: compulsory acquisitions, WestConnex and more

On Thursday 24 October 2019, Pauline joined fellow Inner West Councillor Colin Hesse on his Radio Skid Row show to talk about the compulsory acquisition process following the government's announcement that 50 properties will be resumed for Sydney Metro; the bad behaviour of the NSW government and their contractors on WestConnex; the shallow tunnel depths proposed for the Rozelle Interchange; and more. Have a listen.

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Supporter news: September 2019

Here's my latest supporter newsletter, with updates about the Mayoral election, the devastating last-minute changes to Council's Tree DCP, the new Marrickville Library, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, and more. Want to get these in your inbox? Sign up here.

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Motion on WestConnex satellite imagery

I've submitted the following motion to our next Inner West Council meeting on Tuesday 26 March in regards to the satellite images that were released last week by Otus Intelligence and Leichhardt Against WestConnex.

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ABC Sydney interview: NBN works and footpath destruction

I spoke to Robbie Buck and Wendy Harmer on ABC Sydney's Breakfast program on 11 February 2019 about how NBN works have destroyed footpaths across the inner west, including heritage paths in Marrickville, and how Inner West Council has been unable to get anywhere with the NBN when it comes to getting these footpaths properly restored.

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WestConnex tunnel depths: Report by Leichhardt Against WestConnex

Leichhardt Against WestConnex (LAW) has been analysing the tunnelling and construction works planned for WestConnex Stage 3 (the M4-M5 Link from Haberfield to St Peters). They recently published the following report, which includes an analysis of the impacts these works could have on homes and properties along the route. I've been getting a lot of queries from residents who are concerned about this, so I'm republishing it here with LAW's permission.

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