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2.1 Early years
2.2 Early 20th century
2.4 1980s and later
3 Population statistics
6 Local events
6.1 Live music
6.2 Newtown Festival
6.3 Newtown Jets
7 External links
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Newtown postcode 2042 is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Like most of central and inner-city Sydney, Newtown is one of the traditional 'heartlands' of support for the Australian Labor Party. As a result, while Newtown and other areas were within the City Council boundary, the ALP was able to control Council for several decades.
The Liberal Party state government of Robert Askin, which came to power in 1966, was keen to see Labor's control eliminated, so in 1967 Askin abolished Sydney City Council, installed a tribunal of administrators, and undertook a controversial redistribution of the city's boundaries, which saw much of the former ward of Newtown re-allocated to the neighbouring municpalies of South Sydney and Marrickville -- thus moving a signifcant portion of the Labor-voting population out of the Sydney City Council electoral area.
For Federal elections, Newtown lies partly in the electorate of Grayndler, currently represented by Anthony Albanese of the ALP, and partly in the electorate of Sydney, currently represented by Tanya Plibersek, also of the ALP.
Both of these electorates saw strong Green votes in the 2001 election, and it was expected that the Green candidates, rather than the Liberal Party, would provide the main opposition to the ALP in the 2004 election, although the Liberals ultimately did narrowly retain their lead over the Greens in these electorates.
For State elections, Newtown is predominantly in the State Electoral District of Marrickville, which was represented by Deputy Premier Andrew Refshauge until his resignation on August 10, 2005.
The resulting by-election, held on September 17, was won by Carmel Tebbutt, the wife of Anthony Albanese and state Minister for Education and Training, who was previously a member of the Legislative Council. Notably, the Greens significantly improved their electoral standing, gaining 39% of the primary vote.
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