Wollongong council will fly the rainbow flag until November 17

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated October 30 2017 - 9:34am, first published 9:00am
A group of politicians and supporters met outside the council’s Burelli Street headquarters back in August, in a push to hoist the rainbow flag outside the city building. Photo: Adam McLean

After a tense and at times tearful debate, Wollongong councillors voted 8-4 to raise the rainbow flag over the city’s headquarters.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.