At the Extraordinary City Council Meeting held on August 11, the proposal of erecting a Comfort Women statue submitted by the anti-Japan Korean - Chinese organization was rejected unanimously by 6-0.
Subsequently two newspaper articles were written from different angles.
Srtrathfield Scene is relatively moderate among all the local newspapers of the city keeping close relationship with Strathfield city council.
Its article depicts the outcome as the victory of Australian democracy and multiculturalism.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported vandalism and manifestation of hatred conducted by the proposers and one of AJCN's responses to it.