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Archive for September, 2017
UK tourist charged over fatal NSW crash

A 20-year-old British tourist has been charged following the death of 16-year-old girl in a crash on the NSW mid-north coast. September 29, 2017 A 20-year-old British backpacker has been charged with causing a crash on the NSW Pacific Highway that killed a teenage girl on school holidays with her family. The 16-year-old victim, named in […]

NSW Premier stares down PM on gas

The NSW premier took to the front foot as she defended the state against another attack on its gas policy by Prime Minister Turnbull. September 28, 2017 NSW’s premier is standing firm on the state’s gas policy after yet another attack by Australia’s prime minister on its gas production levels. “Our policy stands, our policy […]

NSW healthcare a top performer: report

NSW hospitals outperform other states and countries but patients are having to wait longer for cataract surgery and common procedures, a report has found.  September 27, 2017 NSW hospitals outperform other countries and Australian states, but there is still room for improvement, a report has found. The Bureau of Health Information’s annual Healthcare in Focus […]

Man charged over fatal Sydney hit-and-run

Police hope the family of a 19-year-old killed in a fatal hit-and-run on Sunday will have “some closure” following the alleged driver’s arrest.  September 27, 2017 Police hope there’ll be “some closure” for the family of a 19-year-old woman killed in a hit-and-run in Sydney’s west following the arrest of a 35-year-old driver. Natasha Gadd […]

NSW rejects PM on gas project approval

The NSW premier has rejected Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s claim her government has been too slow to approve the state’s Narrabri Gas Project. September 26, 2017 All sides of NSW politics have rejected the prime minister’s criticism of the state’s gas projects, saying the problem is in Canberra. It comes after Malcolm Turnbull received two reports […]

NSW pollies fire back at PM for gas claims

NSW politicians have fired back at the prime minister’s claims of the slow approval of the Narrabri Gas Project as the nation faces a gas shortage. September 26, 2017 All sides of NSW politics have rejected the prime minister’s criticism of the state’s gas projects, saying the problem is in Canberra. It comes after Malcolm Turnbull […]

Lifesavers renew ‘swim between flags’ call

Volunteer surf lifesavers will return to NSW beaches from this weekend and will patrol them every weekend and on public holidays until the end of April. September 22, 2017 Volunteer lifesavers are returning to NSW beaches to keep watch for swimmers and surfers in distress as temperatures begin to soar this weekend. The message to beachgoers is […]

Advocates urge NSW disability funds surety

Disability advocacy groups have called on the NSW government to continue their funding past June 2018. September 20, 2017 Disability advocates and a raft of NSW politicians are demanding funding certainty for millions of vulnerable community members. They fear almost two million people living with disabilities could soon lose their voice if the state government […]

City of Sydney launches ‘yes’ campaign

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has launched the council’s campaign in support of same-sex marriage. September 19, 2017 Sydney residents can expect an invitation to vote ‘yes’ in support of same-sex marriage to land in their letterboxes within days. The City of Sydney is throwing its support behind marriage equality as millions of Australians cast […]

City of Sydney launches ‘yes’ campaign

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has launched the council’s campaign in support of same-sex marriage. September 19, 2017 Sydney residents can expect an invitation to vote ‘yes’ in support of same-sex marriage to land in their letterboxes within days. The City of Sydney is throwing its support behind marriage equality as millions of Australians cast […]

Arrested in Sydney’s raids – who are they?

Police have arrested 18 people after a massive police operation involving dawn raids across Sydney. September 18, 2017 JOHN IBRAHIM * Kings Cross club identity John Ibrahim was not charged in Sydney raids in August, although police did search his luxury ocean side Dover Heights home. * A week later, officers seized a loaded semi-automatic […]

Protest against NSW shark net marine toll

A small group of protesters has gathered on Bondi Beach to protest against the use of shark nets in NSW. September 17, 2017 A small group of surfers, swimmers and shark lovers has gathered to form a giant turtle on Bondi Beach to protest the use of shark nets in NSW. They called on the […]

NSW slammed for being soft on plastic bags

Environmental groups have roasted the NSW government on its plastic pollution policies after the premier rejected calls for a statewide bag ban. September 15, 2017 Environment groups say NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has sold out to big business over its plastics pollution policy. It comes after Western Australian announced this week it will join South […]

Officer shot twice awarded for bravery

A police officer who almost died after being shot twice in the leg at a hospital in Sydney’s west has received a bravery award from the governor-general. September 13, 2017 A police officer who almost lost his life after being shot twice in the leg while struggling with a drug-affected patient in a western Sydney […]

Identity of burnt car crash woman unknown

The identity of a woman who burnt to death four days ago in a fiery car crash in Sydney’s CBD remains unknown.  September 12, 2017 A woman who burnt to death in a fiery high-speed car crash in Sydney’s CBD still hasn’t been identified four days after the crash. The unknown woman died alongside brothers […]

Burnt Sydney apartment block a crime scene

Police are investigating whether a blaze at a partially built high-rise building in Sydney’s southwest was deliberately lit. September 8, 2017 A high-rise apartment complex damaged by fire in Sydney’s southwest remains a crime scene as police investigate whether the blaze was deliberately lit. More than 70 firefighters battled the inferno, which broke out on […]

Crane accidents across NSW in 2017

A crane accident at a building site in northern Sydney is just the latest in a spate of incidents across NSW in 2017.  September 8, 2017 A crane accident at a building site in northern Sydney is just the latest in a spate of incidents across NSW in 2017.  * May 4: A mobile crane […]

Rohingya supporters rally in Sydney

Refugee advocates and the Rohingya community have rallied in Sydney to protest the killings in Myanmar while calling on the Australian government to do more. September 7, 2017 The Rohingya community and refugee advocates have rallied in Sydney to urge the federal government to speak out against the growing number of Muslim deaths in Myanmar. […]

Rohingya supporters rally in Sydney

Refugee advocates and the Rohingya community have rallied in Sydney to protest the killings in Myanmar while calling on the Australian government to do more. September 7, 2017 The Rohingya community and refugee advocates have rallied in Sydney to urge the federal government to speak out against the growing number of Muslim deaths in Myanmar. […]

Sydney officer struck by car, driver flees

Police have urged the driver of a dark blue Mazda 3 hatch to hand themselves in after an officer was struck attempting to stop the car for speeding in Sydney. September 6, 2017 The driver of a Mazda 3 hatch has been urged to hand themselves in after an Sydney officer was mowed down while […]

NSW police officers show some sole

NSW Police have donated more than 500 pairs of boots to Mission Australia to help homeless people and raise awareness about the problem. September 6, 2017 NSW police officers have stepped up to help homeless people by donating more than 500 pairs of used police boots. “They’re of great quality and certainly have plenty of […]

Four arrested in Kings Cross drug raids

Four people have been arrested in early morning drug raids at Sydney’s Kings Cross, Surry Hills and Redfern. September 5, 2017 Four people are in police custody after officers in riot gear carried out early morning drug raids in Sydney’s Kings Cross and neighbouring suburbs. Police say they are investigating the supply of heroin and the […]

2017/2018 bushfire outlook

State fire commissioners from around the country have gathered to deliver the 2017 Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook. September 5, 2017 Fire commissioners from around the country have warned all states to prepare for what is set to be a bad bushfire season for summer 2017/2018: NSW Greater than normal chance of bushfires due to […]

Research gives mesothelioma sufferers hope

A new treatment being pioneered by Sydney mesothelioma cancer researchers has created excitement in the scientific world. September 1, 2017 There may be light at the end of the tunnel for mesothelioma sufferers. The rare cancer, which results from exposure to asbestos, kills most patients but a team of Sydney oncology experts has found injecting […]

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