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'Unprecedented': NSW-Victoria border closed by coronavirus with police on frontline

'Unprecedented': NSW-Victoria border closed by coronavirus with police on frontline

The NSW-Victoria border will remain closed until the rising number of cases in Melbourne is brought under control.

  • by Alexandra Smith

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In Sydney's west we know all about getting a good haircut, and the Powerhouse backflip fits the bill
Opinion
City life

In Sydney's west we know all about getting a good haircut, and the Powerhouse backflip fits the bill

Inner Sydney deemed that western Sydney – the country’s fastest growing and most culturally diverse region - could not be trusted as primary custodians of a bold new Powerhouse.

  • by Andy Marks
Saving Powerhouse is welcome but big questions remain
Editorial
Gladys Berejiklian

Saving Powerhouse is welcome but big questions remain

As the dust settles on the NSW government's Powerhouse about-face, it must explain how it will run two world-class technology museums instead of one.

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'Elephant in the room': Liberals want a new seat in western Sydney
State Parliament

'Elephant in the room': Liberals want a new seat in western Sydney

The NSW Liberals have taken the unconventional step of wanting the seat held by the Speaker to be abolished.

  • by Alexandra Smith
New mobile phone towers for regional NSW
Telecommunications

New mobile phone towers for regional NSW

Deputy Premier John Barilaro has vowed to make NSW free from mobile phone black spots. 

  • by Alexandra Smith
'Right to live free of abuse': commission inundated with abuse reports
Exclusive
Ageing

'Right to live free of abuse': commission inundated with abuse reports

The state's first commission for the ageing and disabled has been inundated with reports of abuse.

  • by Alexandra Smith
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Powerhouse backflip as Ultimo site saved by Berejiklian government
City life

Powerhouse backflip as Ultimo site saved by Berejiklian government

Five years after it was first announced, the Berejiklian government has made the last-minute decision to keep the Powerhouse site at Ultimo open.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Heavy lifting: Treasurer touted as premier-in-waiting takes on tax
Dominic Perrottet

Heavy lifting: Treasurer touted as premier-in-waiting takes on tax

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet wants to change the tax mix, not lift overall taxes – and he's on a potential collision course with the Morrison government.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Attorney-General orders 'urgent review' of sexual harassment processes after Heydon claims
Heydon controversy

Attorney-General orders 'urgent review' of sexual harassment processes after Heydon claims

Public confidence in the justice system requires that lawyers and judges are held to the highest ethical standards, NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman said.

  • by Kate McClymont and Jacqueline Maley
John Barilaro on cooking seafood and a pie shop accord
Lunch with

John Barilaro on cooking seafood and a pie shop accord

The Deputy Premier is rarely at home but when he is, his favourite pastime is cooking extravagant dinners.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Drug-driving laws are destructive and ineffective
Opinion
Courts

Drug-driving laws are destructive and ineffective

Some of the saddest cases I dealt with were single mothers in tears, asking how they would manage to get their children to after-school activities. All for a detectable, but non-intoxicating, level of a drug in their system.

  • by David Heilpern