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Public servant tells ICAC: I got caught up in a network of corrupt work

Public servant tells ICAC: I got caught up in a network of corrupt work

A former Roads and Maritime Services employee accused of rigging $41 million worth of NSW government contracts in return for lavish kickbacks said he got swept up in a network of corruption.

  • by Tom Rabe

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Metro West station to be built on land owned by The Star casino

Metro West station to be built on land owned by The Star casino

The NSW government has confirmed a station for its flagship Metro West rail line will be built on a Pyrmont site to be acquired from gambling giant The Star.

  • by Tom Rabe and Megan Gorrey
‘Painting them green does not change that reality’: NSW Minister’s electric car warning

‘Painting them green does not change that reality’: NSW Minister’s electric car warning

Planning Minister Rob Stokes has warned Sydney risks being enslaved to cars as he becomes the third senior minister to offer a view on how best to spur the take-up of electric vehicles.

  • by Tom Rabe
Consumer spending delivers NSW $7 billion GST windfall over four years

Consumer spending delivers NSW $7 billion GST windfall over four years

Unexpectedly high GST receipts are a win for the NSW Treasury, while the state will also benefit from the federal government’s investment in major projects.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Multimillion-dollar government ‘rort’ laid bare before ICAC

Multimillion-dollar government ‘rort’ laid bare before ICAC

The extended family of a Roads and Maritime Services worker was handed rigged government contracts for years in return for tens of thousands of dollars in parties, school fees, a luxury car and international flights, a commission has heard.

  • by Tom Rabe
Ferraris and shoeboxes of cash: ICAC unearths ‘rigged’ government contracts

Ferraris and shoeboxes of cash: ICAC unearths ‘rigged’ government contracts

Two public servants allegedly skimmed millions of dollars worth of kickbacks from NSW government contracts and spent it on luxury cars, cash deliveries and school fees.

  • by Tom Rabe
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‘Nothing short of treachery’: Turnbull backs independent over Nats in critical byelection

‘Nothing short of treachery’: Turnbull backs independent over Nats in critical byelection

Deputy Premier John Barilaro has described the former PM as an ‘albatross around the neck of the Liberal Party’.

  • by Alexandra Smith
COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney extended in bid to avoid ‘superspreading event’

COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney extended in bid to avoid ‘superspreading event’

Social restrictions imposed in Greater Sydney in the wake of two locally acquired cases of COVID-19 will be extended by a week.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn
Dozens of Sydney bus services cut in eastern suburbs transport overhaul

Dozens of Sydney bus services cut in eastern suburbs transport overhaul

More than 20 bus routes will be cut from Sydney’s eastern suburbs and another 23 “modified” as part of a major overhaul of the region’s transport system.

  • by Tom Rabe
Follow the leader: Labor’s mass walk-out amid question time chaos

Follow the leader: Labor’s mass walk-out amid question time chaos

In the latest chaotic scenes to erupt at State Parliament this week, Labor walked out en masse after Speaker Jonathan O’Dea kicked Opposition Leader Jodi McKay out of the house after she refused to follow his orders.

  • by Lucy Cormack, Alexandra Smith and Tom Rabe
Senior NSW ministers call for federal tax break on electric vehicles
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Senior NSW ministers call for federal tax break on electric vehicles

The NSW Treasurer and Transport Minister say the federal government must consider bigger tax breaks to incentivise the take-up of electric vehicles.

  • by Tom Rabe