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Drivers in Sydney's east and west get most speeding fines in NSW

Drivers in Sydney's east and west get most speeding fines in NSW

NSW government raised $223m from speeding fines in 2015, with most fines coming from fixed speed camerasDrivers living in Sydney’s eastern and western suburbs were the worst offenders for speeding
Icac forced to lay off investigators as budget slashed by $800,000

Icac forced to lay off investigators as budget slashed by $800,000

NSW anti-corruption commission’s annual report shows it will receive $529,000 in 2016-17, down from $1.34m in 2015-16The New South Wales corruption watchdog will be forced to cut the number of
Former Nationals MP headhunts NSW water regulator board

Former Nationals MP headhunts NSW water regulator board

Labor says the NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator has been compromised by the choice of a former Nationals minister to recruit its boardA former National party minister is heading the search for
Complaints about NSW disability services at highest level in a decade

Complaints about NSW disability services at highest level in a decade

State accused of ‘clocking off’ ahead of transition to NDIS as ombudsman’s figures show reports of mistreatment, assault and neglect up by 14% in past year Reports of mistreatment, assault and neglect
Politicians criticised for accepting gambling industry hospitality

Politicians criticised for accepting gambling industry hospitality

Tim Costello says MPs who will make decisions on gambling legislation should not attend races as industry guests Tim Costello has criticised politicians who accept invitations to gambling marquees at
Assisted dying bill fails to pass by one vote in New South Wales upper house

Assisted dying bill fails to pass by one vote in New South Wales upper house

State parliament knocks back private member’s bill that would have allowed terminally ill patients to end their lives Proposed assisted dying laws have been defeated in the NSW parliament.After a day
Paul Keating welcomes defeat of voluntary euthanasia bill in NSW

Paul Keating welcomes defeat of voluntary euthanasia bill in NSW

Former prime minister says state should be taking the lead on the ‘optimism of life, not the pessimism of suicide’Former prime minister Paul Keating has welcomed the narrow defeat of NSW’s voluntary
Northcote byelection: Greens' Lidia Thorpe takes Melbourne seat from Labor

Northcote byelection: Greens' Lidia Thorpe takes Melbourne seat from Labor

Historic win sees swing of over 11% to Greens, who will now hold three seats in Victoria’s Legislative Assembly Thorpe becomes first Indigenous woman elected to Victorian parliamentThe Greens made a
Lee Rhiannon loses Greens' top NSW Senate spot to Mehreen Faruqi

Lee Rhiannon loses Greens' top NSW Senate spot to Mehreen Faruqi

Senior party figures express hope the ballot result will bring to an end the infightingSenator Lee Rhiannon has failed to win preselection as the Greens’ lead candidate for New South Wales at the next
Independents targeted over residence by late digital campaign in Joyce byelection

Independents targeted over residence by late digital campaign in Joyce byelection

Pete Mailler, who is running for CountryMinded, lodges complaint with Australian Electoral CommissionRural independents are crying foul on the eve of the New England byelection over a late blast of
Bruised Joyce remains New England favourite after 'dirtiest campaign'

Bruised Joyce remains New England favourite after 'dirtiest campaign'

Joyce leaps to Malcolm Turnbull’s defence after NSW National party leader John Barilaro calls for prime minister to resignBarnaby Joyce says he and Malcolm Turnbull are the “odd couple” but insists
Former NSW minister ignored advice to release gambling harm report

Former NSW minister ignored advice to release gambling harm report

Troy Grant reportedly sat on research that recommended a ban on ‘losses disguised as wins’ in poker machinesA landmark report on gambling addiction which recommended banning a controversial poker
The crane mutiny: how Sydney's apartment boom spun out of control

The crane mutiny: how Sydney's apartment boom spun out of control

Building apartments along transport routes in Sydney was meant to create a more sustainable city. But only developers seem happy with the resultsAcross the road, a giant crane has been working on a
'Too much control': Pasi Sahlberg on what Finland can teach Australian schools

'Too much control': Pasi Sahlberg on what Finland can teach Australian schools

Finland has highly autonomous teachers, an emphasis on play and almost entirely rejects standardised testingWhen the Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg went on a speaking tour around Australia
Sydney trains to be investigated after network meltdown causes transport chaos

Sydney trains to be investigated after network meltdown causes transport chaos

Passengers subjected to ‘indefinite delays’ on multiple lines during evening peak due to storm damage and lack of drivers and staffThe New South Wales government has announced a review of the Sydney
NSW transport minister apologises to Sydney train commuters for network 'mess' – video

NSW transport minister apologises to Sydney train commuters for network 'mess' – video

Andrew Constance apologises to passengers and admits the train network has been a 'mess' the past two days. Constance says he has asked transport officials to provide a report on the network chaos.
Berejiklian was warned negative gearing was raising house prices but 'stood by in silence', Labor says

Berejiklian was warned negative gearing was raising house prices but 'stood by in silence', Labor says

Chris Bowen denounces NSW premier after leaked Treasury documents reveal the then NSW treasurer was advised to push for a review but did notThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, was warned
Sniff test: Berejiklian government to swab drivers for cocaine after police pressure

Sniff test: Berejiklian government to swab drivers for cocaine after police pressure

Coalition’s move follows months of lobbying from NSW police, who say test will improve road safetyDrivers in New South Wales will be subject to roadside tests for cocaine, the latest addition to the
Union tells Sydney commuters to stay home during 24-hour rail strike

Union tells Sydney commuters to stay home during 24-hour rail strike

Rail, Tram and Bus Union tells transport users they can help staff put pressure on government by staying homeThe Rail, Tram and Bus Union has told New South Wales commuters to stay home from work on
Sydney train strike: NSW government prepares for legal action

Sydney train strike: NSW government prepares for legal action

Talks between Sydney Trains and union over pay and conditions still deadlockedThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, says her government is prepared to take legal action if next week’s