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Entire East Coast Under Thunderstorm Warning With 'Dangerous' Weather Predicted

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Severe storms are set to batter much of NSW and Victoria on Tuesday afternoon, with nearly the entire coastline under a red warning for damaging weather.

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Celeste Barber's $52 Million Fund Hasn't Gone To Bushfire Victims

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Lawyers for Celeste Barber and the NSW Rural Fire Service are expected to meet in a bid to unlock $52 million raised by the comedian's bushfire appeal.

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Firefighters Plea For Urgent Truck Upgrade

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The NSW Rural Fire Service ­Association has called for urgent state government funding to upgrade their ageing fleet of 3820 fire trucks.

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Desperate Search Concludes After Man 'Washed Away In Flood Waters' In NSW

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Police are continuing to investigate after a male passenger was swept away inside his car during horror flooding in Sydney's north.

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Flash-Flood Warning As Week-Long Drenching Set To Soak East Coast

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A deluge of rain has started falling in NSW and Queensland, but authorities are concerned heavier downpours in the north could trigger flash flooding.

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Child Abuser And Former 'Hey Dad!' Actor Robert Hughes Bids For Parole

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Former Hey Dad! star and convicted child sex offender Robert Hughes is set for a parole hearing after spending six years in a NSW prison.

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Shane Fitzsimmons Calls His Family In Tears After A Hard Day Fighting Fires

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When NSW RFS boss Shane Fitzsimmons finds himself in the darkest of moments, it's his family that keeps him grounded.

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More Homes Destroyed After Mega-Blazes Merge

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After hundreds of homes were decimated by bush fires this summer, more properties are feared to have been lost to a mega-fire in south-eastern NSW on Saturday evening.

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Deadly Bushfire Raging Since November Finally Contained

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After two months of tireless battling, NSW firefighters have finally contained a deadly bushfire in Sydney's southwest overnight.

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Man Charged With Intentionally Lighting Fires In NSW

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A man has been charged with deliberately lighting two fires on NSW's South Coast and recklessly allowing them to spread.

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Footage Of Crashed Water Bomber That Killed Three US Firefighters Surfaces

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Disturbing footage has emerged of the downed C-130 tanker which crashed while battling a blaze near the Snowy Mountains in NSW, killing three American firefighters on board.

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Teenager Charged With Murder After Stepmum Stabbed At Sydney Home

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed his stepmother at a home in Sydney's south.

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'Wonderful Dad': Daughter Of US Firefighter Killed Battling NSW Fires Pays Tribute

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Tributes have flooded in for the three American firefighters killed when their C-130 tanker crashed while battling a blaze near the Snowy Mountains in southern NSW.

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US Firefighters' Bodies Retrieved From NSW Plane Crash Site

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The bodies of three US firefighters, who died after their waterbomber crashed in southern NSW, have been retrieved.

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Six Firefighters Injured After Water Tanker Rolled In NSW

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Six volunteer firefighters have been injured after their water tanker rolled while they were battling a blaze in NSW.

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'A Ball Of Flames': Mayday Call From Plane Crash That Killed Three American Firefighters

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A distressed mayday call from firefighters on the ground when three American first responders crashed in their waterbomber on Thursday shows how quickly the tragic accident happened.

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Three Dead After Firefighting Plane Crashes In NSW

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Flags will be flown at half mast on Friday in memory of three people killed in a firefighting aircraft crash in the NSW Snowy Mountains region.

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Surfer Rushed To Hospital After Shark Attack 'Through The Bone'

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A man has been taken to hospital following a suspected shark attack off a beach in the NSW Illawarra region.

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Crack Team Worked In Secret To Save Pre-Dinosaur Trees From Mega Bushfire

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Fire retardant, irrigation techniques and an army of conservation experts have helped save the wild prehistoric Wollemi Pine during a secret mission amid the Gospers Mountain megablaze.

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WATCH: Accused Thief's 'Disgusting Act' At Sports Bar

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A man has been caught on camera allegedly stealing two bushfire charity tins from a NSW sports bar, in what police have called a ‘disgusting act’.

Polly Dunning

Polly Dunning

Regardless Of Who Actually Wins, Shane Fitzsimmons IS Australian Of The Year

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As bushfires have decimated our beloved homeland, destroyed our wildlife, and killed at least 26 people, Australians have searched for leadership and found many of our elected officials woefully inadequate.

Zoe Simmons

Zoe Simmons

What It's Like To Watch Your Home Town Burn

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The photos don’t do it justice.

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NSW Government Pledges $1b To Rebuild Bushfire-Ravaged Communities

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The NSW government has committed an extra $1 billion over the next two years to help bushfire-ravaged communities rebuild.

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Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In November Bushfire

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A man has died from injuries sustained during the bushfires in the NSW Northern Tablelands region in November.

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Bushfire Victims Stranded With 600 Cattle Need Feed 'Now Or They Die'

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At least 18 people are trapped after fire ripped through the Belowra Valley on New Year’s Eve, cutting off access to the rural area.

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Terrifying Video Shows Fire Truck Being Engulfed By Flames

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Firefighters who filmed the terrifying moment their truck was overrun by a bushfire on the NSW South Coast have shared how they escaped the inferno. 

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Wife's Tribute To Husband Who Died Defending Home From Bushfire

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A heartbroken wife has paid tribute to her husband and "best friend" who died while trying to defend their family home from a horror bushfire on the NSW South Coast. 

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Breaking

Volunteer Firefighter Killed, Three Injured After Truck Rolls In Extreme Winds

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A volunteer firefighter has been killed in the NSW southwest slopes after extreme winds caused their fire truck to roll over, the RFS said.

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Health Warning Issued After 'Lego' Shaped MDMA Shows Up In Australia

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Health authorities have issued a warning ahead of New Year's Eve after dangerously high-dose MDMA shaped to look like 'Lego' was found in NSW.

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Man Airlifted To Hospital In Induced Coma After Jet Ski Refueling Explosion

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A man has suffered serious injuries after an explosion at a busy camping area north-west of Sydney on Friday afternoon.

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The Best Christmas Present Ever: 18 Millimetres Of Rain

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Forget reindeer hooves on the roof or Santa’s sleigh bells.

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Partners Of Firefighters Killed At Green Wattle Creek 'Still In Denial'

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The partners of Andrew O'Dwyer, 36, and Geoff Keaton, 32, who died fighting the Green Wattle Creek fire on Thursday night say their husbands were 'heroes' but they haven't come to terms with their loss.

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Bushfire Crisis: States Begin Assessing Damage After Horror Fire Week

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Hundreds of homes have been lost and dozens of communities left devastated in what has been a horrific week of catastrophic bushfires across the country.

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Homes Destroyed, Firefighters Injured As Authorities Warn Of Worsening Conditions

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A State of Emergency has been declared in NSW for the next seven days as bushfire conditions worsen. 

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Fire Chiefs Vow To Hold Emergency Bushfire Summit With Or Without PM

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Frustrated former fire chiefs have vowed to take matters into their own hands, hosting an emergency summit on the bushfire crisis.

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'Everything Is All Burned Out': 10-Metre Flames Destroy Apple Pie Maker's Family Home

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As 10-metre flames approached his Bilpin home, Sam Ramaci braced to fight the blaze.

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The Tiny Aussie Community Forced To Fight Its Own Fires

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Residents of a historical valley nestled in NSW’s Hunter region have resorted to defending their area's heritage buildings and properties as bushfires threaten to wipe out the pieces of Australian history.

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WATCH: Frustrated Driver Tries To Demolish Light Tower

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Video has emerged of a driver ramming his car into a light tower on Tuesday in NSW.

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Here's Your Chance To 'Buy From The Bush' And Help Australia's Rural Communities

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The online campaign encouraging shoppers to buy from communities battling drought is coming to Sydney.

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Smoke On The Water: Sydney Beach Turns Black With Ash

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With bushfires raging on all sides of Sydney, the city's once pristine beaches are beginning to turn black from charcoal, smoke and ash.

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Outback Schoolkids Perform Raindance To ‘Bust The Dust’

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A raindance campaign launched by a tiny rural school with just 50 students is taking off globally to raise awareness and spirits during drought.

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Fire Emergency Warning As Out Of Control Fire Jumps Highway

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It's just the second day of summer, but the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has labelled the 2019 fire season one of the worst faced by emergency personnel. 

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The Aussie Call To Recognise Sheep Shearing As A National Sport

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New Zealand has recognised sheep shearing as a national sport since 1994, now, there's a call for Australia to do so as well.

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Lewis The Bushfire Rescued Koala Has Sadly Died

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The Port Macquarie hospital which has been taking care of koalas rescued from the NSW bushfires has sadly confirmed that Lewis has died from his injuries after his rescue made global headlines.

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'Absolutely F**king Smashed': Russell Crowe Says Fires Still Burning Near His NSW Property

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Russell Crowe has returned to Australia to inspect the damage to his NSW property and surrounding areas caused by bushfires on the state's mid-north coast, saying there's smoke 'everywhere you look'.

Emily Little

Emily Little

This Is What It's Like To Lose Everything In A Bushfire

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Shortly before a bushfire ripped through Bobin on the NSW Mid North Coast and destroyed my home, I had planned to meet with local students.

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NSW Schools Closed Again As Bushfire Threat Continues

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There will be 26 public schools closed on Monday, November 18, across NSW as the bushfire threat continues.

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Thousands Sign Petition To Scrap NYE Fireworks, Donate Funds To Fire Relief

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Over 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on the government to scrap Sydney's iconic New Year's Eve fireworks this year and donate the millions spent on the display to drought and fire relief.

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Aussies Showing Incredible Kindness Amidst Tragedy

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Hundreds of homes have been destroyed or damaged, four lives have been lost as bushfires continued to rage but among the destruction and devastation has been a wave of support and generosity.

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Man Makes Homemade Firetruck To Help Battle Bushfires

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Emergency services in NSW face a second day of tough conditions as they battle more than 70 fires burning across the state, with 40 uncontained.

Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Why Sydney’s First 'Catastrophic' Fire Warning Will Save Lives

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People in dangerous bushfire zones delay taking action until the last minute because they're too optimistic about their own risk, new research has shown.

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James Norman

ScoMo And Co Must Think Their Own Weather Bureau Is A 'Raving Woke Greenie'

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Since last weekend, more than 70 fires have surged across Australia's drought-ravaged East Coast, destroying hundreds of homes and tragically claiming lives in their wake.

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Bushfire Crisis

This Is What To Do If You Are Affected By The Bushfires

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Making an insurance claim can be daunting and complex so we’ve condensed the information, to ensure you, or your loved ones can get the ball rolling.

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Bushfire Crisis

More Than A Million Hectares Of Land Consumed By NSW Bushfires

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Residents from endangered communities have been told to evacuate as emergency services prepare for 'catastrophic' fire conditions across NSW. 

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Hundreds Of Koalas Burnt To Death During Bushfires In Mass 'Cremation'

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More than 350 koalas were burnt to death as they tried to escape the wrath of bushfires ravaging the NSW coast.

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'The Smoke Has Reached New Zealand': Dust And Haze From NSW Fires Arrives Across The Ditch

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The fires tearing through New South Wales are so severe that smoke, ash and haze have descended on our neighbours in New Zealand.

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Three Lives Lost, 150 Homes Destroyed In NSW Bushfire Emergency

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Three people have died in bushfires that have destroyed at least 150 homes across NSW, though there are fears the death toll could rise.

Sarah Megginson

Sarah Megginson

Lying To Get Laid Is Not Sexual Assault – Here’s Why

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Anyone remember that episode of 'Sex and the City' where Miranda pretends to be a flight attendant?

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Economist: Sorry Kids, Compulsory Maths Isn't Going To Help You Get A Job

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The NSW government has announced it will make maths education compulsory for public school students right through Year 12, as part of its broader review of high school curriculum.

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Dozens Of Properties Under Threat As Fires Burn Across NSW

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A number of out-of-control fires are still burning across NSW with some residents told to seek shelter as firefighters battled one of the most dangerous days so far this bushfire season.

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Is Forcing 'Mathsphobic' Kids To Study Maths A Bad Equation?

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The NSW government is making maths compulsory up until Year 12, but some experts warn the plan could hurt disengaged students and already stretched teachers. 

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All Grandparents Are Great, But These Ones Just Won Awards For It

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After becoming an important advocate for the rare disease affecting his grandsons, a NSW man has become the state's Grandparent of the Year.

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Man Stabbed As Driver Flees Two Car Crash In Sydney's West

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A man has spent the night in Liverpool Hospital after being stabbed following a car accident in Sydney's west.

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Residents Told To Seek Shelter As Out-Of-Control Fire Threatens NSW Homes

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Residents of a town near Armidale in the NSW Northern Tablelands were told to be on alert as firefighters battled against an out-of-control blaze near several properties.

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Important Koala Colonies Destroyed In NSW Fires

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Wildlife advocates are concerned for the welfare of hundreds of koalas after fire ripped through vital habitat in northern NSW.

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Couple Found Dead At Home Destroyed By Bushfires

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An older couple has been found dead in their home after it was destroyed by a bushfire in Northern NSW.

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Health

Aussie Suburbs With The Highest Obesity Rates Revealed

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Where you live has a huge impact on your weight, with Australia's obesity rates varying dramatically from regional towns to wealthy, coastal suburbs.

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NSW Bush Fires

Three Kids Allegedly Started NSW Bushfire By Playing With Matches

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Three children were playing with matches when a devastating bushfire took hold in northern NSW on Sunday, prompting police to call for kids to be better educated about the potential damage this can do.

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Human Remains Found In NSW River Believed To Be Missing Student

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A passer-by has made the grim discovery of human remains in a NSW river that could belong to missing university student Bigul Pandit.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

The Church Is Finally Losing Its Grip On Births, Deaths And Marriages

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It only took 119 years but, at long last, NSW women who do not wish to carry a pregnancy through to term -- for whatever reason -- can safely and legally access an abortion up until 22 weeks.

Melinda Pavey

Melinda Pavey

As 'Day Zero' Nears, We Can't Let Our Rural Towns Run Dry

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We are in a critical situation in NSW.

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'The Fight In Me Is Dwindling': Dubbo Residents Face The Prospect Of Running Dry

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Garry Hall rarely ventures into Dubbo, a usually bustling regional NSW city where he can't find a park. Now, the picture is different. 

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A Tribute To Our Amazing Firies, In 10 Incredible Photos

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The image of an exhausted firefighter with his head in his hands has struck a chord with Australians, as more than 110 fires continue to burn across NSW and Queensland.

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The All-Important Weapons Fighting Australia's 'Catastrophic' Fires

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Fire season hit Australia early, and as emergency crews battle blazes up and down the country's east coast, support from above is more important than ever.

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Hundreds Of Fish To Be Transported Via 'Noah's Ark' To Avoid Another Mass Kill

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The NSW government will start relocating hundreds of stranded fish from the Darling River, as authorities warn of an "Armageddon" of both fish deaths and fire this summer. 

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'Sh*t, Take Cover!' Whirlwind Demolishes Chicken Coop, Sends Metal Flying

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A family has been left shaken and a turkey lucky to be alive after a whirlwind ripped through a property in NSW's central west.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Decriminalising Abortion Doesn't Go Far Enough

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In case you hadn’t noticed, a debate is raging about the decriminalisation of abortion in New South Wales.

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Wild Weather Hits As 'Snow' Blankets Coastal Town

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The full force of winter is expected to lash NSW again today as an intense rain band moves north.

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'Legend' Postie Saves Pets Trapped Inside Burning Home

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A quick-thinking postman has been praised for saving a house and the lives of two dogs and cats in Sydney's north.

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Politics

Walls And Passports Proposed As Radical Solution To Parking Chaos

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Passport requirements and a Donald Trump-style wall are cornerstones of a wild new suggestion to ensure residents of Sydney's Inner West secure parking spots.

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Batten Down The Hatches: Parts Of Australia Are In For A Wild Day

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Ferocious winds and huge waves are set to batter Australia's south east.

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This Video Of A Kangaroo Hopping Through Snow Is Going Viral

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If there's one image that would convince any of the doubters it has in fact been snowing in Australia this weekend, this would be it. 

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CCTV Released As Police Investigate Sexual Assault Of Teen Girl

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Police have ramped up their search for a man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager earlier this year.

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Brekky Wrap

Delivery Driver Steals Family Dog, Lists It Online For $100

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

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Putting Money On Your Opal Card Could Be A Thing Of The Past

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Sydney commuters, say goodbye to fumbling around for your Opal card -- your credit card now comes with all the same benefits.  

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Dogs Are Dying Of A Highly Contagious Bacterial Disease In Sydney

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Vets are warning pet owners to be on high alert after a contagious bacterial disease spread through Sydney's inner-city, killing at least five dogs.

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Driver's 'Ridiculous' Fine Over Tampered 'No Stopping' Sign

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A NSW woman has been slapped with a $263 fine after a vandal painted an extra arrow onto a 'no stopping' sign.

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Crime

Man Charged For Stalking Teenage Girl And Performing Sexual Acts On Himself

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A man is due to appear in Campbelltown Local Court Tuesday for stalking a teenage girl and carrying out a sexual act without consent.

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Residents Warned Mascot Towers Is Now 'Moving Downwards'

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The evacuated residents of Mascot Towers have been warned by engineers that the building is 'moving downwards' as the building continues to be monitored.

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Wrong Side of Patient's Bowel Removed In Botched Operation Under Investigation

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A cancer patient has been forced to undergo corrective surgery after surgeons at Sydney's Northern Beaches Hospital removed the wrong side of his bowel.

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'Use A Broom': Resident Forced To Retrieve Delivery From Roof

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A Sydney mother has been forced to work for her goods after her parcel was accidentally thrown onto her roof.

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'You're Being A Creep': Passenger Stands Up To Man Hitting On Schoolgirl

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A man has been commended for outing a stranger who hit on a teenage girl at the back of a busy Sydney bus.

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NSW Budget: $800 Million Surplus But 2,000 Jobs Expected To Be Cut

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It’s not the size that matters, it’s what you do with it apparently.

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Motorbike Rider Lucky To be Alive After Harrowing Accident

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WARNING: Graphic

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Record $15 Million For Spinal Research A 'Potential Gamechanger'

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The NSW Government is set to unveil a record $15 million in funding for spinal research in this Tuesday's state budget.

Damien Linnane

Damien Linnane

After Being In Prison Myself, I Know Why So Many Offenders Go Straight Back

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I stared in disbelief at the prison’s educational officer. "What do you mean I can’t study in prison?" I asked.

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Got A Noisy Pub Complaint? Sort It Over A Drink, Not In Court

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One Sydney mayor is waging war on the city's "culture of complaint" in a bid to save local venues from the litigious red tape that's sending pubs broke.

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Mum Of Teen Killed In Equestrian Event Held Concerns Over Course

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The mother of a teenage equestrian who died during a competition in Sydney three years ago held concerns over certain jumps on the course, an inquest has heard.

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The Roundabout Rule We've All Gotten Wrong

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Do you actually know who has the right of way at a roundabout?

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Two Children Taken From NSW School Have Been Found

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UPDATE: The two children taken from a school in the state's central west on Friday morning have been safely located, police said.