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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

'You Are Not Welcome': Residents Urged Not To Travel Over Easter

3 min read

Australians have been told to stay away from regional NSW over the Easter weekend, as community transmission remains an increasing concern in the state.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

NSW Coronavirus Lockdown Laws To Last Three Months

3 min read

NSW will continue with its strict coronavirus measures for at least 90 days, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said on Thursday.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Is Australia In Lockdown Or Not?

5 min read

Scott Morrison doesn't like the term, but even NSW Police agrees -- parts of Australia are in lockdown, essentially.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

The Only State-Sanctioned Reasons You Can Now Leave The House

6 min read

Visiting your partner or parents is banned under strict rules in some Australian states, but you are allowed to leave your home to donate blood or move house.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Cruise Ships Off Australia's Coast Refusing To Leave After Being Ordered Home

3 min read

A flotilla of cruise ships is "lingering" off the east coast and refusing to return home, even after police ordered the ships to leave Australian waters.

Politics

Politics

Some Aussies Banned From Visiting Friends, Partners Under Two-Person Rules

6 min read

Some Australians are now banned from visiting friends and partners at their homes and rule-breakers have been warned they face big fines for ignoring the guidelines.

Crime

Crime

Masks, Sanitiser, Gloves Stolen From Hospitals, Leaving Authorities 'Mortified'

4 min read

Health workers are going without essential hygiene items because thieves are stealing them from hospitals, leaving doctors and nurses at coronavirus risk.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Ruby Princess Passenger 7th Person To Die Of Coronavirus In NSW As Cruise Cases Rise

3 min read

NSW has recorded its seventh coronavirus death, with a woman in her 70s the latest to die of the virus.

Politics

Politics

Police To Force People Home, Prisoners Released Under Emergency COVID-19 Laws In NSW

4 min read

Some prisoners would be released early and police could be granted new powers under sweeping emergency laws proposed in NSW, as the state scrambles to deal with Australia's biggest coronavirus toll.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Vivid Festival Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

2 min read

Sydney's iconic Vivid festival has been cancelled, after the federal government called for the canning of large events over coronavirus concerns.

News

News

The ‘Democracy Manifest’ Meme Guy May Not Be Dead, According To The Chats

5 min read

The mystery behind one of Australia’s most viral memes may be about to be solved, with claims the ‘succulent Chinese meal’ man is alive and living in Brisbane.

The Project

The Project

'I Thought I Was Gone': Andrew Constance Was Changed By The Bushfires

3 min read

Andrew Constance said he thought he was going to die in the bushfires, laying bare the effects battling the blazes on the NSW south coast.

National

National

What Sydney's First Night Without Lockout Laws Looked Like

6 min read

It was a small but dedicated band of revellers who were on hand to usher in the new era of nightlife in Sydney, as the city's lockout laws lifted after six years.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

Ministers Plead For Holiday Home Owners To 'Help A Neighbour' In Bushfire Crisis

2 min read

Residents who own holiday homes in bushfire-ravaged areas of NSW are being urged to open up their properties to neighbours who have lost everything in blazes that have torn through the state.

National

National

Where To Celebrate The End Of Sydney's Lockout Laws

6 min read

After six long years, Sydney is ‘getting its mojo back’ and the city’s nightlife is planning to celebrate big time – here’s where to go when the lockouts are lifted.

Politics

Politics

NSW Deputy Premier Calls For Sydney NYE Fireworks To Be Cancelled

4 min read

As authorities prepare to make the final call on whether Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks will go-ahead, the NSW deputy premier says it should be cancelled.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Drug 'Amnesty Bins' To Debut At Music Festivals Next Week, But Questions Remain

4 min read

The NSW government's new drug amnesty bins will be debuted at New Year's Eve festivals next week, but questions remain about how exactly they will operate.

Politics

Politics

NSW To Roll Out Drug 'Amnesty Bins' At Music Festivals

3 min read

Festivalgoers will be allowed to throw away their drugs at music festivals instead of being punished, under a NSW government plan to roll out "amnesty bins" at concerts.

National

National

Convicted Paedophile And Former Labor MP Granted Parole

2 min read

Disgraced former NSW Labor minister and convicted child sex offender Milton Orkopoulos has been granted parole and is expected to walk from prison before Christmas.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

The Aboriginal Flag Should Fly On The Harbour Bridge Permanently

6 min read

What message is sent to Australia’s First Nations people when the Aboriginal flag is flown atop our world famous landmark, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, just 19 days a year?

National

National

Sydney E-Scooter Trial Axed Before It's Rolled Out

2 min read

A trial of share electric scooters for Sydney has been axed, even as a government department continues work on planning for its rollout.

Politics

Politics

Sydney's Lockout Laws Are Finally Dead From Jan 14

4 min read

The NSW government will finally scrap the controversial lockout laws from mid-January, but some of the restrictions will still remain.

National

National

Even Tougher Water Restrictions Are Coming: What Do They Mean For You?

4 min read

Slip'n'slide toys and washing cars with hoses will soon be banned, as "severe" new water restrictions come into force next month in NSW.

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

2 Years On From 'YES', Progressive Wins Can Happen No Matter Who's In Charge

6 min read

Two years ago today Australians voted overwhelmingly for marriage equality.

National

National

Inquest Recommends Scrapping Sniffer Dogs, Trialing Pill Testing

5 min read

The state government should trial pill testing at music festivals this summer, but also stop the use of drug detection dogs, the NSW coroner has recommended after an inquest into drug-related deaths.

Politics

Politics

Girls As Young As 12 Strip Searched By Police, Police Minister Doesn't See A Problem

2 min read

More than 120 young girls have been strip-searched by NSW Police in recent years, but the state's police minister says he'd be happy for his kids to be among them.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Family Finds Pictures Of Backpacker's Body On Social Media

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Politics

Politics

Sydney's Lockout Laws, 3am Last Drinks To Be Scrapped In Sweeping Review

3 min read

Controversial restrictions like the 1.30am lockout and a ban on shots after midnight should be scrapped, a landmark government inquiry into the Sydney alcohol laws has found.

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

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

4 min read

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.

News

News

Abortion Decriminalised In NSW In 'Historic' Moment

3 min read

After weeks of debate, a controversial bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW has cleared its final hurdle.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mum Warns Others Not To Kiss Babies After Son Contracts Virus

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

This Is Why I Wrote The Abortion Bill

3 min read

The legislative effort to decriminalise abortion in NSW follows a long tradition in our parliament: addressing these types of issues through private members bills, multi-partisan collaboration and conscience votes.

Melinda Pavey

Melinda Pavey

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

5 min read

We are in a critical situation in NSW.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Pregnant Mum Hacked To Death, Husband Injured During Luxury Holiday

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

National

National

'Put The Fetus In The Bin' Chant Never Happened, Protesters Say

5 min read

Pro-choice advocates have slammed "lies being propagated" after anti-choice campaigners released a video claiming they chanted "put the fetus in the bin" at a rally in Sydney on Saturday.

National

National

Is It Too Late To Save Sydney, Even With The Lockouts Gone?

6 min read

Sydney's nightlife community is "ecstatic" at the surprise rollback of the lockout laws, but say it could take years to restore the city's former glory.

News

News

Robot AI Parking Rangers Are Being Used To Prevent Traffic Chaos

3 min read

It’s not yet Robocop – but it is a step closer.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Decriminalising Abortion Doesn't Go Far Enough

4 min read

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

National

National

Mapped Out: 'Fish Armageddon' And 'Horror Summer' Are Coming

5 min read

Another "horror summer" is on the cards, with authorities warning of "armageddon" of fire, fish deaths and more thanks to a potent combination of heat, drought, no rain, and river flow issues.

National

National

Radio Host's On-Air Question On Abortion Is 'Not Okay'

3 min read

The Minister for Women has criticised a radio host's on-air question to the NSW Premier on whether she would personally have an abortion. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Parents Slapped With $100 Fine For Failing To Get Teen Up For School

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Barnaby Joyce's Latest Hypocrisy Is Lecturing Women About Abortions

4 min read

He says he deserves privacy at personal and emotional moments -- but he's not willing to afford women that same luxury.

National

National

'Beyond Outrageous': Abortion Bill Delayed Until September

2 min read

A bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW will not be voted on in parliament's upper house until at least September.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Boy Impaled By Pole At Football Training

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

Every MP Who Voted Against Decriminalising Abortion In NSW

2 min read

NSW MPs have voted overwhelmingly to decriminalise abortion in the state, though the impassioned debate has divided senior Liberals.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Breastfeeding Warning After Baby Dies With High Level Of Alcohol In Blood

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Overweight Dog Sheds 45kg After Owner Demanded He Be Put Down

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Politics

Politics

Experts Slam 'Insulting' Misinformation About Abortion Decriminalisation Bill

5 min read

As debate intensifies around decriminalising abortion in NSW, the state's peak medical body is accusing opponents of "unfounded fearmongering". 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Police Apologise For Officers On Horseback Leading Black Man By Rope

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Time To 'Right A Wrong': MPs Debate Abortion Decriminalisation Bill

5 min read

A push to change "cruel" abortion laws is "important and overdue", the NSW Health Minister says, as the state parliament debates the controversial legislation.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Toddler Lucky To Be Alive After Falling Down Man Hole

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Crime

Crime

Rappers Claim Police 'Shutdown' Concert Over Controversial Drill Style

4 min read

A much-hyped western Sydney group claim police are continually cancelling their concerts, just days after their community was named as a focus of a strike force targeting gang activity.

Sport

Sport

Sport Minister's Soccer Splat Is Worst Sporting Fail Since John Howard's Horror Ball

2 min read

Australia is gunning to host the FIFA 2023 Women's World Cup, but we might want to hide this politician's skills.

National

National

Anti-Abortion Billboard To Be Removed From NSW Highway After Backlash

3 min read

An anti-abortion ad will be removed immediately from a roadside billboard, a month after the same ad was ordered to be pulled down from buses in the state. 

Politics

Politics

2.5 Million People Have Avoided Sydney Because Of Lockout Laws

4 min read

Sydney's controversial bar lockout laws have "devastated" the city's economy and led to millions fewer visitors, new data from the city's council claims.

Crime

Crime

$440,000 Fines For Farm Trespassing By Animal Activists In Tough Crackdown

1 min read

Activists who illegally enter farms will soon be slapped with fines of up to $440,000 as part of a suite of measures to crack down on so-called "attacks" on farms. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Lost At Sea After Taking Google Maps Shortcut

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Exclusive

Exclusive

What A Cure For Spinal Injuries Could Mean For Aussies Like Alex McKinnon

4 min read

As a new dad to a baby girl, former NRL player Alex McKinnon recently had a profound realisation.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

At Last, A Premier With The Backbone To Deliver On Spinal Care

4 min read

Dear Premier: We know money talks and I know that money can help people walk.

News

News

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

1 min read

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

News

News

Defqon Festival Cancelled 'Indefinitely' After Venue Pulls Support

2 min read

Controversial music festival Defqon has cancelled its 2019 event and is uncertain "if and when" the event will ever return.

News

News

Conservative Lobby Group Hopes Captain GetUp Will Save The Day!

1 min read

Could GetUp’s kryptonite be an anti-GetUp mock superhero?

Politics

Politics

Gladys Berejiklian Defends Four Female Ministers In New-Look Cabinet

2 min read

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has defended the number of female ministers in her revamped Cabinet, saying she is proud of the new women "coming through the ranks". 

Brad Emery

Brad Emery

Why Political Pundits Need To Stop Making Big Predictions

4 min read

Political veterans commenting in the media have, in most cases, earned the right to have their opinions taken with appropriate deference to their success and experience.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

The REAL Reason Gladys Berejiklian Won The NSW Election

3 min read

Dear Gladys Berejiklian,

Politics

Politics

Here's How Mark Latham Got Back In Parliament, If You Were Wondering

3 min read

One of Australia's most divisive political figures has completed a comeback after nearly 15 years on the sidelines.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

Why Federal Politicians Will Be Watching Today's State Election Like Hawks

5 min read

It was while inhaling a succulent Chinese chicken that my mate Graham Richardson reminded me that “politics is better than sex and almost as good as lunch”.

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

Are Young Voters Pissed Off Enough With #Auspol To Decide The NSW Election?

3 min read

Inaction on climate change. Lack of affordable housing. Music festival closures. Strip searches. Lockouts. A blanket refusal to consider pill testing...

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Auction Mix-Up Leaves Young Couple With 120-Year-Old Derelict Mansion

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Crime

Crime

'Sickening' Drug Search And Privacy Screens At Sydney's Central Station

3 min read

Police have defended a drug dog operation with "privacy screens" at a busy Sydney train station in the middle of the day, as a politician slammed it as "sickening".

National

National

Music Industry Rallies Against Government With White Noise And Static

3 min read

Australia's music scene is standing against the NSW government's crackdown on festivals with a novel strategy -- static.

NSWVotes 2019

NSWVotes 2019

Liberal MP Apologises After Rival's Wife Left In 'Tears' By His Volunteers

3 min read

"Respect is needed", a Liberal candidate admitted, after a controversial incident where his volunteers surrounded his Labor rival's wife on the campaign trail.

National

National

Triple Zero Hoaxes And Hypochondriacs Wasting Time And Money

4 min read

A call to Triple Zero can be the difference between life and death, and those we rely on in emergency situations are begging the public to not waste the time of these vital services.

The Project

The Project

Are The Nats In Crisis?

3 min read

The National Party was created to give country people a voice in the state and federal parliaments. But people in the bush are turning away from the party they once voted for…

Crime

Crime

'It’s Coloured Pills That Kill': Accused Drug Dealer Wants Pill Testing

2 min read

A man accused of dealing drugs at music festivals has sensationally blamed the government for lethal pills.

Crime

Crime

Former Minister Ian Macdonald Freed Ahead Of Expected Misconduct Retrial

2 min read

After his conviction for misconduct in public office was quashed, former minister Ian Macdonald has been granted bail and has walked free from jail.

Political Analysis

Political Analysis

The NSW Election Is Set to Be One Of The Most Unpredictable Yet

2 min read

What to expect four-weeks out from the State Election.

Music

Music

Aussie Music Stars Rally To Tell Government 'Don't Kill Live Music'

3 min read

If it were a festival lineup, it'd sell out quick.

Politics

Politics

Peking Duk, Festival Owners Slam Government Over 'Killing' Music And Events

4 min read

The NSW government has been blasted in an excoriating message from Aussie music heavyweights Peking Duk, as the country's entertainment industry mounts a fight against "extortionate" regulations on festivals and events.

National

National

Meet The Machine That Gives The DNA Of A Pill Right Down To The Type Of Paint

5 min read

In a crowded room in Sydney, pill testing advocates unveiled the machine used to analyse drugs, and explained patiently how their process would work to stop overdoses and save lives.

National

National

Premier Says Free Water And 'Chill-Out Zones', Not Pill Testing, Will Keep Festivals Safe

4 min read

Pill testing is not the answer, and instead festivals should give out more free water to help drug-affected people, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claimed.

Politics

Politics

Sex Graffiti Results In Vile Texts And Calls To Former Senator

3 min read

Lee Rhiannon has been left disgusted by dozens of vile text messages and calls after her phone number was scrawled on the wall of a Sydney bar alongside the offer of "a good time".

Crime

Crime

Coroner's Inquest To Investigate Music Festival Drug Deaths

2 min read

The NSW coroner will hold an inquest into a spate of drug-related deaths at music festivals this summer, as calls grow for the government to approve a pill testing trial.

Breaking

Breaking

More Mass Fish Kills Revealed Across NSW

4 min read

Further mass fish kills have occurred across NSW, with the state government pointing the finger at drought conditions and extreme heat.

National

National

'Please Don't Forget Us': Farmer's Heartbreaking Plea Ahead Of More Fish Deaths

3 min read

"Please don't forget us."

Exclusive

Exclusive

Devastated Family Of Teen Who Died After FOMO Festival Begs Premier For Pill Testing

5 min read

"Premier, please. Can we have this pill testing done?"

Views

Views

Sirius Concern: One Of Sydney's Most Iconic Buildings Could Become Opal Tower 2.0

3 min read

Recent media attention has focused on the Opal Tower, but an older residential building will soon make headlines.

National

National

Opal Tower: 'Design And Construction' Issues As Residents Talk To Lawyers

3 min read

Engineers tasked by the NSW government to investigate Sydney's controversial Opal Tower claimed the building has "a number of design and construction issues."

National

National

Here Are Just Some Of The Experts Who Back Pill Testing

4 min read

While still stubbornly opposing pill testing at festivals, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian appears to have extended the invitation to experts to prove her wrong.

News

News

'Mistakes Will Be Made': Midwives Beg For More Staff

1 min read

Midwives have delivered a desperate plea to the NSW Health Minister begging him for more staff in maternity wards.

Politics

Politics

'Neo-Nazis' Next Door: MP Urges Investigation Into Controversial Clubhouse

3 min read

A controversial nationalist group has established a 'clubhouse' in Sydney's inner west, with local residents starting a protest movement and a state MP calling for police to probe the group.

National

National

Losing The Plot: Graves To Be Recycled Under Plans To Fix Cemetery Space

5 min read

Dead bodies could be dug up and the graves filled with new occupants after just a quarter of a century, under new legislation proposed by the NSW state government.

National

National

Giant Firefighting Plane To Battle Aussie Summer Blazes

2 min read

It's the size of a passenger jet, and it's called Gaia.

10 News First

10 News First

What Is Zoe's Law And How Does It Affect Women?

3 min read

A protest was held outside NSW Parliament on Thursday against the reintroduction of a contested bill that criminalises the serious harm or death of a foetus during a criminal act such as a car crash. 

Politics

Politics

Michael Daley Slams Luke Foley's Defamation Threat: 'I Believe Ashleigh'

1 min read

Luke Foley's replacement as NSW Labor leader has slammed his predecessor, calling his extraordinary press conference about allegations involving an ABC journalist "a continuation of the attack".

Exclusive

Exclusive

How Liam Anderson's Alleged Killer Exposed A Hospital's Lifesaving Drug Shortage

1 min read

Shortly after Mathew Flame was arrested by police, the accused killer was taken to hospital with an injured hand and foot.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Yesterday, Thanks To Ashleigh Raper, Australian Women Had A Small Win

2 min read

Yesterday, a female journalist from the ABC released a statement about the alleged behavior of NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley.

Politics

Politics

The Labor MPs In Line To Replace Luke Foley As NSW Leader

2 min read

With Luke Foley stepping down as NSW Labor leader, attention has turned to who will replace him -- and potentially become the next state premier.

Politics

Politics

'I'm Resigning': Luke Foley Quits But Denies Groping Allegations

3 min read

NSW Labor leader Luke Foley has quit in the wake of bombshell allegations he groped an ABC journalist at a bar in 2016, but maintains the claims are false.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Pauline Hanson And Mark Latham Are The Dream Team We Don't Deserve

6 min read

It’s the great political conundrum of our age: how do we shake things up?