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Sydney Driver Bites Cop At Traffic Stop After Cocaine Arrest

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A police officer was bitten multiple times in a violent struggle with a driver arrested on cocaine possession charges.

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National

Murder Probe After Woman Found Dead In Her Apartment A Week After Last Seen

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Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found in an apartment in Sydney's eastern suburbs earlier this week. 

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National

Gang Of Gunmen On The Run After Alleged Backyard Shooting

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Four men have been charged after one of them allegedly shot at armed attackers who had jumped the back fence of their western Sydney home.

National

National

Now Is The Best Time To Rent An Apartment In Sydney, But Don't Get Too Excited

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It's not often we see good news about the cost of living in Sydney, but according to a new report if you're looking to rent in Australia's most expensive city now is probably the best time.

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National

What Sydney's First Night Without Lockout Laws Looked Like

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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.

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National

Where To Celebrate The End Of Sydney's Lockout Laws

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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.

Sport

Sport

Are These Seats Worth The Wait?

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Fifteen years seems like a long time to wait just to watch a game of cricket, but becoming a Sydney Cricket Ground member is an honour many are willing to wait for.

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National

Australia Welcomes 2020 With A Bang

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Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Australia's largest capital cities to celebrate New Year's Eve and ring in 2020, with the country's ongoing bushfire crisis not far from their minds.

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Updated

Body Of Boy, 16, Pulled From Lake Hours After He Disappeared While Swimming

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Police divers have found the body of a 16-year-old boy missing from Lake Parramatta in Sydney's west.

Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson

Here's Why The Sydney Harbour Fireworks Should Happen

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On the surface, it seems like a sober, responsible call.

Politics

Politics

NSW Deputy Premier Calls For Sydney NYE Fireworks To Be Cancelled

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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.

National

National

Businesses Prepare For The Worst As Sydney's NYE Fireworks Rumoured To Be At Risk

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While the debate over the Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks rages on, businesses are worried about the flow-on effects if they were to be cancelled.

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Updated

Swimmer Airlifted By Chopper After Being Hit By Boat

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A 24-year-old man has sustained serious injuries after he was hit by a boat at a beach in Sydney's south-east. 

Homes

Homes

Found: Where To See The Best Christmas Lights In Australia

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'Tis the season to throw your loved ones in the car and go hunting for your suburb's most impressive Christmas light displays.

Crime

Crime

Two Dead After Stabbing Attack In Suburban Sydney

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A street in Sydney's south-west has been locked down after an alleged stabbing attack during a neighbourhood dispute on Tuesday afternoon.

Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson

Life In The Big Smoke: Is This Sydney's New Normal?

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I woke up this morning with a raw and scratchy throat.

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National

Mask Warning Issued As Sydney Residents Battle 'Airpocalypse'

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As Sydney continues to be blanketed by thick bushfire smoke, NSW Health has issued a warning about the use of face masks after the city suffocated through the worst air quality in a decade on Tuesday.

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National

Thousands Of Firefighters Continue To Battle NSW Bushfires As Air Quality Concerns Grow

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Temperatures soared across NSW on Tuesday with authorities concerned about dangerous bushfire conditions and the state's ability to cope with the thick blanket of smoke that has worsened as a result.

News

News

Sydney's Most Iconic Landmarks Disappear As Smoke Suffocates City

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The Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Town Hall vanished on Monday as thick bushfire smoke hid them from view, shut down public transport and forced residents indoors.

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National

Tunnel Vision: The Pics That Show The Scale Of Sydney's Underwater Commute

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The first metro railway tunnel built deep under Sydney Harbour has been completed, but it will be a while before commuters can catch a train through it.

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National

Stunning 80 Kilometre Walk Between Two Iconic Beaches Finally Open

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A walking track linking two of the world's most iconic beaches opened on Sunday morning. 

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National

Health Warning For Pets As Sydney Chokes On Smoke

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Sydney is choking on unprecedented level of smoke, and while there has been a strong focus on the impact air quality is having on humans, there's a reminder to remember our pets.

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National

eBay Slams Prankster's Attempt To Sell 'Sydney Bushfire Smoke'

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eBay has shut down a poor attempt at a joke after an internet prankster listed smoke from the Sydney bushfires on the website.

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National

Why The Sydney Smoke Haze Is Worse Than Ever Before

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No, you're not imagining it. The smoke has been especially bad this fire season.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

The Aboriginal Flag Should Fly On The Harbour Bridge Permanently

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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?

News

News

Hunt For Husband Of Woman Found In Freezer Ends In China

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Chinese police have confirmed they are speaking to a man after his wife’s body was found in a freezer at their Sydney home on Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Sydney's Lockout Laws Are Finally Dead From Jan 14

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

Exclusive

Exclusive

'They Would Have Been Dead': Man Lucky To Be Alive After Pizza Shop Inferno

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A man said his son is lucky "the gas meter didn't blow his face off" after an explosion torched an inner-city pizza shop, sending employees running for their lives.

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National

Man's Lucky Escape From Pizza Shop Before Massive Explosion

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A Sydney pizza shop owner was forced to flee his store when a gas main exploded inside, engulfing his restaurant in fire.

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National

Sydney To Have 'Extended' Power Outages After Mega Storm

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Tens of thousands of people across Sydney are still without power after severe thunderstorms caused serious damage to the electricity network on Tuesday.

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Views

The Unspoken Rules Of Catching The Sydney Light Rail

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Can we all silently agree on these, please?

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Views

Can We Please Talk About The Cluster F**k That Is The Sydney Light Rail?

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For years I thought there could be nothing worse than the horror of pouring myself into a Sydney train during peak hour.

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National

Three Teens Arrested Over Alleged Stolen Minibus Joyride

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Three "foolish" teens were given a stern warning by police after they stole a minibus and caused “carnage” in an affluent Castle Hill street.

Crime

Crime

Men Charged For Allegedly Disrupting Lighting Of Martin Place Christmas Tree

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Three men have been charged after one of them disrupted the lighting of the Martin Place Christmas tree in Sydney's CBD and then resisted police attempts to arrest him.

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National

Muslim, Pregnant Woman Allegedly Attacked By A Stranger Says She Won't ‘Sit Silent’

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Heavily pregnant Rana Elasmar, who was allegedly hit during what is believed to be a racially-motivated attack in western Sydney, has spoken out.

Crime

Crime

Man And Woman Charged After Alleged School Bus Attack

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Police have laid charges against two people after a teenager was allegedly attacked on a bus in Sydney on Wednesday.

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National

Sydney Chokes On Smoke As Another Poor Air Quality Alert Issued

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Sydneysiders woke to another day of smoke blanketing the city as health authorities urge residents take precautions amid poor air quality.

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Updated

Heavily Pregnant Woman 'Punched In Head 14 Times' During Cafe Attack

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WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT: A woman who is 38 weeks pregnant, has been brutally attacked at a Sydney cafe after a man randomly approached her table and allegedly made a racist comment.

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National

The Plan To Turn Forgotten Suburb Into Australia's New Party Hub

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A neglected corner of Sydney which rattles with airport noise could be transformed into one of the country's best nightlife areas, under an ambitious plan to revitalise the city's battered reputation for fun.

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National

Man Fined A Whopping $3,300 After Police Spot Him Towing A Car

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A man has been slapped with a hefty fine after he was caught running a tow truck business from his car without a licence.

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National

'Stay Indoors': Smoke Haze Suffocates Sydney As Air Quality Plunges

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Sydneysiders are urged to take health precautions amid poor air quality as residents woke to smoky, hazy conditions blanketing the city.

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National

Elderly Woman Rescued From Hoarder's Home After Being Trapped For Hours

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An elderly woman has been rescued from a hoarder's home in Sydney's south-west after reports she was trapped for almost 15 hours. 

Crime

Crime

Man Allegedly Set Wires On Fire In Sydney Suburb

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A man is alleged to have used a crowbar to lift up a piece of footpath and set wires underneath alight during a total fire ban in Sydney's inner west.

News

News

Pilot Accidentally Covers Sydney Suburb In Bright Pink Flame Retardant

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The firefighting pilot who dumped a giant load of bright pink flame retardant on a northern Sydney suburb has revealed the manoeuvre was actually a slight "drop button" miscalculation.

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National

Sydney Council Votes To Change Date Of Australia Day Celebrations

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A Sydney council has voted to scrap Australia Day celebrations on January 26, in a move hailed 'the right thing to do'. 

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.

News

News

Woman's Body Discovered Floating In Sydney Harbour

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A woman's body has been found in the water at Sydney's Circular Quay.

National

National

A Piece Of The Berlin Wall Is Hiding At A Sydney Warehouse

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Tucked away in an unremarkable corner outside a warehouse in western Sydney stands a hugely significant artefact.

Crime

Crime

Driver Unaware He Was Getaway Driver For Fugitive After Deadly Stabbing

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When an innocent bystander gave Vladimir Kondakov a lift in Sydney's Inner West, he had no idea he was acting as a getaway vehicle for an alleged criminal.

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National

Two-Year-Old Rushed To Hospital After Falling From Third Floor Window

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A toddler has suffered serious injuries after falling from the window of a third-storey apartment building in Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

Tech

Tech

Aussie Gamers To Battle It Out In Massive E-Sports Tournament

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Australia's best PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gamers are descending on Sydney for the Red Bull Fight or Flight Grand Final.

Shane Geha

Shane Geha

Our Cities Aren't Congested. A Peak Hour Tax Is The Last Thing We Need.

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There’s no denying that congestion has become the topic du jour for many inner-suburban and city-dwelling Australians.

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National

First Ultra-Long-Haul Commercial Flight Between Sydney And New York Touches Down

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The first direct commercial flight between Sydney and New York landed in Australia after 19 hours and 16 minutes in the air.

Sport

Sport

This Weekend Is The Ultimate Sydney Vs Melbourne Turf War

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This showdown won't be fought on the beaches, or in the laneways, or in any of the usual locations.

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National

Graves Damaged After Car Crashes Into Sydney Burial Ground

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A number of graves at a Muslim burial ground in Sydney's west have been damaged after a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into Rookwood Cemetery on Friday afternoon.

Crime

Crime

Alleged Sydney Stabber Slapped With New Charges Including Possessing Child Abuse Material

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The man who allegedly went on a stabbing rampage in the Sydney CBD in August appeared in court on Tuesday. 

News

News

Yikes! A Big Ole Boa Constrictor Is Slithering Around Sydney

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In rather unsettling news, a Boa constrictor appears to be on the loose around Sydney's western suburbs. 

National

National

Worker Crushed By Falling Pallet At Warehouse

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A man has been taken to hospital after he was injured by a falling pallet at a warehouse in Sydney's north-west. 

National

National

Neighbour's Noise Complaint Threatening Childcare's Outdoor Play Time

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Owners of a Sydney childcare centre are concerned they might lose business, with a noise complaint threatening to cut down the amount of time its children are allowed outside.

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National

Sydney Shooter's Texts Reveal He Tried To Have Pregnant Woman Killed

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Extraordinary messages reveal Sydney gunman Daniel King had spoken about paying someone to kill the mother of his child.

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National

People Are Losing It Over Cadbury Caramilk Philadelphia Cream Cheese

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Cadbury Caramilk is back in a big way with fans excited to find a cream cheese version on supermarket shelves today.

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National

Residents Urged To Protect Their Pets After Bird Murders

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Residents of a Sydney suburb are being urged to protect their cats and dogs after a number of dead birds were discovered on the street. 

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National

Boy On Scooter Hit By Car Towing Caravan In NSW

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A young Sydney boy is fighting for life after he was struck by a car that was towing a caravan, in a grim start to the school holidays.

Antra Kalnins

Antra Kalnins

The Suburb Earmarked To Host Sydney's First National Park In The Sky

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Astronomers fighting light pollution have high hopes this well-heeled coastal retreat will become home to the Southern Hemisphere’s first accredited urban dark sky reserve.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Google Maps Finds Man Missing For 20 Years

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Music

Music

Backstreet Boys Are Heading Down Under For 2020 Tour

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Get ready Australia, Backstreet's back, alright.

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Views

How Aussies Are Ditching The Rat Race For An E-Change

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Many Australians have longed to live outside the city.

News

News

If Looks Could Kill: Meet The Cute Baby Sharks That Will 'Walk' On Land

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An Australian aquarium has announced the birth of four adorable baby Epaulette Sharks, also known as “the walking shark”.

National

National

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

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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.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Felt Safer Sending My Teenagers To Sydney With Lockout Laws

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In 2012, on his first night out to Kings Cross, 18 year-old Thomas Kelly was punched in the head as a result of a random attack.

News

News

Robot AI Parking Rangers Are Being Used To Prevent Traffic Chaos

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

Shane Geha

Shane Geha

The Way To Solve Our Traffic Woes Is Actually To Increase Density

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There’s no denying that sitting bumper-to-bumper in heavy traffic anywhere in the world is never anyone’s favourite way to spend an hour in the morning.

Views

Views

The White-Knuckle Way I Discovered I Will Never Be An Army Pilot

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A Black Hawk helicopter takes off from the ground like a cork popping out of a champagne bottle.

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National

Sydney Moves On Melbourne As World's Most Liveable City

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In controversial news that will add fuel to the partisan fire, Sydney appears to be closing in on Melbourne as the world's most liveable city. 

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National

You Could Be Fined For Watering Your Garden From Tomorrow

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People caught using a sprinkler or watering their lawn at midday will soon have to fork out at least $220, as new penalties for water use kick in across parts of the state of NSW.

Politics

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.

News

News

Qantas Gets Closer To Marathon New York And London Flights

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Qantas is getting closer to reaching its goal of becoming the first commercial carrier to offer a direct 19-hour flight between Sydney and New York.

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National

Terrifying Moment This Woman Woke Up Surrounded By Flames

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Coogee woman Olivia Taylor has described the terrifying moment she woke up in the middle of a house fire.