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Debate on national energy policy is even worse than Rudd, Gillard years, says senior NSW Liberal

A decade after Kevin Rudd was ousted as Prime Minister over his failed emissions trading scheme, Australia is still without a clear policy and it is discouraging investment.

Perpetual crisis-management derails Coalition's NSW campaign plans

The year is off to a shaky start for the Berejiklian Government, with mass fish kills, a cracking high-rise tower and raging debate about pill testing putting it on the backfoot just seven weeks out from the election, writes state political reporter Sarah Gerathy.

League star in court bid to repossess home of former Obeid associate

The Forest Lodge property is at the centre of a bitter NSW Supreme Court stoush between Benny Elias and consultant Kym Lennox.

A piece of Australia's religious history is up for sale

The former Saint Joseph's Convent in Bungendore, NSW, was visited four times by Saint Mary MacKillop between 1895 and 1901.

Chris Gayle appeals against 'manifestly inadequate' defamation payout

Gayle has asked the NSW Court of Appeal to increase the $300,000 defamation payout awarded to him in his case against The Sydney Morning Herald and ...

Why democracy in NSW will survive Mark Latham

The One Nation candidate will fight for "our civilisational values”, but civilisation as we know it will probably march on.

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Niall Blair singled out for 'crude' comments about basin 'blow up' in royal commission report

The Royal Commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan takes aim at NSW Regional Water Minister Niall Blair, describing his comments in the wake of the recent fish kills in Menindee as "grossly irresponsible". ...

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Did the NSW government try to subvert democracy?

Crikey readers discuss the NSW government's attempt to restrict third party campaigners, MUP's board chaos and DFAT's mishandling of the Yang Hengjun arrest. The post Did the NSW government try to subvert democracy? appeared first on Crikey.

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Psychologist facing child sex charges granted conditional bail

A Queensland psychologist extradited to NSW on historical sex offences against young scouts has been granted strict conditional bail.

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Racing NSW issue Weir with show cause notice

The governing body of Racing NSW has issue a show cause notice to Darren Weir, which could lead to his stable being banned from the autumn carnival.

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The NSW government attempted to muzzle GetUp and failed spectacularly

The NSW government didn't bother finding a reason for restricting contributions from third party campaigners like GetUp. The High Court wasn't ...

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Former Sydney Scoutmaster in court over child sex assault charges

Bob Montgomery, who is also a high-profile psychologist, was extradited to NSW from Queensland on Wednesday.

Ministers say election will be 'very close' as poll predicts minority government

NSW ministers throw their support behind Premier Gladys Berejiklian, as a new poll shows minority government is on the cards when people in Australia's most populous state go to the polls in March.

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Students who topped the state pursue their dream degrees

These students are among the brightest in NSW and have chosen to take on degrees they are easily qualified to do.

Your NSW election questions answered

Tell us what you need to know before you vote on March 23 — we'll pick your best questions and get our journalists to investigate.

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Queanbeyan Golf Club to host 2020 Australian Boys Interstate Series

NSW deputy premier John Barilaro wants to keep bringing golf events to his home club Queanbeyan.

'I didn't like the effect': ACT Justice Minister admits to taking ecstasy in call for pill testing

Canberra politician Shane Rattenbury says young people shouldn't die as a result of experimenting with drugs, as he ...

'Slow down around school buses': Passionate plea to make roads safer for children

Almost two years after the death of a five-year-old schoolgirl, who was hit and killed by a passing truck on the NSW Central Coast, an investigator fights to make sure it never happens again.

Union man who stayed true to his faith

Vince Higgins served on the Labor Council of NSW executive and was regarded as a thoughtful, powerful advocate of industry-wide bargaining.

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NSW govt CISO bound for Human Services

Maria Milosavljevic announces departure.

'Incredibly disappointed': NSW school leavers given certificates with typos on them

NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes blames the state's education standards authority for an error that resulted in the ...

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'Imagine your plans for 2019': Mystery $1m lotto winner yet to claim prize

NSW Lotteries urging people to check their tickets as there is no way of contacting the winner to break the life-changing news.

Liberals slam decision to parachute former Labor president into NSW seat

Angry Liberals are tearing up their party membership on the New South Wales south coast over the decision to parachute ...

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More than 69,000 HSC certificates issued with wrong date

NSW Education Minister said he was "furious" about the error and that NESA would not receive any additional funding to reprint and mail out new ...

Water minister orders independent fish kill study, as another mass fish death event reported in NSW

The Federal Government calls for an independent review of the mass fish kill in the Lower Darling, after Labor called its own scientific study.

NSW Liberal Party labelled 'undemocratic' after PM's 'friend' parachuted in

The dumped Liberal candidate for Gilmore attacks the party for a lack of democracy and integrity after he is replaced with former Labor Party president Warren Mundine in a deal by Scott Morrison's centre-right faction, the ABC understands.

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Back-to-school nerves for new teachers returning to the classroom

Nearly 900 teachers will return to the classroom next week with about 800,000 NSW public school students.

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