Challengers to mandatory vaccines in NSW have lost their bid to follow up on the premier's TV interview comment that it's "not in our power".Three different challenges to vaccine mandates for particular workers are due to be heard urgently in the NSW Supreme Court on September 30.
Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says Australia is "sure" to be elected as a member of the UN Security Council in 2029. I'm sure that you'll be elected," Mr Ban told Australian foreign affairs video-podcaster Adil Cader in an interview published this week.
The NSW government is being accused of revenue raising after the number of fines issued to drivers travelling a few kilometres over the limit jumped dramatically. Read more.
A man who committed a "parent's worst nightmare" by abducting a 12-year-old girl from a Sydney park, then drugging and raping her during a nine-hour ordeal has been jailed for at least that many years.Brett John Callaghan, 39, pleaded guilty to a series of charges, including two aggravated counts of having sexual intercourse with a child and supplying a prohibited drug to a child.
Newly-freed Sydneysiders could be locked out of Byron Bay when NSW hits the 70 per cent double-dose target in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19 across the largely unvaccinated area. Read more.
'If you want a signpost to how we’re trashing the planet, look at what birds are putting in their nests'. Read more.
A devastated mother has visited her son's grave every day since the brilliant economics tutor was run down by a garbage truck driver who moved his body before fleeing."This is the only way I can get close to my son now," Eileen Xie said in the NSW District Court in Sydney on Friday.
A Christian Brother who changed a student forever by sexually abusing him in a regional NSW school has been jailed for at least one year and two months.Thomas Rodney Sullivan, 82, was found guilty by a jury of two counts of indecent assault between 1975 and 1976 at St Patrick's College in Goulburn.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced another 11 Covid deaths, as daily cases stubbornly linger around the 1000 mark. Find out more about the latest update.
International students will be returning to NSW by year's end if an updated pilot plan by the state government proves a success.The plan announced on Friday will involve students returning on chartered flights and quarantining for 14 days in retrofitted accommodation in Redfern.
The reopening of NSW from next month should not be seen as "Freedom Day", the NSW premier has warned.The state is "almost gallop(ing) to the finish line" of 70 per cent full vaccination among its eligible population, which will trigger the reopening, Gladys Berejiklian said on Friday.
A last minute blow to the popular reality series could see council approval pulled just days before filming was due to begin. Find out why.
NSW classrooms are still being assessed for ventilation, with the government yet to order any air filters, as students prepare to return to school from next month.An audit of classrooms in the state's more than 2200 public schools started two weeks ago, education officials told a parliamentary inquiry into the government's COVID-19 response on Thursday.
A Coles customer’s online rant has sparked a debate about whether supermarkets should be stricter at enforcing face masks. Read more.
A mother was told by her daughter a NSW body modifier was "a god" before finding her dead with an infected implant in her blackened hand, a court has been told.And her brother said she told him "it was the worst pain she has ever had to deal with" after he saw her squeezing blood and pus out of her infected hand.
A 72-year-old Sydney man is currently unfit to face trial on charges relating to "highly depraved" child abuse material, which were laid after a Russian tip-off.Raymond John Luke was arrested at his home in Bidill, in western Sydney, in July 2020 when police seized a laptop and two computer towers.
More NSW residents will emerge from lockdown this week as the state records 1,063 new Covid cases. Find out the latest on the outbreak.
The NSW regional towns of Orange and Glen Innes are coming out of lockdown.NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the stay-at-home orders for Glen Innes in the Northern Tablelands and Orange in the Central Tablelands will no longer apply from midnight.
Australian women who've had mastectomies are waiting too long and often paying high out-of-pocket costs for breast reconstruction surgery.A Breast Cancer Network Australia survey of 3350 women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer found 27 per cent of women had waited longer than a year for the procedure in the public health system.
Workers at a major parcel delivery company are striking across the country, dealing another blow to Australia's overwhelmed postal system.Up to 2000 StarTrack employees walked off the job at midnight after crisis talks after a bid to block the strike action failed on Wednesday.
New evidence about the virulence of the Delta strain of COVID-19 may mean unvaccinated people will be hospitalised at twice the rate previously predicted, says a trusted public health expert.Modelling by the Doherty Institute used when setting targets of 70 and 80 per cent vaccination coverage for reopening did not reflect the true virulence of the Delta strain, the institute's Director of Epidemiology, Jodie McVernon, told a NSW parliamentary hearing on Thursday.
Pockets of land deemed to hold high conservation significance that have fallen through the cracks of current legislation can now be nominated for protection in NSW.A new program, which will declare "areas of outstanding biodiversity value", will make swathes of extra land across the state eligible for conservation funding and legal protection.
The mum of eight is being described as an "amazing mother and friend". Read more about the tragic accident here.
A man is effectively stateless and remains in indefinite detention after Australia bungled his deportation to Papua New Guinea, the Federal Court has been told.Gus Kuster has been in mandatory detention for two years after his Australian citizenship was revoked upon release from prison in 2018.