Dominic Perrottet says an ambitious pilot program will attract university graduate high achievers to a teaching career, as the NSW government looks to modernise the profession.The NSW premier says the government will adopt its own version of Teach for Australia, already in place in other states and territories, in the hope of persuading the best and brightest to enter the profession.
A series of unrelenting weather systems are set to batter almost the entire country over the next 10 days with residents put on alert from coast to coast. Find out what's happening.
Three second-generation Emerald-class Sydney ferries have been pulled from service on the harbour after two developed steering issues in as many days.Premier Dominic Perrottet says occasional public transport issues are par for the course, with disruptions to ferry, bus and train fleets expected from time to time.
In a pitch to regulators, Star Entertainment Group says it accepts the findings of an inquiry which found it unsuitable to hold a casino licence in NSW and will do whatever is necessary to reform.The gaming company on Tuesday announced "a comprehensive remediation plan" and pleaded to be allowed to continue to operate its Sydney casino under strict supervision.
An 'unacceptable' letter left by a Sydney neighbour about children making noise has generated mixed opinions. Find out what happened.
Further heavy rainfall and forecasts for severe storms have NSW on watch for more flooding.Western parts of the state near the South Australian border will be the first in line for a drenching on Tuesday, with clouds streaming through the area on Monday afternoon, Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Jane Golding said.
Melissa Caddick's husband says he had no inkling his wife was defrauding family and friends of millions of dollars, nor did he ask her why federal police or the corporate watchdog was suddenly raiding their home.Anthony Koletti began giving evidence at the NSW Coroners Court on Tuesday at the inquest investigating his wife's disappearance and suspected death.
A video on TikTok has uncovered the final hours of a family's life before their five-year-old tragically died in NSW floodwaters.
Dutch cycling star Mathieu van der Poel will attempt to overturn a conviction for assaulting two girls in a Sydney hotel the night before the men's world championship road raceThe Tour de France stage winner was arrested hours before Sunday's race in Wollongong where the 27-year-old was one of the title favourites.He had confronted two girls - grabbing one on the arm and pushing the other - after he says the girls repeatedly knocked on his hotel door on Saturday night and ran away.
A coroner will examine how a healthy, young Sydney man died after routine surgery and whether hospital staff properly kept his distraught family in the loop.Legal clerk Lucas Peyret, 21, died a week after keyhole surgery to treat acute appendicitis at Randwick's Prince of Wales Hospital on May 26, 2019.
Mandarins can currently be bought for as little as 30 cents each at major supermarkets, so people were shocked at the price of this product. Find out more.
The most important historic collections, records and archives in NSW will be better preserved, presented and accessible to the public with the creation of two new agencies.Arts Minister Ben Franklin says legislation has passed parliament creating two new agencies next year: Museums of History NSW and State Records NSW.
Police are asking for the public's help after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run in Sydney's west.The man in his 50s was crossing Sackville Street in Fairfield when he was hit about 6am on Monday.
Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick says NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet is playing politics in refusing to provide data enabling land taxes to be imposed on NSW investors with Queensland property holdings.Under the controversial land tax changes proposed by the Palaszczuk government, NSW owners of Queensland properties would pay thousands of dollars in extra charges.
Nearly half of trainee doctors working in NSW hospitals say they have made a medical mistake because they were tired from working long hours, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the health system.Nearly 1800 NSW doctors-in-training responded to the Australian Medical Association annual survey, with 46 per cent of them admitting they had made a fatigue-induced error - an eight point increase on last year's Hospital Health Check.
NSW Labor leader Chris Minns says the best way to improve school students' behaviour is a "blanket ban" on mobile phones, after the premier announced plans to appoint a specialist to advise on dealing with poor conduct.Dominic Perrottet said a chief behaviour adviser - a new NSW Department of Education role - would provide guidance to state, independent and Catholic schools.
Melissa Caddick's luxurious $15 million home is being sold, but there is an unusual rule to deter crime buffs from viewing the property.
More heavy rain is forecast across large swathes of NSW, threatening to prolong the flood crisis that has inundated towns, isolated communities and led to the death of a boy in the state's central west.The Bureau of Meteorology warns a trough moving across NSW could prolong flooding, with widespread showers and thunderstorms predicted across much of the state, especially on Tuesday.
Former elite professional surfer Chris Davidson is being mourned by the surfing community after being punched and dying outside a pub on the NSW mid north coast.Police say they were called to Sportsmans Way at South West Rocks just after 11pm on Saturday following reports a man had been punched in the face, fallen and hit his head on the pavement.
With just six months until the NSW election, the opposition has been buoyed by the return of deputy Labor Leader Prue Car from sick leave.Two months ago the 39-year-old western Sydney MP announced she was taking leave to undergo treatment to remove a large tumour on her kidney.
An investigator from the corporate watchdog has denied feeling responsible for Melissa Caddick's suspected death after it was suggested to her by the fraudster's brother.Isabella Allen from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission said Adam Grimley asked her the loaded question in June 2021.
The next NSW state election will be "very close" but Premier Dominic Perrottet isn't giving up his fight to win a fourth term for the coalition government.A Newspoll and Resolve poll released on Saturday by The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald, respectively, show NSW Labor is on track to claim government for the first time since 2011.
The NSW premier says the death of a five-year-old boy in floodwaters was "incredibly tragic" while urging people to heed warnings.Dominic Perrottet said it was another tragedy brought on by the floods NSW had been experiencing for the last two years.
More than eight out of ten homes sold in NSW would qualify for a proposal allowing first home buyers to opt for an annual land tax over paying one-off stamp duty, the government says.About 84 per cent of homes sold fall under the $1.