The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a La Nina alert leaving many Australian regions bracing for more flooding this year. Find out how bad it may get.
A Sydney debt collector which admitted harassing and threatening customers has complained that a $3.25 million fine sought by the corporate watchdog would destroy the company.
Authorities have eased restrictions on some NSW beekeepers, giving cause for optimism that a deadly parasite can be contained.For the first time since the varroa mite was detected near Newcastle in June, the 50-kilometre notification zones - situated outside the emergency surveillance and eradication zones - have been lifted.
Three men have been arrested over a syndicate which allegedly made more than $1.3 million worth of fraudulent NSW grant applications.
Qantas will train pilots and cabin crew at a new purpose-built centre near Sydney Airport, as the airline works to boost staff numbers following criticism of its performance by frustrated travellers.The facility, in the inner-west suburb of St Peters, will provide training each year for up to 4500 Qantas and Jetstar pilots and cabin crew from early 2024.
The NSW government has released a new conservation plan it says will fast-track development in western Sydney while protecting koala habitats.Planning Minister Anthony Roberts on Wednesday unveiled the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan, covering Sydney's Western Parkland City, a region comprising the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly local government areas.
A Jewish school in Sydney's east broke basic child protection rules, used an unaccredited teacher and was headed by a man now deemed unfit to run a school, a tribunal has ruled.Yeshiva College Bondi's registration appears set to be formally cancelled in the next four weeks, forcing about 56 students from kindergarten to year nine to consider schooling elsewhere, after a NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision this week.
Another senior NSW Liberal MP has told embattled Premier Dominic Perrottet he's bowing out at the March election.Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello announced on Wednesday he had "made the difficult decision to retire from politics" after 14 years and four elections.
A new disaster prevention authority, rescue training for residents in flood-prone areas and a back office merger of emergency services will form part of the NSW government's response to this year's devastating floods.Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced he has accepted every recommendation in a report by former chief scientist Mary O'Kane and former NSW Police commissioner Mick Fuller.
The boss of the NSW train union has stood by industrial action hobbling Sydney's rail network as part of a long-running fight with the state government over the safety of the new intercity fleet.Train commuters are being advised on Wednesday to work from home or find alternate transport as industrial action again impacts services.
Police and military on the streets at the height of COVID-19 lockdowns traumatised refugees and asylum seekers who had fled war-torn countries and didn't understand what was happening, an inquiry has been told.Helicopters hovering over some Sydney suburbs ordering people to stay indoors had been intimidating and unhelpful, a witness told a NSW parliamentary hearing on Tuesday.
Terrifying new footage has captured the final moments before a gunman shot dead two women in Sydney's southwest. Find out more.
The University of Sydney has been accused of racial discrimination through alleged comments that Iranians were too controlling and impossible to supervise.Award-winning Iranian-Australian philosopher Omid Tofighian has hit the university with a Federal Court lawsuit over alleged human rights breaches.
Former MP Craig Kelly could be hit with civil penalties over signs displayed while campaigning for the United Australia Party before this year's federal election.The Australian Electoral Commission has expanded its Federal Court lawsuit against the former politician, claiming that signs put up around the Sydney electorate of Hughes before the March election contained absent or illegible particulars.
Bingo Industries faces fines of $10 million or more after pleading guilty to criminal cartel offences where prices were allegedly fixed for demolition waste services in Sydney.The waste management firm has been accused in the Federal Court of fixing the prices of skip bins and waste processing services with two competitors Skips Bin Services and Aussie Skips Recycling in 2019.
A New Year's celebration where friends and family gathered in central western NSW turned into tragedy after an excessive act of self-defence led to a 24-year-old being fatally stabbed, a jury has been told.In the early hours of January 3, 2021, Bradley Stanley was slashed across his neck and abdomen during a street brawl in Wellington.
NSW ministers will be barred from taking public sector jobs related to their portfolios for 18 months after leaving office, as part of a raft of changes to be implemented to restore confidence in government processes.Premier Dominic Perrottet announced the crackdown after getting an independent review into the recruitment of former deputy premier John Barilaro to a lucrative US trade envoy job.
A Sydney executive accused of orchestrating a multi-million-dollar fraud that netted lavish trips and substantial kickbacks has pointed the finger at the former senior NAB staffer due to give evidence against her.Helen Mary Rosamond, 47, has pleaded not guilty to 60 counts of giving a corrupt benefit and 32 fraud charges in her Sydney District Court jury trial.
Farmer Lloyd Polkinghorne's neighbour needed water to grow feed for his cattle, so he bought some on the trading market."The seller of the water was the New York Police Department superannuation fund," Mr Polkinghorne told a NSW parliamentary inquiry into water trading, sitting in Griffith on Tuesday.
Sydney train commuters face further disruption this week as rail workers strike again, while negotiations over alterations to new trains and an enterprise bargaining agreement drag on.The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) is escalating industrial action throughout August, including targeted area-based strikes, leaving station gates open and a ban on transport officers issuing fines.
Former NRL star Brett Finch has pleaded guilty to sharing child sexual abuse material.The 40-year-old appeared in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday, when he entered the plea to one charge of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote abusive material.
The list of long-serving NSW government members heading for the departure gate is growing as another veteran Liberal MP announces his retirement.Riverstone member Kevin Conolly will call time on his political career at the next election, Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced.
Seven West Media will buy back up to 10 per cent of its shares, after announcing a boost in revenue to $1.5 billion for the 2021/22 financial year.
Critically endangered smoky mice have been released into the NSW wild where they once thrived, in a bid to help the species' survival.Environment Minister James Griffin says 13 of the rare native mice have been released in a national park southwest of Sydney, marking a significant milestone in the recovery of the species from the brink of extinction.
Two men have been charged after police found a clandestine drug lab and seized more than $6 million worth of heroin, methylamphetamine, cocaine and other drugs in Sydney's southwest.Detectives found the set-up while raiding a property in Belmore last Wednesday.