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Rail union in negotiations with NSW Government after further action planned this week

By ERIN MODARO The NSW Government and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) are in negotiations today at the Fair Work Commission (FWC), trying to come to an agreement to end rail worker's industrial actions. Yesterday, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced that the state government would move forward with blocking further industrial action. The […]

NSW budget allocates $100 million to women’s safety and domestic violence support

By ERIN MODARO The NSW Government has committed to a budget of $100 million to improve safety for women in both public spaces and in the home. The budget will include a $30 million allocation that will go towards improving street lighting and CCTV cameras in public places, with target locations for the project being […]

Clover Moore pitches Cahill-less Circular Quay at Infrastructure Summit

By AMBER GRIFFIN Lord Mayor Clover Moore brought her vision for the removal of the Cahill Expressway in Circular Quay to the Sydney Morning Herald Infrastructure Summit on June 1. The summit was held at the Hilton Sydney for a "landmark conversation" on topics such as "the project pipeline of infrastructure projects in NSW, policy […]

NSW Premier announces $1.7 billion investment into emergency health services

By ERIN MODARO In a press conference today, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced a "significant investment" of $1.7 billion to supply NSW with 2000 more paramedics, as well as additional support staff, nurses and doctors. The Premier said that the investment will be spaced over 4 years, giving NSW access to over 2128 additional staff […]

New plans for Leichhardt Oval released ahead of expected NSW funding boost

By DANIEL LO SURDO A major grandstand, a museum of rugby league in the Inner West, and at least six Tigers home games each year is part of a new Leichhardt Oval master plan released by Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne this week, ahead of expected state government funding for the ground. Cr Byrne will […]

Teachers send ‘strong and powerful messages to the government’ at strike

By DANIEL LO SURDO Teachers across the state went on strike for the second time in six months on Wednesday, with the NSW Teachers Federation saying that the industrial action was "too loud to ignore". More than 15,000 teachers gathered outside NSW parliament in the Sydney CBD on Wednesday to call for better pay and […]

Teachers to strike on Wednesday for better pay and conditions

By DANIEL LO SURDO Members of the NSW Teachers Federation will strike for the second time in six months on Wednesday, with a large crowd expected outside Macquarie Street tomorrow to call for a pay rise and better working conditions. The strikes come after NSW Teachers Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos said that the profession was […]

Thousands return to Anzac Day Dawn Services after two years of COVID interruptions

By DANIEL LO SURDO Thousands gathered at Anzac Day Dawn Services across Sydney on Monday morning after two years of interruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cenotaph in Martin Place held the New South Wales Anzac Day Dawn Service, which was well-attended despite a rainy morning, and was the first since the pandemic […]

Nurses strike to demand better conditions and pay this week

By MARCUS HAAR After ongoing talks for better pay and work conditions, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are set to continue strike action this Thursday following another breakdown in discussions with the state government.   A majority in the NSWNMA’s public sector branches voted for a second 24-hour state-wide strike following the initial […]

Inner West ‘excluded’ from $5 billion NSW Government WestInvest program, says Mayor

By PATRICK MCKENZIE Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne has accused NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet of “excluding” Inner West Council from applying for funds from a $5 billion community enhancement fund. On Thursday, the NSW government announced the WestInvest program to help fund and deliver new projects that will "enhance communities and create jobs throughout Western […]