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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 […]

London Mayor to speak at future of Sydney event

By DANIEL LO SURDO London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be the keynote speaker at an event held by the City of Sydney next month discussing the future visions of sustainable and global cities on the path to pandemic recovery. The 'CityTalk' event, which will be held at Town Hall next month, will focus on exploring […]

‘The status quo can’t continue’: NSW nurses to strike for first time in almost a decade on Tuesday

By DANIEL LO SURDO Public hospital nurses across New South Wales will strike for the first time in almost a decade this Tuesday as frustrations over working conditions, pay and staffing continue to grow. The strike will take place following a majority of voters in the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) supporting the industrial […]

Perrottet in discussion with Treasurer to support ‘heroes of the pandemic’

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has discussed a potential health care worker payment scheme with Treasurer Matt Kean, which would include an immediate bonus of $5000 ahead of an identical payment in 12 months, and a 'pandemic payment' of $60 per shift for nurses and paramedics across the state. It comes after […]

NSW government announce fund for events cancelled or disrupted by COVID-19

By TOKS OGUNDARE Organisers of major events and festivals disrupted by COVID-19 will be able to apply for up to $10 million in funding after the NSW government released details of a support package earlier today. Dubbed the "Event Saver Fund", the $43 million scheme aims to support events and festivals impacted by the Omicron surge. […]

Addressing the Climate Emergency on our Doorstep

Opinion by DANIELA OSIANDER Do you like dinosaurs? Many kids go through a period of dinosaur obsession. Interestingly, studies show that these kids tend to be smarter than those who don’t. Don’t jump to conclusions, but it turns out the NSW Government doesn’t seem to care much about dinosaurs! At least not when it comes […]

Inner-city leaders welcome State Government’s plans to cut emissions in half by 2030

By DANIEL LO SURDO Inner-city leaders have supported the NSW Government's decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 50 per cent by 2030, with City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore labelling it "exciting news". The cut, announced this week, will create a new climate change target that aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions to […]

Hey Rob Stokes, please don’t let Sydney Water trash the Two Valley Trail

By GAVIN GATENBY Planning Minister Rob Stokes is spruiking a “bold” new post-COVID planning statement for Sydney – a “regulatory instrument” that, among other laudable things, enshrines the creation and protection of accessible open spaces for everyone.  Supposedly, it's all about the government stepping in to “ensure good design”. So here's a challenge for Rob […]

Green grants to boost recycling infrastructure

By ALLISON HORE In a joint effort the NSW and Federal governments have announced a mammoth $35 million in grants supporting the remanufacture of recyclable goods. The grants are part of the Remanufacture NSW Fund, a joint initiative between the NSW and Federal governments which was created in response to Council of Australian Governments’ ban […]

Brandy Hill Quarry planning tragedy

Opinion by MERRILL WITT The federal government's approval of the expansion of the Brandy Hill Quarry in Port Stephens was heartbreaking, not only for the local community but for the people of NSW and beyond.  A local community organisation, the Brandy Hill and Seaham Action Group, had launched a last-minute, very effective campaign to stop […]