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Camperdown to get controversial new hospital

  BY GEORGIA CLARK A legal loophole enabling developers to proceed with developments even if consent was received decades ago has caused concern that community consultation could be bypassed. The warning comes after a landmark decision in the Supreme Court was struck, ruling that a 20-year-old development consent received by Macquarie Health for a private […]

Shifty marina deals

By LYDIA WATSON-MOORE A decision on the future lease of the Elizabeth Bay Marina has been further delayed after Supreme Court proceedings were adjourned on July 17. The case, which is a civil matter between NSW RMS and former lease holder Spicey Caricorn Pty Ltd, will not be heard again until August 14. Spicey Caricorn […]

News in brief

Raue on the ropes The vice-president of the University of Sydney student union, Tom Raue, may be expelled after the NSW Supreme Court ruled that the union's board of directors has the power to remove fellow directors. The board moved to expel Raue after he leaked a sentence from a confidential report to the student […]

Claims of forcible patient injection

Human rights campaigners have accused the NSW Ministry of Health of forcibly medicating mental health patients in an effort to decrease the amount of time they are allowed out of their cells. Brett Collins, coordinator of community organisation Justice Action, has launched legal action against the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal for failing to intervene […]