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Pet owners can soon be notified before fireworks via Service NSW app

By ERIN MODARO Pet owners will soon be given warning over planned fireworks via the Service NSW app, so that they have time to prepare their pets for loud noises. The idea for firework data to be shared with the public via the app comes from a collaboration between Sydney Councillor Linda Scott and Ryde […]

Inner city daily COVID-19 numbers edge towards 3,000 as NSW reports a record 92,264 new cases

By TOKS OGUNDARE NSW reported a national record of 92,264 new COVID-19 cases today as positive rapid antigen test results were included for the first time in reporting, with 2,873 cases coming from the Sydney Local Health District. NSW Health also reported the deaths of 22 people from COVID-19, making it the state's deadliest day.  […]

Positive rapid test registration launches on Service NSW as Sydney and Inner West records over 2,500 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO People living or staying in NSW who are aged 16 and over will now be able to register their positive rapid antigen test on the Service NSW app, with Premier Dominic Perrottet announcing that people who fail to disclose their positive result from next week will face a $1000 fine. The […]

Lockdown Lifted: Sydney reopens after 106 days in the dark

By DANIEL LO SURDO The city’s small businesses have breathed a sigh of relief this week after Sydney reopened from its 106-day lockdown, but many shop owners contend that there is a long road back to normality ahead. With NSW surpassing 70 per cent double-dose vaccinations last week, fully vaccinated Sydneysiders were permitted a multitude […]

Pokies reform to prevent problem gambling

By ALLISON HORE The pokie industry in NSW is set for a big shake up as the Berejiklian government drafts legislation to help combat the state’s gambling problem. Under the proposed legislation family members of problem gamblers could apply to have their relatives banned from gaming venues and facial recognition technology could be used to […]

Fun Police halt home-delivered cocktails

by ALEC SMART The Rio cocktail bar in Summer Hill, in Sydney's inner west, was shut down On Tues 24 March by licensing police for running a home-delivery drinks service. This closure came despite the owner explaining to the police officers that home-delivery was permitted by the Federal Government in the rules announced by the […]

Late nights out

BY JOHN MOYLE Late nights out in Sydney are just about to get a bit later thanks to the City of Sydney’s Late Night Trading Development Control Plan. Produced in response to more than 10,000 submissions from businesses, residents and visitors, the new plans will extend trading hours for cafes, shops and bars across a […]