New South Wales politics

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Covid update: Australia confirms first Omicron cases
Two international arrivals to New South Wales have tested positive for the new variant, health authorities have confirmed

Mostafa Rachwani

28, Nov, 2021 @7:08 AM

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What do the affirmative sexual consent law reforms passed in NSW and proposed in Victoria mean for each state?
Affirmative consent reforms will change the laws to better deliver justice to victims of sexual assault

Caitlin Cassidy

24, Nov, 2021 @2:08 AM

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Political leaders condemn alleged attack on MP’s daughter – as it happened
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Cait Kelly (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

19, Nov, 2021 @8:50 AM

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Rape support service flags loophole in NSW affirmative sexual consent laws
Alleged offenders could use mental ill health to escape conviction, MPs are warned

Nino Bucci

16, Nov, 2021 @10:23 PM

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NSW public transport: how a new funding body drew accusations of safety risks and cooking the books
An inquiry into the state government’s transport system has heard of a $10bn budget blowout and claims of ‘professional attacks’ by officials

Elias Visontay

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Voluntary assisted dying: Perrottet speaks of sick grandmother as he opposes NSW bill
Premier Dominic Perrottet opens debate on proposed law in parliament, promising to boost funding to palliative care instead

Michael McGowan

12, Nov, 2021 @6:09 AM

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Zoe’s law: NSW revives effort to punish offenders who cause the death of an unborn foetus
Attorney general Mark Speakman says legislation acknowledges ‘heartbreak suffered by families’ when an unborn child is killed

Elias Visontay

10, Nov, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Ecologist so troubled by Warragamba dam wall environmental impact statement she resigned
NSW parliamentary inquiry told concerns of Rachel Musgrave and another ecologist were ‘watered down’ by consultants

Peter Hannam

08, Nov, 2021 @9:28 AM

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Former NSW deputy premier reveals plans to rule out three sites for new coalmines
John Barilaro says he asked for three areas abutting the Wollemi national park to be removed from the government’s long-term plan for coal

Peter Hannam and Michael McGowan

05, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Friendlyjordies defamation case: Jordan Shanks apologises to John Barilaro to settle claim
A lawyer representing YouTuber read a statement conceding the videos were ‘offensive’ but no damages will be paid

Michael McGowan

04, Nov, 2021 @11:21 PM

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NSW byelections should be delayed setting up potential clash with federal poll, commissioner warns
Head of electoral commission says it’s not possible to hold five byelections triggered by resignation of Gladys Berejiklian until mid-February

Michael McGowan

04, Nov, 2021 @7:10 AM

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NSW dam projects in doubt amid cost blowouts and environmental concerns
Wyangala and Mole River projects on hold and Warragamba raising under review, with new premier Dominic Perrottet open to alternatives

Anne Davies and Lisa Cox

04, Nov, 2021 @3:18 AM

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