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Overworked Sydney paramedics take ambulances home to be ‘on call’ during Omicron surge
Paramedics are ‘drunk on fatigue’ as many work 13-hour shifts then respond to emergency calls after they clock off, union says

Elias Visontay, Laura Murphy-Oates and Jane Lee

18, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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NSW government told to rework proposal to raise Warragamba dam wall as officials say impacts not justified
Assessment contains inadequate surveys of threatened species habitat and fails to identify that project could cause flooding of 284km of waterways, officials say

Lisa Cox and Peter Hannam

18, Jan, 2022 @7:47 AM

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Do you really need your own private vehicle? Five lessons from a year using a car-sharing app
Car-sharing is both liberating and a big hassle if you want to avoid the cost and carbon emissions of a personal vehicle

Shelley Hepworth

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘I’m satisfied with a one out of 10’: the buzzing social scene of Sydney’s least-assuming beach
The view may not be postcard-perfect, but visitors to Brighton Le Sands come for something more important – a sense of community and belonging

Mostafa Rachwani

13, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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More than 145,000 cases and 53 deaths recorded nationally – as it happened
Scott Morrison announces widespread easing of close contact isolation rules; no decision on Novak Djokovic visa status. This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani, Nino Bucci and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

13, Jan, 2022 @8:24 AM

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Hydrofoil surfing could be banned at some of Sydney’s most popular beaches
Two eastern suburbs councils may permanently prohibit the increasingly popular devices over safety fears

Mostafa Rachwani

13, Jan, 2022 @6:43 AM

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‘Rampant’: fears over growing Covid outbreak at Sydney’s Villawood detention centre
Detainees fear being quarantined amid growing outbreak as government accused of inaction

Ben Doherty

13, Jan, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Covid patients occupy one in three ICU beds in NSW as nurse shortages soar
One-fifth of nurses absent in high dependency unit of major hospital due to Covid as 4,941 healthcare workers in isolation across NSW

Peter Hannam

12, Jan, 2022 @11:08 PM

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Job vacancies surge in Australia as Covid labour shortages choke supply chains
Openings spiked in late 2021 as lockdowns ended, data shows, and experts say staffing issues now ‘way worse’ than in Delta wave

Peter Hannam and Ben Butler

12, Jan, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Heavy lifting at Sydney’s herbarium: the quest to move and catalogue more than 1m plant specimens
For nearly three years, staff and volunteers have been going through about 70,000 boxes in a mammoth undertaking to digitise the collection

Lisa Cox

11, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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GPs warn over children’s vaccine rollout ‘failings’; 3,500 cases in hospital nationwide – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci, Mostafa Rachwani and Caitlin Cassidy

11, Jan, 2022 @8:01 AM

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Labor preselects human rights law professor to run in federal seat of North Sydney
Catherine Renshaw to run against incumbent Trent Zimmerman in one of the Liberals’ safest federal seats

Anne Davies

10, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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