New South Wales politics

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NSW Liberals’ 50% female federal candidates target met with scepticism
‘We set a target every election, then we fail to meet it,’ senior Liberal state executive member says

Anne Davies

03, Dec, 2021 @2:32 AM

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‘Woefully inadequate’: calls for NSW government to help growing number of homeless older women
More social housing and priority access needed for almost 5,000 women over 55 on the waiting list, Housing for the Aged says

Michael McGowan

02, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Robodebt 2.0’: NSW government unlawfully took money from financially vulnerable people, report finds
Debt recovery agency used automated technology to issue garnishee orders on bank accounts of thousands of people

Michael McGowan

30, Nov, 2021 @6:32 AM

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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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