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What is planned for Sydney's mysterious new mega-agency?

What is planned for Sydney's mysterious new mega-agency?

A new agency will oversee some of Sydney's most important parklands but we know little about what it's doing or whether it will be enshrined in law.

  • by Linda Bergin

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From the Archives, 1967: The men who outshine their wives at housework
Flashback

From the Archives, 1967: The men who outshine their wives at housework

The late 1960s was a time of social upheaval, with calls for men to do their share of housework. But just how "hands-on" were they prepared to get?

  • by Staff reporter
Liberals accept defecting Nationals MP after two others quit the party
Political infighting

Liberals accept defecting Nationals MP after two others quit the party

Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams has been accepted as a member of the Liberal Party, Troy Grant has resigned from the Nationals and Niall Blair will not renew his membership. 

  • by Alexandra Smith
John Edwards was 'pushy' and 'aggressive' at gun club, but was still allowed to shoot there
Domestic violence

John Edwards was 'pushy' and 'aggressive' at gun club, but was still allowed to shoot there

Child murderer John Edwards was still allowed to shoot at the Hornsby RSL Rifle Club despite breaching the club’s own rules, an inquest has heard.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
'Unhelpful and politically reckless': NSW Nationals MP quits to join Liberals
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Political infighting

'Unhelpful and politically reckless': NSW Nationals MP quits to join Liberals

NSW Nationals MP Leslie Williams has quit the party in disgust and will join the Liberals, saying she could not condone the reckless and unreasonable behaviour demonstrated over the past week.

  • by Alexandra Smith
British billionaire and TV host Alan Sugar allowed to quarantine privately
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Coronavirus pandemic

British billionaire and TV host Alan Sugar allowed to quarantine privately

British billionaire Alan Sugar has joined a growing list of the rich and famous who have been granted permission to skip the government-run hotel quarantine and wait out the 14 days of isolation privately.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro takes a month of mental health leave
Political infighting

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro takes a month of mental health leave

The Deputy Premier will take a four week break after a torrid week in which the Nationals threatened to destroy the Coalition.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Barilaro's promise to Berejiklian: 'I will not blow up the Coalition'
Political infighting

Barilaro's promise to Berejiklian: 'I will not blow up the Coalition'

Nationals leader John Barilaro says he will honour his agreement with Premier Gladys Berejiklian, despite refusing to do so on Wednesday in State Parliament.

  • by Alexandra Smith and Tom Rabe
Child murderer John Edwards kept machete under bed, inquest hears
Courts

Child murderer John Edwards kept machete under bed, inquest hears

John Edwards' wife Olga listed several reasons herself and her two children lived in terror of Edwards, an inquest has heard.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
'He has broken his promise': Barilaro survives, but faces new internal threats
Political infighting

'He has broken his promise': Barilaro survives, but faces new internal threats

Embattled Deputy Premier John Barilaro survived a no-confidence motion in Parliament on Wednesday.

  • by Alexandra Smith, Lucy Cormack and Tom Rabe
Why the Nats aren't road kill, yet
Opinion
Political infighting

Why the Nats aren't road kill, yet

There is a constituency that's quite fond of John Barilaro and his antics. They're the ones he's playing to - and the ones who keep him awake at night.

  • by Pru Goward