Jacob Saulwick

Jacob Saulwick is City Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian rejected suggestions the new law could be used to breakup other types of protests.

How Berejiklian and co's secrecy bias can turn against them

Four years ago the Herald reported on a leaked version of an upcoming train timetable. The story was reasonably positive. We tallied changes between the then timetable and the leaked version, which was to take effect in five months. We reported services on some lines would increase, but services to some stations would drop.

NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes in front of a Redfern terrace.

Terrace takeover: coming soon to your suburb

It's the type of message you might read on a poster at the physio: "Visualise the process, not the result." But it might contain some truth. Or at least truth enough to lodge in your mind while you wait on a frayed hamstring. And to return to when you're thumbing through planning laws…

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on a train in Sydney's west.

It's nice Turnbull catches trains; it would be nicer if he built them

In the coming year, Malcolm Turnbull will hopefully start to justify all those pictures of himself catching the train. And when he gets to working out how to justify those pictures, the prime minister will not find himself short of suggestions for things he could do for the city, and particularly for western Sydney.