James Robertson

James Robertson

James Robertson is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Holden suppliers see a silver lining in that car cloud

James Robertson Holden's closure may spell the end for Australia's automotive industry, but the smaller manufacturers that grew up around it are now eyeing a new future.

Traffic congestion: five weekend clearways for choked Sydney streets

Victoria Road traffic.

James Robertson The state government is proposing to ease weekend traffic by banning cars from stopping on some of Sydney's busiest roads.

Close encounters of the hostile kind

Cyclists on Druitt st, Sydney. 
Wednesday 28th August, 2013
Photos: Anthony Johnson


James Robertson, Jacob Saulwick There is an urgent need to get cyclists and motorists out of each other's way but the NSW government appears to be in no hurry.

Car technology leads drivers to distraction

Car distractions

James Robertson As cars come packaged with more electronic devices, distracted drivers are contributing to more crashes across the state.

Ausgrid worker blamed as power blackout causes rail, roads chaos

Photographs show Sunday morning traffic congestion heading north into the International Terminal.

Jacob Saulwick and James Robertson A maintenance technician at an Ausgrid facility in a Canterbury substation is suspected of causing the power blackout that struck large parts of Sydney on Thursday afternoon.

Highway crash causes 7km queue

James Robertson A four-vehicle smash on the F3 is causing serious delays for motorists, who are queued up for more than seven kilometres.

Sydney drivers get slugged as supermarkets sweep profits


James Robertson Sydney drivers have been pouring petrol money into the coffers of the supermarket giants, with new figures showing that revenues of Woolworths and Coles have skyrocketed since they entered the fuel...

Swift 'no' to call for lower speed limit in B-triple trial

James Robertson THE opposition has called for an 80km/h speed limit to be imposed on the 35-metre B-triple trucks the state government plans to allow on the Hume Highway.

Petrol switch to leave 750,000 motorists out of pocket

Noeleen Roche and her 1998 purple Daewoo Lanos.

James Robertson UP TO 750,000 drivers in NSW will be forced to pay at least $150 more for petrol each year when the government bans regular unleaded petrol in July.