James Robertson

James Robertson is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

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...

Rare public holiday line-up could mean a 10 day break

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James Robertson This month offers us an opportunity for work-avoidance on a scale not seen in more than a decade.

Tragic typing error

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James Robertson The Health Minister has apologised to a family after a simple typing error stopped an ambulance from reaching a toddler who then suffered a fatal heart attack.

Ambos fear for safety of patients as paramedics taken out of call centres

An Ambulance racing towards St Vincents Hospital.

James Robertson Taking paramedics out of ambulance call centres will put patients at risk, unions have warned.

Cricket legend Alan Davidson returns to crease 50 years on

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James Robertson Legendary Australian fast bowler Alan Davidson came in off a short run and half a century of retirement on Sunday.

Horror on the Black Cat Track

PNG attack a 'failure' of tourism industry (Thumbnail)

Damien Murphy, James Robertson A woman leading a trek to Papua New Guinea's battlefields guided eight Australian hikers to safety after their group was attacked by villagers wielding bush knives.

Big names facing tax probe

Kate McClymont, Linton Besser and James Robertson Prominent Australians including captains of industry, politicians, philanthropists, developers, lawyers, accountants, criminals and entrepreneurs are set to become embroiled in one of the nation's...

Big names facing tax probe

The big names targeted by he ATO (Thumbnail)

Kate McClymont, Linton Besser and James Robertson Prominent Australians including captains of industry, politicians, philanthropists, developers, lawyers, accountants, criminals and entrepreneurs are set to become embroiled in one of the nation's...

Big names revealed in offshore tax sweep

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Kate McClymont, Linton Besser, James Robertson A number of prominent Australians including captains of industry, politicians, philanthropists, developers, lawyers, accountants, criminals and entrepreneurs are set to become embroiled in one of the...

Sport won't be made mandatory in schools

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JUNIOR SPORT spread at the big Central Wollongong Primary Schools Athletics Carnival. 26 July 2012.
pic shows:Tate Harland Yr3 of Lindsay Park primary school Jr boys high jump.
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Andrew Stevenson, James Robertson Sport will not be included as a mandatory element when the new national school curriculum for health and physical education is introduced in 2014.

Public holiday law an Almighty headache for taxpayers

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James Robertson Godly South Australians always thought Sunday was too far away and helped themselves to 50 more public holidays than the people of NSW. Now it's going to cost Australian taxpayers plenty.

Degrees of difficulty make it easier in long run

Stephen Summerhayes

James Robertson STEPHEN SUMMERHAYES has had a circuitous educational career. The 43-year-old came to his job in environmental science after a period of training that spanned four degrees.

'Time stood still, I just knew we had to do something'

Lauren Munro Bali bombing survivor

James Robertson A decade after the Bali bombings, he still needs to escape. Flying has been his therapy as well as his livelihood.

'Time stood still, I just knew we had to do something'

Lauren Munro

James Robertson IT'S perfectly still at the Forbes Aerodrome, but for the flies.

Heartache of letting their daughters go

The AgeNews12/10/2012picture Justin McManus.Bali Bombing 10th anniversary memorial.Official memorial service at Garuda Wisnu Kencana.Emotional family and friends after placing floral tributes in the pool of remeberance.

James Robertson It was the final Bali memorial service that brought peace to Pauline Whitton and Lynn Muller. The official ceremony had left both women sobbing uncontrollably - but, during a gesture of symbolic...

City farewell for military workhorse more used to flying into danger

A C-130H Hercules

James Robertson FOR nearly 35 years, the C-130H Hercules has been synonymous with Australia's response to crisis.

Eye injuries prompt debate on design of surfboards

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James Robertson THIRTY years ago, Andrew Mainsbridge was out in big surf at Newport beach when he was thrown off the lip of a wave. His leg rope snapped the tip of the board back towards him - and then, darkness.