James Robertson

James Robertson

James Robertson is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

'Zoe's law' bill lapses, closing controversial chapter

Bill lapses: Brodie Donegan, who lost her unborn baby, Zoe, after being struck by a drug-affected driver in 2009.

James Robertson The end of NSW's 55th parliament has closed a controversial chapter on "Zoe's law" though some are looking to a newly-worded bill clarifying the legal rights of an unborn child.

Rockdale Council: Liberals 'holding ratepayers to ransom'

Stymied: Rockdale Mayor Shane O'Brien says the money from the car park sale will be used to pay for a $35 million aquatic centre and a $17 million library.

James Robertson A Sydney mayor is accusing his political opponents of holding him to political ransom, after they have repeatedly walked out of meetings being held to approve the sale of a $50 million car park.

Football club affected if main sponsor Holden leaves

Bulldogs

James Robertson, Bianca Hall The Central District Bulldogs are the pride of a part of Adelaide that is tight-knit, poor and indivisible from car making.

Holden: poor part of Adelaide faces becoming even poorer

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James Robertson The Central District Bulldogs are the pride of a part of Adelaide that is tight-knit, poor and indivisible from car making.

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.

Schapelle Corby's first night of freedom spent in resort

Schapelle Corby

Michael Bachelard, James Robertson Schapelle Corby has spent her first night of freedom about three kilometres from the jail she spent nine years in - but it would have felt a world away.

Industry calls for reinvention of the black-box flight recorder to assist searches

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James Robertson As planes traverse the Gulf of Thailand looking for a Malaysian Airlines jet and the answers within its black box recorder, some aviation experts are calling for the devices to be reinvented to...

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.

Australian reportedly killed in Syria

Airstrikes across Syria (Thumbnail)

James Robertson An Australian man has reportedly been killed in a rebel assault on a Syrian government base.

Riddle of Australian killed in Syrian fighting

Syrian fighters.

James Robertson AN AUSTRALIAN man has been killed while he was part of an assault on a military base in Syria, rebel groups claimed.

Sydney drivers get slugged as supermarkets sweep profits

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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...

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

Janet Holmes

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...

PNG policy working despite more boats: Burke

The sinking of the SIEV 358 asylum seeker boat last year.

James Robertson, Judith Ireland Immigration Minister Tony Burke says the government's PNG resettlement policy is working, despite recent boat arrivals including one in which five people are believed to have drowned on Tuesday.

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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.

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.

Release from detention provides small comfort to some asylum seekers

Portrait of Hasan Sahib a refugee from Iraq. He fills in his time by playing with his niece Maryam Hassain 5 as he does not have a job.

Daniel Flitton, James Robertson THOUSANDS of asylum seekers are struggling to live on as little as $31 a day, less money than the dole, camped in hostels and boarding houses across Australia with no access to government language...

Sport won't be made mandatory in schools

Mercury.junior sport. Athletics carnival.
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.
pic Dave Tease DJT

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.