Matt Wade, Anna Patty The NSW government has pared back its expectations for economic growth and forecast the state's unemployment rate will climb to its highest level since the global financial crisis.
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MEGAN LEVY 11:53pm It's just ticked past midnight on New Year's Eve, and the throngs that turned out to watch the fireworks shoot across Sydney Harbour are now battling to leave the city.
LEESHA MCKENNY 11:53pm Residents' groups say the Planning Department is rushing a coalmine expansion.
Paul Bibby 7:39pm A Carlingford fish-and-chip shop owner is seeking more than $330,000 in damages from radio broadcaster Ray Hadley over two on-air tirades in which he described her as "vile" and a "grub".
Anne Davies, Amanda Hoh 11:27pm Schools need to introduce education programs on sexual behaviour earlier, and parents need to take more responsibility to protect their teens, experts have warned.
LOUISE HALL 1:20pm A laptop computer belonging to racing identity Bill Vlahos, which could reveal the whereabouts of $194 million linked to a stricken punters' club, was destroyed when his car was firebombed.
ANNA PATTY 10:23am The NSW budget will remain in the red by $2.5 billion - $656 million worse than the June forecast - despite a stronger property market.
JACOB SAULWICK 12:06pm Train and bus prices will rise in the new year in line with inflation, but some commuters will be able to avoid the increase.
JACOB SAULWICK A friend of Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian's chief of staff is to be appointed to run the state's new rail heritage organisation - an industry in which the political staffer has a financial interest.
LOUISE HALL 12:53pm Bashing victim Simon Cramp threw the first punch during a drunken melee that ended with him on life support in hospital, the lawyer for the accused says.
Anne Davies Three boys in year 8, aged 14, have agreed to leave Cranbrook School after a sexual incident involving a 14-year-old girl.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE A 'tsunami' of child sexual abuse allegations caught bishops 'like rabbits in a headlight', says senior church official in damning testimony.
Dan Harrison A baby born on Wednesday in Hunters Hill can expect to live two years longer than one born in Bankstown, according to data to be released on Thursday.
JACOB SAULWICK More buses on major routes across Sydney will stop at fewer places, in an attempt to improve travel times.
SARAH WHYTE Health and consumer groups say the Australian Food and Grocery Council has been doing back-room deals with the government to thwart a food labelling system.
AMY CORDEROY Hundreds of people may have been exposed to HIV and other infectious diseases after they received treatment at a Macquarie Street clinic.
RACHEL OLDING Rugby league star Blake Ferguson has been convicted of indecently assaulting a young woman while out celebrating his State of Origin selection at a Cronulla nightclub.
PAUL BIBBY Fiona and Mitchell Barbieri have been committed to stand trial for the stabbing murder of Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson.
Alexia Attwood A floating pontoon will act as a substitute venue for events while the Sydney Convention Centre is being demolished and rebuilt.
ANNA PATTY NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has reshuffled his front bench following Carmel Tebbutt's decision to leave politics before the next election.
JOSEPHINE TOVEY Fears that one of NSW's largest private schools would be forced to close this summer have not materialised.
AMY MCNEILAGE High school students are increasingly studying subjects they consider safe options rather than challenging themselves, says SCEGGS principal.
Amy Corderoy NSW is on track for the first time to receive millions of dollars in federal health funding for meeting tough targets on emergency and surgery wait times.
JARED LYNCH The ACCC has launched court proceedings against two of Australia's biggest egg producers, claiming they falsely labelled eggs.
NICOLE HASHAM Futuristic, military-style drones that scan water for sharks are being considered by the state government to protect bathers.
Review Neil Perry may have missed the memo about the global financial crisis but the new-look Rockpool does feel very right, writes Terry Durack.
RAW VISION: NRL player Blake Ferguson arrives at Sutherland Local Court to face charges that he indecently assaulted a woman at a Cronulla nightclub on June 16.
Police arrests a woman, sezies hundreds of prohibited weapons including a tear gas disguised as lipstick.
Fashion designer Martin Grant and his spring summer collection at David Jones.
Catholic Church's barrister, Peter Gray, begins his opening statement at Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney on Monday.
The flood of property keeps coming despite Christmas being just weeks away.
Doctors shocked by video of a Taekwondo instructor demonstrating a potentially lethal 'sleeper hold' on a teenage student.
Muriel Kelly, the Principal of Moree East Public School talks about education outside of the metro.