Drug-driving push picks up medical marijuana user

Lisa Visentin 8:57 PM   A driver who used marijuana for medical purposes four days before driving has been caught in laws that have been blasted by a magistrate as "a mystery".

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Ladies loo coup as NSW Parliament returns

Straightened times: Legislative Assembly Speaker Shelley Hancock and Labor MP Jenny Aitchison front women MPs protesting ...

Kirsty Needham 12:00 AM   The male change rooms at NSW Parliament will be swapped with the female facilities on Wednesday, in a significant win for the 'loo coup' staged by women MPs.

NSW Labor vows to clean up Sussex Street

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Kirsty Needham 3:51 PM   NSW Labor has adopted a code of conduct that prohibits bullying and harassment, in an attempt to shake off the scandals had engulfed its party head office.

Teen charged over road rage stabbing

A man was hospitalised after being stabbed in the attack.

Harriet Alexander 8:39 AM   A road rage argument in Sydney's west has ended with a man hospitalised for serious stab injuries and his alleged teen attacker arrested by police.

'We've been shut down'

The stretch of the Parramatta River around Rhodes is already congested - and rowers fear the new wharf will make it too ...

Melanie Kembrey   Rowers say their sport is being capsized by a rise in ferry services and infrastructure on Sydney's waterways.

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Man dies in a water ski accident at Moama

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a man at a water skiing event in the state’s Riverina region.

Neelima Choahan and Georgina Mitchell 10:29 PM   A 47-year-old Sydney man has died after falling off his water ski at the annual Southern 80 race at Moama in NSW on Saturday.

'It bought her a few more hours'

Margaret Cunneen has slammed the ICAC powers as "extraordinarily draconian".

Sean Nicholls 10:45 AM   Margaret Cunneen told a tow truck driver she had sent a message to her son's girlfriend "to start having chest pains" after a car accident to delay a breath test as she had been drinking alcohol.

Opal's $18 hike for Sydney commuters

The NSW government has been urged to overhaul the Opal card fare structure.

Matt O'Sullivan   One group will bear the brunt if pricing proposals are implemented, the NRMA and community groups have warned.

One dead, four injured in Bonnyrigg brawl

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Georgina Mitchell 7:10 PM   A man has died and at least four others have been injured in a brawl in Sydney's southwest.

Another bar closes: lockout laws blamed

Patrons have flocked to farewell the famous George Street bar in its final fortnight of business.

Daisy Dumas   Bar Century will close its doors later this month, bringing an end to $4 beers and capping a week of sensational claims and counter-claims from both sides of Sydney's raging lockout laws debate.

Public transport lanes for Parramatta Road

An artist's impression of how the M4 East Homebush Bay Drive will look.

Jacob Saulwick   "Unprecedented" conditions imposed as WestConnex motorway tunnel approved.

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Case against Obeid 'a very long bow'

Eddie Obeid arrives at the Supreme Court, Darlinghurst, on the first day of his criminal trial.

Michaela Whitbourn, Patrick Begley   Eddie Obeid's barrister has told jurors in the former NSW Labor minister's criminal trial that the Crown case against his client draws "a very long bow".

Sydney drives revenue surge for toll road king 

Lane Cove Tunnel.

Matt O'Sullivan   Sydney's motorists have delivered Transurban a 15 per cent surge in toll revenue.

'No predetermined outcome': Lockouts review

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James Robertson   The state government has announced an independent review of its controversial "lockout" laws that will be "genuine and transparent".

Alleged one-punch victim takes aim 

Max Hardwick-Morris, pictured with friend, was targeted in an alleged late night attack on Australia Day.

Leesha McKenny   A victim of an alleged one-punch attack has blasted Premier Mike Baird over Sydney's controversial lock out laws.

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Politicians need to release ICAC tapes publicly

The NSW Parliament returns for 2016 with the shadow of the ICAC still hanging over the place.

Sydney's Prince Montesini stages low key return

Sydney's Prince Montesini Stages Low Key Return.

Why Parliament must publish the Cunneen tapes

The leaking of key parts of the transcript of a recording featuring crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen finally starts to give the public the insight it needs to make up its own mind about her dispute with corruption watchdog chief Megan Latham.

How cities around the world minimise alcohol-related violence

'If you only act from fear, you always make the wrong decision', says Amsterdam's night mayor

Why tinned tomatoes will cost more

The government has backed a decision to slap anti-dumping measures on two Italian tinned tomato giants. 

Organ donation chief departs as rate improves

Yael Cass has quietly vacated her position following a controversial probe into the rate of organ donation in Australia that largely vindicated her performance.

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What really goes on at this massage centre?

Girls in faux lab coats and kinky heels are only the beginning at this 'massage centre' in Sydney's CBD.

Man dead after brawl in Sydney

A 26-year-old man died on Friday night after at least five men were involved in a brawl in the Sydney suburb of Bonnyrig, according to police. Vision: ABC News 24.

Partygoers challenge NSW lockout laws

Reclaim the Streets protesters rally against the NSW Government's 'draconian' lockout laws in Sydney in September.