Emma Partridge

Emma Partridge is State Politics Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Apprehended domestic violence orders to be rewritten in plain English

Emma Partridge The language will be easy enough for a 13-year-old to understand.

Baird government warned prison overcrowding could result in 'legal consequences' for the state

NSW Corrective Services Minister David Elliott said the government had strategy to address the rising prisoner population.

Michaela Whitbourn and Emma Partridge The Baird government has been warned it could face legal action if it fails to resolve the crisis engulfing the state's overcrowded prison system.

Gender gap increases as NSW women get paid less and work more, report finds

The gender pay gap continues to increase.

Emma Partridge The gender pay gap between men and women in NSW continues to increase despite more women finishing school and completing university degrees than men.

State government rolls out domestic violence tool kits for schools

Domestic violence to be addressed in schools.

Emma Partridge  Fourteen-year-old Rachel lost her mum to domestic violence. She hopes her actions mean no one else has to go through what she has.

Whitehaven Coal offers to 'fact check' Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham's press releases

Emma Partridge, State Politics reporter Whitehaven Coal has threatened to take legal action if Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham continues to make "incorrect" comments to the media after he recently wrote a press release about Werris Creek coal...

Taxi owners should be compensated if Uber is legalised, says Luke Foley

The Baird government is yet to make a decision on whether to legalise ride-sharing services such as Uber.

Emma Partridge and Matt O'Sullivan NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley says taxi owners should receive some form of compensation if ride-sharing service Uber is legalised.

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Christmas window display at David Jones' Sydney store upsets shoppers

The Christmas window display at David Jones' city store has drawn the ire of many shoppers.

Emma Partridge The David Jones city Christmas window display usually pulls large, excited crowds but this year has only attracted a dribble of frowning and disappointed shoppers.

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Kerryn Baird talks about her battle with postnatal depression

Gidget CEO  Catherine Knox and Chairman  Dr Vijay Roach with Mike and Kerryn Baird.

Emma Partridge, State Politics reporter When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, Mike Baird buried himself in his work.

Social housing death leads to calls for 'Z-cards' for tenants

Police car.

Emma Partridge Police told one murder victim they could not remove abuser, who after slaying was revealed to have been an unauthorised tenant.

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham and Minister Anthony Roberts test drive a Tesla

The Tesla Model S electric car.

Emma Partridge Two unlikely characters set aside their differences to test drive an electric car. The result created sparks.

Calls for laws to help war veterans in trouble with police

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21:  Crowds watch almost 3000 veterans of Operation Slipper march through Brisbane's CBD on Saturday March 21, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Michelle Smith/Fairfax Media)

Emma Partridge There are calls for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to be better protected when questioned by police.

Police Minister Troy Grant and Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton in power struggle

Emma Partridge A toxic battle for power and media attention is behind the disintegrating relationship between the state's Deputy Premier and Attorney-General.  

Widow Mary Cusumano pleads for ban of Adler A110 rapid fire shotgun

Mary Cusumano, wife of Angelo Cusumano who was shot dead in 1995, wants the   Adler A110 shotgun banned.

Emma Partridge More than 7000 Adler A110 shotguns are bound for Australia. One grieving woman is doing her best to stop them.

Australian Christian Lobby slams Safe Schools anti-bullying program

 Penny Sharpe, the Labor candidate for Newtown  who has given up her Legislative Council seat to run.

Emma Partridge A 'radical' inclusion program aimed at acceptance of same-sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse children has come under fire from the Australian Christian Lobby.

NSW prison population reaches record high

Emma Partridge The state's prison population has grown 14 per cent in the past year, hitting a record high of 11,801.

Premier Mike Baird's $47 million package to fight violent extremism

Premier Mike Baird.

Emma Partridge Specialist teams and counsellors will identify students at risk of radicalisation and help to counter violent extremism in schools as part of a $47 million package announced by the Baird government...

'National security interest inmate': fresh terrorism crackdown in prisons

Emma Partridge and Sean Nicholls A fresh counter terrorism crackdown has been launched across NSW prisons that could force lower-security inmates to use English when writing letters, speaking on the phone or talking with visitors.

Rio Tinto reports Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham to police over online video

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham.

Emma Partridge Mining giant Rio Tinto has reported Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham to police, alleging he trespassed on its Mount Thorley Warkworth open-cut coal mine to take a video.

Mike Baird apologies to Fairbridge Farm School victims in NSW Parliament

NSW Premier Mike Baird.

Emma Partridge, State Politics Reporter Premier Mike Baird struggled to speak as he apologised to former child migrants who were physically and sexually assaulted at the notorious Fairbridge Farm School in the state's central west.

Loo coup: Women protest about lack of toilets at NSW Parliament

SMH Christmas gift guide. Teen Girl - GHD hair straightener Gold  . Photo: Edwina Pickles. 21st Oct 2011.

Emma Partridge Female MPs have gathered in the toilets of Parliament House to stage a protest.