NSW

James Robertson

James Robertson is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance says his department is defending community safety.

$200,000 on cost leaks due to 'terrorism' threat

The state government has defended spending $200,000 hunting down the source of embarrassing leaks revealing budget blowouts in its major transport projects by saying it is protecting community safety in the age of terrorism.

Former NSW RSL president Don Rowe admitted using his RSL credit card for day-to-day living expenses.

Meals and family apartment claimed as expenses

Sumptuous meals, an inner-city apartment used by his son for seven years and "day-to-day" living and income support were among the work expenses of a former president of the NSW RSL who resigned for "health reasons", an inquiry into the veterans' charity was told on Monday.

Finance Minister Victor Dominello denied wrongdoing categorically.

Minister: 'If I end up at the bottom of the river, they put me there'

A developer whose project a NSW minister is alleged to have pressured sitting councillors to vote down by linking the issue to their party preselection, soon after engaged the services of a Liberal-aligned lobbying firm headed by a political kingmaker from the minister's faction of the party.