NSW

Kelsey Munro

Kelsey Munro is Acting Education Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Jennifer Anderson, Mayor of Ku-ring-gai.

NSW government fails to appeal against merger decision

The NSW government appears to have abandoned the fight to forcibly merge Ku-ring-gai Council, after failing to meet a deadline to appeal a court decision blocking its plans, leaving its forced amalgamations policy in disarray.

Minister for Sport and WestConnex, Stuart Ayres.

'Snout in the trough': Ayres accused of conflict

Sports Minister and WestConnex Minister Stuart Ayres has been accused of a conflict of interest after accepting GWS Giants corporate hospitality at least 16 times before announcing a major taxpayer-funded sponsorship for the club.

Pru Goward with former foster child Kasey and her carer Melissa at an announcement of a new foster carer's payment in ...

Pru Goward accused of hypocrisy over carers' allowance

Family Services minister Pru Goward has been accused of hypocrisy over her announcement of a new carer's payment for foster families who provide "a forever home" for kids; as it can be revealed Ms Goward was the minister who abolished the same payment just five years ago.