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Lucy Cormack

Lucy Cormack is a Herald reporter.

NSW State Election 2015: CSG gives birth to a new Green life in Northern Rivers

Lucy Cormack When two out of three safe Nationals seats go Green, there must be something in the air. How CSG touched the safe Nationals seats of the Northern Rivers region.

NSW State Election 2015: Greens take Ballina after 27-year Nationals reign

Tamara Smith has claimed the seat of Ballina

Lucy Cormack Ballina woke up under a green glow on Sunday, as Greens candidate Tamara Smith claimed victory over the long-held safe Nationals seat.

Sydneysiders flock to MCG for Cricket World Cup final - supporters start young

Pilgrimage to the MCG: Grant Whatley and wife Sheree Hardy with children Ben 9, Thomas 6 and Charlotte 5 months.

Lucy Cormack and Esther Han  Under the red-hot midday sun, Grant Whatley from Mosman and his sons nine-year-old Ben and six-year-old Thomas will be among tens of thousands of cricket fanatics charging through the gates of...

NSW State Election 2015: Ballina candidates say coal seam gas means it will be too close for a result on election day

The issue of coal seam gas has changed the political landscape in Ballina.

Lucy Cormack The Nationals enjoyed an unassailable margin in this northern rivers seat, but one issue has made it the Greens game.

Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon: Contagious passion to help after Haiyan

Portrait of Michelle Baltazar who is running the SMH half marathon for a charity she started after Typhoon Haiyan.
25th March 2015
Photo: Wolter Peeters
The Sydney Morning Herald

Lucy Cormack A year after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed her home town in the Philippines, Michelle Baltazar is still working to aid recovery in the region.

Medicare branch closures and digital push makes it hard for seniors

Closed: 170 Medicare branches around Australia have been closed for alternative Medicare Centrelink one-stop shops.

Lucy Cormack Pensioners and those with limited internet access must be able to access government services without using mobile phones or computers, advocates say.

Mysterious $52 million bid for Marrickville old hospital site rejected

The Ward's building of the old Marrickville hospital in the 1920s.

Lucy Cormack It may have been Marrickville's only chance to share the limelight with Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. But a mysterious proposal from a developer who has built two museums in honour of the martial arts...

NSW State election 2015: Liberal candidate Michael Sharpe skirts simple poles and wires question

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Lucy Cormack It wasn’t quite the Jaymes Diaz blunder, but when a Sydney Morning Herald reporter asked a Liberal candidate about the party’s hallmark policy, he was quickly shuffled off the podium.

What could Sydney look like in 2043?

Aquaculture farms in Sydney Harbour and green vertical gardens could be among the answers in the face of climate change resource depletion.

Lucy Cormack Professor Brendan Gleeson has imagined a future Sydney full of vertical gardens and scoops hanging on the Harbour Bridge to capture rainwater.

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Book Bank program sparks a new love of reading for kids at NSW schools

Bookworms: Students at Blaxcell Street Public School relishing reading time with books they chose through the Book Bank reading initiative.

Lucy Cormack The Book Bank pilot program is now running in nine NSW schools and has been well received by kids - to one, reading is a voyage of discovery; to another, for whom English is a second language, it's...

Blue Datto road safety program honours teenage crash victim Philip Vassallo

Lucy Cormack Philip Vassallo's family hope their new road safety program for teenagers will help prevent deaths like Philip's.

Man drowns in Pyrmont

Police and ambulance workers at the scene in Pyrmont.

Lucy Cormack A man has died after being pulled unconscious from Pyrmont Bay on Wednesday evening.

Red liquid splattered at Indonesian consulate in Sydney in apparent protest

Lucy Cormack An air of “insecurity” lingers at the Indonesian consulate in Sydney, after an incident in which red liquid was splattered at the gates of the premises, the Indonesian Consul General to...

Instagram account @themurdermall targets homeless and disadvantaged near Surry Hills Shopping Village

One of the photos posted on the Instagram account.

Lucy Cormack An Instagram account making light of homeless and disadvantaged people in Surry Hills has been described by Mission Australia as “heartless”.

If electricity privatisation is troubling you, you can always get off the grid

The Kelk family of Murrumbateman: Brad and Fiona with their children Jack ,8, and Aimee, 6, with the new house they are building

Lucy Cormack When Brad Kelk and his family started building their new home last year they were faced with a decision.

Calls to halt Parramatta development plans over heritage concerns

Cumberland Hospital campus in Westmead may be affected by proposed development.

Lucy Cormack Parramatta residents are calling for an immediate freeze on plans to build up to 6000 apartments at a site considered to have “more heritage than The Rocks”.

Makeshift homes in Wentworth Park viaduct packed up by council

A council worker packs up the makeshift home of Lenny and Leonie under the Wentworth Park bridge.

Lucy Cormack “We are not camping. We are trying to live,” said Leonie Valentine, as her makeshift home of six months was packed into a pile.

Woman recovers after cardiac arrest at Cosmetic Institute during breast implant surgery

Amy Rickhuss suffered a cardiac arrest while getting a breast augmentation.

Lucy Cormack, Megan Levy On Friday morning Amy Rickhuss lay on a surgery operating table, with black markings on her chest outlining the breast augmentation she was soon to have.

Body found after house fire in Griffith

Lucy Cormack A body has been found after a home was gutted by fire in the NSW town of Griffith on Wednesday.

Woman trapped and three children injured in Central Coast car accident

Lucy Cormack CareFlight and Ambulance helicopters have attended a car accident on the NSW Central Coast, in which a female driver and three young children were injured.