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NSW Liberals' right wing outraged at Baird, Berejiklian deal

Sean Nicholls A deal struck between Mike Baird and Gladys Berejiklian to become leader and deputy leader of the NSW Liberals is threatening to spark a factional brawl by outraging the party's right wing, which is...

Man dies after fishing boat capsizes in wild seas

Boat

Leila Abdallah A man has died and two others have been rescued after their fishing boat capsized in wild seas at Camden Haven inlet, south of Port Macquarie.

The daily exodus from western Sydney

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Matt Wade The dearth of jobs in greater western Sydney is causing huge commutes and limiting women's participation in the workforce.

Labor MP's plan for new city to rival Parramatta derided as 'stupid idea'

Husic

Nicole Hasham A gleaming new metropolis to rival Parramatta would be built from scratch in south-west Sydney under a radical plan by federal Labor MP Ed Husic to relieve transport gridlock.

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Senior public servants sacked without explanation

Ned Mannoun

Leesha McKenny Liverpool has become the ninth NSW council to sack its most senior public servant since the local government elections less than two years ago.

Water treatment plant failed, despite deluge planning

Peter Hannam, Rachel Olding The water treatment plant that failed after Monday's deluge, prompting Sydney Water to appeal to about 250,000 households to cut back on water use, was examined for just such an event last year.

'That's pretty much the worst thing you want to hear': how pilot Paul helped plane in distress

Paul Reynolds

Megan Levy They are perhaps the last words a pilot wants to hear crackling over an aircraft's radio: "Help! Can someone help me?" In fact, Sydney pilot Paul Reynolds thought for a split second that someone may...

Easter eggs hatch early for a tweet and greet

Elderslie High School are given their birds for the Royal Easter Show?Meat Bird Pairs Competition.

Alexandra Back Picking up chicks isn't usually part of a student's education but some schools have made an exception in the lead-up to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Back Badgerys - or lose, Barry O'Farrell told

Barry

Kirsty Needham Premier Barry O'Farrell's reluctance to back a second Sydney airport and refusal to commit a cent to airport infrastructure are out of step with strong voter support for construction to begin at...

Christopher Estephan has Michael McGurk murder charge dropped

Christopher Estephan

Kate McClymont In a sensational development in the Michael McGurk murder case, one of the men charged with shooting the Cremorne wheeler dealer has had his murder charge dropped.

Nuns argue fracking is a habit we can't afford

Father Greg Burke

Nicole Hasham Theirs is a cloistered, holy life far from the whirl of Sydney, where the only sound some mornings is the flap of habits and the squawk of cockatoos.

Environment Protection Agency sidelined after warning of high risks at AGL coal seam gas project

COAL SEAM GAS.

Michael West The NSW government has sidelined the Environment Protection Authority in pushing ahead with a coal seam gas project despite advice it is high risk, threatening valuable agricultural land.

Real Christmas trees walk into the living room and feel right at home

Alexia Attwood For the Clarke family of Camden, faking it is not an option at Christmas.

Court cuts put domestic violence victims at risk

Mcpherson

Kirsty Needham Domestic violence victims will be deterred from seeking orders against abusive partners as deep cuts to local courts are rolled out from January, advocates say.

Where to draw the line on city sprawl

Lorraine Reichard commutes to Sydney CBD for work from Faulconbridge railway station.

Leesha McKenny Sydney's sprawl has to end somewhere, and Tony Todarello is happy for his fruit shop to mark the spot.

Revenge killing a possibility: police

Woman's body discovered after police siege (Thumbnail)

Emma Partridge Police say there are many reasons why someone may have wanted Scott Hammond dead and they are not ruling out a revenge killing after he used his pit bull terriers to attack four people in 2011.

Potholes become money pits for councils

Potholes along Buffalo Road, Ryde.

Leesha McKenny, Angelo Risso, Fabian Di Lizia Potholes are dangerous and potentially tyre-deflating problems for most motorists, and the cost of fixing them is adding up for Sydney councils.

Health risk as crops watered with effluent

Crops

Nicole Hasham Fruit and vegetables grown in NSW are being watered with human effluent because some farmers think it makes good fertiliser, showing "negligent disregard" for public health, a parliamentary inquiry...

Backyard blue: ICAC called over councillor's fence

Tim Barlass As a Camden councillor and daughter of NSW minister Pru Goward, Penny Fischer would know better than most the intricacies of that council's protocols.

Boyfriend bailed over poison coffee

Emma Partridge A man, 37, accused of pouring green pellets of rat poison into his girlfriend's instant coffee will face court later this month, police say.