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Garbage trucks off the road across Sydney following fatal accident in Adelaide

Leesha McKenny Rubbish collections have been suspended across Sydney after the one of Australia’s largest waste management companies grounded its entire fleet following an accident that has left a man dead in...

Some Sydney garbage trucks back on the road, but others still grounded

Cleanaway's fleet was grounded because of a crash in Adelaide.

Leesha McKenny and Eryk Bagshaw Garbage services halted across Sydney are expected to begin to return to normal, after councils were advised that some of the trucks grounded by one of Australia’s largest waste management...

Councils ramp up parking fines to boost revenue

15 October 2012. News Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Parking ticket on car towing Liberal Party election sign along Parkes Way.

James Robertson A Sun-Herald analysis of figures released under freedom-of-information laws shows a massive rate of growth in the number of fines issued by some Sydney councils in the last five years, growth that...

Properties sold as Obeid family quietly offloads assets

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Kate McClymont As disgraced former Labor minister Eddie Obeid and his son Moses wait to hear whether criminal charges will be laid over their involvement in a corrupt coal deal with former mining minister Ian...

Mayors in the dark over plans for WestConnex

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Jacob Saulwick The O'Farrell government says it wants to draw up a plan for the redevelopment of Parramatta Road by December, but councils in the region are complaining about a lack of detail about the WestConnex...

Crowded houses: changing face of the Australian dream

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Matt Wade ONLY one in five new households being formed in Sydney are opting for a traditional detached home that once defined the Australian dream, as high housing costs and changing preferences reshape how...

Here comes the lawsuit as millionaires sue over harbourside park weddings

Kerry Stokes

Nicole Hasham WHEN beaming brides and nervous grooms alight at McKell Park for a garden wedding, residents usually take delight. But not those from Lindsay Avenue.

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Rise and fall of The Godfather

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Anne Davies, Sean Nicholls, Linton Besser 'There are two types of people in the Labor Party,'' one senior state MP says. They were ''those who bent the knee and kissed Eddie's ring, and those who kept their distance because they thought him...

Labor sees signs of life as Greens cop blow

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Phillip Coorey THE Liberal Party did very well, Labor made small but encouraging gains and the Greens went backwards. That was the common consensus from Saturday's local government elections across NSW.

A leap of faith for church and state

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Andrew West The Princes of the Church arrayed themselves across the stage, jostling – albeit diplomatically – for space and attention.

Inner-west's bridge of sighs

Jim O'Rourke TENS of thousands of motorists will have their peak-hour journeys increased despite the NSW government spending $175 million trying to remove a notorious traffic bottleneck.

Grunge gives way to gentrification in streets of Newtown

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Adele Horin FIRST came the DINKS - Double Income No Kids - then came the gays. And before you could say ''sea salt'', organic grocers, fusion food, and candle shops had arrived in Newtown.

No fish too small, says Greiner in defence of ICAC

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Sean Nicholls NICK GREINER, the former premier who set up the Independent Commission Against Corruption only to become its biggest scalp, has defended the watchdog against claims it is wasting its time and...

Labor MP likely to face challenge

Sean Nicholls STATE POLITICAL EDITOR THE NSW Labor MP Angela D'Amore faces a battle for her political future after the party indicated it would not intervene to save her from a rank-and-file preselection, possibly against the mayor of...

Bugged homes, hidden weapons and canine death threats

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Kate McClymont ONE councillor sleeps with a spanner under her pillow, another resigned after threats to kill his dog, and private investigators have found listening devices installed in others' homes.

New code fails, argues institute

Harvey Grennan The new housing code, which was intended to streamline the planning process for simple houses and additions by removing the need for a development application, is "so technically driven and...

Cash-flow squeeze threatens services across the state

Harvey Grennan Liverpool Council, which must find $20 million to rebuild its burnt-out headquarters, is one of 15 NSW councils listed by the Division of Local Government as possibly unable to pay its bills.

Cash-strapped councils have to look at cuts in services

Matthew Moore Major Sydney councils including Mosman, Liverpool and Hornsby deny that they are at risk of defaulting on their financial obligations despite being placed on a list of councils with...

Food outlets come clean to customers

Melissa Singer Restaurants, cafes and takeaway shops in 20 local council areas will put their reputations on the chopping block by displaying hygiene rankings in their windows.

Light rail a ticket to votes as other MPs push for new services

Andrew West TRANSPORT LABOR MPs and councillors are stepping up pressure on the Keneally government to extend the light rail network beyond plans in the budget.