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NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli accused of insulting religious schools by suggesting they turn their backs on needy children

Amy McNeilage The head of Christian Schools Australia has berated NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli for insulting religious schools by suggesting some turn their back on needy students despite their wealth.

Cyclist killed in crash with bus at Mount Druitt

Megan Levy A cyclist has died in a collision with a bus in Sydney's west, the latest in a series of series of serious bicycle crashes across the city this week.

Father and son stabbed outside Rouse Hill shopping centre after mass brawl organised on Facebook

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Tom Decent A father and his son have been stabbed in an organised brawl outside a shopping centre at Rouse Hill on Thursday night.

Sydney lunar eclipse live: everything you need to know about Wednesday's blood moon

A total lunar eclipse

Eryk Bagshaw The moon is expected to be bathed in a bright orange-red glow tonight when the second total lunar eclipse of the year occurs - and Sydneysiders should have prime-time viewing.

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Home care for elderly, disabled to be privatised by Baird government

Kirsty Needham Home care services to 50,000 elderly and disabled residents will be privatised by the Baird government, with multinational corporations set to bid for the business.

Police change approach to domestic violence

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Kirsty Needham State Political Editor Police responding to domestic violence incidents across Sydney's eastern suburbs, from Maroubra to Rose Bay, will no longer rely on "gut instinct" to decide if a woman and her children need immediate...

Three charged over 'systematic abuse' of boy, 4, in Doonside

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Megan Levy Three people have been arrested over what police have described as the "systematic and ongoing physical abuse of a young boy" in Sydney's west.

Dangerous faults on Sydney's buses

BUS /PEDESTRIAN HAZARD  070629  SMH NEWS   PEDESTRIANS CONGREGATE ON THE CORNER OF DRUITT AND CLARENCE ST IN SYDNEY S  CBD WAITING FOR A BREAK IN THE TRAFFIC WHICH INCLUDES MANY BUSSES MAKING A RIGHT HAND TURN INTO THE STREET AND CAUSING A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.  PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES ALCOCK. SPECIAL 00077363

Jacob Saulwick After a spate of serious crashes, investigations by police and transport officials are starting to identify widespread faults in buses run by private operators in western Sydney.

Sydney Trains 'refresh' 28 stations for $33 million

Jacob Saulwick Sydney Trains will embark on a pre-election blitz to spruce up another 28 train stations, including some that have only recently been the subject of multi-million dollar upgrades.

James Packer, David Gyngell fight: pressure for charges

James Packer, sporting a black eye, being driven from his Bondi home.

Rachel Olding Pressure is mounting for charges to be laid over James Packer and David Gyngell's Bondi bust-up with police launching an investigation following outrage from community leaders, lawyers, ex-policeman...

No shots after midnight: new bans on Sydney alcohol service

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Sean Nicholls Pubs, clubs and bars across central Sydney will be hit with a fresh crackdown on alcohol service from mid-July, including a ban on shots, doubles and pre-mixed drinks after midnight, in a bid to...

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Teenager Jed Coates shot dead at Colyton in Sydney's west

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Megan Levy, Emma Partridge A teenager has died in hospital after being shot in a western Sydney street.

Missing teenage girls found at Chatswood station

Missing girls found.

Rachel Olding Two teenage schoolgirls who had been missing since Wednesday have been found at a north shore railway station.

Barry O'Farrell makes new appointments to cabinet

NSW minister for fair trading, Anthony Roberts. Supplied

Anna Patty NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has appointed Anthony Roberts as the new Resources and Energy Minister and Stuart Ayres as the Fair Trading Minister and the minister assisting him on Western Sydney.

Rapid expansion: bus stops cut in plan for quicker system

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Jacob Saulwick More buses on major routes across Sydney will stop at fewer places, in an attempt to improve travel times.

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Truck driver charged over Mount Annan crash

A truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving after a crash on a Sydney motorway which left a young boy in a critical condition with spinal injuries.

Going places

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Daisy Dumas Daisy Dumas meets the people shaping a better Sydney.

Girls help rescue pregnant woman and children from Sydney unit fire

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Megan Levy Three girls will be nominated for bravery awards after they helped to evacuate a heavily pregnant woman and her young children from a burning unit block in Sydney's west.

Fuel-dousing charge for man

Anne Tarasov A man allegedly doused a woman with fuel while she was in front of her six-year-old daughter in western Sydney on Friday.

The boy who shamed Sydney: a tragic tale to which there is no end

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Eamonn Duff When a skinny fair-haired child was photographed in a Sydney lane being injected with heroin by an adult man, it broke every parent's heart and sparked a national outcry.