Sydney

City of Sydney council parking fines drop amid claims of bad management

Leesha McKenny Sydney's parking rangers fined fewer drivers last year than any of the previous six years, City of Sydney figures reveal. But one councillor isn't happy.

City of Sydney backs 'People's Summit' for Bays Precinct

Distrust about government plans for waterfront: City of Sydney Lord mayor Clover Moore.

Leesha McKenny The City of Sydney will put up to $60,000 towards a "People's Summit" into the state government's plans to open up prime harbourside land to developers under the largest urban program since the...

City of Sydney backs bid for people's summit on development of Bays Precinct

City of Sydney Lord mayor Clover Moore.

Leesha McKenny The City of Sydney is backing community plans for a "People's Summit" on the Bays Precinct amid concerns about the state government's bid to open up the prime harbourside land to developers.

'Do you know who I am?' Sydney MP allegedly told volunteer during local campaign

Tania Mihailuk

Paul Bibby Tempers at suburban polling booths often become frayed on election day, as volunteers armed with glossy pamphlets make a last desperate bid to get their candidates over the line.

Overwhelming opposition to fee deregulation at historic University of Sydney town hall meeting

Widespread opposition ... a student protests against fee deregulation at the meeting on Monday night.

Alexandra Back Staff and students at the University of Sydney have united in overwhelming opposition to fee deregulation at a historic meeting that was threatened with being shut down within minutes of starting.

Former Sydney Ferries boss Geoffrey Smith jailed for 18 months

Rear Admiral Geoffrey Smith

Lauren Farrow He was once the Deputy Chief of the Australian Navy and the recipient of accolades and military decorations.

MPs Robert Borsak, Alex Greenwich lock horns over business voting changes in the City of Sydney

Alex Greenwich

Leesha McKenny A war of words has broken out about the proposed changes to business voting in the City of Sydney, with Alex Greenwich claiming he was told the Shooters and Fishers wanted to give businesses more...

Sydney lawyer to face court after being charged with dealing 'ice', GHB

Police lead the 34-year-old man from a Martin Place office.

Saffron Howden A Sydney lawyer has been charged with dealing the drugs "ice" and GHB, as well as dealing in the proceeds of crime.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras blames loss on negative publicity, high ticket prices

Andrew Taylor The organisers of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras have blamed the NSW police after recording a loss of $177,644 last financial year.

Soprano Yvonne Kenny sings with the Sydney Male Choir

Soprano Yvonne Kenny and the Sydney Male Choir.

Damien Murphy Beauty and the beasts was one veteran tenor’s self-deprecating reaction when the soprano Yvonne Kenny agreed to sing with him and 50 other gentlemen of a certain age.

Sydney man jailed for threatening to slit ASIO officer's throat

Court.

Paul Bibby A Sydney man who threatened to slit the throat of an ASIO officer in anger at the organisation's investigation into his activities has been sentenced to nine months' jail.

Teenager fights for life after being stabbed outside Sydney party

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Lisa Visentin A teenager was left fighting for his life and a police officer was injured after gatecrashers descended on a birthday party.

Western Sydney is the world's 'infrastructure capital', says NSW Premier Mike Baird

The business voting model supported by Mike Baird is not suited to Sydney.

Matt Wade Western Sydney has become the infrastructure capital of the world, thanks to a $26 billion pipeline of spending on road and rail projects in the region, Premier Mike Baird said.

Labor MP Tania Mihailuk thought defamation demand was media stunt

Sued for defamation: Labor MP Tania Mihailuk.

Rachel Olding A NSW Labor MP accused of defaming a candidate for Bankstown local council on polling day by calling his family "drug dealers and murderers" initially dismissed a demand for $1000 and an apology...

Recall for faulty power cables that could cause house fires

Authorities have recalled some brands of electric wiring over safety concerns.

Esther Han Tens of thousands of homes across Australia are at risk of catch fire because of faulty, non-compliant electrical cables installed in the past four years, the consumer watchdog warns.

Repeat offender Nathaniel Barker banned from driving for 78 years

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Paul Bibby An elderly Sydney man has been banned from driving for the next 78 years and is facing nine months home detention after driving while disqualified for the 21st time.

Scream heard before woman's body found lying in a creek at Westmead

Police at the Monarco Estate complex in Westmead after a woman'??s body was found.

Emma Partridge A woman appeared agitated and concerned as she left the foyer of a Sydney unit block just 12 hours before her body was found in a nearby creek, a witness has said.

Now the NSW Liberals' worry is not mathematics, it's geography

Bart Bassett

Sean Nicholls The NSW Liberal Party's casualty ward - otherwise known as the crossbench of the NSW Parliament - is filling up fast.

ICAC needs to investigate Sydney City Council voting bill: Greenwich

Call for an inquiry: Independent member for Sydney Alex Greenwich with Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

Mark Worley The Independent Commission Against Corruption has been asked to investigate how a bill to force tens of thousands of businesses to vote in City of Sydney council elections came to be drafted and...

Severe Sydney weather warning for heavy rain, damaging winds

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Wet weather in Newcastle. Picture shows a couple huddle under a umbrella. The breakwall, near Nobbys Beach.
28th January 2013 Newcastle
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Megan Levy Sydneysiders have been warned to brace themselves for a day of wild weather, with heavy rain forecast to strike the metropolitan area during the morning peak followed by an afternoon of potentially...