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Neville Wran's state funeral: Friends, family and faithful say farewell at the Town Hall

Damien Murphy Rarely generous in recognising the contribution of others to his greatness, Paul Keating gave him large credit for Labor's 1983 federal election victory.

Sign errors at Sydney Town Hall train station


Jacob Saulwick They are there to point lost passengers in the right direction. But it doesn't help when the signs themselves have the information wrong.

City of Sydney is set to unveil plans for a major artwork for central George Street

The art of secrecy: Lord mayor Clover Moore.

James Robertson The City of Sydney council is poised to unveil a major public artwork for George Street in the coming weeks.

Town Hall open again after $40m upgrade

THE removal of 6750 square metres of rock and soil from beneath Sydney's historic Town Hall to make new storage space was part of a $40 million upgrade culminating in the civic centre's reopening...

Thousands in Sydney join global Gaza protests

Pro-Palestinian supporters chant during a rally in Sydney against Israel's recent attacks on Gaza.

Inga Ting More than 4000 Sydney protesters joined hundreds of thousands gathered around the world on Sunday to demand an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza.

Tony Abbott's old editor says he lacked fairness and balance

Damien Murphy Prime Minister Tony Abbott may be the most famous of the old alumni who will gather with Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday night to mark the 50th anniversary of The Australian.

Budget protest to close CBD streets

Protesters at the previous 'March in May' budget protest in Sydney.

Michael Koziol CBD road closures will be in force early Sunday afternoon as upwards of 5000 people take to the streets to protest the federal government's budget.

Anti-budget rally in Sydney draws thousands

Stephanie Wood Someone carried a ukulele. A fabric bag printed with the image of Che Guevara floated past on a shoulder.

Thousands descend on Sydney CBD to protest the budget

Abbott Protest: 060714: SMH News: 6th of July 2014: Story by Stephanie Wood: Disgruntled citizens take to the streets to march against the Abbott/Hockey Budget reforms and the cutting of public services during a rally in the CBD of Sydney today. Photo by James Alcock.

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Stephanie Wood Central Sydney filled with a sea of protestors for the Bust the Budget march.

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City trains stopped due to track problems


Melanie Kembrey Train lines remained closed between Town Hall and Bondi Junction.

A spotter's guide to the emerging tribes of Sydney

Brittney Lee Saunders

Tim Elliott One day they were there and the next day they were not. Goths, that is. Not the Germanic tribes who dominated central Europe in the middle of the first millennium, but the sub-culture.

Coalition bets on rail crossing and need for speed to sway voters


Nicole Hasham A new rail crossing under the harbour and trains so frequent that no timetable is needed will lift the "heavy, wet blanket" of transport congestion weighing down Sydneysiders, Premier Mike Baird says.

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NSW government's electricity sale may help fund train station for Barangaroo


Nicole Hasham A new train station at Barangaroo is on the cards as the Baird government moves to privatise electricity assets to fund massive infrastructure projects.

$80 million gets washed out to sea in Sydney's massive stormwater drain

An archive photograph from the NSW State Library shows people crossing a flooded street in Alexandria.

Julie Power Floods in Green Square, Zetland and Alexandria are to be prevented with $80 million stormwater drain.

Festival's wordsmiths take to the streets to get their message across


Leesha McKenny Walter White, the central character from the hit television series Breaking Bad, might count among the few people to recognise the unique potential of a Sydney street-cleaning truck.

Neville Wran farewelled by both sides of politics

Neville Wran's funeral service at the Sydney Town Hall.

Damien Murphy Neville Wran has been farewelled at the scene of some of his greatest triumphs, the Sydney Town Hall.

James Packer and former wife Erica Baxter attend Paul Ramsay funeral

James Packer at Paul Ramsay's funeral.

Daisy Dumas James Packer made his first public appearance since a fist fight with Nine Entertainment boss David Gyngell, sporting the remnants of a black eye at the funeral of billionaire Paul Ramsay on Friday.

Just $1m of promised $40m spent on Sydney train station security upgrades


Jacob Saulwick The NSW government has spent just $1 million out of a promised $40 million on a program to improve safety at Sydney's train stations.

Opal take-up rate soars

First day of trial of the Opal card, on the Neutral Bay to Circular Quay ferry service. Photo: Peter Rae Friday 7 December 2012.

Jacob Saulwick and Baris Atayman There has been a surge in the number of Sydney residents signing up for the Opal public transport smartcard, after take-up of the card had been running behind expectations for months.

Home at last but in need of a handout

Colin Ivers

Julie Power After a lifetime of sleeping rough, Colin Ivers, 38, with his dog Boss, were among the 5000 people who descended on Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday in search of everything from free vets to dentists,...