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Esther Han is the state politics and health reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald

Labor promises to double funding for Landcare NSW

Labor promises to double funding for Landcare NSW

Landcare NSW is the umbrella organisation of about 3000 groups that manage and protect the environment by collecting litter, managing weeds and repairing walking tracks.

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'Cracking result': Labor open to commercialising historic Sydney park

'Cracking result': Labor open to commercialising historic Sydney park

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has opened the door to commercialising the heritage-listed Callan Park in Sydney's inner west.

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I'll raise you a million trees: Labor pledges to uproot Coalition's target

I'll raise you a million trees: Labor pledges to uproot Coalition's target

Two million trees would be planted in Sydney to make it more "liveable" over the next four years under a Labor government.

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'That is not how you plan a growing city': Labor moves to combat developers

'That is not how you plan a growing city': Labor moves to combat developers

NSW Labor has vowed to shut a "backdoor" in the planning system, but developers warn this will send planning "backwards".

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Marc was told he needed $1200 dental fillings. Suspicious, he did an experiment
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Marc was told he needed $1200 dental fillings. Suspicious, he did an experiment

How can one set of teeth elicit two astronomically different treatment plans and prices?

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'Smacks of judicial activism': Nationals MP accused of contempt of court after Rocky Hill decision

'Smacks of judicial activism': Nationals MP accused of contempt of court after Rocky Hill decision

A Nationals MP's claim that the Land and Environment Court's decision to block a coal mine in his electorate reflected an "ideological position" could land him in trouble.

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Cardiac services boss resigns amid war between Sydney's children's hospitals
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Cardiac services boss resigns amid war between Sydney's children's hospitals

The head of cardiac services at Sydney Children's Hospital Network has resigned amid an escalating war between its two hospitals.

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'It’s got nasty': NSW election battle over health and hospitals heats up
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'It’s got nasty': NSW election battle over health and hospitals heats up

In any ordinary world, one might expect news of a new hospital to be greeted enthusiastically. But nothing is ever so straightforward in health.

  • by Esther Han and Harriet Alexander
'Wild weather': severe storms and very high fire danger for Sydney
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'Wild weather': severe storms and very high fire danger for Sydney

Tens of thousand of Sydney homes lost power as the city was lashed by storms on Friday night.

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'Boost in arsenal': shops across Sydney getting 1000 more security cameras

'Boost in arsenal': shops across Sydney getting 1000 more security cameras

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said from April 2019 small businesses and community organisations could apply for up to $5000 in funding and have CCTV cameras installed.

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Liberals promise new national park for NSW to help save koalas
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Liberals promise new national park for NSW to help save koalas

The new park would ensure that a vital koala wilderness area is preserved, the Premier said.

  • by Esther Han