Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australia secures 20 million Pfizer vaccine doses as NSW temporarily suspends AstraZeneca vaccine administrations

National cabinet will have discussions about the reopening of Australia when it meets on Friday after the Australian government announced it had accepted expert advice that Pfizer should now be […]

‘A burden, not a celebration of history’: NSW government pushes heritage law review

Arts Minister Don Harwin said a NSW parliamentary committee would scrutinise the controversial legislation aimed at protecting the state’s significant natural, cultural and built heritage items.

‘Over-promised and under-delivered’: Over a billion dollars in COVID-19 stimulus untouched

Only two per cent of money promised to help women return to the workforce has so far been spent amid revelations more than $1.4 billion in grants, waivers and loans […]

‘We have one job, and that’s to fight the virus, not each other’: Perrottet

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet says the blame game over delays to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout must end, insisting the high cost of increasing its involvement in the program will not […]

NSW government backs controversial Harbourside Shopping Centre high-rise

The $708 million plan has triggered another dispute between Clover Moore’s council and Gladys Berejiklian’s government over development west of Sydney’s CBD.

Calls for urgent integrity review of public transport amid IBAC probe

The Victorian Opposition and former counsel assisting to NSW’s anti-corruption watchdog has called for an urgent, wide-ranging audit into Victoria’s public transport contracts in the wake of allegations of serious […]

‘These are battlefield tasks’: Defence Force on the ground for flood recovery

Colonel Young, deputy commander of the Joint Task Group for NSW assigned to the recovery effort, said the relationship between the defence force and state agencies galvanised through the fires […]

Premier faces coal war in four-party contest for must-win byelection

Upper Hunter is a must-win byelection for the NSW government, which has been plunged into minority after Michael Johnsen’s resignation and former Liberal MP John Sidoti was banished to the […]

International students to get alternate quarantine in NSW plan to boost unis

The NSW government hopes it can convince the federal government to approve its proposal by demonstrating it can return international students in a way that does not disrupt the return […]

‘Shield not a sword’: Committee backs new religious freedom laws

A majority of a NSW parliamentary committee is facing a backlash after endorsing controversial amendments to the state’s anti-discrimination laws that would protect people such as former rugby union player […]

Turnbull calls for halt on new coal mines, inquiry on rehabilitation funds

Deputy Premier and Nationals leader John Barilaro slammed Malcolm Turnbull’s comments, saying the government remained “firmly committed to the coal industry in NSW” and there would be no pause on […]

Titans join Broncos, Warriors in NSW as COVID-19 takes games out of Queensland

Titans chief executive Steve Mitchell said the club will take their full 30-player squad to Sydney and is planning to be in the city for an extended period.