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Free booze if Sydney's tram stays on track

Free booze if Sydney's tram stays on track

Have you ever been so fed up with an infrastructure blow-out that you've offered to buy a whole city a beer?

Running the numbers on the NSW fire service budget cuts

Running the numbers on the NSW fire service budget cuts

The head of the NSW Rural Fire Service has taken issue with some inconvenient truths aired by Crikey. Let's step through the data.

Who is the NSW police minister who 'would want' his kids strip searched?

Who is the NSW police minister who 'would want' his kids strip searched?

David Elliott is in the headlines once again, this time after getting into a fight with a 17-year-old boy.

Everything NSW fire services could have bought if their budget wasn’t cut

Everything NSW fire services could have bought if their budget wasn’t cut

While Scott Morrison offers thoughts and prayers to bushfire victims, the NSW Liberal Party has cut tens of millions from state fire services.

If now isn’t the 'right time' to 'talk about' climate change, when on earth is?

If now isn’t the 'right time' to 'talk about' climate change, when on earth is?

Despite what politicians say, now is precisely the time to talk about the link between bushfires, drought and climate change. Anything less is recklessness and corruption that kills Australians.

Illegal strip-searches are a form of assault

Illegal strip-searches are a form of assault

Police are now strip-searching children without proper protocols. NSW's police state mentality is absolutely out of control.

This level of unthinking ignorance on pill-testing is astounding

This level of unthinking ignorance on pill-testing is astounding

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the rest of the anti-pill-testing rabble are driven by blind, bull-headed ignorance.

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You may not like the idea of a congestion price for motorists, but you're already paying one in the form of time spent stuck in traffic.

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

What is wrong in NSW? Consumers in our biggest state are refusing to open their wallets, with retail sales still below the levels of early this year.

Is this really the end of the 'L word'?

Is this really the end of the 'L word'?

No matter how loud the noise opposing Sydney's lockout laws was, it was met with silence from the state government. Now, we have a bizarre reversal...