Man charged after allegedly assaulting Liberal Party volunteer in spat over candidate’s posters in Blue Mountains

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a Liberal Party volunteer in an altercation over the removal of political signage in the New South Wales Blue Mountains. Key points: Police say a 53-year-old man was assaulted after an argument in the town of Lawson on Wednesday night A 25-year-old man was arrested on Thursday … Read more

Macquarie, Australia’s most marginal seat, set for a tight federal election battle in 2022

Australia’s most marginal seat has been smashed by devastating bushfires, floods and a pandemic since it last went to the polls in 2019. The Macquarie electorate stretches from the turf farms and historic suburbs around the Hawkesbury River, to the eucalypt forests and tourism towns of the Blue Mountains at the furthest reaches of the … Read more

Sydney weather: Evacuation warnings, flood fears as Sydney hits annual rain average

Sydney’s latest bout of torrential rain has wreaked havoc, with evacuation warnings issued for low-lying areas, and roads closures due to pooling water. Torrential rain and heavy falls have wreaked havoc across Sydney, with the city surpassing its annual average of rainfall today. At least 100mm is possible in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and down … Read more

Blue Mountains National Park closed after landslide killed two British tourists

The popular tourist destination will be almost entirely closed to the public following the terrifying disaster which killed two members of a British family. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed almost all of the Blue Mountains National Park after a British father and his young son were killed in a landslide. As … Read more