Toll roads: How Sydney became most tolled city in the world

Sydneysiders forked out about $2 billion in tolls last year and the reason for the eye-watering amount is being blamed on the volume of toll roads in the state. NSW boasts 13 toll roads, much higher than Queensland’s six and Victoria’s three. And while as a state residents are feeling the pinch more than anywhere … Read more

Daniel Andrews addresses prospect of cannabis reforms in Victoria amid state’s new look Legislative Council

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has ruled out broad drug reform during this term of Parliament amid a new look upper house. The results of the Legislative Council were confirmed on Wednesday, with Labor needing the support of six crossbenchers to pass legislation. Those numbers could come from the four Greens and two Legalise Cannabis Victoria … Read more

Life imprisonment for ‘stealthing’ as SA outlaws non-consensual removal of condom during sex

Non-consensually removing a condom during sex — an act known as “stealthing” — is set to be criminalized in South Australia, with those found guilty facing penalties of up to life imprisonment. Key points: Stealthing is removing a condom during sex without the other person’s consent The bill to criminalize the practice has passed the … Read more

Green family allowed to remain in Australia temporarily host hours before deportation

A family who were set to be deported to the UK after living in Australia for almost a decade have won a last minute reprieve to stay in the country – but for only a few weeks. They had been due to fly back to Britain at 10pm Wednesday, but they never got on board … Read more

One Nation’s SA leader Jennifer Game sheds light on daughter’s state election candidacy

One Nation’s South Australian leader Jennifer Game has revealed it was the party — not her — that decided to prefer her daughter as its lead candidate in the state election. Key points: One Nation candidate Sarah Game seems poised to win a seat in SA’s upper house She was not part of the campaign … Read more

One Nation tight-lipped on mystery South Australian candidate Sarah Game

Mystery surrounds the likely election of a One Nation candidate to the South Australian parliament, with the party refusing to make its candidate, Sarah Game, available for interviews, until her elevation to the Legislative Council is confirmed. Key points: Sarah Game seems poised to win a seat in SA’s upper house Little is known about … Read more