NSW train dispute ends as union votes to accept government deal

NSW rail workers have agreed to the government’s deal on pay and conditions after more than 12 months of industrial action which brought major disruption to the train network. key points: The enterprise agreement will soon be lodged with the Fair Work Commission for approval Last year, Sydney commuters were affected as the union fought … Read more

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

Dramatic scenes as disabled woman dragged of Adelaide train by police, security

Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment a police officer and security guard dragged a disabled woman off a train. On Saturday evening, fellow passengers filmed the altercation between a woman in a wheelchair and police and security officers. The footage shows the woman being forced off of the Adelaide Metro service and onto the … Read more

Bus strike causes major public transport disruptions in Adelaide

A bus strike is under way in Adelaide, causing major disruptions to the city’s public transport network as many commuters return to work for 2023. Bus drivers from Torrens Transit have begun a 24-hour strike from 3am on Monday, with the Transport Workers Union and Torrens Transit preparing to hold talks on Tuesday. It comes … Read more

Bus drivers to strike in Adelaide but union denies timing is linked to post-holiday return to work

Almost 1,000 Adelaide metro bus drivers could walk off the job on Monday for 24 hours, causing commuter chaos for people returning to work. key points: The TWU and Torrens Transit have been at loggerheads since October According to the union, drivers deserve a pay rise and safer working conditions It rejects suggestions the timing … Read more

Melbourne real estate: Where to buy in 2023

Affordable areas with good public transport links and burgeoning infrastructure will be smart long-term investments for buyers, despite difficult conditions continuing in 2023, experts say. Developing fringe areas of Melbourne around Melton, Garfield and Bunyip in the southeast, as well as suburbs in Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong have strong credentials. Leading real estate experts say … Read more

Free public transport on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve in Victoria

Free public transport will be provided on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve to make it easier for Victorians to celebrate across the state. Metropolitan and regional public transport will run to a regular Sunday timetable on Christmas Day. It will be free from 3am on December 25 until 3am on Boxing Day, with Night … Read more

Bradfield Oration showdown on Sydney’s future: Leaders pledge housing, schools

Daily Telegraph Editor Ben English has used his opening address at The Telegraph’s Bradfield Oration to call for a specialist Minister for Sydney to be appointed. Mr English made the call saying a new state government minister “could be a new metropolitan tsar empowered to override petty disputes or a supreme diplomat, able to bring … Read more

Victorian Greens MP Dr Tim Read advises masks as Covid cases rise

Victorians have been urged to once again mask up as the state’s Covid-19 cases continue to rise. The plea was issued by Greens MP, Dr Tim Read as the number of new virus infections spiked for the sixth week in a row. “So the hospital numbers published on Friday were about 550 average over the … Read more

COVID-19: Why workers are being urged to stay home

People are being urged by health experts to work from home where they can, with the latest Covid-19 wave expected to peak before Christmas. Cases have emerged in NSW and Victoria in recent weeks after steadily rising since October amid a “variant soup”. Last week NSW Health changed its Covid-19 risk rating from green to … Read more