Justice Shouldn’t Hurt: Australians react to policy helping NSW child sex abuse survivors

Australians are rallying behind “inspiring” sisters Rose and Pippa’s Milthorpe, whose “brave” decision to speak out about their experience of child sexual abuse is about to end a brutal court process that leaves young survivors “broken and traumatized”. Last November, news.com.au launched its exclusive Justice Shouldn’t Hurt campaign, calling for the NSW Government to make … Read more

State Labor promise $400 million education ‘top-up’ fund for Gonski reforms

Labor has pledged to establish a $400 million education fund to better meet the Gonski school funding model if elected in March. key points: The School Resource Standard was established after the 2011 David Gonski recommendations Labor also promised to create a literacy and numeracy tutoring program This year the Coalition pledged $253 million to … Read more

Northern Beaches mayor contests safe Liberal seat of Wakehurst in upcoming NSW election

The popular mayor of Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council, Michael Regan, will contest the seat of retiring Health Minister Brad Hazzard as an independent in March’s NSW election. key points: Mr Regan will contest the seat of Wakehurst at the March election Wakehurst is currently held by the Liberal Party on a margin of 21.9 percent … Read more

Right To Ask: NSW new domestic violence scheme is a quick fix for a big problem

This week the NSW Government announced the renewal of a ‘Right to Ask’ scheme allowing individuals to request information on their partner’s offending history. The scheme is pitched as a reform empowering potential victims to make informed relationship choices through the sharing of information, including details of their partner’s previous domestic violence history. Commonly referred … Read more

NSW ICAC silent on Perrottet corruption scandal

The NSW ICAC has withheld vital information on corruption within the Perrottet Government leading up to the State Election. Anthony Klan reports. NEW SOUTH WALES PREMIER Dominic Perrottet’s implication in one of the decade’s biggest political scandals will likely remain hidden from most voters until at least after the March State Election thanks to a … 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

Push for Tony Abbott to fill Jim Molan’s senate seat

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has been flagged as a potential replacement for the federal senate seat left open by the death of revered former major general, Jim Molan. The NSW Liberal federal senator died on Monday following a two-year battle with an “aggressive” form of prostate cancer. His family confirmed the 72-year-old “died peacefully” … Read more

NSW Labor promises to create Great Koala National Park on Mid North Coast if elected

New South Wales Labor has promised to establish a Great Koala National Park on the Mid North Coast as part of a plan to help save the Australian marsupials, which are at risk of becoming extinct in NSW by 2050. key points: The NSW Opposition has pledged $80 million dollars for the project Labor will … Read more

Bankstown MP Tania Mihailuk moves from Labor to One Nation

Former renegade NSW Labor MP Tania Mihailuk has announced she will defect to One Nation just weeks out from the NSW election. Ms Mihailuk, the member for Bankstown, says the Labor Party has “lost its way to the left wing extremists and property developer mafia”. “Chris Minns as Premier and a Labor Government will see … Read more

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says his Nazi costume scandal isn’t about politics — this is why he’s wrong

NSW premiers are no strangers to sudden resignations. In 2014 Barry O’Farrell quit when it was revealed at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) he didn’t declare a $3,000 bottle of wine given to him as a gift — eventually, he was cleared of any wrongdoing. Gladys Berejiklian walked out in October 2021 when she … Read more