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Tougher conditions to force mining companies to rehabilitate sites in NSW

Tougher conditions to force mining companies to rehabilitate sites in NSW

Mining companies will be forced to show plans for the ongoing rehabilitation of their mines.

  • by Alexandra Smith

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Sydney should not have to do this on its own

Sydney should not have to do this on its own

NSW has a right to expect more help from other states after housing the majority of Australia’s returned travellers.

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The people missing out on COVID-19 disaster recovery payments

The people missing out on COVID-19 disaster recovery payments

Workers and students who have lost paid work in NSW due to the lockdown are missing out on federal COVID disaster payments because they already receive support payments like youth allowance.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Voters question speed of lockdown but Berejiklian still popular
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Voters question speed of lockdown but Berejiklian still popular

A small majority of NSW voters say Sydney was too slow to go into lockdown and the state government should have done more to encourage people to get vaccinated.

  • by Alexandra Smith
The thing about your polls being in rude health, Premier

The thing about your polls being in rude health, Premier

Voters are still widely behind the Premier’s handling of the pandemic, but there are tensions - and polls can turn quickly.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Struggle to meet vaccination demand in Sydney’s hotspots as older residents shun AstraZeneca

Struggle to meet vaccination demand in Sydney’s hotspots as older residents shun AstraZeneca

The waning uptake of AstraZeneca was highlighted on Tuesday when the Sydney Olympic Park vaccination hub gave 8295 Pfizer vaccinations and just 50 AstraZeneca.

  • by Lucy Cormack, Lucy Carroll and Harriet Alexander
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Restrictions will persist while federal vaccine supplies low, Berejiklian says

Restrictions will persist while federal vaccine supplies low, Berejiklian says

The NSW Premier says her state must rely on lockdown conditions to quash the outbreak, with Pfizer vaccine supplies insufficient to meet demand at vaccination hubs.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Most ‘zombie’ exploration licences across NSW killed off by government

Most ‘zombie’ exploration licences across NSW killed off by government

Expired petroleum exploration licences across NSW can’t be used for gas exploration under changes announced by the Berejiklian government. But Liverpool Plains farming land is still open for exploration.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Hospitality, entertainment want certainty after Premier’s ‘assurance’ to construction sector

Hospitality, entertainment want certainty after Premier’s ‘assurance’ to construction sector

NSW’s hospitality and entertainment sectors want to know when they can reopen to help keep businesses afloat.

  • by Lucy Cormack, Alexandra Smith and Lucy Carroll
Advice to shut construction did not come from us, says Kerry Chant

Advice to shut construction did not come from us, says Kerry Chant

The state’s Chief Health Officer says the Berejiklian government is responsible for which sections of the economy to close.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Alexandra Smith
Greenwich releases assisted dying bill with support from MPs, unions
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Greenwich releases assisted dying bill with support from MPs, unions

Sydney MP Alex Greenwich’s voluntary assisted dying bill has support from MPs from various parties as well as health unions.

  • by Alexandra Smith