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How raising the school-leaver's age transformed NSW schools

Ten years ago the NSW government raised the school-leaver's age from 15 to 17. How have schools changed?
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Pandemic presents perfect opportunity to plan for vibrant Sydney

A robust plan for a 24-hour economy will mean that Sydney is able to hit the ground running when the world opens up.
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Teachers ill-equipped to teach keyboarding skills amid NAPLAN concerns

Education experts warn a patchy approach to teaching keyboard skills and lack of access to computers will make online NAPLAN tests unfair.
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Tough nutted Nats up a gum tree on koalas

The Nationals failed ultimatum on koalas demonstrated once again how out of touch they are with modern Australia.
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How to solve a problem like friendlyjordies? Politicians debate new-age commentator

Jordan Shanks has hosted Kevin Rudd, Jodi McKay and Tanya Plibersek on his popular friendlyjordies channel. But questions are now being asked about his shock-jock tactics.
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Police wrestle knife from man in dramatic arrest at Lismore

Police said the man threatened officers with a knife before he was Tasered and arrested on Saturday morning.
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Iconic Sydney eatery shuts indefinitely during pandemic

Bill Granger's eponymous Darlinghurst cafe will shut from Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic, with no date yet set for its reopening.
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NSW records just one local case, police issue $28,000 in fines after Bondi party

Investigations are under way after a Concord Hospital worker who cared for COVID-19 patients tested positive for the virus.
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'We'll fight very hard': Public servants lead push to revive Sydney's CBD

Workers abandoning offices during the coronavirus crisis have dealt a $10 billion blow to Sydney's inner city.
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NSW ministers escalate attacks over Queensland border restrictions

It comes as a federal review rated NSW as the best hotel quarantine system in Australia, followed by South Australia and then the Northern Territory.
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Streets, laneways and parking spots: City's plan to turn venues inside out

A series of streets and laneways in Sydney's CBD will be closed to traffic while main streets will have roadside parking spaces converted into al fresco dining spots under a plan to save the city's hospitality industry.
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Creativity the icing on the grammar cake

Good writing is a skill that can, and should, be learnt at school.
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COVID-19 restrictions cause decline in deaths in NSW

Mortality data shows COVID-19 has not triggered a rise in fatalities unlike dozens of other countries that had less time to prepare or failed to curb the spread of the virus.
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In the Herald: September 24, 2000

End of the gold rush? Silver makes Kate great, and Friendly not so friendly
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Sydney woman's murderer jailed for 18 years in 'bizarre' crime

Shuo Dong murdered his housemate in unknown circumstances and dumped her body in a gully on the side of a Sydney motorway.
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Former CSIRO worker avoids jail for using supercomputers to mine cryptocurrency

The man's activities diverted computing power from important scientific projects and netted him $9400 worth of cryptocurrency.
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Court hears from mother unable to buy nappies, as couple sentenced over $1.5m NDIS fraud

A husband and wife duo were sentenced for the fraud that left NDIS participants, including children, unable to access funds for items as essential as nappies.
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Obeid family lawyer details secret deal to secure farms

​Court hears Obeid family worked ​on a secret deal to have associates buy properties before announcement the area was subject of a coalmining tenement.
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Sydney trader who robbed banks in the 1970s after boozy lunches jailed

Ross McCarty was earning a salary equivalent to $180,000 in his late 20s when he robbed eight banks between May 1977 and March 1978, using the money to pay off illegal gambling debts.
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Ministers say state should lead by example and get back to work

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said on Friday people needed to begin returning to their workplaces in order to boost economic activity.
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Four men charged over alleged drug and weapon criminal syndicate

Police allegedly seized more than $108,000 in cash, methylamphetamine, cocaine, cannabis and prescription medication at units in Rhodes, Homebush and Greenacre.
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NSW records six new cases as seven in 10 jobs lost during pandemic restored

The one case of local transmission was linked to Liverpool Hospital and that person had been in isolation.
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Jubelin has illegal recording conviction and fine upheld

The former homicide detective was fined and convicted earlier this year over four conversations recorded during the William Tyrrell investigation.
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On The Rocks: Tourist hub to transform into summer rooftop, outdoor dining destination

The NSW government wants to see visible change in the industry by summer and venues allowed to set up al fresco service within days of applying.
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Sydney woman in her 20s wins $60 million Powerball prize

The woman initially said "this has to be some kind of joke" when told she was the only division-one winner, and was an instant multi-millionaire.
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Stand up for your farmers and reject the PM's gas plan

Australia, with arguably the most sunshine of any country, chooses to have a “gas-led recovery” which is unfriendly to the climate and props up the ailing fossil fuel industry.
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Golfers come out swinging over plan to halve inner Sydney course

A row over the future of the Marrickville Golf Club has spread from the local community into the halls of federal Parliament.
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In the Herald: 18 September, 1839

Immigrants for hire, a Letter to the Editor, and tyranny in Tahiti
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Wasted youth agonising over spotted dick and jam roly-poly

An abundance of vichs and seismic signatures.
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Forget your auld acquaintances: plan for small NYE, Xmas parties

Party planners have been told to keep their Christmas and New Year's eve celebrations to a maximum of 20 people, as the NSW Premier warned to prepare for the "worst-case scenario".
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'It was terrifying': sex attacker jailed over Sydney CBD assault

Bohyuk Kim grabbed a woman from behind, then punched her repeatedly in the back of the head when she bit him. He has been sentenced to two years and ten months in jail.
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Obeids 'tried to negotiate stake in coal firm before tender': court

An Obeid family lawyer kept notes about the family's plans on a Government tender, the Supreme Court heard, and details of how much they hoped to make.
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'Dangerous and violent public execution': Accessory to Mick Hawi murder jailed

Ahmed Doudar helped to move a getaway car after former bikie boss Mick Hawi was fatally shot outside Fitness First in Rockdale in February 2018.
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Five new COVID-19 cases in NSW, Premier relaxes stadium restrictions

NSW has reported five new cases on Thursday, including two in hotel quarantine and two linked to known clusters.
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'Politically reckless': Transport Minister launches attack on John Barilaro

Senior Liberal minister Andrew Constance says the Coalition partnership has never been so unstable as it has been with John Barilaro as Nationals leader.
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Uhlmann's virus opinion is repulsive and wrong

Chris Uhlmann compares the 1918 Spanish Flu deaths with those caused by COVID-19.
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In the Herald: 17 September, 1983

Inquiry to cost $2m, thieves on crest of crime wave, and Hawke delays uranium crunch.
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'In limbo land': Apartment owners in bind over flammable cladding fix

Owners are in quandary about what to replace combustible cladding with because a list of suitable products is unlikely to be released until early next year.
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New hotspot definition aims to carve a path for border opening

The expert medical panel advising the national cabinet on the coronavirus pandemic has drawn up a new definition of a "COVID-free zone".
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Keeping mainframes microbe-free

In order to avoid a host in the machine.
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Blame game over who is responsible for writing decline in NSW schools

Politicians say university teaching departments need to lift their game, but education deans say teachers are not being given on-the-job support
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Sydney University protest at cutbacks wrong-footed by police

While 10 to 15 students were each fined $1000 for public order offences and one was arrested, the University of NSW announced it will shed 256 full time-jobs.
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Send NSW public servants to the regions, unions argue

The NSW union movement has backed a traditional priority of the Nationals: getting public service jobs out of Sydney and into regional parts of the state.
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In the Herald: September 21, 1931

Long distance record attempt, Town Hall in dangerous condition, and a cat-like tread
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Animal cruelty fears for 300 dogs trigger raids at rural NSW puppy farms

The RSPCA and police have swooped on two farms following allegations of cruelty and breaches of NSW dog breeding rules. 
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Premier agrees to take extra 500 travellers per week, if other states share the load

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was a "fair response" to a request from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, "given the hardship that people are facing" overseas.
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John Edwards' gun permit lie didn't stop him from getting one seven years later

John Edwards lied on an application to the firearms registry in 2010, which was refused once staff uncovered his AVO history. But the matter of the false application was never followed up. 
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Two men stabbed following argument in Sydney's inner west

Two men, aged 18 and 22, were walking with a group of friends towards a bus stop in Balmain when they became involved in a verbal altercation with other men. 
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How a bottle of scotch helped heal the wounds of the koala war

Police Minister David Elliott had a drink with Nationals leader John Barilaro in his office after a fiery question time in the hopes of healing the rift caused by the koala planning policy dispute.
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Judge warns posting about Obeid trial on social media is a crime

As a mystery tweeter appears to post details from inside the trial of former NSW Labor MP Eddie Obeid, the presiding judge has issued a warning.
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