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Embedded difficulty factor not lessened by mobility

Any dairy air is more pleasing in the old land of oak groves.
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Man dies at Main Beach after being pulled from ocean

A man in his 20s has died after being pulled from the water at Main Beach, Nambucca heads.
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‘No way’: Calls for shut-down over Meriton development’s size

Randwick Council is concerned its residents’ use of local services will be impacted by a Bayside development.
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Cronulla beaches closed after suspected shark encounter

Bate Bay beaches were closed on Sunday morning after a surfer was believed to have been knocked off his board by a shark.
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Death in custody: Indigenous inmate dies in cell at Long Bay Hospital

A coronial inquest will be held into the death of a 35-year-old Aboriginal man who was found unresponsive in a jail cell at Long Bay Hospital on Tuesday.
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Deep-seated issues in outback township overwhelming

How can we have such a good life, even as a poor person in Sydney, while fellow Australians suffer so terribly?
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More than 500 sexual offences on children on NSW school grounds every year

The figures come amid calls for better education in schools about consent after a petition started by a former student of eastern suburbs private school documented thousands of experiences of sexual assault.
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Effluent to the affluent: Mosman residents suffer foul smells from tunnel upgrade

An upgrade of major wastewater tunnel, which runs from Sydney’s western suburbs to North Head at Manly, has resulted in odours escaping into the community.
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‘A lot of people were paranoid’: School attendance rules driving up COVID-19 test numbers

School-age children are driving NSW’s five-digit daily coronavirus testing figures, with rules around attendance with mild symptoms sending kids to testing clinics.
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‘Treated like a joke’: How the NSW Police ‘boys’ club’ protects serial offenders

A Sun-Herald investigation has uncovered allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour by senior NSW police as officers say the boys’ club protects serial offenders.
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Mystery surrounds suspicious package that washed up on Malabar beach

The package has been seized by organised crime detectives for testing after the beach was declared a crime scene.
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2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

All the colour and characters of the 2021 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
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Trouble and squeak - Farmers vs mice

Farmers across NSW are battling a mice problem of plague proportions.
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Excitement builds for Mardi Gras despite its move away from Oxford Street

The venue is different and crowds will be much smaller, but participants in this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras remain enthused about the event.
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Woman dead, three in hospital after multi-car crash near Wollongong

Twelve ambulances and two rescue helicopters attended the crash, which left one woman dead and three other people in hospital.
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Police urge schoolgirls to report assaults, even if they decide against charges

The information could identify trends or repeat offenders, police told independent school principals at a private meeting on how to respond to sexual assaults.
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Clover Moore’s plan to shrink Sydney golf course stuck in the rough

The controversial proposal to turn part of the Moore Park Golf Club into parkland has divided local residents and golfers throughout Sydney.
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Choose to Challenge abuses of power, privilege

How do we reconcile the 2021 International Women’s Day theme, “Choose to Challenge”, with current seismic events regarding women in Australia’s public arena?
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Ministerial order halts construction of go-kart track on sacred Indigenous site

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has issued an emergency declaration to halt the construction of the track at Mt Panorama.
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Man sentenced over cocaine business he called ‘my bread and butter’

Marwan Haddad, the former brother-in-law of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim recruited his new wife into his drug supply enterprise.
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Health exemption granted for ‘pride in protest’ Mardi Gras demonstration

With the official Mardi Gras parade moving to the Sydney Cricket Ground, a march protesting the detention of refugees and Aboriginal deaths in custody will take over Oxford Street.
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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021 preview

Preparations and dress rehearsals ahead of Mardi Gras 2021 which will be held at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Sydney real estate mystery: the $18m inner-city land untouched for 18 years

Nearly two decades after it was sold for top dollar at auction, a huge tract of undeveloped land sits dormant in a prized residential suburb of Sydney. What went wrong?
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Kings headmaster questions whether drunk boys recall consent lessons

The headmaster of The Kings School, Tony George, says Australia is facing a reckoning over the harm that porn, alcohol and boozy parties inflict on children.
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Parents allowed back on school grounds from Monday

Limits on singing and chanting in schools will also be lifted, and social events can proceed as long as there is enough room for adults to follow COVID-safe practices.
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Police divers search ocean off Dover Heights for Melissa Caddick

Ocean conditions have permitted police to search the water off Dover Heights in a bid to narrow down what may have happened to the Sydney businesswoman. 
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‘Only good’: Family of slain man say he was not like his crime lord brother

Lola Hamzy says her murdered son Mejid Hamzy had nothing to do with his brother, Bassam Hamzy. Police believe they are closing in on Mejid’s killers.
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Academics warn Latham’s gender bill would force Shakespeare from the classroom

Academics say if discussion of gender fluidity was banned in classrooms, plays such as The Merchant of Venice and films such as Tootsie would be off the agenda.
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NSW abandons electric scooter trial because minister ‘not in the mood’

The National Transport Commission recommended states and territories legalise e-scooters, but NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance is unconvinced.
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Proposed food delivery levy to add 88 cents per order to protect drivers

It follows the death of five delivery riders on Australian roads in a three-month period last year, prompting a NSW parliamentary inquiry and calls to enhance protections and safety regulations.
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Porter puts the integrity of public office at stake

As troubling as it was to watch Christian Porter’s anguish at his media conference, I am more troubled by the fact that while the police were investigating the matter Porter did not step aside.
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In the Herald: March 5, 1985

Cinema slashes prices, Sir Joh set to ban electricity strikes and tears as Scargill breaks the bad news.
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From the Archives, 1978: Up, up and away... at the Birdman Rally

On March 5, 1978, flying machines soared briefly above the Hawkesbury River at Cattai before crash landing in the river, in pursuit of a $10,000 prize.
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Magnetised and ready for the fridge

Dairy air is udderly unappetising for some.
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From Bomaderry High to Britain’s High Court; tales of public school success

Jennifer Robinson went from Bomaderry High to the heights of the legal profession, and has created scholarships to help other public school kids follow
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ICAC funding must not depend on the very politicians it investigates

An independent corruption watchdog is more important than ever.
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Daily COVID-19 case numbers are going to become ‘a bit redundant’: Hazzard

The comments come as NSW Health deputy secretary Susan Pearce described the daily case numbers as a “crude metric” that was causing border closures. 
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Accused denies killing drug dealer but admits to dumping body

Alex Dion has told a NSW Supreme Court that he only helped dispose of a a dead man for his housemate after an accident.
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NSW pushes for more GPs in vaccine program

NSW is approaching 17,000 vaccinations in its three hospital hubs, and the state wants to accelerate its rollout.
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NSW Governor receives petition from 90 scientists to free Kathleen Folbigg

The 14-page petition argues Folbigg should be granted a pardon based on scientific evidence which suggests the cause of her children’s deaths could be natural causes.
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Labor’s chance to improve care for both young and old

The ALP now has the perfect opportunity to refine its policies, this time identifying the beneficiaries - funding of the aged care and childcare systems
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In the Herald: March 4, 1953

Another six Sydney diphtheria suspects, dismissal of “thieves and boozers” and NSW bread only fair, but not the worst.
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From the Archives, 1986: Sydney goes wild for the Queen

On this day thirty-five years ago, royalism “ran amok” as thousands of adoring fans greeted the Queen in Macquarie Street.
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This birthday, give the gift of taking away

Time for Kmart to feed their karma.
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Melissa Caddick’s missing $25m: Report reveals scale of lost funds

The first part of the report was into Ms Caddicks’s financial affairs and the other into her company Maliver, investors told the Herald.
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‘Back, bigger, better’: Royal Easter Show’s top showbags revealed

Last year, the show was cancelled due to the pandemic. This year’s show will run from April 1 to 21, with attendees required to pre-book tickets online.
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Nazi face mask on display in southern Sydney shop

The shop owner said he did not realise what the mask was depicting, and immediately took it down once he was told.
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Public schools sitting on $1.49 billion in unspent money

The NSW Department of Education chief also said a new south-west Sydney selective school would be built in Leppington.
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NSW Corrections officer guilty of indecently assaulting female colleagues

Paul Leslie Bent repeatedly kissed, hugged and slapped the buttocks of three women he worked with despite them warning him not to, a Sydney court has heard.
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Aged care facilities left waiting for vaccines amid confusion over rollout

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the state was trying to stay a “few steps ahead” by accelerating the vaccination roll-out, but it was yet to receive key details in writing from federal authorities.
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