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Thousands of vehicles flooding Sydney roads to avoid toll

Thousands of extra cars and trucks are flooding onto arterial roads in Sydney’s south since a new toll was imposed on the M5 East Motorway, internal government documents reveal.
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Same views, very different fates for Court and Folau

How ironic Margaret Court was given her AC because of gender. This is the person who has waged a bitter campaign against gender and sexuality for many years.
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In the Herald: January 28, 1973

Vietnam peace agreement, four women detectives and SOS calls for petrol.
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Sun, salt and breeze: a defence of the Freshwater ferry fleet

The old ferries are to be replaced by cheaper and more efficient boats, but these cannot be the only metrics by which the value of public transport is measured.
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From the Archives, 1971: Henry Ford II jets into Sydney

Fifty years ago, Henry Ford II, America's biggest industrial boss, landed in Sydney with his wife, Christina, on a business tour of the South Pacific and the Far East.
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No firepower as fierce as a frown from a frightening female

A pressing need for tea calls for its own alarm.
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‘Things have changed’: Some restrictions eased as NSW strikes balance

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian had foreshadowed rolling back restrictions to levels in place before the Avalon outbreak, but on Wednesday conceded “things have changed”.
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‘Gut-wrenching’: Watchdog probes wall collapse next to construction site

Professionals who had worked in the commercial block in Crows Nest for several years were ordered to evacuate shortly before a large part of the side and rear walls came crumbling down.
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Police to investigate as South Coast national park fire treated as suspicious

A fire that burnt through hundreds of hectares of the Booderee National Park on the NSW South Coast will be investigated, with authorities treating the blaze as suspicious. 
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Former NAB chief of staff sentenced to eight years jail over kickback scheme

Rosemary Rogers accepted kickbacks worth more than $5 million, bankrolling multiple lavish domestic and international holidays for herself and her extended family, along with the purchase and renovation of a holiday home, plus two boats and a luxury car.
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‘A type of slow death’: Elaine Stead awarded $280,000 in Financial Review defamation case

Dr Stead, a businesswoman, was referred to as a “feminist cretin” in one of a series of columns which a judge found amounted to bullying.
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‘A shame on our city’: The yawning gap in lifespans across Sydney

The suburbs of Bidwill and Cherrybrook illustrate the big gap in lifespans which has opened up across short distances in Greater Sydney.
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Amazing Grace, a worthy winner who speaks to truth

One couldn’t ask for a better person for the Australian of the Year gong than well-deserving Grace Tame.
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In the Herald: January 27, 1988

Bicentennial celebrations, fiddlesticks on the harbour and oh no, not you again.
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Finding the sweet spot for donuts

A spilled vase solves the bunny ears issue.
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Teenager dies after being pulled from water at the Hawkesbury River

The teen’s death comes after a surge in drownings this summer, compared to last year.
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Police shut down parties as Australia Day gatherings breach COVID-19 restrictions

At 3pm, police attended a party on a sandbar at Lilli Pilli where about 100 people were gathered for a party. Police have dispersed the crowd. 
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Woman jailed after allegedly ramming car, using windscreen wipers in assault

The 49-year-old woman has been charged with domestic violence offences and assaulting police officers who apprehended her.
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Woman charged after allegedly ramming car, using windscreen wipers in assault

The 49-year-old woman has been charged with domestic violence offences and assaulting police officers who apprehended her.
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‘Remain vigilant’: Out of control fire burns through South Coast national park

Beaches near Jervis Bay have been evacuated and an Aboriginal community put on alert as an out of control bushfire burns through the Booderee National Park on the NSW South Coast.
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Invasion Day rally goes ahead peacefully in the Domain

Following discussions with police, protest organisers abandoned a plan to march through central Sydney, instead holding a seated event over two hours.
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What’s being commemorated can no longer be celebrated

January 26 will always be a problematic date for a national celebration because of the event it commemorates.
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Northern Rivers koala conservationist receives Australia Day honour

Lorraine Vass, of Wyrallah, has been made a member of the Order of Australia.
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In the Herald: January 26, 1909

Parliament House remodel, new wing officially opened and dearth of rain.
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Towers built but ‘mothballed’ as universities left without international students

Student accommodation providers face another year without a stream of international students to fill empty bedrooms.
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Workers evacuated before part of building collapses in Crows Nest

Workers escape injury after being evacuated from a commercial building in Sydney’s north shortly before a large part of it came crumbling down on Monday afternoon.
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‘Failure of leadership’: NSW MPs urge review of $1 million vice-chancellor pay

A parliamentary inquiry said the disparity between vice-chancellor pay and their staff who were in insecure work represented a “failure of leadership”.
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Invasion Day protest organisers make last-ditch legal bid for more than 500 to attend

Protesters are doubling down on their intentions to go ahead with the rally even without an exemption despite warnings of fines for those who breach health orders.
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Boy critical after being pulled from water near Hawkesbury River

A teenage boy has been flown to hospital in a critical condition after being pulled unconscious from the Hawkesbury River on Monday afternoon.
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Judge slams magistrate, media in upholding appeal over Sydney woman’s harassment campaign

The appeal judge criticised “tone deaf and inappropriate” comments about Denise Lee by the sentencing magistrate, along with media reporting of the case.
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What’s on in Sydney on Australia Day

While a number of traditional Australia Day events, including the Ferrython, have been cancelled due to COVID-19, many events will still take place around Sydney.
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Man charged over alleged physical and sexual assault of elderly woman

The woman activated her emergency medical alarm during the incident which alerted her son, who attended the residence and contacted emergency services.
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Invasion Day protestors will risk fines: Police Minister

Protesters expected to gather in Sydney tomorrow will risk being fined if the event exceeds the cap of 500 people for outdoor protests.
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Federation, reflection days can mark progress, history

There is clearly an appetite in this country to annually renew and celebrate our national spirit while simultaneously reflecting on the sins of our beginnings.
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In the Herald: January 25, 1984

Spectators fall silent, national parks doubled and 'too chi-chi for words'.
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An abundance of tracheotomies in some parts

Teenagers with guns and money... What could go wrong?
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Rainfall dampening Blue Mountains fires sparked by lightning

Rainfall is aiding the firefighting efforts of Rural Fire Service crews responding to multiple fires in the Blue Mountains, two of them out of control.
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Symbolic move to launch swim program in Cronulla

A new learn to swim program tailored for men from diverse communities launched on Sunday at North Cronulla Beach.
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‘Freak accident’: Rodeo official dies after being charged by a bull in Tamworth

Police say Bruce Green, 62, wasn’t riding but assisting with an event at the Tamworth Rodeo Roundup
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Body of man found in Newcastle harbour

Police are investigating after two people who had been fishing made the grim discovery.
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‘Don’t be a fool’: Police to enforce health orders as NSW records no new cases

Police will be cracking down on any large public or private gatherings over the long weekend, as NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 for a seventh straight day on Sunday.
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Beach safety warnings for Sydney as heatwave hits after spate of drownings

The combination of hot weather and large swells are putting pressure on emergency services over the coming days after at least four people drowned in NSW this week.
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Catholic schools given free rein to spend $230m taxpayer ‘slush fund’

School funding expert Peter Goss said the agreement meant the sector could use the money to subsidise fees for primary school parents of higher socio-economic status, such as in inner-city Sydney and the north shore, where Catholic schools are set to have their government funding slashed.
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Revealed: The secret to skipping hotel quarantine and who is getting the exemptions

NSW Health granted about 1300 exemptions to hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and rejected a further 10,000 requests.
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‘Families are making a choice’: Concern as preschool enrolments drop during pandemic

Preschool enrolments have dropped for the first time in years in NSW, as health experts warn children may be missing out on the benefits of early education.
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Trans teens deserve our support

Congratulations on the story of transgender Olivia Stewart who came out so publicly.
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Bystanders praised for saving man’s life after Lake Macquarie shark attack

A man will undergo surgery after being bitten on the arm by a shark in the waters of Lake Macquarie on Saturday afternoon.
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Man’s body recovered after Coffs Harbour breakwall tragedy

The man disappeared after a powerful wave crashed over the breakwall on Thursday evening.
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Sydneysiders head for the coast as four-day heatwave hits

The heatwave will continue to intensify over the next few days until hitting its peak on Tuesday.
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