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Man turned away from protest tested positive for COVID-19 the next day

Man turned away from protest tested positive for COVID-19 the next day

Police are investigating a 35-year-old man who was allegedly stopped at Central station before he could attend the anti-lockdown protest last Saturday, only to test positive to COVID-19 the next day.

  • by Lucy Cormack

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Army to enforce stay-at-home orders as Delta spreads through children

Army to enforce stay-at-home orders as Delta spreads through children

As households remain one of the main drivers of transmission, the Australian Defence Force has accepted a request to help NSW ensure people are staying home and not mixing with extended family.

  • by Alexandra Smith, Lucy Cormack and Lucy Carroll
Vaccine push to pave the way for country to reopen

Vaccine push to pave the way for country to reopen

While the uptake of AstraZeneca has increased since the Sydney outbreak, especially among under 40s, the rate of vaccination would not see the majority of the state’s population inoculated against COVID-19 until the end of the year.

  • by Lucy Cormack, Rachel Clun, Alexandra Smith and Lucy Carroll
Berejiklian offers little comfort to those struggling because of lockdown

Berejiklian offers little comfort to those struggling because of lockdown

If the Premier wants us to focus on what could have been, then you have to ask if we could have avoided this prolonged lockdown in the first place.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Premier to extend lockdown for four weeks amid clash over Jobkeeper

Premier to extend lockdown for four weeks amid clash over Jobkeeper

Premier Gladys Berejiklian is refusing to publicly lobby the federal government for the return of JobKeeper despite Sydney’s lockdown being extended by four weeks and new data revealing spending across the city is at the lowest levels since the pandemic began.

  • by Alexandra Smith, Matt Wade and Lucy Cormack
Lockdown ‘critical’ as young people drive Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak

Lockdown ‘critical’ as young people drive Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak

The NSW government is rethinking its vaccine strategy with a more targeted approach to younger at-risk communities in south-west Sydney.

  • by Alexandra Smith, Lucy Cormack and Mary Ward
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Broderick to conduct review of sexual harassment, bullying in NSW Parliament

Broderick to conduct review of sexual harassment, bullying in NSW Parliament

The former sex discrimination commissioner will review Parliament and its management of unacceptable behaviour such as bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Divided city reaches boiling point with anti-lockdown protest

Divided city reaches boiling point with anti-lockdown protest

Like many people, I wished the very worst upon the anti-lockdown protesters in Sydney. But then I sensed the air of condescension on social media. And began to feel a little sick.

  • by Mark Mordue
‘No vaccine solution’: PM and Premier at odds over how to end Sydney outbreak

‘No vaccine solution’: PM and Premier at odds over how to end Sydney outbreak

Premier Gladys Berejiklian is at odds with the Prime Minister, who insists only a lockdown will end the outbreak.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Parramatta risks the same fate as Britain’s Liverpool

Parramatta risks the same fate as Britain’s Liverpool

The decision by UNESCO to strip the British city Liverpool of its World Heritage status should serve as a wake-up call to the Berejiklian government and to the City of Parramatta.

  • by Donna Davis
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