Political staffers' $5.5 million pay boost despite leaner government mantra

The NSW coalition is spending up to $5 million a year more on political staffers since it took power, analysis of new figures shows, despite campaigning on a mantra of leaner government.
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Massive variation in salt levels found in cooking sauces, new study reveals

One popular pasta sauce contains 90 times more salt than some of its rivals on the supermarket shelf.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (7)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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John Ibrahim's ex-bodyguard Neil Cummins hands himself into NSW police

A former bodyguard of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim, who this week appeared on a list of Australia's most-wanted, has handed himself in to NSW police.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (8)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian warms to idea of bullet trains for NSW

Tokyo: NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has raised the prospect of bullet trains for NSW, but only if a high-speed rail network crossed the state border and connected major cities.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (8)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Blows traded over passenger capacity boost from B-Line buses to northern beaches

The state government has traded blows with the opposition over the size of the boost to passenger capacity on buses from Sydney's northern beaches to the central city when the $514 million B-Line bus project is completed as early as mid-November.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (7)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Welfare crackdown 'will move drug problem closer to the heart of the city'

As many as 1750 young people and job seekers in western Sydney face drug-testing and strict welfare quarantining.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (7)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Warm, dry winter prompts RFS to bring forward fire season in nine areas of NSW

The unusually warm and dry winter across much of NSW has prompted the Rural Fire Service to bring forward the official start to the fire season for nine local government areas including the Blue Mountains.
Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (7)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Hannah Rye, who took Newcastle Knights player Trent Hodkinson to her formal, has died

Hannah Rye, the brave teen who captured hearts by attending her school formal with NRL player Trent Hodkinson, has died.
Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (8)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Revealed: $117m pokie profits for top Sydney pubs

One Sydney hotel is making more than $250,000 a week
Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (8)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Olympian Betty Cuthbert remembered in memorial service at SCG

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Betty Cuthbert was remembered as "extraordinary" at a state memorial service in Sydney on Monday.
Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (8)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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'Not impressed': Berrima pollution a warning for other mines, scientist says

The paucity of independent monitoring of waste water from coal mines in NSW is leaving communities exposed to decades of pollution, long after mining operations have ceased, Ian Wright, a leading water ecologist, said.
Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (12)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Crowle Estate: new apartments offer people with disability a home to call their own

A new residential development offers people with disability the chance to live in a home of their own.
Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (9)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sydney's Vivid festival attracts a record 2.33m visitors

This year's Vivid festival attracted a record 2.33 million visitors, with national and international visitors to the Sydney light show up by 35 per cent.
Monday, August 21, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (11)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Extra tram services to help ease crowding on Sydney's inner west light rail

An extra 95 weekly services will run on Sydney's inner west light rail line from next Monday as the state government considers buying more trams to help ease crowding.
Sunday, August 20, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (9)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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King's School had 'catastrophic failure', child-sex abuse royal commission told

A police officer told the school a report should be made, but the then headmaster claims not to have seen the email.
Sunday, August 20, 2017/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (11)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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