Tim James wins Liberal preselection for Berejiklian’s old Willoughby seat

Tim James wins Liberal preselection for Berejiklian’s old Willoughby seat

The right-wing candidate defeated Gladys Berejiklian’s pick to replace her in the seat of Willoughby ahead of a byelection super Saturday.

  • byMichael Koziol andTom Rabe

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AMA and police oppose repealing workers’ compensation cover for COVID

AMA and police oppose repealing workers’ compensation cover for COVID

The AMA and NSW Police Association have called on the NSW government to reverse its decision to repeal legislation which provides automatic workers’ compensation cover to essential workers infected with COVID-19

  • byAnna Patty
‘Massive surge’:Spike in COVID cases as NSW records rapid tests

‘Massive surge’:Spike in COVID cases as NSW records rapid tests

Close to 60,000 additional COVID-19 cases were recorded in NSW in less than nine hours on Wednesday,with the true scale of the state’s Omicron wave emerging after the government mandated the reporting of positive rapid antigen tests.

  • byTom Rabe,Lucy Carroll andMary Ward
City of Ryde elects young Liberal mayor as seats shift on Sydney councils

City of Ryde elects young Liberal mayor as seats shift on Sydney councils

Councils across Sydney are changing hands following the NSW local government elections.

  • byMegan Gorrey
Thousands rush to register RATs as state records 34,759 new cases

Thousands rush to register RATs as state records 34,759 new cases

There are 2242 people in NSW hospitals with the virus,of whom 175 are in intensive care units.

  • byMary Ward andDaniella White
‘Clearer picture’:Spike in COVID-19 cases expected as rapid tests recorded

‘Clearer picture’:Spike in COVID-19 cases expected as rapid tests recorded

The NSW government is anticipating a spike in reported COVID infections by the end of the week as residents are required to register positive rapid antigen results from as early as Wednesday.

  • byTom Rabe,Lucy Carroll andMary Ward
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NSW set to impose mandatory registration of positive rapid COVID tests

NSW set to impose mandatory registration of positive rapid COVID tests

Premier Dominic Perrottet foreshadowed the changes to how the state processes rapid tests on Monday as NSW recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic.

  • byTom Rabe andMary Ward
New arts minister says Sydney Festival boycott is ‘censorship’

New arts minister says Sydney Festival boycott is ‘censorship’

The boycott has now affected 27 events and resulted in the withdrawal of 10 participating artists,according to organisers.

  • byLinda Morris
Berejiklian formally resigns but Holsworthy byelection still uncertain

Berejiklian formally resigns but Holsworthy byelection still uncertain

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet faces four byelections in February,but a fifth is uncertain after MP Melanie Gibbons hedged her bets.

  • byAlexandra Smith
The Premier versus the pandemic:Omicron tests the incurable optimist

The Premier versus the pandemic:Omicron tests the incurable optimist

Dominic Perrottet appears determined to keep his eyes on an agenda larger than managing the pandemic - but the pandemic remains the looming wild card for 2022.

  • byDeborah Snow andLucy Cormack
Electric bus local manufacturing commitment a ‘mountain to climb’

Electric bus local manufacturing commitment a ‘mountain to climb’

No single Australian company will be able to build 8000 new electric buses the NSW government has committed to buy locally,according to Nexport chief Michael van Maanen.

  • byTom Rabe