‘We can’t wait’:NSW,Victoria demand urgent action on worker shortages

‘We can’t wait’:NSW,Victoria demand urgent action on worker shortages

Premier Dominic Perrottet said both states are being hampered by the staff drought,with delays of up to 18 months for overseas workers to obtain a visa.

  • byLucy Cormack andLucy Carroll

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Some triple zero callers to be taken to GPs,chemists under new plan
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Some triple zero callers to be taken to GPs,chemists under new plan

NSW Ambulance is reviewing a plan to arrange “an alternate transport option” to health care services for select callers.

  • byLucy Carroll andLucy Cormack
NSW to give extra $400 to help eligible households with energy bills

NSW to give extra $400 to help eligible households with energy bills

Some NSW households will be able to access an additional $400 in vouchers to help cover energy costs in response to the rise in wholesale prices.

  • byLucy Cormack
‘A shrinking resource’:Report highlights scarcity of social housing
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‘A shrinking resource’:Report highlights scarcity of social housing

A nationwide shortage of social housing means some applicants can expect to wait more than 10 years for a home in most parts of Sydney.

  • byLucy Cormack
Former local councillors to face ICAC over property developments

Former local councillors to face ICAC over property developments

The NSW corruption watchdog will hold public hearings to examine whether three former councillors accepted benefits as inducements to approve developments in Sydney’s south.

  • byLucy Cormack andAngus Thompson
‘Do not hide anything:’ Star chairman’s final message from the witness box

‘Do not hide anything:’ Star chairman’s final message from the witness box

The Star Entertainment Group’s outgoing chairman John O’Neill says the embattled casino group must not waste the lessons of the public inquiry,insisting significant good must come from airing the scandal.

  • byLucy Cormack
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Star chairman defends email sent in ‘heat of battle’ over public inquiry

Star chairman defends email sent in ‘heat of battle’ over public inquiry

John O’Neill said the casino inquiry had triggered a personal “‘road to Damascus’ moment,” while sharing regret over an email insisting hearings behind closed doors.

  • byLucy Cormack
‘As much cleansing as possible’:Star chairman faces grilling after resignation

‘As much cleansing as possible’:Star chairman faces grilling after resignation

Another five senior executives have also resigned,at least three of them on request of the board itself,as the inquiry into Star’s Sydney casino licence continues.

  • byLucy Cormack
‘A very difficult walk’:Staffers,friends farewell Morrison at Kirribilli House

‘A very difficult walk’:Staffers,friends farewell Morrison at Kirribilli House

Hours after conceding defeat in the election,Scott Morrison hosted one of his last events at Kirribilli House,marking the end of his term as Australia’s 30th prime minister.

  • byLucy Cormack
Credit rating at risk after NSW spends $7.5b on pandemic stimulus

Credit rating at risk after NSW spends $7.5b on pandemic stimulus

The auditor-general has issued a warning that NSW is at risk of failing to meet budget targets required by law as she outlined how the state dealt with the crisis.

  • byLucy Cormack andLucy Carroll
Government votes to protect bonuses for icare executives

Government votes to protect bonuses for icare executives

The Perrottet government has defended bonus payments for icare executives after revelations millions were handed out while injured workers were underpaid.

  • byLucy Cormack