Sydney

Long awaited sexual consent law reforms have been introduced to New South Wales parliament after years of campaigning by sexual assault survivors and feminists. Isaac Nellist reports.

Family of prisoners and prison advocates want the NSW government’s negligence in dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons to end. Adam Trumper reports.

Union and community activists want the New South Wales Coalition government to reverse its decision to scrap the historic Manly ferries. Jim McIlroy reports.

Students and staff are campaigning against the University of Sydney’s plans to move the Gender and Cultural Studies Department into the School of Social and Political Sciences. Adam Trumper reports.

Casual workers at the University of Sydney have launched a $2 million wage theft claim against university management. Georgie Dixon reports.

Inner West Council is the first of the forcibly amalgamated councils in NSW to give residents a direct say on a demerger. But, as Pip Hinman reports, it will distribute questionable information to residents.

As NSW eases restrictions for fully vaccinated people, vulnerable First Nations people are still struggling to be vaccinated, write Rachel Evans and Adam Trumper.

Domestic and family violence shelters with good connections to communities have fared better in the lockdowns, writes Markela Panegyres.

Long-term community and union activists Andrew Chuter and Rachel Evans will run for the Socialist Alliance in the New South Wales Senate. Jim McIlroy reports.

Neoliberalism has turned universities into “hungry” institutions that act like zombies: consuming brains for profit rather than enriching minds. Aleks Wansbrough discusses the crisis in higher education.

The  Australian Criminal and Family Lawyers is challenging several New South Wales Police powers under the COVID-19 public health orders in the Supreme Court. Adam Trumper reports.

The Combined Rail Unions and the Rail, Tram & Bus Union are continuing protected industrial action in New South Wales as negotiations for a new NSW Trains and Sydney Trains Enterprise Agreement break down. Jean Dor reports.

Gladys Berejiklian, the soon-to-be-former premier of New South Wales, has been a major player in the Liberal-National Party's sell-off of public assets to corporate mates. Andrew Chuter reports.

Critics say the sale of the final 49% of the WestConnex tollway to a Transurban-led consortium is just another multi-billion-dollar public subsidy to big business. Peter Boyle reports.

A new alliance has been formed to help New South Wales councils and residents’ groups seeking to demerge their forcibly amalgamated councils. Pip Hinman reports.

Sydney Harbour

Opposition is growing to the New South Wales government's proposal for the Western Harbour Tunnel to go through one of Australia's most toxic sedimentary deposits. Peter Boyle reports.

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