New South Wales State News

ABC News: New South Wales
New development makes cars redundant Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:19:00 +1000
A Council in north-west Sydney says it is proposing a new housing development that will reduce the number of cars on the road by providing easy access to public transport.
Gov ignored water advice: TEC Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:04:00 +1000
The Total Environment Centre (TEC) says it has obtained documents that is says show that the New South Wales Government ignored advice that the quality of Sydney's drinking water could be depleted by underground coal mining.
NSW allows therapeutic cloning Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:40:00 +1000
The New South Wales Parliament has passed legislation overturning a ban on therapeutic cloning.
SE Aust catchments record promising rainfalls Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:40:00 +1000
The upper part of the Murray River has recorded some of the best rainfall for the last 12 months but the drought is yet to break in much of the basin.
Flood threat eases in drought city Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:14:00 +1000
The threat to Goulburn residents from floodwaters has eased but emergency crews are preparing for wild weather to hit the drought-stricken south-east New South Wales city overnight.




ABC News: Newcastle
Pasha Bulker refloat postponed Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:50:00 +1000
The planned refloating of the bulk carrier stranded off Newcastle's Nobbys beach has been postponed.
Navy cyclists raise funds for children's cancer charity Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:01:00 +1000
A group of cyclists from HMAS Albatross's 805 Squadron has raised more than $16,000 for Camp Quality by riding from Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales mid-north coast to Nowra on the south coast.
Pasha Bulker refloat effort nears Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:05:00 +1000
The New South Wales Minister for Ports, Joe Tripodi, says a salvage team will try to refloat the stranded Pasha Bulker tomorrow evening if the weather is good.
Joey comes to Wallabies' aid Mon, 25 Jun 2007 23:00:00 +1000
The Wallabies have turned to rugby league great Andrew Johns to help with their kicking ahead of Saturday's Tri-Nations rugby Test with World Cup favourites New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Flood damaged road won't be repaired immediately Tue, 26 Jun 2007 07:32:00 +1000
Maitland council in the New South Wales Hunter Valley says it will not rebuild a stretch of road washed away by the recent floods until it gets assurances that the incident will not be repeated in another flood event.


ABC News: Mid North Coast
Police discover Macksville drug lab Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:31:00 +1000
Police say they have uncovered an alleged drug laboratory at Macksville, on the New South Wales mid-north coast, and charged one man.
Greens want B-double Pacific Hwy rethink Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:26:00 +1000
The Greens say it is time to evaluate the safety of allowing B-double trucks to use the Pacific Highway on the New South Wales north coast.
Navy cyclists raise funds for children's cancer charity Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:01:00 +1000
A group of cyclists from HMAS Albatross's 805 Squadron has raised more than $16,000 for Camp Quality by riding from Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales mid-north coast to Nowra on the south coast.
NSW north coast shares in overnight rain Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:00:00 +1000
There has been significant rain along the New South Wales north coast overnight.
Police push ahead with Bowraville child deaths investigation Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:00:00 +1000
Police investigations into the deaths of three Bowraville children, on the new South Wales mid-north coast some 17 years ago, will continue, despite a Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) decision not to proceed with a retrial.


ABC News: North Coast NSW
Greens want B-double Pacific Hwy rethink Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:26:00 +1000
The Greens say it is time to evaluate the safety of allowing B-double trucks to use the Pacific Highway on the New South Wales north coast.
NSW commits to stopping fire ant invasion Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:23:00 +1000
Funds are being provided to stop fire ants from invading the New South Wales north coast.
Work on Pacific Hwy safety project under way Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:18:00 +1000
Work is about to start on a new project aimed at improving safety on the Pacific Highway at Sexton Hill.
Ballina council disapproves of building height change Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:17:00 +1000
The Ballina council is disappointed the New South Wales Government has approved a major development for the town centre, which exceeds the existing height limit.
NSW north coast shares in overnight rain Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:00:00 +1000
There has been significant rain along the New South Wales north coast overnight.


ABC News: New England
Man dies after highway 4WD mishap Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:25:00 +1000
A 34-year-old man critically injured in an accident south of Tamworth, in northern New South Wales, has died.
Council to lure energy-dependent businesses Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:19:00 +1000
Narrabri Shire Council, in north-west New South Wales, is to launch a major campaign to attract energy-dependent business.
Call for tank traps management plan to be released Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:14:00 +1000
The National Parks and Wildlife Service is being pressed to release details of a management plan governing a piece of World War II history, east of Armidale in the New South Wales New England district, locals believe could be in danger.
Man charged over beekeeper murder Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:25:00 +1000
A 33-year-old man from New South Wales has been charged over a shooting murder near Woodford, north-west of Brisbane.
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.


ABC News: Central West NSW
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.
Owner of cattle shot by RSPCA may face charges Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:05:00 +1000
Charges are expected to be laid this week against a Pilliga district property owner in north-west New South Wales, whose cattle were shot in controversial circumstances by the RSPCA earlier this month.
Tamworth gas users not impacted by shortage Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:45:00 +1000
The owners of the central ranges natural gas pipeline between Tamworth and Dubbo say their customers have not been affected by a shortage of gas experienced in other parts of New South Wales.
Bathurst man dies in trail bike crash Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:32:00 +1000
A man from Bathurst, in central western New South Wales, has been killed in a recreational trail bike ride with friends.
Controversial Cowra mine approved Tue, 26 Jun 2007 08:26:00 +1000
Cowra Shire Council has approved a limestone and magnetite mine south-west of Cowra in central western New South Wales.


ABC News: Far West NSW
Emergency dept cases on the rise Mon, 30 Jan 2006 15:00:00 +1100
There has been a surge in the number of people attending the Broken Hill Hospital's emergency department.
BeMaX share price hits high Mon, 30 Jan 2006 14:50:00 +1100
Shares in mineral sands mining company BeMaX Resources have reached their highest price.
TAFE reveals good 2005 Mon, 30 Jan 2006 14:48:00 +1100
As enrolments begin today for TAFE courses for this year, the Western Institute of TAFE has released figures which it says show 2005 was a boom year.
Health support for drug users lax in regional areas Mon, 30 Jan 2006 11:45:00 +1100
A survey has found injecting drug users in country centres find it harder to access clean equipment and face greater discrimination than their city counterparts.
Union seeks police numbers boost Mon, 30 Jan 2006 08:39:00 +1100
The New South Wales police union is pushing for an extra 3,000 officers over the next three years, saying the current force falls short of what is needed.



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ABC News: Illawarra
SE Aust catchments record promising rainfalls Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:40:00 +1000
The upper part of the Murray River has recorded some of the best rainfall for the last 12 months but the drought is yet to break in much of the basin.
Flood threat eases in drought city Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:14:00 +1000
The threat to Goulburn residents from floodwaters has eased but emergency crews are preparing for wild weather to hit the drought-stricken south-east New South Wales city overnight.
Head released by Dragons Tue, 26 Jun 2007 19:05:00 +1000
St George Illawarra half-back Mathew Head will immediately link up with English Super League club Hull after the Dragons released him from his contract on Tuesday.
Goulburn residents urged to ready for evacuation Tue, 26 Jun 2007 18:00:00 +1000
After years of drought in Goulburn in the New South Wales south-east, the State Emergency Service (SES) is warning people living in the suburb of Eastgrove to be ready for possible evacuation tonight due to flooding.
Shellharbour Mayor to seek support against park lease plans Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:12:00 +1000
Shellharbour Mayor David Hamilton will ask other councillors at next week's meeting to support him in expressing "total opposition" to plans to lease part of the Killalea State Park, on the New South Wales south coast, to a private developer.


ABC News: South East NSW
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.
Plumbers busy during cold weather Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:00:00 +1000
Recent chilly weather in southern New South Wales has brought new meaning to the term cold snap, with regional plumbers run off their feet repairing water pipes that were split in the frosty conditions.
Couple escape burning Chakola house Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:33:00 +1000
Quick thinking by a couple who woke to find their home near Cooma, in south-east New South Wales, full of smoke this morning, has helped save the building.
'Significant' Aboriginal burial site found in Bega Valley Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:29:00 +1000
The New South Wales Environment Department says it may have uncovered in the Bega Valley what it believes to be the most significant Aboriginal burial site ever found on the state's coast.
Education Dept pushed ahead with school fence plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:24:00 +1000
There are further moves to erect a controversial fence around a New South Wales far south coast school.


ABC News: Australian Capital Territory
Bridge a step closer Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:48:00 +1000
The first stage of work on the new Tharwa bridge is expected to start this week.
Goulburn flood threat eases Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:45:00 +1000
Anxious Goulburn residents won a reprieve from rising floodwaters last night.
SE Aust catchments record promising rainfalls Tue, 26 Jun 2007 22:40:00 +1000
The upper part of the Murray River has recorded some of the best rainfall for the last 12 months but the drought is yet to break in much of the basin.
Carney named to make Raiders return Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:00:00 +1000
Canberra Raiders coach Neil Henry has recalled Todd Carney for Sunday's round 16 NRL game against the Wests Tigers in Canberra.
MP considering vote against land rights changes Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:37:00 +1000
A federal Labor MP has indicated he might vote against the changes to the Northern Territory Land Rights Act when it comes before Parliament as part of the action to stop Aboriginal child abuse.


ABC News: Riverina
Rain won't stop Murray town water bans Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:40:00 +1000
Strict water restrictions for all towns along the Murray River will still be introduced this weekend, despite recent rain.
Turnbull wants Vic response on national water plan Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:49:00 +1000
Federal Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Victorian Government to declare what it wants in legislation that would formalise a national takeover of the Murray-Darling river system.
Plumbers busy during cold weather Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:00:00 +1000
Recent chilly weather in southern New South Wales has brought new meaning to the term cold snap, with regional plumbers run off their feet repairing water pipes that were split in the frosty conditions.
Health service smoking ban looms Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:46:00 +1000
Smoking will be banned from all Greater Southern Area Health Service sites in southern New South Wales from the beginning of July.
Union fears foreign worker exploitation Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:42:00 +1000
Overseas workers employed by rural businesses under the 457 visa system will still be at risk according to a southern New South Wales branch of the Australian Workers Union (AWU), despite new measures proposed by the Federal Government to protect them from exploitation.