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Breach of G20 leaders’ personal details

World leaders, including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, had their personal details accidentally shared before last year’s G20 summit in Brisbane. But Australia’s immigration department determined it was not necessary to notify the presidents, prime ministers and other representatives of the privacy breach. Passport numbers, visa details and dates of birth of leaders attending the Brisbane summit last November were ...

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Baird warns upper house to pass power bill

NSW Premier Mike Baird has put opposition parties on notice that he expects them to honour his mandate to partially privatise the state’s electricity assets. Mr Baird wants to introduce into parliament as soon as possible the legislation to lease 49 per cent of the NSW electricity network for 99 years for about $13 billion, helping create a $20 billion ...

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Labor claims renewal in election defeat

Luke Foley has lauded NSW Labor’s renewal and claimed the party is once again a credible opposition following Saturday’s election result. Speaking to party faithful in Sydney’s inner west, Mr Foley said he expected the defeated Labor party to finish with a number of seats in the mid-30s after winning only 20 at the 2011 poll. “We’ve gone from a ...

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Baird claims NSW victory

A triumphant Mike Baird claims he’s been handed a mandate for his controversial power sell-off plan after being comfortably returned as NSW premier. Mr Baird confirmed his status as the Liberal Party’s golden boy by securing the coalition a second term in government despite the Labor reclaiming lost ground. “We sought a mandate to make NSW great and tonight the ...

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Bob Carr: “It’s time we recognise the Palestinian state”

  Bob Carr, former New South Wales Premier (1996-2006) and former Australian Foreign Minister (2012-2013) has had his fair share of time in the political limelight, but his latest role advocating for the recognition of a Palestinian state is arguably his most controversial. While some say Bob Carr is moving with the times, others claim Bob Carr, who launched Labor ...

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NRL refs told to let game flow

NRL referees have come under fire after failing to let the action flow in Canterbury’s 16-12 win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Friday night. Manly players remonstrated on-field and premiership-winning coach and commentator Phil Gould likened the officiating to that of under-6s game after the Sea Eagles were repeatedly called back to play the ball for walking off the mark. The ...

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NSW Election 2015: Reverend Fred Nile responds to the critics

Rev. Fred Nile has been in parliament for over 34 years, and as leader of the Christian Democratic party he says he is often misquoted and misunderstood. Whilst on the campaign trail, Rev. Nile spoke exclusively to El Telegraph Weekend about what his party stands for and what he thinks is the right political direction for Australia. “I have often ...

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Bitesize World News Update: What you need to know

Relief teams have finally reached Vanuatu’s island of Tanna, once a verdant paradise, but now a twisted wasteland of browns and grey, blacked-out and broken by Cyclone Pam. ELSEWHERE: CILACAP – Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are awaiting Jakarta’s next move after another death row convict was granted an appeal that will take months. PADUA – An Italian policeman accused ...

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Syrian nightmare continues for children

Australian aid worker Adam Poulter remembers the cramped apartment in Turkey where five Syrian refugee children rested each night on a grotty single mattress as their mother slept on the floor beside them. He remembers thinking about his own four children, curled up safely in their beds in suburban Melbourne. For the refugee family there was no money for medicine ...

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Urban Report: Wolli Creek residents in uproar over traffic congestion

Wolli Creek is fast growing into a modern mini-city, with high-rise buildings blessing its streets to accommodate the growing population of the St George area. But just like many other Sydney suburbs, the rapid growth of Wolli Creek has exposed a lack of planning in the area with the suburb experiencing constant high levels of traffic congestion and serious parking ...

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