Telstra outage: Why a lightning strike in NSW affects the phones in WA

Telstra outage: Why a lightning strike in NSW affects the phones in WA

Posted May 04, 2018 14:06:21 Understanding Australia’s triple-0 meltdown is as complicated as it is concerning. Telstra has suggested a lightning strike early this morning near Orange, NSW, affected infrastructure and sparked the problems. But the telecommunications giant’s contingency also failed. This is why an “act of God” on one …

Naplan: NSW government call to scrap tests rejected by Simon Birmingham | Australia news

Simon Birmingham has rejected a call from the New South Wales government to urgently scrap Naplan tests. On Friday the NSW education minister, Rob Stokes, used the second Gonski review into educational excellence to call for Naplan to be replaced with smaller, more regular and low-key tests. But Birmingham, the …

NAPLAN testing needs to be dumped in NSW with ‘haste’, NSW Government says

NAPLAN testing needs to be dumped in NSW with ‘haste’, NSW Government says

Updated May 04, 2018 08:16:38 Photo: Education Minster Rob Stokes says the test has become a way to “extort money” from students. New South Wales is the first state to call for NAPLAN testing to be scrapped, with Education Minister Rob Stokes demanding it be replaced as a matter of …

Triple-0 outage confirmed in NSW

Triple-0 outage confirmed in NSW

Posted May 04, 2018 06:03:36 New South Wales Police have confirmed there are intermittent connection issues with the triple-0 emergency number. Police have urged people to call the Police Assistance line on 131 444, if their call to triple-0 fails. There is believed to be a nationwide problem related to …

NSW police officer likely to avoid jail for sharing sex video of female colleague

NSW police officer likely to avoid jail for sharing sex video of female colleague

Updated May 03, 2018 19:02:03 Photo: Timothy Patterson was found guilty of three counts of filming a woman in a private act without her consent. (AAP: David Moir) A Sydney police officer who secretly filmed a colleague while they were having sex and uploaded it to a social media platform …

Secret M5 East documents reveal NSW Government’s $700m blowout: Labor

Secret M5 East documents reveal NSW Government’s $700m blowout: Labor

Posted May 03, 2018 16:18:08 Leaked internal documents obtained by the State Opposition reveal the NSW Government is facing a more than $700 million cost blowout on the new M5 section of Sydney’s WestConnex project. Labor says the leaked documents, which it made public today, show the contractor delivering the …

New cameras will catch drivers using mobile phones on NSW roads | Australia news

New South Wales will allow the use of world-leading camera technology to detect drivers using their phones. Several Australian jurisdictions, including Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria, have considered using automated camera technology to stamp out phone use behind the wheel. But NSW is the first to take concrete steps to …

NSW Police to interview Cecilia Haddad’s friends in Perth as ex-boyfriend becomes ‘person of interest’

NSW Police to interview Cecilia Haddad’s friends in Perth as ex-boyfriend becomes ‘person of interest’

Updated May 03, 2018 10:42:26 Sydney detectives are today travelling to Perth to interview close friends of Brazilian businesswoman Cecilia Haddad, whose body was found in the Lane Cove River on Sunday. Key points: NSW Police say there are several lines of inquiry in their murder probe Cecilia Haddad’s body …

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: Kim Scott and Bram Presser scoop up accolades

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: Kim Scott and Bram Presser scoop up accolades

By arts editor Dee Jefferson Updated May 01, 2018 15:20:32 Photo: Bram Presser’s quest to find out more about his grandfather led to a boundary-pushing novel that fuses family history, fiction and Jewish mythology. (Supplied: Text Publishing) Melbourne writer, criminal lawyer and punk rocker Bram Presser has won three of …

WestConnex land grab fails as court rules NSW Government’s acquisition ‘improper’

WestConnex land grab fails as court rules NSW Government’s acquisition ‘improper’

Posted May 01, 2018 12:36:04 Photo: The property was to be acquired for parkland, not the motorway. (Supplied: Desane) Related Story: Final stage of Sydney’s WestConnex project gets approval The NSW Government has suffered a blow in its bid to compulsorily acquire properties for the final piece of the controversial …