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Namoi News

9

Apr

2020

Blogger ordered to pay $400,000 in defamation suit over commune 'debacle'

Two men who attempted to start a "Truthology" commune in northern NSW have successfully sued a blogger for defamation.
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9

Apr

2020

Luxury cars and property purchased with proceeds of 'insidious' NDIS fraud

A Sydney couple have pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal scheme of $1.5 million through a criminal syndicate that earned some members upwards of $50,000 a day.
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9

Apr

2020

State under pressure for full disclosure of Sydney's metro rail project

A parliamentary inquiry into the project found the "case and rationale" for converting a 13-kilometre stretch of the line has "not been adequately made out".
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8

Apr

2020

'Ready to help': 3D-printed face shields used to combat NSW shortage

Doctors and health authorities are turning to academics and creative volunteers to help confront a shortage of critical personal protective equipment.
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8

Apr

2020

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne wants a jury to hear his rape trial

Judge Roy Ellis on Thursday indicated the May 4 trial would have been able to proceed if it was before a judge alone, but Hayne wanted a jury trial.
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8

Apr

2020

For those ready to cast blame over Ruby Princess, consider the Dianne Brimble tragedy

An earlier cruise-liner death may serve as a cautionary tale for anyone who is too certain they already know who is to blame for the Ruby Princess fiasco.
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8

Apr

2020

$82m to keep NSW childcare centres open through coronavirus pandemic

The state government will spend tens of millions of dollars to ensure council-run childcare centres continue to operate for the duration of the coronavirus crisis, as the increase in new coronavirus cases hits its lowest levels since March 16. 
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8

Apr

2020

NSW Police raid Ruby Princess cruise ship, question crew

Detectives have raided the Ruby Princess cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members about the docking and disembarkation of passengers in Sydney three weeks ago.
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8

Apr

2020

We've bent the curve but can't relax until it's flat

We haven’t flattened the curve yet, we’ve just “bent” it. When the curve peaks, we can breathe a little easier.
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8

Apr

2020

In the Herald : April 9, 1948

Arranging a more equitable distribution of tobacco, mediator to step in on beer strike and new park planned for Camperdown cemetery.
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8

Apr

2020

From the Archives, 1990: "Barefoot ratbag" races to golden future

Cathy Freeman tells the Herald how she took her first nervous steps towards being an Australian sprint champion and Commonwealth Games gold medallist.
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8

Apr

2020

Benefits of self-isolation appear to be debatable

Just don't answer back.
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8

Apr

2020

Sydney man accused of funding child sex tourism in Philippines bailed

The man was arrested by AFP officers in January over allegations he made more than 395 transactions to recipients in the Philippines to fund child sex abuse.
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8

Apr

2020

'Contamination and collusion': Dawson judge to hear podcast transcripts

Chris Dawson, who denies the 1982 murder of his wife Lynette, will put all transcripts of the Teacher's Pet podcast before the court as part of his bid to have the case thrown out.
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8

Apr

2020

'Tardy, shoddy, rude' lawyer not on trial over ethics, says defence

Criminal lawyer MIchael Croke has pleaded not guilty to charges including perverting the course of justice and knowingly helping a criminal group.
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8

Apr

2020

Number plate recognition and cameras to identify those who shouldn't be out over Easter

NSW Police will be out patrolling highways, country roads and caravan parks in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus this long weekend.
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7

Apr

2020

Education department loses track of millions in disadvantage funding

A report, released on Wednesday, also found principals had been given poor support to manage the money and inconsistent advice on how to spend it.
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7

Apr

2020

The 51 million times Sydneysiders didn't tap on in March

Sydney's public transport usage is currently as low as it was a century ago - when the city's population was just one million.
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7

Apr

2020

'One of their best': Jubelin praised ahead of sentencing over illegal recordings

Supporters in court on Wednesday included NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge, former NSW Police deputy commissioner Nick Kaldas, and barrister Mark Tedeschi QC.
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7

Apr

2020

Sydney University expects a $470 million loss due to coronavirus crisis

In an email to staff on Wednesday, the vice-chancellor said its census on March 31 clarified its financial position.
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7

Apr

2020

NSW social distancing restrictions to be reviewed 'month by month' as cases continue to stabilise

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says while social distancing measures need to remain in place until a coronavirus vaccine is found, restrictions limiting movement will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
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7

Apr

2020

Infected Ruby Princess passengers transmit virus to 19 people ashore

The impact of the decision to allow the cruise ship to dock is revealed in the number of people subsequently infected by its passengers.
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7

Apr

2020

Ever-shifting guidelines are hard for us to follow

What are the coronavirus rules? Let's not treat members of our community like criminals.
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7

Apr

2020

From the Archives, 1947: At the horse fair to buy or look

The yearling sales at Randwick weren't just about horses - they were a prime opportunity for people watching. Our photographer captured the fashions and faces.
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7

Apr

2020

In the Herald : April 8, 1910

A zoo for Botany, pollution of our "beautiful" harbour and cost of living statistics collected.
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7

Apr

2020

Welcome to Russellmania!

While mystery gifting remains part and parcel of Easter.
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7

Apr

2020

Is that really essential? When one man's luxury is another's necessity

Can I get a takeaway coffee with my best friend? What if we do a few sit-ups along the way?
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7

Apr

2020

'He hated our case ... and the people in it', says accused lawyer

A Sydney criminal lawyer abused his knowledge of the law to pervert the course of justice, a jury has heard.
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7

Apr

2020

Manslaughter charge over fatal assault in southern Sydney

A man faces a manslaughter charge after assaulting 23-year-old man who later died, police said.
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7

Apr

2020

Childcare centres across Sydney set to close because of federal package

In a letter to parents, one council general manager said it had been "left with no option" but to suspend its childcare services due to a significant budget hole.
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7

Apr

2020

Losing eyes on vulnerable children 'invisible' during lockdown

The chief executive of the peak body for not-for-profits working with vulnerable children, says the community must step in and report suspected child abuse.
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6

Apr

2020

Sydney Uber driver jailed for eight years over Bondi rape

Onur Dedeoglu was booked to drive three school friends home in August 2018, but after two boys got out in Bondi, he turned off his driver app, parked and climbed into the back seat.
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6

Apr

2020

'Please don't come': holidaymakers told to stay at home to slow the spread

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said while there were no plans to close the state's border, people are not allowed to travel without a reasonable reason.
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6

Apr

2020

Engaged couple sentenced over supplying cocaine to north shore

Rosa Adilovic and Gabriel Issa's cocaine dealing business did not generate "excessive wealth", the District Court heard.
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6

Apr

2020

Abused nurse tells public: 'It is wrong. This has got to stop'

Staff at hospitals have been advised not to wear their uniforms in public after copping abuse as they travelled to and from work.
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6

Apr

2020

Social distancing will be 'new normal' until coronavirus vaccine, says Premier

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says social distancing measures will remain a fact of life amid the coronavirus pandemic until a vaccine is found.
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6

Apr

2020

Healthcare workers to be given free accommodation

NSW's frontline healthcare workers will be given free accommodation by the state government after a grassroots-led movement took it upon themselves to rehouse medical staff.
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6

Apr

2020

Governments accountable for Ruby Princess debacle

The cruise line may be partly culpable for the Ruby Princess fiasco but they were not in charge of allowing sick passengers off the ship.
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6

Apr

2020

From the Archives, 1979: Defiance still on Razorback

Midway through a nine-day blockade by truck drivers around Australia demanding the abolition of road taxes, our reporter met the 'revolutionary truckies' of Razorback Mountain.
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6

Apr

2020

Some funerals are dead set cool

And won't cost you an arm and a leg.
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6

Apr

2020

Sydney solicitor accused of 'hoodwinking' police over $700k cash

The jury has heard the cash was the proceeds of a major cocaine importation into Australia by an American, Owen Hanson.
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6

Apr

2020

RFS concerned about 'what the risk could be' for next fire season, says incoming commissioner

"If I can get us through the next fire season without people losing homes or worse ... I will consider it successful."
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6

Apr

2020

Coronavirus testing expands across NSW as state's death toll hits 18

Bondi Beach has opened a coronavirus drive-through clinic, with other areas saying they are ready to work with NSW Health.
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6

Apr

2020

Obeid and Macdonald Supreme Court trial adjourned until August

The pair, and Mr Obeid's son Moses, are facing trial accused of conspiring over the granting of a coal exploration licence.
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6

Apr

2020

Nation's largest hotel chain shelters domestic abuse survivors

Accor is sheltering a growing tide of people fleeing domestic violence as front-line workers say incidents of household abuse are on the rise.
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6

Apr

2020

Bilby baby boom hailed as big success for Western Plains Zoo

A bilby breeding program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which aims to release the marsupials into the wild where they have been extinct for 100 years, is being praised as a huge success.
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6

Apr

2020

Accused Family Court bomber's marathon trial comes to a close

After 23 months, NSW Supreme Court judge Peter Garling has retired to consider his verdict in the trial of accused serial killer Leonard John Warwick.
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5

Apr

2020

Jubelin guilty of illegally recording conversations during Tyrrell case

The former homicide squad detective made the recordings during the investigation into William Tyrrell's disappearance.
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5

Apr

2020

Home schooling: Calling all NSW students

The Sydney Morning Herald is asking NSW school students to write letters about how their experience of home schooling for a special letters page.
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5

Apr

2020

Premier details chance to relax social restrictions 'down the track' as NSW death toll reaches 18

The Premier says there is a "chance down the track" that social distancing restrictions will be lifted but stressed that the next six months will be hard as the death toll in NSW reaches 18.
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