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Sydney’s youngest students back in classrooms

“We know that for many kids, they’ll be anxious with the first day of school… [But there] is a lot of excitement,” he said. “Many of our children have gone through a very difficult time, not being able to interact and play with their friends.” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet with …

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Sydney’s Chinatown struggles to recover

“The council has shifted its focus to newly developed areas,” he said. “The night market is a good way of bringing people in but is not enough to bring people in on a regular basis.” The restauranteur said Chinatown had been struggling before the pandemic, which he blames on the …

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$50,000 in drugs seized, 17 charged

A taxi driver allegedly carrying 34 bags of cocaine in his vehicle is among 17 people charged with drug-related offences after a police blitz in Sydney’s eastern suburbs at the weekend. Operation Express ran on Friday and Saturday nights, focused on targeting “crime and anti-social behaviour” in the area, as …

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How NSW courts are reopening safely

In recent weeks, more than 30,000 residents of Greater Sydney will have found a jury summons letter in the mail, as the state’s courts prepare to start the wheels turning on jury trials again from October 25. For that to happen, vaccination, rapid testing, and social distancing – including a …

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Koala flashpoint finally must be a line in the sand

With the current discussion of cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, clean-up of taxation by getting rid of capital gains tax, negative gearing etc and the rise of electric vehicles, did we miss something by not installing a Shorten Labor government? Paul Keys, Clouds Creek What’s the big issue …

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Everything you need to know post-COVID

Loading But many activities will be missing from students’ usual routines. Whole-of-school gatherings- such as assemblies, performances, speech nights and presentations- won’t be permitted this term. Some schools might choose to run live-streamed assemblies instead, with students participating from their classrooms. Bands and choirs, sport outside of PDHPE class, community …

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