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NSW floods: Sydney’s Warragamba Dam spills as warnings issued in Upper Hunter

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State Emergency Service volunteers staged two dozen flood rescues and responded to almost 600 requests for help across New South Wales over the past 24 hours as residents in Eugowra prepared to evacuate. The SES advis...

Ardern’s Covid lockdown finds favour as New Zealand watches Sydney’s Delta disaster

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To overseas eyes, going into national lockdown over a single case should have been a hard sell, even for an extraordinarily popular prime minister such as Jacinda Ardern. But a disastrous outbreak of the Delta variant...

Will Sydney’s Covid lockdown work and how different are restrictions to Melbourne’s ‘ring of steel’?

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Greater Sydney’s lockdown has already been extended by another four weeks but New South Wales health authorities are facing questions about what more can be done to limit the spread of Covid-19, as well as criticism f...

Global Covid: woman dies in Sydney’s Delta outbreak, 745 new cases in Germany

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Australia has reported its first death of 2021 from locally acquired coronavirus, while cases of Covid-19 have grown in China and continued to surge in South Korea. The Australian state of New South Wales is battling ...

‘It’s in the air you breathe’: what you need to know about Sydney’s Delta Covid variant

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Infectious diseases experts say a greater focus on airborne transmission is needed to manage the spread of Covid but they have warned against the use of alarming language when describing the Delta variant. The New Sou...

Government pledges $1.3m to restore Gough Whitlam’s home in Sydney’s west

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The federal government will put up $1.3m to buy and restore the former prime minister Gough Whitlam’s family home in Sydney’s west. The assistant minister to the prime minister, Ben Morton, announced on Saturday that ...

NSW Covid update: Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Qld asks residents to reconsider travel

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New South Wales has recorded a third Covid case connected to the eastern suburbs cluster, as the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, told residents to be on “high alert” but did not announce any new restrictions. The latest ...

Australia news live: NSW contact tracers scramble to contain spread following local Covid case in Sydney’s east

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Health authorities are expecting more cases due to the level of activity of the man while potentially infectious. Follow latest updates

Burial ground zero: the crisis facing Sydney’s cemeteries

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The last time Sydney ran out of public burial sites, it created a health emergency. Henry Graham, the city health officer in 1866, described seeing bodies “so near the surface that you could just touch them with a wal...

‘Rainbows are everywhere but no one’s really around’: Sydney’s Mardi Gras in Covid times

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“Happy la-di-da” was the singsong greeting heard on Sydney’s Oxford Street last March: rhyming slang commemorating Mardi Gras, the city’s final mass event before Covid-19 hit. “Gay Christmas”, as it’s colloquially cal...