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Roy Butler MP Member for Barwon

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Jun

2020

Tongue-tie controversy: Experts caution against unnecessary surgery

A 420 per cent increase in controversial procedures to snip "tongue-tie" in babies has prompted a coalition of professionals to warn parents against unnecessary and potentially life-threatening surgery. 
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Jun

2020

The case for a public service pay freeze: ask what you can do for your state

The private sector provides 90 per cent of jobs in NSW. I am not aware of any offering across-the-board pay rises. In many businesses, there are pay cuts.
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Jun

2020

Quiet Australians must speak up to end racism

It is easy for us to notice racism when it is as blatant as the death of George Floyd.
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Jun

2020

In the Herald: June 5, 1954

A singer wasn’t a singer, the fighting Skeens, and crocs selling like hot cakes
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Jun

2020

Does anyone really want to have 20/20 vision anymore?

To capture, sue or market the 0.01 per centers.
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Jun

2020

Man charged after allegedly selling fake leather jackets for hundreds of dollars

The 54-year-old would allegedly tell customers he was a marketing director at Versace and would offer them, what he claimed, were genuine leather jackets at discounted prices. 
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Jun

2020

Indigenous people incarcerated at more than 10 times the rate of the general population: ABS

NSW's Aboriginal population was imprisoned at a rate of 2427.4 per 100,000, compared to 220.7 people per 100,000 in the general population.
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Jun

2020

Overseas students generate record income for NSW unis ... then COVID-19 hit

Chinese, Indian and Nepalese students alone brought in $2.4 billion, according to a 2019 audit of NSW universities, before the coronavirus pandemic prevented student arrivals.
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Jun

2020

'Blow to democracy': Fury at plan for postal-only council elections

The Berejiklian government is considering holding council polls in NSW entirely by postal vote next year.
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Jun

2020

Man refused bail over his role in a 'gruesome' murder

Wade Still was found badly burned on the side of the road in 2018 after he was doused in petrol and set alight twice.
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Jun

2020

NSW hit by economic 'double-punch' of fire and pandemic

Economic momentum in NSW was subdued even before the bushfires and pandemic hit.
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Jun

2020

Sydney councillor says acknowledgement of country 'just divides us more'

The Hills Councillor responded to a request for an acknowledgement of country at council meetings by saying he "can't change what happened over 250 years" ago.
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Jun

2020

Lions that attacked zookeeper at Shoalhaven Zoo will not be euthanised

The zoo's owner says zookeeper Jennifer Brown is recovering well following last week's attack that left her with serious head and neck injuries.
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Jun

2020

New independent commission to take over work and road insurance disputes

The NSW government is introducing a new independent commission to resolve workers compensation and injured driver claims.
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Jun

2020

Inner West Council to press pause on controversial private school park deal

Mayor Darcy Byrne said he would explore opportunities to make Newington's facilities accessible to the public before he proceeded with the arrangement.
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Jun

2020

Young homeless thrown off couches onto streets during COVID-19

Children aged 12 to 16 who were couch surfing with friends and grandparents to escape problems at home have been turfed out because of the pandemic.
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Jun

2020

Loudest voice of retribution and violence is Trump's

On the eve of the Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary, we are watching the US deteriorate from a COVID-19 clown show to something far more dismal.
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Jun

2020

The collective consciousness crossword challenge

Let me spell it out for you.
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Jun

2020

No lycra in sight: Why more women aren't cycling or walking

A survey of nearly 900 women finds many more would walk or cycle if there were separate and safer bike paths, lanes and walking tracks.
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Jun

2020

'Not a giant germ statue': Sydney council defends coronavirus artwork

The proposal to commemorate the coronavirus pandemic on a popular stretch of Sydney coastline is the latest public art project to divide opinion.
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Jun

2020

Building watchdog warns he will clamp down on 'shameful' developers

After key legislation passed, the building commissioner says he will come down hard on those 'who have form' in turning out shoddy work.
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Jun

2020

Wealthier Sydney suburbs reporting 'very alarming' domestic violence increases : BOCSAR

Baulkham Hills and Sutherland are among the wealthiest Sydney suburbs where domestic violence assaults increased by more than 30 per cent in the two years to March. 
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Jun

2020

Coronavirus pushes back government privatisation of Sydney bus services

The controversial privatisation of bus services in Sydney’s northern and eastern suburbs has been delayed by up to a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Jun

2020

Head of Sydney University college says it's not a 'sandstone' nightclub

The leader of the University of Sydney's St Andrew's college has responded to student calls that it be dismantled.
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Jun

2020

'The game is up': Sydney burger chain's food fight with In-N-Out continues

The Federal Court found that Sydney chain Down N' Out passed itself off as Californian legend In-N-Out Burger.
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Jun

2020

America's problems present far beyond its borders

The underlying causes of anger which culminated in the current widespread protests in America are also lurking in other liberal democratic countries.
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Jun

2020

Bigger's not better, locals say: Bronte surf club revamp makes waves

Waverley Council wants to upgrade the Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club. But surfers say the proposed building looks too large and locals "don't need another Bondi".
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Jun

2020

In the Herald: June 3, 1990

Medicare racket, King Wally fined, Packer back at Nine
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Jun

2020

Premiers in a sartorial state

And a bastard of a football theory.
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Jun

2020

NSW prosecutors drop child rape charges in Colt incest family case

Child rape charges have been dropped against male members of the infamous Colt family before the men were due to face trial.
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Jun

2020

Shipping containers found in NSW, but authorities 'have a big job ahead'

One hundred workers are continuing the clean-up effort despite gale-force winds and hazardous surf conditions being forecast.
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Jun

2020

Ministers' drivers sacked days before jobs promise

When the Premier announced that no public servant would lose their job, the drivers hoped the termination of their employment must have been some kind of mistake.
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Jun

2020

New Domestic Violence NSW boss signals it's a 'time of reform'

Former White Ribbon Australia chief executive Delia Donovan has taken the reins as the new boss of Domestic Violence NSW, leading more than 80 members. 
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Jun

2020

Early withdrawal of super fails policy, ideology test

Allowing cash-strapped Australians to dip into their super will ultimately create a problem for those workers, and possibly some funds too.
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May

2020

Man and woman, both 22, die in 'tragic' double stabbing

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Tickner said the pair had recently broken up and were trying to get back together when the stabbing occurred at a home in Sydney's west.
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May

2020

Coronavirus cases sink to zero as pubs float opening

Pubs, clubs, restaurants, churches, libraries, galleries, campgrounds and beauty salons are set to have restrictions eased tomorrow in NSW as new cases of COVID-19 fall to zero.
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May

2020

Perrottet's plan to boost jobs fuelled by borrowing and asset recycling

The Treasuer told the Herald the economic damage done by the coronavirus crisis meant "every dollar" of new government spending would now be targeted at lifting employment.
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May

2020

Students protest cuts to Sydney University's arts and social science faculty

About 8 per cent of courses across the university's arts and social sciences faculty will be cut according to early estimates.
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May

2020

Woman jailed for five years after making child drink Dettol

The woman acted with "cruelty" after perceived misbehaviour by the child, a judge said.
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May

2020

One punch killer Loveridge sentenced to an extra month for prison fight

The man who killed Thomas Kelly in 2013 attacked the president of the Rebels Penrith chapter inside Silverwater Prison in 2018.
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May

2020

Lion attacks female keeper at Shoalhaven Zoo

The 35-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was bitten on the neck and head by a lion at Shoalhaven Zoo.
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May

2020

Legal action looms over water sharing plans

The NSW government is on the brink of signing off on plans that will set out how the rivers are managed for the next decade. But some say the plans deliver for a few at the expense of the many, and are willing to take drastic action.
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May

2020

Source of infection a mystery for 17 COVID cases among children in NSW

Health authorities have no idea how more than one in four children with locally acquired COVID-19 were infected with the virus.
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May

2020

'Progress will be lost': Funding cuts to hit Aboriginal child protection

The author of a damning report into NSW child protection has criticised the decision to reduce funding to the peak body for Aboriginal kids in out-of-home care.
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May

2020

Mascot Towers owners seek $15m from developer of neighbouring building

The state's consumer watchdog is also investigating the certification of the apartment building next to the cracked Mascot Towers.
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May

2020

Having a butcher's at sausage metrics

Harold and the Mexican cowboys take on Where the Hell Park.
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May

2020

COVID rules eased in NSW: 20 people at weddings, 50 at funerals

From Monday up to 20 people will be able to attend weddings and 50 people funerals and their places of worship in NSW as the Berejiklian government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions.
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May

2020

Strategy needed to attract top students as teacher shortage looms

With secure jobs likely to become more attractive in the economic downturn, education authorities are being urged to develop a plan to recruit top students.
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May

2020

Two dead after crash in Sydney's south

Two people in the same vehicle have been killed after a head-on collision in Menai, while the driver of the other car has been taken to hospital.
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May

2020

Pandemic empties roads but fatally entices speeding and drink driving

Centre for Road Safety chief executive Bernard Carlon, says there has been a "worrying increase in the percentage of fatalities where speeding had been a contributing factor" in March and April.
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