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Anti-terror bollards in Sydney dressed up for the festive season - NEWS.com.au

GIANT Christmas presents — placed in the middle of Sydney’s CBD — have appeared as part of a federal anti-terror initiative.

After horrific vehicle ramming attacks around the world, including Barcelona, Nice, London and Melbourne, Transport for NSW says the bollards have been placed in crowded places to keep pedestrians safe. However, a spokesman added that they were only a temporary measure.

They appeared as part of a massive transformation of the CBD’s bustling George St as part of the city’s light rail development — opening the thoroughfare up to pedestrians for the first time in more than two years.

Dressed up to fit in with the Christmas theme, some Sydneysiders were pleasantly surprised by the security tactic.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new national security strategy following the terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day in July last year — in which a truck...


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Hugh Garth, first to be charged under 'one-punch' laws, jailed for at least eight years - The Sydney Morning Herald

  The first person charged under the state's controversial "one-punch" laws for fatal alcohol or drug-fuelled assaults has been jailed for a maximum of 10 years, including a mandatory minimum of eight years, for the death of Sydney nurse Raynor Manalad.

Hugh Bacalla Garth, then 21, delivered a single, savage blow to the head of the 21-year-old nursing graduate outside a birthday party at Rooty Hill in western Sydney on May 2, 2014.

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Hugh Garth, first to be charged under 'one-punch' laws, jailed for at least eight years - The Sydney Morning Herald

  The first person charged under the state's controversial "one-punch" laws for fatal alcohol or drug-fuelled assaults has been jailed for a maximum of 10 years, including a mandatory minimum of eight years, for the death of Sydney nurse Raynor Manalad.

Hugh Bacalla Garth, then 21, delivered a single, savage blow to the head of the 21-year-old nursing graduate outside a birthday party at Rooty Hill in western Sydney on May 2, 2014.

Man who bulldozed friends house gets 15 years

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Sydney law student one of 10 women in NSW history to become Rhodes Scholar - The Sydney Morning Herald

She won her university's graduate Medal in Law, has competed in moot courts around the world, speaks fluent French, and spends her weekends rock climbing.

Now, University of Technology Sydney law/arts graduate Ashleigh Barnes is one of only 10 women in NSW history to be named a Rhodes Scholar since the program opened to women in 1987.

Rhodes Scholar Ashleigh Barnes is an avid rock climber at 9 degrees rock climbing gym. Rhodes Scholar Ashleigh Barnes is an avid rock climber at 9 degrees rock climbing gym. Photo: Cole Bennetts

She joins eight other young Australians, including three women, set to travel to Oxford University to undertake two years of study on one of the best-known and oldest postgraduate scholarships in the world. 

Ms Barnes, who works for Justice Robert  McDougall of the NSW Supreme Court, said she was "absolutely elated and in total shock" upon finding out she received the scholarship last week.

"The Rhodes Scholarship is such an incredible platform...


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Anti-terror bollards in Sydney dressed up for the festive season - NEWS.com.au

GIANT Christmas presents — placed in the middle of Sydney’s CBD — have appeared as part of a federal anti-terror initiative.

After horrific vehicle ramming attacks around the world, including Barcelona, Nice, London and Melbourne, Transport for NSW says the bollards have been placed in crowded places to keep pedestrians safe. However, a spokesman added that they were only a temporary measure.

They appeared as part of a massive transformation of the CBD’s bustling George St as part of the city’s light rail development — opening the thoroughfare up to pedestrians for the first time in more than two years.

Dressed up to fit in with the Christmas theme, some Sydneysiders were pleasantly surprised by the security tactic.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new national security strategy following the terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day in July last year — in which a truck...


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Anti-terror bollards in Sydney dressed up for the festive season - NEWS.com.au

GIANT Christmas presents — placed in the middle of Sydney’s CBD — have appeared as part of a federal anti-terror initiative.

After horrific vehicle ramming attacks around the world, including Barcelona, Nice, London and Melbourne, Transport for NSW says the bollards have been placed in crowded places to keep pedestrians safe. However, a spokesman added that they were only a temporary measure.

They appeared as part of a massive transformation of the CBD’s bustling George St as part of the city’s light rail development — opening the thoroughfare up to pedestrians for the first time in more than two years.

Dressed up to fit in with the Christmas theme, some Sydneysiders were pleasantly surprised by the security tactic.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new national security strategy following the terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day in July last year — in which a truck...


Read full article on News GN NSW Sydney


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Sydney law student one of 10 women in NSW history to become Rhodes Scholar - The Sydney Morning Herald

She won her university's graduate Medal in Law, has competed in moot courts around the world, speaks fluent French, and spends her weekends rock climbing.

Now, University of Technology Sydney law/arts graduate Ashleigh Barnes is one of only 10 women in NSW history to be named a Rhodes Scholar since the program opened to women in 1987.

Rhodes Scholar Ashleigh Barnes is an avid rock climber at 9 degrees rock climbing gym. Rhodes Scholar Ashleigh Barnes is an avid rock climber at 9 degrees rock climbing gym. Photo: Cole Bennetts

She joins eight other young Australians, including three women, set to travel to Oxford University to undertake two years of study on one of the best-known and oldest postgraduate scholarships in the world. 

Ms Barnes, who works for Justice Robert  McDougall of the NSW Supreme Court, said she was "absolutely elated and in total shock" upon finding out she received the scholarship last week.

"The Rhodes Scholarship is such an incredible platform...


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Sydney law student one of 10 women in NSW history to become Rhodes Scholar - The Sydney Morning Herald

She won her university's graduate Medal in Law, has competed in moot courts around the world, speaks fluent French, and spends her weekends rock climbing.

Now, University of Technology Sydney law/arts graduate Ashleigh Barnes is one of only 10 women in NSW history to be named a Rhodes Scholar since the program opened to women in 1987.

Rhodes Scholar Ashleigh Barnes is an avid rock climber at 9 degrees rock climbing gym. Rhodes Scholar Ashleigh Barnes is an avid rock climber at 9 degrees rock climbing gym. Photo: Cole Bennetts

She joins eight other young Australians, including three women, set to travel to Oxford University to undertake two years of study on one of the best-known and oldest postgraduate scholarships in the world. 

Ms Barnes, who works for Justice Robert  McDougall of the NSW Supreme Court, said she was "absolutely elated and in total shock" upon finding out she received the scholarship last week.

"The Rhodes Scholarship is such an incredible platform...


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NSW must build stadiums or be left at the mercy of football codes - The Sydney Morning Herald

In the 17 years since the Sydney Olympics, every Australian capital city with major sports content, except Sydney, has rebuilt old stadiums or constructed new ones.

Allianz Stadium, on the edge of Sydney's CBD, will no longer be guaranteed safe after 2018, while ANZ Stadium at Homebush in the city's west has been a compromised facility since it was built for the 2000 Games.

New digs: An artist's impression of what the new Allianz Stadium will look like. The stadium is built entirely on SCG ... New digs: An artist's impression of what the new Allianz Stadium will look like. The stadium is built entirely on SCG Trust lands. Photo: Supplied

Should the NSW government cancel its plan to spend $2 billion rebuilding both stadiums, Sydney will be left with three facilities suitable for AFL (SCG, ANZ and the Giants' boutique stadium at Homebush) and two rectangular stadiums for rugby league, rugby union and soccer (an unsafe Allianz and a 30,000-seater at Parramatta).

This will leave Sydney in last place in the...


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NSW must build stadiums or be left at the mercy of football codes - The Sydney Morning Herald

In the 17 years since the Sydney Olympics, every Australian capital city with major sports content, except Sydney, has rebuilt old stadiums or constructed new ones.

Allianz Stadium, on the edge of Sydney's CBD, will no longer be guaranteed safe after 2018, while ANZ Stadium at Homebush in the city's west has been a compromised facility since it was built for the 2000 Games.

New digs: An artist's impression of what the new Allianz Stadium will look like. The stadium is built entirely on SCG ... New digs: An artist's impression of what the new Allianz Stadium will look like. The stadium is built entirely on SCG Trust lands. Photo: Supplied

Should the NSW government cancel its plan to spend $2 billion rebuilding both stadiums, Sydney will be left with three facilities suitable for AFL (SCG, ANZ and the Giants' boutique stadium at Homebush) and two rectangular stadiums for rugby league, rugby union and soccer (an unsafe Allianz and a 30,000-seater at Parramatta).

This will leave Sydney in last place in the...


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Housing affordability improves in New South Wales - YourMortgage.com.au

By Gerv Tacadena

The improvement in New South Wales' housing affordability was brought about by the decline in the proportion of income required to meet loan repayments.

The New South Wales property market welcomed a slew of first-time homebuyers during the September quarter, thanks to an improvement in the region's housing affordability.

According to the latest report from the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), the improvement in New South Wales' housing affordability was brought about by the 36.1% decline in the proportion of income required to meet loan repayments.

The report also noted that the number of loans to first-time home buyers in the state increased to 6,775, an increase of over 57% over the quarter and almost 71% higher than last year.

Also Read: ACT's property market records stellar November turnout 

Nearly a quarter of the overall number of first home buyers who purchased during the September quarter were from New South Wales, and first home buyers make up 19.0% of the state’s owner-occupier...


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Housing affordability improves in New South Wales - YourMortgage.com.au

By Gerv Tacadena

The improvement in New South Wales' housing affordability was brought about by the decline in the proportion of income required to meet loan repayments.

The New South Wales property market welcomed a slew of first-time homebuyers during the September quarter, thanks to an improvement in the region's housing affordability.

According to the latest report from the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), the improvement in New South Wales' housing affordability was brought about by the 36.1% decline in the proportion of income required to meet loan repayments.

The report also noted that the number of loans to first-time home buyers in the state increased to 6,775, an increase of over 57% over the quarter and almost 71% higher than last year.

Also Read: ACT's property market records stellar November turnout 

Nearly a quarter of the overall number of first home buyers who purchased during the September quarter were from New South Wales, and first home buyers make up 19.0% of the state’s owner-occupier...


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Police searching for boy swept out to sea 'fear for the worst' - 9news.com.au

A large-scale search operation for a young boy feared drowned after being swept out to sea off the New South Wales mid-north coast will resume this morning.

"We are hoping for the best and fearing for the worst," a NSW Police spokesperson told 9news.com.au this morning.

The 11-year-old was wading in shallow waters with his family at Lighthouse Beach, in Port Macquarie, when he and his 17-year-old brother were caught in a rip.

The boy was swiming with his family at Lighthouse Beach when he and his brother were caught in a rip. (9NEWS)The boy was swiming with his family at Lighthouse Beach when he and his brother were caught in a rip. (9NEWS)Emergency crews are continuing a search for the 11-year-old who has not been seen since he was swept into the hazardous waters. (9NEWS)Emergency crews are continuing a search for the 11-year-old who has not been seen since he was swept into the hazardous waters. (9NEWS)

The 17-year-old made it safely back to shore, and was treated by paramedics, but his younger brother has not been seen since.

“At this stage, a search continues,” NSW Ambulance spokesman Joshua Smyth said.

“We are...


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Police searching for boy swept out to sea 'fear for the worst' - 9news.com.au

A large-scale search operation for a young boy feared drowned after being swept out to sea off the New South Wales mid-north coast will resume this morning.

"We are hoping for the best and fearing for the worst," a NSW Police spokesperson told 9news.com.au this morning.

The 11-year-old was wading in shallow waters with his family at Lighthouse Beach, in Port Macquarie, when he and his 17-year-old brother were caught in a rip.

The boy was swiming with his family at Lighthouse Beach when he and his brother were caught in a rip. (9NEWS)The boy was swiming with his family at Lighthouse Beach when he and his brother were caught in a rip. (9NEWS)Emergency crews are continuing a search for the 11-year-old who has not been seen since he was swept into the hazardous waters. (9NEWS)Emergency crews are continuing a search for the 11-year-old who has not been seen since he was swept into the hazardous waters. (9NEWS)

The 17-year-old made it safely back to shore, and was treated by paramedics, but his younger brother has not been seen since.

“At this stage, a search continues,” NSW Ambulance spokesman Joshua Smyth said.

“We are...


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Priced out of Sydney? Here's where you can buy for under $500k - NEWS.com.au

DESPITE the Sydney housing boom seemingly being over, it is near impossible to find a house for under $500,000.

While this may be the case, there are still a few secret spots across New South Wales and even in Sydney where you can snap up a house for under that magic mark.

A tree change or a sea change are a buyers best bet when it comes to spending under $500,000, with some of New South Wales’ most picturesque lifestyle spots like Wollongong and the Central Coast still in reach.

Agent James Ianni from Bevans in Wollongong said affordable property in these places was attracting both first home buyers and retirees.

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“There are a lot of buyers coming from out of the area wanting to live in a lifestyle hotspot,” he said.

Daniela Spinelli recently purchased a one-bedroom apartment for $495,000 in Wollongong.

While she would have liked to...


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Priced out of Sydney? Here's where you can buy for under $500k - NEWS.com.au

DESPITE the Sydney housing boom seemingly being over, it is near impossible to find a house for under $500,000.

While this may be the case, there are still a few secret spots across New South Wales and even in Sydney where you can snap up a house for under that magic mark.

A tree change or a sea change are a buyers best bet when it comes to spending under $500,000, with some of New South Wales’ most picturesque lifestyle spots like Wollongong and the Central Coast still in reach.

Agent James Ianni from Bevans in Wollongong said affordable property in these places was attracting both first home buyers and retirees.

SIGN UP FOR THE NSW REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER HERE

“There are a lot of buyers coming from out of the area wanting to live in a lifestyle hotspot,” he said.

Daniela Spinelli recently purchased a one-bedroom apartment for $495,000 in Wollongong.

While she would have liked to...


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Australia's New South Wales inks major solar power deal - Xinhua

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SYDNEY, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Australia's New South Wales (NSW) government inked a deal with a local company to build a major solar power hub in the state's central west region, media release quoted the state government as saying on Friday.

The deal, touted as the first large-scale renewable energy procurement of its kind in the state, was signed with renewable energy company Neoen Australia, and is expected to help generate electricity for about 10,000 households a year.

The project, which includes a 24-megawatt solar hub in the Dubbo area, is one of the five in the state to secure a share of 34.9 million Australian dollars from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency's large-scale solar funding last year. The latest contract is set to begin in July 2019 and expires in December 2030.

"This lays the foundation for more renewable energy procurement, which will deliver...


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Australia's New South Wales inks major solar power deal - Xinhua

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SYDNEY, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Australia's New South Wales (NSW) government inked a deal with a local company to build a major solar power hub in the state's central west region, media release quoted the state government as saying on Friday.

The deal, touted as the first large-scale renewable energy procurement of its kind in the state, was signed with renewable energy company Neoen Australia, and is expected to help generate electricity for about 10,000 households a year.

The project, which includes a 24-megawatt solar hub in the Dubbo area, is one of the five in the state to secure a share of 34.9 million Australian dollars from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency's large-scale solar funding last year. The latest contract is set to begin in July 2019 and expires in December 2030.

"This lays the foundation for more renewable energy procurement, which will deliver...


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One-punch killer Hugh Garth jailed for 10 years over death of Ray Manalad at Rooty Hill party - ABC Local

Teresita Manalad spoke outside court after Hugh Garth was sentenced over her son's death.

The first man convicted under New South Wales' one-punch laws has been jailed for more than 10 years for fatally punching Raynor Manalad outside a party at Rooty Hill in Sydney's west.

A jury found Hugh Garth guilty of unlawful assault causing death in May this year and the prison sentence was back dated to August 2014.

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Mr Manalad died in Westmead Hospital the day after the party, sustaining extensive bleeding on the brain.

During sentencing Judge Antony Townsden said alcohol-fuelled violence was all too common.

"Over recent years, the incidence of such offences, particularly when associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol, have been all too frequent," he said.

"Such offences are cause for grave...


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One-punch killer Hugh Garth jailed for 10 years over death of Ray Manalad at Rooty Hill party - ABC Local

Teresita Manalad spoke outside court after Hugh Garth was sentenced over her son's death.

The first man convicted under New South Wales' one-punch laws has been jailed for more than 10 years for fatally punching Raynor Manalad outside a party at Rooty Hill in Sydney's west.

A jury found Hugh Garth guilty of unlawful assault causing death in May this year and the prison sentence was back dated to August 2014.

A man looks at the camera.

Mr Manalad died in Westmead Hospital the day after the party, sustaining extensive bleeding on the brain.

During sentencing Judge Antony Townsden said alcohol-fuelled violence was all too common.

"Over recent years, the incidence of such offences, particularly when associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol, have been all too frequent," he said.

"Such offences are cause for grave...


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