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Sydney: City in New South Wales, Australia
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,131,326, and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

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PM, Turnbull in Syd but Shorten a no-show

Scott Morrison was on the hustings in Sydney on Saturday for the NSW election but the prime minister wasn't rubbing shoulders with Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
SBS - Published

Malcolm Turnbull campaigns for Liberals

Former PM Malcolm Turnbull has joined Liberal Coogee MP Bruce Notley-Smith at a Sydney polling booth, endorsing him and the Berejiklian government.
SBS - Published

Videos for Sydney

Parkland Shooting Survivor Has Died By Suicide [Video]Parkland Shooting Survivor Has Died By Suicide

Sydney Aiello, a survivor of last year's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has died by suicide. The 19-year-old's family said she struggled with survivors guilt and had been..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

World’s Oldest Frozen Semen [Video]World’s Oldest Frozen Semen

According to Gizmodo.com, "Fifty-year-old frozen semen from a ram, believed to be the oldest in the world, is still achieving high fertility rates, according to researchers. The semen, stored in a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Thousands of students join global climate strike [Video]Thousands of students join global climate strike

From Sydney to London, thousands of school students walked out of classes on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

New Zealand Shooting Suspect Is Australian [Video]New Zealand Shooting Suspect Is Australian

Tennis - Australian Open - Fourth Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SYDNEY (Reuters) - One of four people detained in New Zealand after mass..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

One NZ shooting suspect is Australian, says PM Morrison [Video]One NZ shooting suspect is Australian, says PM Morrison

One of four people detained in New Zealand after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch is Australian, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Australia Latest To Suspend Boeing 737 MAX [Video]Australia Latest To Suspend Boeing 737 MAX

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s civil aviation safety authority suspended Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from Australia, following fatal crashes involving the U.S. planemaker’s latest..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

92-year-old Olympics superfan gears up for Tokyo 2020 [Video]92-year-old Olympics superfan gears up for Tokyo 2020

500 days before the start of the Olympic Games in Japan, 92-year-old superfan Naotoshi Yamada looks to complete his Olympic circle in 2020. He first experienced the Summer Games when Tokyo last hosted..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

The 'strawklers' scouring Australian waters for plastic [Video]The 'strawklers' scouring Australian waters for plastic

Operation Straw was founded by Sydney resident Harriet Spark at the end of 2017, with the aim of lessening the amount of plastic in the world's oceans. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

'Strawklers' collect plastic waste from Sydney's harbor [Video]'Strawklers' collect plastic waste from Sydney's harbor

Volunteers at Operation Straw snorkle in Australian waters to collect plastic waste including straws, bags and discarded fishing lines.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Mardi Gras, Australian style [Video]Mardi Gras, Australian style

More than 300,000 revellers on Saturday descended onto Sydney's iconic Oxford Street for the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

17 Australian residents believed detained in China's Uighur crackdown [Video]17 Australian residents believed detained in China's Uighur crackdown

Seventeen Australian residents are believed to have been detained in China, sources have told Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:39Published

Human rights Groups and the Australian Soccer Community Urge Thailand to Free Bahraini Refugee [Video]Human rights Groups and the Australian Soccer Community Urge Thailand to Free Bahraini Refugee

Scores of demonstrators rallied in Sydney and Melbourne on Friday to demand that Thailand release a detained Bahraini football player who has refugee status in Australia.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Largest mosque in Australia dedicates its Friday prayers to Christchurch victims

More than 1000 worshippers descended on Lakemba mosque in Sydney's west to remember those lost, while school students across the country also paid tribute.
SBS - Published

'In complete shock': Sydney man contracts HIV despite taking PrEP drug

Steven Spencer tested positive in December, despite diligently using PrEP "on demand" before and after sexual encounters in line with the advice of doctors.
The Age - Published

Scrap unfair child abuse deals: John Ellis

Sydney lawyer John Ellis is calling on the NSW coalition and Labor party to promise to grant child abuse survivors better access to justice.
SBS - Published

Daley sorry if Asia comment caused offence

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley says his comment linking Asian immigration and young children fleeing Sydney could have been phrased better.
SBS - Published

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley apologises for foreign workers comment

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has been captured on video claiming young people were leaving Sydney and being replaced by foreigners who were "moving in and taking their jobs".
SBS - Published

NSW Labor leader caught on camera claiming foreigners taking young people's jobs

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has been captured on video claiming young people were leaving Sydney and being replaced by foreigners who were "moving in and taking their jobs".
SBS - Published

NSW brothers on trial over 'meat grinder' plane bomb plot

Two Sydney brothers have gone on trial over an alleged plan to bomb an airliner and launch a lethal poisonous gas attack.
SBS - Published

Convicted baby killer Kathleen Folbigg to testify at inquiry

Jailed four-time baby killer Kathleen Megan Folbigg will testify about her own diary entries at a Sydney inquiry into her convictions.
SBS - Published

Man tasered after wielding knife at Sydney police station

A man allegedly wielding a knife at police officers in Sydney's west has been tasered and arrested.
SBS - Published

'Nothing will divide us': Faith leaders, politicians unite against hatred after NZ attack

Australia's political leaders have joined faith leaders at an interfaith church service in Sydney to speak out against hatred after the Christchurch terror attack.
SBS - Published

Sydney surfers show support for Christchurch terror victims

Surfers competing in a professional event in Sydney held an emotional tribute following the deaths of at least 50 people in a mosque attack in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
SBS - Published

Australia Street: How the nation feels about the country, politics and immigration

Australia Street is an SBS News digital video series filmed in the diverse, marginal Sydney seat of Banks in the run-up to the 2019 federal election. It is also an opportunity for you to have your say..
SBS - Published

Australian faith leaders, politicians show solidarity after NZ terror attack

Australia's political leaders have joined faith leaders at church services in Sydney to show solidarity with New Zealand following the Christchurch terror attacks.
SBS - Published

Sydney man critical after robbery stabbing

A 29-year-old man is in critical condition after he was stabbed in the back and stomach during a robbery and altercation in Sydney's west.
SBS - Published

Sydney girl, 14, making history as cricket's youngest international player

Elsa Hunter plays for the Malaysian national women’s side and is the youngest person ever to play professional international cricket.
SBS - Published

PM attends service for NZ mosque victims

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his family have gathered with the Coptic community in southern Sydney to pray, following the massacre in Christchurch.
SBS - Published

Australia's political and religious leaders unite against extremism after Christchurch attack

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed "peace and love" will triumph against the hate that motivated the Christchurch terror attacks as police have increased their presence at mosques across Australia..
SBS - Published

PM at interfaith prayer gathering for NZ

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has gathered with the Arabic community in southern Sydney to pray for the victim's of the Christchurch massacre.
SBS - Published

Nothing between NSW stadium and bulldozers

There's nothing preventing demolition of Sydney's Allianz Stadium after a legal push by opponents was defeated on appeal.
SBS - Published

On display: the 'vibrant, kinetic energy' of Australian beaches

In a new exhibition, a photographer captures the beach culture - the public square of Australian life - of Sydney's eastern suburbs.
The Age - Published

'Don't want the earth to get hurt': 150,000 students strike

Harley Hickey travelled for 10 hours from Walgett to join an estimated 20,000 students who skipped school on Friday to gather at Sydney's Town Hall and call for political action on climate change, as..
The Age - Published

Sydney students: Listen to us on climate

Thousands of students have skipped school to attend a Strike 4 Climate Action rally at Sydney's Town Hall Square.
SBS - Published

Students skip school for Sydney rally

Thousands of students have skipped school to attend a Strike 4 Climate Action rally at Sydney's Town Hall Square.
SBS - Published

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