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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 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

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Sydney air quality poor due to fire smoke

Sydneysiders have been warned of "poor" air quality as smoke from planned hazard reduction burns blankets much of the city.
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Disgraced mayor Salim Mehajer walks from prison after 11 months

The controversial Sydney figure Salim Mehajer has walked out of a NSW prison where he was held for electoral fraud, but his legal woes are not over.
SBS - Published

Videos for Sydney

Anti-coal protester runs at Australian PM outside voting center [Video]Anti-coal protester runs at Australian PM outside voting center

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison voted in the country's general election on Saturday, and said he wanted to back the aspirations of Australians. When leaving the voting center, an anti-coal..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Former Australian leader dies on eve of general election [Video]Former Australian leader dies on eve of general election

Australian politicians scrambled to shore up undecided voters on Friday, the last day of an election campaign that's ended in mourning for one of the country's political giants, Bob Hawke. Ed Giles..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:25Published

Israel Folau sacked by Rugby Australia over social media post [Video]Israel Folau sacked by Rugby Australia over social media post

Rugby Australia terminates Israel Folau's contract following his controversial posting on social media

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

News Corp Appeals Ruling In Geoffrey Rush Defamation Suit [Video]News Corp Appeals Ruling In Geoffrey Rush Defamation Suit

On Monday, News Corp’s Australian arm appealed a judgment that awarded Geoffrey Rush $594,000 in defamation damages. News Corp published articles saying that Rush had behaved inappropriately toward a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Olympic chief has sympathy for Semenya, respects CAS decision [Video]Olympic chief has sympathy for Semenya, respects CAS decision

Olympic chief Thomas Bach said on Saturday he had sympathy for Caster Semenya but respected the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)'s decision that means the South African athlete will have to reduce..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

Israel Folau conduct hearing to continue Sunday [Video]Israel Folau conduct hearing to continue Sunday

Israel Folau's code of conduct hearing will continue for a second day with no decision expected before next week at the earliest, Rugby Australia said on Saturday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published

Punches thrown at event of controversial right-wing lawmaker [Video]Punches thrown at event of controversial right-wing lawmaker

A 19-year-old man is arrested after assaulting two journalists an event held by a controversial right-wing lawmaker. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

A homeless man and his pet rat have been reunited [Video]A homeless man and his pet rat have been reunited

Sydney police has reunited a homeless man and his pet rat. The beloved pet, Lucy, went missing on April 6 but they are now back together.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:13Published

Australia's wonder-mare Winx wins 33rd straight race in final appearance [Video]Australia's wonder-mare Winx wins 33rd straight race in final appearance

Australia's favourite racehorse ends her career in style at Sydney's Royal Randwick course.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

Geoffrey Rush Wins Case Against Australia’s Daily Telegraph [Video]Geoffrey Rush Wins Case Against Australia’s Daily Telegraph

In a decision issued Thursday, Geoffrey Rush prevailed in the defamation lawsuit against Sydney newspaper The Daily Telegraph that he filed in 2017. In a strongly-worded judgment published by The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Suit [Video]Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Suit

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush on Thursday won initial damages of A$850,000 ($609,000) after a court ruled that the Australian arm of News Corp defamed him by saying he behaved..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Wynn makes $7 billion buyout play for Australia's Crown Resorts [Video]Wynn makes $7 billion buyout play for Australia's Crown Resorts

Australian casino giant Crown Resorts says its received an indicative $7.1 billion takeover offer from Las Vegas's Wynn Resorts, sending Crown's shares soaring as investors bet on an even higher bid...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Watch: Rare Sumatran tiger cubs make debut at Sydney zoo [Video]Watch: Rare Sumatran tiger cubs make debut at Sydney zoo

The cubs are named Mawar, Tengah Malam and Pemanah – Rose, Midnight and Archer in Indonesian.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Sydney zoo introduces three Sumatran tiger cubs [Video]Sydney zoo introduces three Sumatran tiger cubs

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo has introduced three rare Tiger cubs to the public, zookeeper Louise Ginman says “everything is a game to them” and that the cubs are doing “really, really well”. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

 

Salim Mehajer walks from NSW prison

Controversial Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has walked out of a NSW prison where he was held for electoral fraud, but his legal woes are not over.
SBS - Published

Some contempt charges dropped in Pell case

A Melbourne editor and a Sydney radio shock jock have had contempt charges against them dropped over reporting of Cardinal George Pell's sex abuse convictions.
SBS - Published

PM, treasurer meet on economy ahead of RBA

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will meeting in Sydney to discuss the state of the economy and the government's planned tax cuts.
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'No Taser' at fatal Sydney police shooting

No police officer on scene had a Taser when an armed man was shot dead at one of Australia's busiest train stations, a Sydney inquest has been told.
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Taronga Zoo ready for Sydney VIVID festival

Taronga Zoo is shining a light on Aussie icons and endangered animals for this year's Vivid festival in Sydney. (Courtesy: Taronga Zoo)
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Phelps, Sharma on knife-edge in Wentworth

Liberal candidate Dave Sharma has edged ahead of incumbent independent Kerryn Phelps in the battle for the Sydney seat of Wentworth.
SBS - Published

Warringah win a climate message: Steggall

The Olympian who vanquished Tony Abbott, snatching the Sydney seat he held for 24 years, says his loss means "the handbrake" on climate change action is off.
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Liberals celebrate remarkable Coalition victory

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to address Liberal supporters in Sydney as Labor concedes defeat.
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Liberals go wild over come-from-behind win

Liberal faithful are arriving at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney for the party's election night party, with Scott Morrison due to address them later in the night.
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Liberals erupt at projection of upset win

Liberal faithful are arriving at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney for the party's election night party, with Scott Morrison due to address them later in the night.
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Wentworth too close to call: Dave Sharma

Dave Sharma believes Wentworth is too close to call, yet, but he's encouraged by the numbers coming through for key booths across Sydney's eastern suburbs.
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Liberal diehards toast election in Sydney

Liberal faithful are arriving at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney for the party's election night party, with Scott Morrison due to address them later in the night.
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Morrison home to vote in beloved Shire

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has returned to his beloved Sutherland Shire in Sydney after starting election day in northern Tasmania.
SBS - Published

'Clive Palmer volunteer' fined after allegedly exposing himself at polling place

A man in United Australia Party clothing has exposed himself at a Sydney polling place.
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Morrison swoops on Tassie on election day

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has started federal election day in northern Tasmania, visiting two polling booths in Launceston before flying home to Sydney.
SBS - Published

Sharma votes in bid to win back Wentworth

Liberal candidate Dave Sharma has voted at Paddington in a bid to reclaim the once blue-ribbon Sydney seat of Wentworth from independent Kerryn Phelps.
SBS - Published

Abbott supporter assaulted with corkscrew at polling booth

A man has attacked a Liberal volunteer with a corkscrew and torn down campaign material at a polling station in Tony Abbott's Sydney electorate of Warringah.
SBS - Published

Morrison visits Tassie before casting vote

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has started federal election day in northern Tasmania, visiting two polling booths in Launceston, before he flies home to Sydney.
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Tony Abbott admits nerves as he casts vote

Former prime minister Tony Abbott admitted to having butterflies in his stomach as he cast his vote in Sydney's northern beaches on Saturday morning.
SBS - Published

‘Cruel, ugly killer lurking in shadows’: Dementia victims speak out

Early onset dementia sufferers have pleaded for governing bodies and aged care facilities to provide more support for victims of the disease at the last day of public hearings in Sydney for the Royal..
The Age - Published

Hawke's gone but his legacy lives on

On the eve of a predicted Labor election win, the nation is mourning the party's most successful prime minister, Bob Hawke, who died at his Sydney home at 89.
SBS - Published

NSW woman, 72, dies after dog attack

A woman has died in hospital after her pet dog attacked her and her husband at their home southwest of Sydney, with the animal's fate still to be decided.
SBS - Published

Sydney dad intended to die with family, coroner finds

A father who killed his wife and two children by releasing carbon monoxide gas into their home as they slept intended to kill himself as well, a coroner said.
SBS - Published

Sydney man jailed until 2025 for drug-binge killing

A Sydney university dropout who took a cocktail of drugs with a friend in a Blue Mountains home before fatally stabbing him has been jailed until late 2025.
SBS - Published

Libs bank on anger subsiding in Wentworth

Independent Wentworth MP Kerryn Phelps believes the anger that fuelled her by-election win in October is still bubbling below the surface in the Sydney seat.
SBS - Published

'I gave my body to Afghanistan, I'll give my brain to Australia'

EXCLUSIVE: A group of Afghan war veterans who stayed behind after the Invictus Games in Sydney last year have told SBS of their joy at being granted permanent protection, and their plans to work.
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Reaction to former PM Bob Hawke's death

Reaction to the death of former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke, who died at his Sydney home on Thursday aged 89.
SBS - Published

Australia mourns former PM Bob Hawke

On the eve of a predicted Labor election win, the nation is mourning the party's most successful prime minister, Bob Hawke, who died at his Sydney home at 89.
SBS - Published

'I'm pulling her out': parents ditch NAPLAN as glitches continue

A Sydney mother has pulled her daughter out of NAPLAN exams after technical glitches disrupted students' exams, prompting education authorities across the country to hold meetings to fix the problems.
The Age - Published

Key trends at Fashion Week in Sydney

As Fashion Week in Sydney comes to a close, we take a look at the key trends - both on the runway and in the front row.
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Morrison steals It's Time theme from Labor

It's a herb that polarises diners, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared he's a coriander fan as he toured a farmers market in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Sydney man denies assaulting photographer after Fraser Anning conference

A Sydney man has pleaded not guilty to intimidating a reporter and assaulting a photographer after a Fraser Anning press conference in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Morrison at markets to swing Sydney voters

It's a herb that polarises diners, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has admitted he's a fan as he toured a farmers market in Sydney.
SBS - Published

PM Morrison admits to 'loving coriander'

It's a herb that polarises diners, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison has admitted he's a fan as he toured a farmers market in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Two Australians who gained access to Nauru share the horrors they faced

Photojournalist Mridula Amin and artist Lachie Hinton met refugees on the island in secret. Their work is set to go on display in Sydney this week.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison refusing to cement ministry

Scott Morrison has driven home his housing policies across two marginal Victorian electorates, before making an election pitch to Sydney's Chinese community.
SBS - Published

Maha Al-Shennag pleads not guilty over Sydney school deaths

Two children died after a Toyota SUV ploughed into a Sydney classroom in 2017.
SBS - Published

Wage increase won't threaten economy: ACTU

ACTU president Michele O'Neil will present the case for a six per cent increase to the minimum wage at a Fair Work Commission hearing in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Union boss to argue for minimum wage rise

ACTU president Michele O'Neil will present the case for a six per cent increase to the minimum wage at a Fair Work Commission hearing in Sydney.
SBS - Published

The tweak that could make high speed rail to Sydney a reality

The east coast route should go through the new airport at Badgerys Creek.
The Age - Published

Serial killer Ivan Milat taken to Sydney hospital

Serial killer Ivan Milat has been transferred to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick from Goulburn's supermax jail.
SBS - Published

'English only': Labor accuses Liberal volunteers of racist slurs in marginal Sydney seat

Labor's Reid candidate Sam Crosby told SBS News he has lodged a complaint over two alleged instances he witnessed of Liberal volunteers using racist language.
SBS - Published

Sydney tower approval 'shocking precedent'

It's all systems go for the $649 million redevelopment of Sydney's Cockle Bay Wharf despite critics saying it will overshadow the proposed Town Hall Square.
SBS - Published

'It's time': Sydney approves plan for 24-hour city

The City of Sydney has unanimously passed a late-night trading plan which will allow for changes such as 24-hour trading in the city centre.
SBS - Published

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