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New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In December 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

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'Humiliating and harmful process': Dramatic increase in NSW police strip searches

University of NSW researchers say the number of strip searches in the state jumped to 5483 in the 12 months to mid-2018 compared with 277 at the end of 2006.
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Increase in NSW police strip searches

University of NSW researchers say the number of strip searches in the state jumped to 5483 in the 12 months to mid-2018 compared with 277 at the end of 2006.
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Videos for New South Wales

Terror probe into Sydney stabbings to resume: police [Video]Terror probe into Sydney stabbings to resume: police

New South Wales police on Wednesday (August 14) said they are continuing to investigate potential terror links of a man who went on a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney on Tuesday (August 13), killing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Four Britons arrested after £50 million drug seizure in Australia [Video]Four Britons arrested after £50 million drug seizure in Australia

Four British men have been arrested in Australia and New Zealand following a drugs operation targeting a UK organised crime syndicate. Queensland Police said they had seized 766kg of MDMA powder in one..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

Seven koala joeys debut at Australian Reptile Park [Video]Seven koala joeys debut at Australian Reptile Park

Seven koala joeys have been born at the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. Keepers at the park have dubbed the new arrivals as the 'lucky seven'.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

Australian boy falls between train and platform [Video]Australian boy falls between train and platform

The moment a boy falls into the gap between train and platform is shown on video shot earlier in 2019 but released by Sydney Trains on Tuesday. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:32Published

 

'Trust the process': Gladys Berejiklian defends delay on abortion bill

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she's "completely comfortable" with the delay of a bill decriminalising abortion amid growing intra-coalition discord.
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NSW premier defends delay on abortion bill

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she's "completely comfortable" with the delay of a bill decriminalising abortion amid growing intra-coalition discord.
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Anger as NSW premier delays abortion bill vote for several weeks

Abortion rights advocates have slammed the decision to postpone the vote, describing it as a 'perverse and ridiculous waste of time'.
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'Toughest in the nation' farm trespass bill introduced to NSW parliament

NSW farm trespassers could face up to three years in jail under a bill set to be introduced in state parliament.
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NSW Nationals introduce farm trespass bill

NSW farm trespassers could face up to three years in jail under a bill set to be introduced in state parliament.
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NSW abortion decriminalisation bill heads to the upper house

MPs are preparing for a long week in NSW parliament as the upper house debates a bill decriminalising abortion, which passed the lower house by 59 votes to 31.
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Abortion debate moves to NSW upper house

MPs are preparing for a long week in NSW parliament as the upper house debates a bill decriminalising abortion, which passed the lower house by 59 votes to 31.
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'Boy seen in car' the day of William Tyrrell’s abduction: Inquest

A boy in a Spider-Man suit was seen in the back of a car going through the NSW town of Kendall the day William Tyrrell went missing, an inquest has been told.
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Desperate search for missing Victorian swimmer turns out to be a hoax

The three-day search for a Victorian swimmer who was reported missing off the NSW south coast on Wednesday has turned out to be a hoax, according to police.
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Gundagai throws party for returning Dog on the Tuckerbox

One of country New South Wales' most iconic statues is returning with a bang after it was vandalised last month.
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'Party to a crime': AMA says NSW abortion clause is a threat to doctors

AMA NSW says introducing an amendment to the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill banning sex-selection abortions could make doctors "party to a crime".
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Victorian swimmer missing in NSW waters

Emergency serves were called when the 42-year-old man's belongings were found on a New South Wales beach on Wednesday after he was seen going for a run and a swim.
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MPs receive death threats after voting against NSW abortion bill

Two Liberal Party MPs have received deaths threats during NSW's increasingly heated abortion bill debate.
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NSW open to ban on sex selection abortions

The New South Wales Premier has responded to concerns legalisation of abortion in the state could lead to people having terminations motivated by gender selection.
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Parents could abort to play games: rabbi

A rabbi has linked a bill to legalise abortions in NSW to the death of a South Korean baby who was reportedly left alone while her father played video games.
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HSC calculator changes will disadvantage NSW students, teachers say

A decision to ban two popular calculators from being used in the HSC will put NSW students at a disadvantage, teachers say.
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Why some NSW schools are losing enrolments in a student boom

While many NSW public schools have exceeded their total capacities, others are bucking the trend and battling a drain in student numbers.
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Parts of the William Tyrrell inquest to be held behind closed doors

Some witnesses will give evidence behind closed doors at the inquest into William Tyrrell's disappearance, a NSW coroner has ruled.
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Court closed for some Tyrrell witnesses

Some witnesses will give evidence behind closed doors at the inquest into William Tyrrell's disappearance, a NSW coroner has ruled.
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'We need much more time': NSW elders say Warragamba Dam report has been rushed

Traditional owners are calling on the NSW government to give them more time to assess a report into the impact of raising the wall of Warragamba Dam.
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An ancient, little-known language brought to life by choir

When 700 children from NSW sang about cockatoos on Monday at the Opera House, they did so in a threatened Indigenous language from remote Cape York, QLD.
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Man and daughter, 10, missing in deep snow near Thredbo found 'safe and well'

A man and his 10-year-old daughter have been located by friends and are being attended to by emergency services after they became lost in deep snow near an NSW ski resort.
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No time to review dam report: NSW elders

Traditional owners are calling on the NSW government to give them more time to assess a report into the impact of raising the wall of Warragamba Dam.
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Man dies in Thredbo skiing accident as wild weather batters Australia’s south-east

A severe weather warning for Sydney has been cancelled but eastern NSW will continue to be battered by vigorous winds and hazardous surf over the weekend.
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Wild weather: Australia’s south-eastern states to shiver throughout weekend

A severe weather warning for Sydney has been cancelled but eastern NSW will continue to be battered by vigorous winds and hazardous surf over the weekend.
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The history of criminal abortions in NSW

Since 1994, 12 people have been prosecuted under the Crimes Act 1900 for abortion offences with four being found guilty, BOCSAR figures show.
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Weather warnings in place across south-eastern Australian states

A severe weather warning for Sydney has been cancelled but eastern NSW will continue to be battered by vigorous winds and hazardous surf over the weekend.
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Twelve people prosecuted for NSW abortions

Since 1994, 12 people have been prosecuted under the Crimes Act 1900 for abortion offences with four being found guilty, BOCSAR figures show.
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Woman killed, pier destroyed and roof torn off in wild weather

Damaging winds and heavy rain has lashed parts of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales, leaving one woman dead and a trail of damage.
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Abortion bill amendment won't improve care for multicultural communities: Doctors

A NSW MP claimed an informed consent amendment was needed to ensure vulnerable migrant women were not subjected to unwanted abortions.
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NSW abortion bill 'death on demand' Tony Abbott tells CPAC’s conservative faithful

Some of Australia's best-known conservatives are gathering at a major conference in Sydney.
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MPs cheer, applaud as bill to decriminalise abortion passes NSW lower house

NSW MPs erupted into cheers after a bill to decriminalise abortion passed the lower house but religious groups have already come out against the bill.
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New South Wales MPs cheer as abortion bill passes lower house

NSW MPs erupted into cheers after a bill to decriminalise abortion passed the lower house but religious groups have already come out against the bill.
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Gambling watchdog to probe Packer's Crown sale

The NSW gaming regulator has launched a public inquiry into James Packer's sale of Crown Resorts shares to a Macau-based entertainment company.
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First stage of NSW abortion debate draws to a close

NSW MPs are considering amendments to a bill which would decriminalise abortion in the state following a passionate two-day debate in parliament.
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Why is abortion is back on the agenda?

A proposed bill to remove abortion from NSW’s Crimes Act has sparked emotional debate. But what would it actually mean if it passes?
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Watch: NSW Parliament to vote on abortion de-criminalisation bill

NSW MPs are set to vote on amendments to a 119-year-old bill decriminalising abortion following two days of debate.
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Conservative Christian plot to take 'control' of NSW Liberal Party

A religious freedom group is working to recruit 5000 Christian conservatives to the NSW Liberal Party.
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William Tyrrell taken by 'sneaky, complex' person, inquest hears

No forensic evidence or eyewitnesses makes the search for three-year-old William Tyrrell among the toughest in the world to solve, a NSW inquest has been told.
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NSW MPs continue to debate historic abortion bill

NSW MPs will continue to debate a bill decriminalising abortion, with the state's health minister urging his colleagues to support the draft legislation.
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Pro-choice, pro-life protesters face off as MPs debate abortion bill

A bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW will go to the lower house on Tuesday and has generated passionate debate from both sides.
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Pro-choice, pro-life protesters block Sydney street ahead of crucial abortion debate

A bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW will go to the lower house on Tuesday and has generated passionate debate from both sides.
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Women who have had abortions declare #ArrestUs ahead of NSW parliament debate

A private member's bill to be debated in the NSW parliament would allow for terminations up to 22 weeks and later if two doctors consider it appropriate. It has now prompted a social media reaction.
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