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Our Solar System "Is in a Unique Part in the Universe -- Just Right for Life"

Our solar system is in a unique area of the universe that's conducive to life, says John Webb and his colleagues at the University of New South Wales, who have carried out intensive study that threatens to turn the world...

What About The Money We Lose While You’re Fixing Our Home? Sydney Opera House’s Resident Companies Ask Government

“Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet have lashed out at the [New South Wales state] government for failing to provide any compensation for the arts companies being shut out of the Sydney Opera House while it undergoes renovations in 2017.”

Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibits Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's final masterpiece for the first time

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi?s One hundred aspects of the moon (1885-92) is the final masterpiece produced by one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e printmaking. Acquired by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2012 through the Yasuko Myer...Show More Summary

The Value of a Hug

5 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

This is Doodlebug, a young eastern grey kangaroo taken in by Gillian Abbott, who cares for orphaned wildlife at her home in New South Wales. She’s raised joeys and wallabies for seven years, and has successfully released 35 of them into the wild. Show More Summary

Deals this week: Transport for NSW, CAF Mexico, and Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has awarded a new construction and maintenance contract to RailConnect New South Wales (NSW), a joint venture (JV) of Hyundai Rotem, Mitsubishi Electric Australia, and UGL Rail.

RailConnect JV wins $1.7bn contract to build and maintain 500 new carriages

The RailConnect New South Wales (NSW) joint venture (JV) has secured a A$2.3bn ($1.7bn) contract with Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to build and maintain more than 500 new carriages.

Laser Sequencer uses Arduino to Enable Super-Microscope!

[Philip Nicovich] has been building laser sequencers over at the University of New South Wales. His platform is used to sequence laser excitation on his fluorescence microscopy systems. In [Philip]’s case, these systems are used forShow More Summary

First tracks laid for Sydney's $1.6bn light-rail project

The government of New South Wales has announced the first tracks have been laid on the Sydney's A$2.1bn ($1.6bn) light rail-extension project.

Sydney Opera House To Get $156 Million Upgrade (Is That Enough To Fix The Acoustics?)

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The bulk of the spending in the four-year, A$202 million project, funded by the New South Wales state government, will be for a renovation to fix the notoriously bad sound in the opera house’s concert hall.

Lead in Australia’s drinking water is leaching from brass taps

Tap water in samples from across New South Wales can contain unsafe lead levels, probably down to brass tap fittings

TfNSW selects Downer to manage Newcastle light rail project

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in Australia has selected engineering company Downer EDI to operate as managing contractor for the Newcastle light rail project in New South Wales (NSW).

Ausgrid decision will hurt Australia-China relations

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison has blocked both Chinese companies bidding for a 50.4% share of the lease to operate New South Wales electricity distributor, Ausgrid. Morrison said the decision was taken on national security grounds. Somewhat...Show More Summary

Australia won’t break the bank on renewing Sydney Opera House

The New South Wales Government has announced plans to upgrade the iconic building, 43 years after its opening, with a view to improving the appalling acoustics of its concert hall and opera auditorium. But the amount allocated – A$200 million, or US$154 million – looks far too small, given that it will also be spent on […]

So is the Turnbull Government racist, too?

Last year: A union campaign against Chinese investment in New South Wales’ electricity assets is racist and puts trade relationships…

How did Salmonella Hvittingfoss get on Aussie rockmelons?

In the week since the New South Wales Food Authority connected “a spike in Salmonella Hvittingfoss cases” to Red Dirt Melons in Australia’s Northern Territories, there’s been precious little reported about how the rockmelons were actually contaminated. Show More Summary

O'Keefe fined over hotel incident

2 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Injured spinner Steve O'Keefe has been fined $10,000 by Cricket Australia after being issued with a criminal infringement notice by New South Wales Police following an incident at a Sydney hotel on Saturday night

Pokemon Go: PokeStops can now be removed if requests are made

More and more reports are popping up about PokeStops being removed after requests are made to Niantic. Earlier this week, the suburb of Rhodes in New South Wales, Australia, had numerous PokeStops removed after numerous reports of Pokemon Go players flooding the area, blocking roads and keeping residents awake until tensions arose as people became […]

Calypso mango marketing rights sold

OneHarvest, Queensland, Australia, has sold the exclusive sales and marketing rights to Calypso mangoes to Perfection Fresh Australia, New South Wales.

Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016 on view in Sydney

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is presenting Close to home, the second Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial, from 30 July until 11 December 2016. Continuing the legacy of the Dobell Prize for Drawing, this curated exhibition presents the work of six Australian artists whose practice is connected by narrative, memory and experience. Show More Summary

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