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Sydney’s Jazz Age Criminal Queens Ruled the Streets With Razors

The mugshots of Tilly Devine. (Photo: Courtesy State Archives of New South Wales) In the 1920s, Australia was under the dominion of British King George V. But on the streets of Sydney, two female monarchs ruled the people. Tilly Devine,...Show More Summary

Report says economic activity on the rise in ACT

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Economic activity in Canberra increased in the month of March, according to the ANZ Bank’s Stateometer report. The latest report reveals only New South Wales and Victoria are growing at an above trend pace. All other states and territories, including the ACT, are growing at a below-trend pace. However, the ACT, along with South Australia and Western [...]

Some 100 Evacuated After Fire at Western Sydney Recycling Plant

The Fire and Rescue Service of New South Wales said that about 100 people were evacuated on Wednesday following a fire that took place at a recycling plant in a suburb of western Sydney.

Futuristic device is helping scientists break solar-efficiency record

Looking a little like the world-saving stones from sci-fi classic The Fifth Element, a new device is expected to have a big impact on renewable energy. Built by Mark Keevers and Martin Green from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), the unique prism could help make solar panels cheaper and more efficient. Show More Summary

New world record set for converting sunlight to electricity

An Australian team has set a new record for squeezing as much electricity as possible out of direct, unfocused sunlight via a new solar cell configuration. Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) achieved 34.5 percent sunlight-to-electricity...Show More Summary

Drone Fishing For Giant Tuna in New South Wales

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

An Australian fisherman’s recent catch has gone viral: 26-year-old Jaiden Maclean caught a 20kg tuna—with a drone. Near Tweed Heads in northern New South Wales in Australia, Maclean hauled in the longtail tuna, which was swimming about...Show More Summary

2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report three

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Having played the role of beach-hopper around the New South Wales southern coastline in our long-term report two, Mazda’s little-SUV-that-could, ‘our’ 2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx, needed a fresh and decidedly opposite challenge. And one preferably out of its predictable urban comfort zone. Enter Easter – or whatever validation for a four-day weekend you elect – […]

Seat du jour: Gilmore

The south coast New South Wales seat of Gilmore produced one of the nation's few swings to Labor at the 2013 election, at which Ann Sudmalis succeeded Joanna Gash as the Liberal member.

The Microsoft Band Is The Official Fitness Tracker Of Tough Mudder

This year’s Australian Tough Mudder endurance obstacle races kick off over the weekend in southeast Queensland, and four more events are being run later in the year in New South Wales and Victoria. Microsoft is an unlikely sponsor of this year’s event, with the new Microsoft Band giving entrants bespoke guided workouts to train for the event. More »      

Seat du jour: New England

One of the most interesting sideshows of the coming electorate is in the rural New South Wales seat of New England, where the Deputy Prime Minister is under threat from former independent member Tony Windsor.

Macedonian Orthodox Church Fire in Sydney Leaves Several Injured

Macedonian Orthodox Church in Sydney fire eruption injures several people, New South Wales Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins said Monday.

NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The New South Wales government has announced a trial of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology to tackle increasing congestion on Sydney’s roads. Transport for NSW says that by reducing the number of times trucks stop at traffic lights, the connected vehicle technology should improve travel time at over 100 intersections across Sydney, which will result in smoother […]

Sydney's New South Wales Parliament Evacuated Over Suspicious Package

The New South Wales Parliament in Sydney was evacuated Monday following reports of a suspicious package, local media reported.

Sex sells, enough to cause Oz madam a $2M tax bill

Brothels are legal in New South Wales, Australia, so officials there had no problem when Jamelie Lahood ran the Stiletto brothel for more than a decade until 2014. A room at Stiletto, a high-end brothel in Sydney, Australia. Photo from the bordello's Instagram account. Show More Summary

Seat du jour: Richmond

Nestled in the north-western corner of New South Wales, Richmond has been transformed over recent decades by coastal development, which has changed it from safe Nationals to margin Labor.

NSW shortlists bidders for Newcastle light-rail project

The Government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has shortlisted five organisations to tender for managing contractor of a Newcastle light-rail project.

At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings

'Zero-energy' buildings -- which generate as much power as they consume -- are now much closer after a team at Australia's University of New South Wales achieved the world's highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic...Show More Summary

New South Wales sign 16-year-old Sangha

3 weeks agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Sixteen-year-old batsman Jason Sangha has become the youngest player ever contracted by New South Wales after he was handed a rookie deal for the 2016-17 season

Australia-Japan bilateral exercise Ends

Ships and aircraft from the Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) have completed the bilateral Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT off the coast of New South Wales.

Lismore, Australia, Calls For Tenders For Nation’s Largest Floating Solar Plant

Originally published on RenewEconomy. The city of Lismore in the north of New South Wales has called for tenders for a “floating solar plant” that will be community funded, and located on top of one of the settling ponds in its sewage treatment plant. Show More Summary

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