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NSW Budget 2017-18: Forecasts suggest Sydney housing market unlikely to crash - Domain News

The NSW Government’s bullish forecasts for stamp duty revenue reveal one thing for certain: the government doesn’t expect the housing market to crash any time soon.

Instead, the government expects stamp duty growth to moderate, but the speed at which it slows could be impacted by interest rate movements, impacts of new supply and property price movements. 

Transfer duty revenue in 2016-17 was $9.63 billion – the largest ever recorded. Of this, $6.8 billion was from home sales. The overall figure was revised up by $856.9 million, due in part to “stronger than expected price and volume growth in the residential property sector”. 

The NSW Treasurer Perrotet has handed down his first budget.The NSW Treasurer Perrotet has handed down his first budget. Photo: Nick Moir

Next year, duty collected is expected to jump a further 5.9 per cent to $9.7 billion – a slower rate of growth, but importantly, not a downward movement. The year after that, it...


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NSW budget boosts Western Sydney - Sky News Australia

NSW is getting better roads and public transport and it's western Sydney residents who will reap the most benefit from the government's infrastructure spend.

In delivering his first budget on Tuesday, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced a $12.1 billion cash injection into public transport and $8.5 billion to improve the state's roads.

The Berejiklian government is following through on its promise to build western Sydney, with $648 million of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan to be spent in 2017/18, including $485 million on the Northern Road and an additional $153 million to upgrade western Sydney roads.

The government will also spend $160 million on the new Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta, which will seat 30,000 fans and employ 1200 people during construction and more than 900 people once it's...


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Ten reasons NSW is better than QLD, according to Wotif.com - NEWS.com.au

New flyover footage from Destination NSW gives a glimpse of what Sydneysiders have to look forward to this summer. Courtesy: Destination NSW

One of the great wine regions of the world: the Hunter Valley. Picture: iStock

I STILL have a problem. Game One of the 2017 State of Origin might be done and dusted, but there are two more to go and I still haven’t decided which team to cheer for.

I’ve lived half my life in Queensland and half in NSW, and three weeks ago, ahead of game one, I let my Maroon side argue the 10 reasons why QLD is better than NSW.

But my Blue side thinks that’s a bit one-sided. In fact, Blue Cassie has 10 very good reasons why NSW is the superior state.

1. 2017 BELONGS TO THE BLUES

Queensland may have won more series, but that’s living in the past. With Jonathan Thurston only just back from injury and NSW’s best line-up in years (not to mention...


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NSW government fails to act on proposed building industry reforms for almost two years - The Sydney Morning Herald

The NSW government has failed for almost two years to implement reforms proposed by its own review into building industry standards, while presiding over the biggest housing construction boom in the state's history.

The government has been aware of major safety concerns in the construction industry, including clear evidence of unsafe fire safety systems in new and existing buildings, following a scathing report in 2015 that warned inaction would inevitably result "in a major negative event."

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Concrete barriers installed in Martin Place near Lindt Cafe - The Sydney Morning Herald

Concrete barriers have been installed in part of Martin Place in Sydney's CBD, in the first part of a plan to install barricades along the length of the pedestrian mall.

Workers began placing the long, narrow concrete blocks between Phillip Street and Elizabeth Street on Friday, a length of Martin Place which is next to the Lindt Cafe.

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After six months, Clover Moore's council breaks up Martin Place homeless camp - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Martin Place encampment that has become a symbol of the city's homelessness problem was all but swept from the streets on Saturday by Clover Moore's City of Sydney council, in part to make way for a property development.

Underneath banners advertising a charity CEO Sleepout ("Homelessness Doesn't Have a Postcode," the banners declare) staff employed by the council moved quickly on Saturday morning to remove rows of bedding and furnishings that had built up at the north-eastern end of Martin Place.

Nigel Blakemore, who had been living in Martin Place, cleans up belongings after the City of Sydney removed the homeless ... Nigel Blakemore, who had been living in Martin Place, cleans up belongings after the City of Sydney removed the homeless camp. Photo: Anna Kucera

The removal of the camp came amid a tense morning of negotiations between the Council's director of city operations, David Riordan, and the organisers of what had become, over the past six months, a community of Sydney's homeless.

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Sydney synagogue may have to close after court rules it can't sack rabbi - The Sydney Morning Herald

A Sydney synagogue may have to close because it is unable to sack its rabbi, the synagogue's president says.

For 32 years, Benzion Milecki has served as the chief rabbi of the South Head and district synagogue, an orthodox congregation on Old South Head Road, Rose Bay.

Rabbi Benzion Milecki in 2012. Rabbi Benzion Milecki in 2012. Photo: Sahlan Hayes

But this year, the synagogue attempted to bring that relationship to an end.

Facing mounting financial difficulties, the synagogue's management appointed administrators on April 26. A day later, those administrators wrote to Rabbi Milecki to tell him he had been made redundant.

The South Head synagogue on Old South Head Road. The South Head synagogue on Old South Head Road. Photo: Fiona Morris

However, Justice Paul Brereton of the Supreme Court found this week that, under his contract, the administrators could not sack Rabbi Milecki.

Rabbi Milecki's contract meant his relationship with the synagogue was governed by...


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The Best Thing About Living In New South Wales Is Having No State Pride - Huffington Post Australia

When I think about it, I love New South Wales. It's easily the best state in Australia.

Travel extensively in this state and you'll see a broader cross-section of landscapes than any Australian state can offer. NSW has subtropical rainforests. It has pristine beaches (with no killer jellyfish). It has the Blue Mountains -- a landscape so dramatic and wild that they found trees from the dinosaur age. NSW has outback. It has the country's four longest rivers. It has Australia's highest, snowiest mountains and our oldest, most historic towns.

Oliver Strewe Kakadu, eat your heart out.

And that's just geography. NSW has Australia's largest and most diverse economy and population too. And of course, it has Sydney, the only Australian city which people from most countries can name, let alone picture.

But enough free press releases for NSW Tourism or whatever they're called these days....


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State of Origin: New South Wales Blues name the same 17 players for Game II - ABC Online

NSW players celebrates during State of Origin Game I against Queensland on May 31, 2017.
Related Story: Thurston and Slater back as Maroons make Origin U-turn in squad overhaul

New South Wales has picked the team's first unchanged State of Origin line-up in 21 years in announcing its side for game two next Wednesday.

The Blues lead the series 1-0 after dismantling Queensland 28-4 in the series opener, and hope to claim the shield for just the second time in 12 years at the Olympic stadium next week.

Brett Morris, Josh Dugan, Josh Jackson, Tyson Frizell and David Klemmer were all named after coming through Monday's NRL clash between St George Illawarra and Canterbury unscathed.

Boyd Cordner will again captain the side despite being rested for Sunday's match for the Sydney Roosters due to a knee issue. The injury is not considered serious.

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State of Origin: Queensland's bluff should not fool New South Wales, the Maroons mean business - ABC Online

Don't fall for the rhetoric New South Wales, this Maroons team means business.

Kevin Walters is not the first Queensland coach to attempt to pull the wool over some success-starved blue eyes.

When Walters announced a vastly different team with seven changes for game two he proclaimed "the transition period for Queensland is right now. It's not next year or the year after, it's right on us now."

Does anyone really believe this Maroons side, boasting several modern day legends including Johnathan Thurston, Cameron Smith and Billy Slater, is in the midst of a rebuilding period?

It is certainly not the opinion for former NRL coach and self confessed one-eyed Queenslander Matthew Elliott.

"What we like to do in Queensland is we like to win in transition so it may be a little bit of a smokescreen," Elliott said.

"Playing the humble card or...


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Jarryd Hayne's hidden State of Origin heroics - NEWS.com.au

NRL: NRL chat from every angle.

Jarryd Hayne of the NSW Blues reacts to fans after scoring a try.

Jarryd Hayne says he was so physically wrecked at halftime in his comeback State of Origin match he collapsed in the dressing rooms and vomited.

But as traumatic as that was, it only reminded the one-time NFL convert how much he missed the Origin arena and his “sacred” Blues jersey.

Hayne, 29 and now a senior statesman of the NSW team, was back to his magical best in Origin I at Suncorp Stadium.

He broke through four tackles at centre, set up a line break and scored a second-half try in the 28-4 win.

But he has revealed it came after the most difficult halftime of his career. “I was rooted,” he said.

“I actually collapsed in the change rooms, I was spewing up. I was sitting there going, ‘F***, I could be the first centre to get substituted in Origin!’

“I went to walk...


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NSW budget: State bottom line is 'envy of the Western world', Treasurer says - ABC Online

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet delivers his first budget

Parents of school age children and first-home buyers are among the big winners from a New South Wales budget that the Treasurer says is the "envy of the Western world".

Parents will receive $100 every year for each of their school age children.

The rebates will not be means tested, but will have to be spent on fitness activities like swimming lessons or sporting registration.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said it would help children keep healthy while engaging in the community.

"This is a great announcement for your children today, we want them to be active," he said.

However, Opposition Leader Luke Foley said the money should have been spent reducing cost of living pressures for those who "genuinely need it".

"When you combine soaring power prices, runaway unaffordable road tolls,...


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Rain delays start of sugar cane harvest in New South Wales by two weeks - ABC Online

The start of this year's cane harvest in New South Wales has been delayed by at least two weeks due to heavy rain.

Harvest in the Clarence Valley was due to commence on June 14, but wet weather has held harvesters back.

NSW Canegrowers' Association president, Ross Farlow, said the lower Clarence has had a substantial rain event.

"Around 270–300mm of rain and we've now got these ongoing showers that are keeping conditions very, very wet," he said.

"We need to burn our crops still at this stage and there's just no way that we would get burns.

"We're able to harvest our cane under quite wet conditions but we've also got farm tracks and crossings and the farm infrastructure that we have to try to look after as well.

"There's no point burning the crops and harvesting it if we can't get it to our cane delivery pads, so it's a whole harvest operation we have to take into consideration."

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Origin legend Adam MacDougall reveals inside secrets - NEWS.com.au

State Of Origin: New South Wales have finalised preparations ahead of game two at ANZ Stadium.

Adam MacDougall during his time with the Newcastle Knights.

ADAM MacDougall is an NRL legend who played 195 NRL games, 11 times for Australia and 11 State of Origin matches for New South Wales. Here he reveals what goes on behind the scenes of a State of Origin blockbuster.

“IT’S 80 MINUTES OF ABSOLUTE BRUTALITY”

It’s 80 minutes of absolute brutality, a match like no other, where the only things heavier than the weight of an entire state on your shoulders are your legs as you force them to complete one more hit-up, one more tackle, one more sprint for the try line.

And while any Origin game is huge, no matter which dressing room you’re walking into, there’s nothing quite like the combination of nerves and excitement that will be washing over the NSW squad in the lead-up...


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State of Origin 2017: Why the New South Wales Blues will win Game 2 - The Roar

Benjamin Conkey Editor

I was one of those who wrote the Blues off before Origin 1, believing Queensland’s experience and home ground advantage would be enough to get them over the line.

Instead, the Blues produced one of their best defensive performances in recent memory to force me to eat my words. I’m happy to say I was wrong and I can’t see the Blues losing now that they have the momentum.

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» Check out all the highlights from the thrilling Game 2
» WATCH: Andrew Johns unleashes a furious rant about the Blues’ woeful second half

Andrew Fifita has always had flashes of brilliance, but the way he consistently produced through the entire 80 minutes in Game 1 probably even surprised himself.

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Blues legend Tommy Raudonikis slams New South Wales - NEWS.com.au

New South Wales legend Tommy Raudonikis has slammed the Blues' for their performance in Origin II. Courtesy: Channel Nine/The Footy Show

Tommy Raudonikis.

CATTLEDOG! Blues legend Tommy Raudonikis has come out swinging following New South Wales’ defeat to Queensland in game two of the State of Origin series.

New South Wales looked like they had one hand on the Origin shield, when they led Queensland at halftime, but a stirring second half display saw the Maroons steal a stunning 18-16 win to force a decider in Brisbane.

Raudonikis blasted the Blues for their attitude, saying Laurie Daley’s men lacked the killer instinct and were simply out-enthused by the Maroons — something the former New South Wales great says continues to separate the two sides in the Origin arena.

“I couldn’t believe New South Wales got beaten,” Raudonikis said on Nine’s The Footy Show.

“Did not...


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Bikie dies after being shot and dumped at Tweed Heads hospital - 9news.com.au

The death of a bikie who was shot and dumped at a Tweed Heads hospital has raised fears of escalating violence between rival motorcycle gangs in the area.

The wounded man, aged in his 30s, was left outside the emergency department of the northern New South Wales hospital yesterday afternoon.

Doctors treated him but he died a short time later.

There has been speculation the shooting is linked to a brawl between rival bikie gangs at a Tweed Heads leagues club.

The death follows a brawl between rival bikie gangs at a Tweed Heads leagues club. (9NEWS)

The death follows a brawl between rival bikie gangs at a Tweed Heads leagues club. (9NEWS)

The death follows a brawl between rival bikie gangs at a Tweed Heads leagues club. (9NEWS)

However, police have not commented on the potential link.

Investigators are expected to provide an update on the case today.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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NSW Budget 2017-18: Forecasts suggest Sydney housing market unlikely to crash - Domain News

The NSW Government’s bullish forecasts for stamp duty revenue reveal one thing for certain: the government doesn’t expect the housing market to crash any time soon.

Instead, the government expects stamp duty growth to moderate, but the speed at which it slows could be impacted by interest rate movements, impacts of new supply and property price movements. 

Transfer duty revenue in 2016-17 was $9.63 billion – the largest ever recorded. Of this, $6.8 billion was from home sales. The overall figure was revised up by $856.9 million, due in part to “stronger than expected price and volume growth in the residential property sector”. 

The NSW Treasurer Perrotet has handed down his first budget.The NSW Treasurer Perrotet has handed down his first budget. Photo: Nick Moir

Next year, duty collected is expected to jump a further 5.9 per cent to $9.7 billion – a slower rate of growth, but importantly, not a downward movement. The year after that, it...


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NSW budget boosts Western Sydney - Sky News Australia

NSW is getting better roads and public transport and it's western Sydney residents who will reap the most benefit from the government's infrastructure spend.

In delivering his first budget on Tuesday, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced a $12.1 billion cash injection into public transport and $8.5 billion to improve the state's roads.

The Berejiklian government is following through on its promise to build western Sydney, with $648 million of the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan to be spent in 2017/18, including $485 million on the Northern Road and an additional $153 million to upgrade western Sydney roads.

The government will also spend $160 million on the new Western Sydney Stadium at Parramatta, which will seat 30,000 fans and employ 1200 people during construction and more than 900 people once it's...


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Ten reasons NSW is better than QLD, according to Wotif.com - NEWS.com.au

New flyover footage from Destination NSW gives a glimpse of what Sydneysiders have to look forward to this summer. Courtesy: Destination NSW

One of the great wine regions of the world: the Hunter Valley. Picture: iStock

I STILL have a problem. Game One of the 2017 State of Origin might be done and dusted, but there are two more to go and I still haven’t decided which team to cheer for.

I’ve lived half my life in Queensland and half in NSW, and three weeks ago, ahead of game one, I let my Maroon side argue the 10 reasons why QLD is better than NSW.

But my Blue side thinks that’s a bit one-sided. In fact, Blue Cassie has 10 very good reasons why NSW is the superior state.

1. 2017 BELONGS TO THE BLUES

Queensland may have won more series, but that’s living in the past. With Jonathan Thurston only just back from injury and NSW’s best line-up in years (not to mention...


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