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‘Are you making things up on the run?’: Sidoti’s honesty challenged in ICAC witness box

‘Are you making things up on the run?’: Sidoti’s honesty challenged in ICAC witness box

In his third day in the ICAC witness box Drummoyne MP John Sidoti was asked if he had suffered an illness or virus that had caused him to lose his memory, as he struggled to answer questions.

  • by Lucy Cormack

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‘Bring people back to town’: Government considers free public transport to boost CBD

‘Bring people back to town’: Government considers free public transport to boost CBD

State Treasurer Dominic Perrottet will also lobby his federal counterpart Josh Frydenberg to temporarily suspend fringe benefits tax on spending in the CBD to help hospitality businesses.

  • by Matt Wade
Inept, stupid or corrupt - which gets your vote for a cabinet minister?
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Inept, stupid or corrupt - which gets your vote for a cabinet minister?

While the Liberal Party debates the merits of quotas for women, it is a quota system that allots seats in cabinet to the likes of Drummoyne MP John Sidoti, the former NSW minister who told the corruption watchdog he did not read documents before signing them.

  • by Alexandra Smith
‘I’ve never threatened anybody’: Sidoti defends string of emails to councillors

‘I’ve never threatened anybody’: Sidoti defends string of emails to councillors

Drummoyne MP John Sidoti spent his second day in the corruption watchdog’s witness box distancing himself from a series of emails he had written, conceding that he did not always write what he meant.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Push for affordable housing in empty offices but landlords say workers are returning

Push for affordable housing in empty offices but landlords say workers are returning

Sydney’s empty office space could be used for affordable housing for key workers who cannot afford to live in the city. 

  • by Alexandra Smith and Carolyn Cummins
From the Archives, 1956: Brawl by ALP women at conference

From the Archives, 1956: Brawl by ALP women at conference

65 years ago, in a “wild and bitter” public showdown, members of the Women’s Central Organising Committee screamed abuse at each other at a Labour Party conference.

  • by Our Industrial Roundsman
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‘Not sure what I’ve signed’: Sidoti’s first day in ICAC stand

‘Not sure what I’ve signed’: Sidoti’s first day in ICAC stand

Drummoyne MP John Sidoti has told an inquiry he signed documents without reading them for years and never thought to declare his wife’s income to Parliament because he was working long hours.

  • by Lucy Cormack
Vacant CBD offices could be used for housing, NSW chief economist says

Vacant CBD offices could be used for housing, NSW chief economist says

A transformation of the CBD to attract more residents along the lines of New York and London is on the cards, according to Stephen Walters.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Electorate officer sought advice from powerbroker to challenge mayor: ICAC

Electorate officer sought advice from powerbroker to challenge mayor: ICAC

An employee of Drummoyne MP John Sidoti said it was her decision alone to challenge the sitting local mayor’s council preselection bid in 2017.

  • by Lucy Cormack
NSW Treasury projects coal industry to decline over the next 40 years

NSW Treasury projects coal industry to decline over the next 40 years

The downward trend is at odds with rhetoric from candidates vying for votes in the crucial Upper Hunter byelection.

  • by Peter Hannam
Clubs back away from legal action against NSW gaming regulator

Clubs back away from legal action against NSW gaming regulator

ClubsNSW earlier this year issued a subpoena to Liquor and Gaming NSW in a bid to obtain any information it received from Troy Stolz, its former anti-money laundering compliance auditor turned whistleblower.

  • by Alexandra Smith