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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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NSW police to aid family of Canada victims

Two NSW Police homicide officers including Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Walpole have been sent to Canada after a young Australian man was shot dead.
SBS - Published

Hat found in NSW could belong to missing backpacker Theo Hayez

Forensics are underway on a hat believed to have been found in the same Byron Bay area where missing Belgian tourist Theo Hayez's phone was last "pinged".
SBS - Published

Videos for New South Wales

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

Bringing back the bilby - a century extinct in New South Wales [Video]Bringing back the bilby - a century extinct in New South Wales

The Autralian bunny, best-loved marsupial, may eventually become extinct if action is not taken to save it.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Strip-search trauma at music festivals 'akin to sex assault'

The emotional toll of being strip-searched has been likened to that of sexual assault, two experts have told the NSW music festivals inquest.
SBS - Published

Hat found in NSW search for Theo Hayez

Forensics are underway on a hat believed to have been found in the same Byron Bay area where missing Belgian tourist Theo Hayez's phone was last "pinged".
SBS - Published

NSW cop wants power to shut down festivals

The police commander at a music festival where a young man overdosed on MDMA wants the power to shut down some events mid-way, an inquest has been told.
SBS - Published

Toddler died of only meningococcal strain not on vaccine program

Meningococcal B is the predominant cause of meningococcal cases in infants, children, teens and young adults, accounting for 14 of the 21 cases in NSW this year.
The Age - Published

Mother claimed government money for almost 15 years after baby's death

A 41-year-old woman is awaiting sentence in NSW after fraudulently receiving more than $200,000 in Centrelink payments after her baby girl died.
SBS - Published

NSW nanny allegedly paid $2.33 an hour

The Fair Work Ombudsman is pursuing a Sydney couple over allegations they paid their nanny just over $2 an hour.
SBS - Published

Alcohol use 'more problematic' than MDMA, inquest into drug-related deaths hears

A NSW inquest into MDMA-related deaths has been told alcohol is the drug associated with the most problematic rates of use.
SBS - Published

Alcohol use 'more problematic' than MDMA

A NSW inquest into MDMA-related deaths has been told alcohol is the drug associated with the most problematic rates of use.
SBS - Published

NSW toddler dies from meningococcal disease

A toddler has died of meningococcal disease in the NSW New England region, the fourth case registered in the area this year.
SBS - Published

Child dies of meningococcal in NSW

A toddler has died of meningococcal disease in the NSW New England region, the fourth case registered in the area this year.
SBS - Published

Bones found on NSW beach believed to belong to missing French backpacker

Police believe bones found on the NSW mid-north coast are those of French backpacker Erwan Ferrieux, who was last seen in February.
SBS - Published

Four young Queensland children left a goodbye note and then drove 900km interstate

Four Queensland children, aged 10 to 14, have made an epic 1000 kilometre road trip in a 4WD, running away from home and making it all the way to Grafton in NSW.
SBS - Published

Family puts on brave face at inquest into deaths at NSW music festivals

The only doctor working the opening days of a NSW music festival wasn't capable of treating life-threatening MDMA overdoses, he has told an inquest.
SBS - Published

Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Aussie coast

police stop 4 kids who drove suv 600 miles down aussie coast
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent’s SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) down the Australian east coast..
WorldNews - Published

Doctor 'couldn't treat' severe MDMA overdoses

The only doctor working the opening days of a NSW music festival wasn't capable of treating life-threatening MDMA overdoses, he has told an inquest.
SBS - Published

I wasn't overwhelmed: NSW festival doc

The senior doctor who oversaw two patients dying of a MDMA overdose at a Sydney music festival says he wasn't overwhelmed despite the chaos that ensued.
SBS - Published

Qld kids in epic bid to run away from home

Four Queensland kids, aged 10 to 14, have made an epic 1000 kilometre road trip in a 4WD, running away from home and making it all the way to Grafton in NSW.
SBS - Published

Don't do drugs at festivals: NSW Premier

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the strongest message to ensure more lives aren't lost at music festivals is "don't take illegal substances".
SBS - Published

Dozens of flights cancelled amid damaging winds warning over eastern NSW

Dozens of flights have been cancelled as strong and damaging winds batter Sydney and southern NSW.
SBS - Published

Sydney Airport passengers delayed as strong winds force flight cancellations

Dozens of flights have been cancelled as strong and damaging winds batter Sydney and southern NSW.
SBS - Published

Preventing Indigenous deaths in custody 'a priority': new top coroner

Teresa O'Sullivan, the second woman in NSW history to become State Coroner, said preventing Indigenous deaths in custody, drug-related deaths and suicide were priorities.
The Age - Published

Sacked NSW policeman loses appeal over dismissal

A former New South Wales police officer has lost an appeal against his sacking in 2017 for starting a sexual relationship with a potential witness.
SBS - Published

NSW boat tragedy survivors leave hospital

A girl and her father were rescued after a catamaran overturned while three other passengers, including the girl's grandparents, drowned in seas off Newcastle.
SBS - Published

Drug labs 'should make' pill info public

The doctor who led Canberra's pill testing trial has told NSW's music festivals inquest labs finding dangerous drugs should be making that information public.
SBS - Published

Telco outage blamed on network in NSW

Bank and retail customers are expected to get back to shopping after a Telstra outage left many stranded trying to withdraw cash or pay at checkouts.
SBS - Published

Katoomba woman killed by falling tree

A woman aged in her 40s has died after a tree fell on her car in NSW's Blue Mountains while a man has been seriously injured.
SBS - Published

Three dead, two rescued after catamaran capsizes in NSW

A girl and her father are the sole survivors after a boat capsized off the Newcastle coast, killing three passengers including the teenager's grandparents.
SBS - Published

Watch live: NSW police speak about fatal catamaran accident

Watch here on SBS News for breaking national and international news.
SBS - Published

'You feel like a criminal': Festival goer tells drug inquest of harrowing strip search experience

An inquest into the drug-related deaths of six young people at NSW music festivals has heard from a woman about the moment she was forced to undress for a strip search after being incorrectly..
SBS - Published

Australia catamaran accident leaves three people dead

Emergency crews retrieve the bodies and rescue two survivors in rough seas off New South Wales.
BBC News - Published

Four more die during NSW flu season

Another four people have died from the flu in NSW, bringing the year's total to 70 confirmed influenza deaths.
SBS - Published

Defect funding call for NSW homeowners

A strata owners advocate says NSW should look at New Zealand's earthquake recovery fund as an example of how to help owners cope with building defects.
SBS - Published

Thousands lose power amid wild NSW winds

Emergency crews are trying to restore power to nearly 4000 properties to the west and south of Sydney as a cold front brings damaging winds across NSW.
SBS - Published

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