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NAPLAN NO LONGER LINKED TO HSC AFTER NSW GOVERNMENT BACKFLIP

Students in NSW will no longer be required to meet minimum literacy and numeracy standards in Year 9 in order to obtain their HSC, after a State Government backflip following backlash from parents and teachers.

CAR, PETROL AND FOOD VOUCHERS GIVE HOMELESS COUPLE FRESH START

The community of Newcastle shows their generosity by donating a car to a homeless couple living out of their broken-down vehicle.

WHEN FLAGS ARE AT HALF-MAST, IT'S NOT THAT EASY TO FIND OUT WHY

Have you ever tried to find out why a flag is at half-mast, especially if there's been no news about the death of a well-known person? On days like Anzac Day or high-profile funerals, it might not be too hard to figure out, but Curious Sydney investigates how to find out on other occasions.

NSW GREENS IN FACTIONAL WAR OVER FOUR CORNERS REPORT

Six months after the ABC Four Corners aired a program on turmoil within the Australian Greens, a factional war is ignited over comments by a senior Greens MP.

NSW INQUIRY HEARS 'URGENT NEED' FOR FAIRER ELECTRICITY PRICES

Social service groups tell a NSW Upper House inquiry into electricity prices that electricity providers need to make "no-frills" plans available to all low-income households.

THE BIG ROOT AND 10 MORE OBSCURE AUSTRALIAN BIG THINGS

Australia has more than 150 Big Things, supersized outdoor sculptures of local industry and agriculture. Some are famous. Some are not.

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Broken Hill is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. It is near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (A32) and the Silver City Highway (B79), in the Barrier Range. It is 315 m (1,033 ft) above sea level, with a hot desert climate, and an average rainfall of 235 mm (9 in). The closest major city is Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, which is more than 500 km (311 mi) to the southwest and linked via route A32. The town has a high historical importance in Australia's mining and economic history, after the discovery of silver ore led to the opening of various mines, thus establishing Broken Hill's recognition as a prosperous mining town well into the 1990s. Despite experiencing a slowing economic situation in the 2000s, Broken Hill itself was listed on the National Heritage List in 2015 and... View More Information at Wikipedia

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