NSW fires: Morrison rejects calls for more firefighters as Sydney suffers under bushfire smoke haze – live

Almost 3,000 firefighters deployed across New South Wales as more than 80 bushfires continue to burn and temperatures expected to hit 40C. Follow all the latest updates • ‘National security issue’: Turnbull tells Q&A Morrison must step up response to bushfires • Greg Jericho: the Coalition isn’t being honest about the climate crisis. But neither […]

NSW police said volunteers who watched strip-searches didn’t need working with children checks | Australia news

A senior New South Wales police officer said it wasn’t a “deal-breaker” if volunteers drafted to watch strip-searches conducted on minors at a music festival had not completed working with children checks. And State Emergency Service volunteers drafted to act as independent support people for minors at the festival may not have known they were […]