New South Wales News

Trapped Sydney Driver Becomes First Flood Disaster Fatality

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A motorist trapped in a car in Sydney on Wednesday became the first fatality of the Australian east coast floods. The car was trapped in floodwater in northwest Sydney at dawn and emergency services recovered the …

Dozens of Towns Isolated by Flooding in New South Wales, Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia’s most populous state New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their homes as record rain continues to inundate the …

Australia to Rescue Thousands as Sydney Faces Worst Floods in 60 Years

PITT TOWN, Australia — Australia was set on Monday to evacuate thousands more people from suburbs in Sydney’s west, battered by the worst flooding in 60 years, with torrential rains expected to continue for another day or two. Reuters images …

Cooler Weather Helps Quell Wildfires That Left at Least 24 Dead

Firefighters are taking advantage of cooler weather to quell southeastern Australia’s wildfires that have killed at least 24 people and prompted stirring messages from stars at the Golden Globes. Some 130 blazes across New South Wales are being fought by …

Gallagher Bassett New South Wales Workers’ Comp Contract at Run-Off Status by Year End

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that a contract for the administration of workers’ compensation claims between its subsidiary, Gallagher Bassett Services, and the New South Wales Workers Compensation Scheme in Australia will move to run-off status on December 31, …