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New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) 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 Coral and Tasman Seas 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 March 2019, 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. The demonym for inhabitants of New South Wales is New South Welshmen; but some have protested this term while there is no commonly accepted alternative.The Colony of New South Wales was founded as a British penal colony in 1788. It originally comprised more than half of the Australian mainland with its western boundary set at 129th meridian east in 1825. The colony then also included the island territories of New Zealand, Van Diemen's Land, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island. During the 19th century, most of the colony's area was detached to form separate British colonies that eventually became New Zealand and the various states and territories of Australia. However, the Swan River Colony was never administered as part of New South Wales.
Lord Howe Island remains part of New South Wales, while Norfolk Island has become a federal territory, as have the areas now known as the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory.

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  1. khott94

    NSW What are my rights as a buyer of a Defective Private vehicle?

    Would like to start, with I'm happy to wear the cost of the repairs of my privately bought vehicle I'm just curious if someone has been in this situation and it worked out in there favour. Basically i bought a used vehicle privately in Sydney on FB marketplace, the add noted "genuinely never...
  2. T

    NSW Charged by police in nsw under an assumed name

    Hi, I am enquiring as to whether I can have a criminal record removed due to fact at time I was charged (using carriage service to menace, harass and offend) the name used on court documents and by police was not my legal name at the time but an assumed name? Thankyou
  3. U

    NSW Car Park bump Accident and received $9,448.68 demand from lawyer.

    Hi, I don't know where to ask about this. I had a bump accident at a car park in the marketplace. It was 23 Oct last year. I parked my car and received text messages at the same time. I returned the text message forgetting lock the hand break. So, the car slowly moved and bumped the front...
  4. J

    NSW Parking fine [in the zone, but past the sign???] Sydney NSW Council trap?!

    I have recently been issued a parking fine for being deemed to have parked in a 'no parking' zone by being past a no parking sign, yet I am within the painted parking zone box? I have spoken to NSW revenue, the ones who have issued the fine and their stance is the sign is the driving factor to...
  5. P

    NSW Wedding contract

    We were looking for an Indian wedding venue with Havan (fire) ceremony in NSW. The wedding venue verbally approved the Indian ceremony can be done inside and send us photos of two Indian wedding ceremony with Havan and Indian menu, we paid deposit and signed the contact in April 23. No mention...
  6. B

    NSW Does a Vendor need to disclose aircraft noise in NSW?

    In NSW, does a Vendor selling a property (whos using a Real Estate agent) need to disclose aircraft noise to buyers that is not overly frequent maybe like 5-12 flights a day but does affect the property at 60-70 decibels? Thanks all.
  7. T

    NSW NSW Government and IPC Decision , NCAT?

    The IPC (the Information and Privacy Commission) recently made a Freedom of Information decision in my favor and now the NSW Government wants to take me to NCAT to challenge the decision. My question is, wouldn't it be expected that the NSW Government take the IPC to the Tribunal for a review...
  8. R

    NSW Becoming part of an Employee Share Scheme in a UK company - as a NSW sole trader

    Hi there, I am working for a UK-based company as a self-employed sole trader living in NSW. The UK-based company is putting in place a Share Option Plan that they want me to be a part of. For the UK resident that work for the company, this will be constructed as an Enterprise Management...
  9. L

    NSW Right of Carriageway

    Hello, I am the burdened owner of a section of Carriageway in NSW. We provide clear access to go, pass and repass at all times. If neighbours are not actually using our section to pass through at that time, what rights do they have in relation to leaving gates open specifically overnight...
  10. Hellomyonlyfriend

    NSW Statements made to NSW Police

    Statements made to NSW Police to get you charged with an offence, do you have a cause of action under defamation, or do they have a defence?