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Live: NSW Now: Michael Daley apologises again for ‘Asians with PhD’ comments

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Daley apologizes again

Michael Daley
Michael Daley is running for first place again.(

AAP: Lukas Cocho

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NSW Labor leadership candidate Michael Daley has again publicly apologized for “offensive” comments that previously forced him to resign from the top post, describing them as a “big mistake” that he will never repeat.

In the wake of Jodi McKay’s resignation, Mr Daley has announced a new leadership shift, which is being opposed by some Asian-Australian Labor Party members over his comments in 2019 about Asians with PhDs “taking over our children’s jobs”.

He told ABC radio last night that he made a “big blue” when he made the comments and wished he could take them back.

“I’ve apologized many times for it, and I apologize again today, unreservedly here to your listeners, that I caused offense. It was absolutely not my intention to do that. I’ve tried to be a healer and a builder. being and a helper of people and I absolutely failed myself on that occasion, there is no doubt about it,” he said.

Sewerage to generate biogas energy

One of Sydney’s major sewage treatment plants will soon supply raw biogas to the city’s gas networks.

The NSW government said the new Malabar biomethane injection project would help companies meet emissions targets by replacing natural gas with renewable gas produced from sewage, garden and food waste.

The government said it was an Australian first and that the gas produced at the Malabar plant could be enough to meet the demand of more than 6,000 homes.

The $14 million pilot plant is expected to be operational early next year.

13-year-old charged with abuse in rugby

Police have charged a teenager after an investigation into an altercation between spectators during a weekend rugby match in western Sydney.

Officers were called to the sports field at Hassall Grove on Saturday afternoon after reports of assault.

Witnesses said three men aged 23, 38 and 60 were attacked by a man who had left the ground before police arrived.

Yesterday, police arrested a 13-year-old at a Bidwill home and charged him with assault and breach of bail.

He is being held and will appear in juvenile court today.

Man dies in boat accident

The boat lay on the rocks near Bundeena.(

Supplied: Marine Rescue NSW

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A man in his 90s has died after his boat collided with a rock wall in Bundeena, south of Sydney.

Emergency services found the man unconscious on the boat, which ran aground after 5 p.m. yesterday.

The man was hoisted to an oval where paramedics tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him.

Police said the death was not suspicious and a report would be prepared for the coroner.

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