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Cheryne El Hawat, chief operating officer at AusRelief, won the “emerging leader” award at this year’s Sydney Awards.

Pride can be a barrier for those in need. This Sydneysider found a solution

Cheryne El Hawat, 30, is one of several Sydneysiders who were honoured on Wednesday night for their contribution to the city.

  • by Michael Koziol


Paul Scully; Michael Cassel

Government probe after former secretary takes job with building giant

Planning Minister Paul Scully has ordered a review after Michael Cassel took up a senior role with Walker Corp just months after leaving the public service.

  • by Michael McGowan
NSW Transport Minister Jo Haylen, and inset, NSW’s new transport secretary Josh Murray.

Transport secretary hand-picked for job by minister was not recommended for role

The panel set up to hire a new transport boss found Josh Murray, the former Labor staffer given the job by minister Jo Haylen, did not have enough experience for the role and that appointing him would be a “significant risk”.

  • by Michael McGowan and Max Maddison

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