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Nick Ralston is the Crime Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Jihadist was a 'muscle for hire'

Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie and Nick Ralston An underworld clash between Khaled Sharrouf and other crime figures over attempts to collect a disputed $9 million debt precipitated Sharrouf's departure to the Middle East to join murderous...

Customs chief's brother who lied to inquiry avoids criminal conviction

Nick Ralston Brother of Australia's Customs boss escapes criminal conviction after he confessed to lying to an inquiry investigating corruption at Sydney airport.

Jim Byrnes vows to tell all at royal commission

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Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, James Massola, Nick Ralston Colourful business identity Jim Byrnes has vowed to give evidence at the royal commission into union corruption about construction union bribery, links to organised criminals and the allegedly...

Crime figure hired Labor power-broker Graham Richardson to lobby developers

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Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, James Massola and Nick Ralston Crime figure and allegedly corrupt building company owner George Alex hired Labor power-broker Graham Richardson to help lobby developers and secure building contracts in the mid 2000s.

Australians arrested over Philippines child abuse

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Nick Ralston Three Australians have been arrested for allegedly paying an international crime group to arrange live webcam shows of children being abused in the Philippines.

Union bribes revealed

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Nick Ralston, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker Wads of cash, a hot rod and free air travel have emerged as the latest kickbacks given to union officials and company managers, as the federal government moves to order a royal commission into union...

Police raid Channel Seven over Schapelle Corby interview

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Rachel Olding, Nick Ralston, Michael Bachelard, Amilia Rosa Federal police have raided the Pyrmont offices of Channel Seven as part of a proceeds of crime investigation.

Corby sister to take AFP to court

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Shapelle Corby's release from Kerobokan Prison.
Shapelles sister Mercedes fighting her way through the media pack after visiting Shapelle.

Nick Ralston Mercedes Corby has begun legal action against the Australian Federal Police. Lawyers for the sister of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby lodged documents with the NSW Federal Court on Wednesday.

Seven West Media sues police for raids over link to Schapelle Corby

Seven

Nick Ralston Seven West Media is suing the Australian Federal Police over raids officers carried out at its Sydney offices over a possible deal with Schapelle Corby.

Helen Liu defamation case: Age journalists ordered to reveal sources

Helen Liu

Nick Ralston The Age and three of its journalists have failed in a final bid to keep confidential their sources in a series of stories about Chinese-Australian businesswoman Helen Liu and a Labor MP.

Ray Hadley's wife withdraws apprehended violence order application

Ray Hadley

Jonathan Swan and Nick Ralston The wife of prominent broadcaster Ray Hadley has withdrawn her apprehended violence order application against her husband 24 hours after she first went to police.

Australian man in Syria, 'Abu Asma al-Australi', suspected to be suicide bomber

Abu Asma' al-Australi

Natalie O'Brien, Nick Ralston An Australian man is suspected of carrying out a suicide bombing attack in Syria on behalf of the proscribed terror group the al-Nusrah Front.

Italian father of sisters in custody dispute speaks out

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Nick Ralston THE father of four sisters at the centre of an international custody dispute says their mother has nothing to fear if she returns to Italy to visit them.

Opposition plots return of TPVs via private bill

Liberal MP Scott Morrison.

Jessica Wright and Nick Ralston The opposition will try to resurrect temporary protection visas through legislation this week.

'Every image is a crime scene': police crack online child abuse images network

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Nick Ralston An online network that shared child exploitation images has been uncovered leading to the arrest of 20 men and a woman Australia wide.

Named: the Australian paedophile jailed for 40 years

 Mark Newton

Nick Ralston Standing before an American court convicted of the most heinous of child sex crimes, the double lives of Australian citizen Mark J. Newton and his long-term boyfriend Peter Truong were laid bare.

Police gang up nationally to catch 'Nike bikies'

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Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden Crime POLICE will push for national, uniform laws to prosecute outlaw motorcycle gangs and for ''fusion'' centres to investigate them following the proliferation of tech-savvy ''new age'' bikies.

Riot ignites detention backlash

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Dylan Welch, Nick Ralston THE Gillard government was under pressure last night from the Greens and the opposition to overhaul its failing detention system following the torching of the Villawood centre - the second serious...

Police slam doors on heroin import

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Nick Ralston CRIME A MOTHER and son are allegedly behind an attempt to bring 168 kilograms of heroin, with a potential street value of $420 million, into Australia.

US charges laid over Iran deals

David Levick, 50, at the industrial complex in Thornleigh where his business, ICM Components is located. Levick has been indicted by a US grand jury for conspiring to export sensitive military and other technology from the US to Iran. 1st March 2012
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By Dylan Welch and Nick Ralston A Sydney electronics supplier has been charged in the United States with conspiring to export sensitive missiles, drone, torpedo and helicopter equipment to the Iran military, as part of a Justice...