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Nick Ralston

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

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

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.

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Jonathan Swan and Nick Ralston The wife of prominent broadcaster Ray Hadley has withdrawn her apprehended violence order application against her husband 24 hours after she first went to police.

Union bribes revealed

MONEY

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...

Banks bitten with $200m stolen by brazen workers

Nick Ralston Employees have stolen more than $200 million from the nation's financial institutions in the past 13 years, with the need to feed a gambling addiction the motivation for more than half the 123 people...

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.

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.

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.

Three slain, relative arrested

Police outside a Sydney unit where three members of the same family were discovered dead.

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies Man expected to be charged over deaths of three of his family in a Sydney unit.

Cameraman injured outside court

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies He sat in court supporting his mate as the mate faced a murder charge, and then moments later is alleged to have committed a similar, violent act of his own.

Man, 44, held over family killings

Photographs show scenes from a housing complex on Melbourne st. St.John Park this morning where the bodies of three people and two dogs were found stabbed to death. A further male is under police guard in Liverpool hospital with stab wounds.Police direct a resident out of the complex.Photograph by Dean Sewell.S.M.H.News.Taken Sunday 29th July 2012.

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies A Sydney man is under police guard in hospital suspected of killing his parents and brother in Sydney yesterday

Parents lobby retailers over 'sexy' children's clothes

Kate Prideaux, Nick Ralston Major retailers are being urged to stop marketing inappropriate clothing at children or risk a boycott by parents after a social media backlash aimed at Target over its range of girls' clothes.

Fatal shooting at bikie wedding

Glenda Kwek, Nick Ralston Sensing there may be trouble, police had an eye on the reception hall at the Serbian National Defence Council in Sydney on Sunday evening.

Gillard will be grilled, says Abbott

Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott

Nick Ralston The Coalition says it is prepared to give Prime Minister Julia Gillard the benefit of the doubt over claims she was involved with the mortgage on a property partly paid for with stolen union funds...

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.

Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes charged with 11 child sex offences

Actor Robert Hughes

Megan Levy and Nick Ralston Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes been charged with 11 child sex offences dating back to the 1980s. Mr Hughes appeared in court when his matter was briefly heard on Thursday afternoon.

Hey Dad star lands to face multiple sex charges

Robert Hughes.

Megan Levy and Nick Ralston Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes has been charged with 11 child sex offences dating back to the 1980s.

Hey Dad star granted bail on sex charges

Robert Hughes

Nick Ralston THE star of one of Australia's most watched television shows, Robert Hughes, sat in the dock of a Sydney court on Thursday facing 11 child sex charges that date back to the 1980s.

Man feared dead, at least 80 properties lost in Tasmanian bushfires

Andrew Darby, Nick Ralston AT LEAST 80 homes have been lost and one man is feared killed by a bushfire that swept down onto the Tasmanian town of Dunalley, less than 60 kilometres from Hobart, in catastrophic conditions.

Australia reloads as gun amnesties fail to cut arms

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Nick Ralston AUSTRALIANS own as many guns now as they did at the time of the Port Arthur massacre, despite more than 1 million firearms being handed in and destroyed, new research reveals.

Drenched Brisbane faces drinking water crisis

The Melbourne Hotel in Bundaberg.

Nick Ralston Devastation caused by ex-cyclone Oswald in Queensland and northern New South Wales will continue for days, with thousands of homes inundated, entire communities isolated and the possibility that...