The restart of Orica's ammonia plant near Newcastle has been put on hold for several weeks, the chemical giant says.
A surfer is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked by a shark at a crowded beach in Newcastle.
Police are hunting for an armed gunman after two men were found dead with gunshot wounds in Mayfield, Newcastle yesterday.
NSW Liberal leader Barry O'Farrell pays a visit to the Newcastle electorate.
The Marginal Seat is coming to Newcastle. Come on down and share your views.
Novocastrians have their say on the upcoming state election.
Novocastrians may be now anti-Labor, but it's unlikely the Liberals will benefit, says political reporter Alexandra Smith.
Neil McMahon Talking about the manner of her passing, chosen by her in advance, holds no fear for one woman.
Clifford Fram Thousands of futile medical operations are performed every year in Australia, causing more harm than good, says an intensive care specialist.
Jon Tuxworth Canberra hooker Glen Buttriss is facing two to three weeks on the sideline, despite being cleared of a compound fracture to his finger sustained in Saturday's remarkable win in Melbourne.
Eamonn Duff Australia's first Children's Commissioner wants communities to talk and trust more before referring unfounded child abuse reports to authorities.
Jacob Saulwick A high-speed rail line between Sydney and Melbourne could be finished in just over 20 years, allowing travel between the two cities in less than three hours, according to a multimillion-dollar study...
Ross Peake A high-speed train into Canberra would travel through a tunnel under Mount Ainslie and terminate at a station to be built on the eastern fringe of Civic, according to a study commissioned by the...
Barney Zwartz Victims of clergy child-sex abuse and others will be given free legal advice so they can engage with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which holds its first...
Anne Davies Mateship is inherent in Australian culture. It can be a noble sentiment. But when does doing a favour for a mate cross the boundary into corrupt conduct, particularly when one is the mining minister...
Rick Feneley As Nathan Tinkler walked into the Supreme Court, a reporter asked: ''You worried?'' The coal baron shrugged: ''The chair's not electric, is it?''
Cosima Marriner, Tim Connell Brinessa Martin might have just given birth to her 12th child, Passion, but she is part of an ever-shrinking demographic crowd. Less than 2 per cent of Australian women have six or more children.
Amy Corderoy Unwanted sexual encounters and unsafe sex are rife among drinkers and drug users, a survey has found.
Nicky Phillips For more than 3 billion years since single-cell organisms first appeared on the planet, life has evolved in one direction only. When a plant or animal becomes extinct, there is no coming back.
Amy McNeilage The secret to improving your relationship with your teenager might be what was once considered a punishment - sending them to boarding school.