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

Safe at last: Sydney teenager reunited with her family after 10-hour bomb ordeal

Nick Ralston and Aaron Cook A Sydney teenager was early this morning reunited with her family after a 10-hour ordeal during which police freed her from a suspected explosive device.

Sydney murder suspect detained in Lebanon

Photo of Allan NOOR who's body was found in freezer.

Nick Ralston Crime THE MAN who allegedly killed a Chatswood businessman, dumped his body in a freezer and then fled the country, leaving his wife to face charges, has been arrested in Lebanon.

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

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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.

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.

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Jonathan Swan and Nick Ralston The wife of prominent broadcaster Ray Hadley has withdrawn her apprehended violence order application against her husband 24 hours after she first went to police.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 booked Bali villa where Leeza Tracey Ormsby was arrested

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Nick Ralston and Amilia Rosa The Balinese villa where a Sydney woman was arrested for drugs was booked by another Australian, who flew home the night before the police raid, a resort worker says.

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.

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.

Construction feud believed to have led to standover man Joe Antoun's murder

Nick Ralston Sydney standover man Joe Antoun was involved in a bitter, ongoing feud within the construction industry at the time he was shot dead in front of his young family, police will allege.

Meriton group threatened by underworld over debt dispute

Harry Triguboff

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Nick Ralston A disputed building industry debt involving billionaire Harry Triguboff's Meriton development group sparked a violent multimillion-dollar extortion attempt by underworld figures, providing a possible...

Harry Triguboff's company Meriton faced extortion attempt

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Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Nick Ralston Disputed building industry debt involving development company owned by billionaire sparks attempted multimillion-dollar extortion by underworld figures and violence between warring gangland factions.

Boys arrested as winds threaten to build monster fire front

Royal Fire Service firefighters work late into the night strengthening containment lines  outside of Bilpin.

Nick Ralston, Sarah Whyte and Peter Hannam Firefighters had hoped for a day of relative quiet before another looming firestorm but hot, dry conditions meant emergency warnings were issued for three major blazes in NSW and two boys charged...

Former commando charged over Jedi Council sex ring

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Noel Towell, Nick Ralston The alleged ringleader of the Defence Force’s ‘‘Knights of the Jedi Council’’ was charged by NSW police in Queanbeyan on Monday.

Small fire breaks out at Villawood detention centre

Nick Ralston A small fire has broken out at Villawood detention centre in Sydney's south-west, NSW Fire and Rescue says.

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.

Army officer accused of sexually assaulting private

Nick Ralston An Australian Army captain allegedly pulled rank, pointing to insignia on his clothing, and ordered a lower ranking female private to walk into a park on Anzac Day where he sexually assaulted her,...

'Baddest' bikies attract top ads

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Nick Ralston and Rory Callinan They are the self-proclaimed 'baddest' bikie gang in the world and Qantas and Telstra have been advertising on their website.