Nick Ralston Google+

Nick Ralston

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.

Jihadist was a 'muscle for hire'

Sharrouf with Mike Tyson

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...

How Harriet Wran, the daughter of a Labor legend, came undone

Harriet Wran's former landlord says his Hunters Hill granny flat became a 'crack den' while Ms Wran was living there.

Deborah Snow and Nick Ralston Just after 7 pm last Sunday, former private schoolgirl and daughter of a Labor legend, Harriet Wran, was captured on CCTV footage walking through the lobby of a rundown housing commission block in...

Couple hit twice by Malaysia tragedies

Emergency workers at MH17 crash.

Nick Ralston A Queensland family who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 have been hit by tragedy again with a family member on MH17.

MH17: Australian victims included teachers, nun, grandad and grandkids

Mo Maslin

Nick Ralston A popular Perth sailor and his three young grandchildren on their way home from a European holiday are among the 28 Australians killed on-board flight MH17.

German preschool teacher becomes the sixth NSW victim

Gabriele 
Lauschet and the first flowers . Photo Supplied 


Gaby 2013.jpg

Nick Ralston, Marissa Calligeros Six years ago at a costume party, Sydney teacher Gabriele Lauschet donned a white wedding dress and was photographed with her friend and fellow staff member Andreas Schaaf.

Cocaine king Luke 'Fatboy' Sparos and boxer Adam Keith Watt charged over hit on Golden Gun witness

Victim: Gemahl Maika, who was shot dead outside his home in 2011.

Nick Ralston A key player in Sydney's infamous "Golden Gun" cocaine syndicate, Luke "Fatboy" Sparos, is alleged to have paid $200,000 to a hit man to carry out the killing of a key Crown witness.

Assault rate rises in NSW homes

violence

Nick Ralston The rate of domestic violence in NSW continues to rise, bucking the downward trend of most other crimes including assault within pubs and clubs, which has fallen thanks to state government...

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

-

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

racket dinkus

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.

Plane parachute gives near disaster a soft landing

A plane that safely crash landed in Lawson in the Blue Mountains.

Nick Ralston A specialist parachute designed for an entire light aircraft has allowed four people to make a miraculous escape from a plane crash in the Blue Mountains.

Roger Rogerson on the run after body found by fisherman

Wanted for questioning: Roger Rogerson.

Nick Ralston and Kate McClymont NSW's most notorious crooked police officer, Roger Rogerson, was on the run on Monday night as detectives sought to question him over the alleged murder of a Sydney university student during a...

Australians arrested over Philippines child abuse

hand cuffs.

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.

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

racket dinkus

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.

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...

Police raid Channel Seven over Schapelle Corby interview

Mike Willesee

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.