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Motorcyclist in critical condition after horror crash in Wollongong

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A motorcyclist is in a critical condition after crashing at such force that his Kawasaki 1000 split in two in Wollongong's northern suburbs.

Body found in Wollongong backyard

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RAW VISION: Police conduct forensic operations at site of Bellambi death.

Passenger manifest and the litany of coincidences in unfolding tragedy

Mo Maslin

Eamonn Duff and Rachel Browne Michael and Carol Clancy had never met Albert and Maree Rizk. Their lives could not have been more contrasting.

MH17: fifth NSW victim identified as Victor Oreshkin

Victor Oreshkin, according to a posting on his Facebook site.

Eryk Bagshaw Victor Oreshkin, a devoutly religious man from Lidcombe in Sydney's west has been identified as the 5th NSW victim of the MH17 tragedy.

Gear change: NRMA mulls roadside help for cyclists

Jenny Wiggins The NRMA is considering providing roadside assistance for cyclists and expanding its car repair service, and will target people aged over 50 with information on jobs pensions and public transport to...

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.

The real Ryan Tandy

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Ryan Tandy  of the Storm passes the ball during a Melbourne Storm NRL training session at Visy Park on August 12, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Rick Feneley Match-fixer or NRL scapegoat? Desperado gambler or dependable friend? Standover man or gentle giant? Rick Feneley investigates the rise and fatal fall of rugby league journeyman Ryan Tandy.

Murdered Sydney father John Gasovski had drinks with mates before vanishing

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Emma Partridge Friends of a murdered Sydney father said they shared a few beers with him at a local pub just hours before he left on a work trip he never returned from.

Calls for drinking age to be raised to 21

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Julia Medew Pressure is mounting for Australian governments to raise the legal drinking age to 21 to protect the health of young people whose brains are still vulnerable to the toxicity of alcohol at 18, leading...

Reshaping welfare: are we entering an age of inequality?

Tom Allard As Joe Hockey was delivering his budget speech on Tuesday night, Taylor Clarke-Pepper was settling down to dinner: two-minute noodles and a glass of cordial.

Children's sport held hostage to junk food: study

Lucy Carroll Children who participate in organised sport are being bombarded by junk-food advertising for up to four hours a week, a study shows.

Queen's Birthday honours: full list

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A full list of the 738 Australians named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

New Sydney Symphony program TunED-Up is music to primary teachers' ears

Lane Sainty The room is full of grins and xylophones, with twenty pairs of hands tapping out different tunes, all converging in a melodious harmony.

Bushfires: Nature is no match for man

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Alexandra Smith Almost 150 fines and 2800 formal warning letters were sent to people who threw cigarette butts from cars in the final three months of last year, including while bushfires were raging in the Blue...

Speaking English an obligation: Senator Fierravanti Wells

Bianca Hall As citizenship ceremonies and barbecues fire up across the country for Australia Day, a senior government MP called for migrants to speak English as their main language.

Rite of passage comes with a high risk for those seeking foreign adventures

Overseas deaths.Sandringham.January 23rd, 2014.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.SH Extra.Julie Fitzsimons with daughter Kate. Julie's other daughter () died in Thailand in 2012.

Lindy Alexander The number of Australian tourists under 25 dying overseas has doubled in the past decade as younger travellers push boundaries that they wouldn't at home.

Royal Commission: Witness tells of having teeth shattered against sink

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Hay Gaol - Photograph taken by Wilma Robb in 2005 of a historical photograph from 1965, on display at the museum in Hay


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Rachel Browne When Wilma Robb was transferred from Parramatta Girls Training School to the notoriously brutal Institution for Girls in Hay as a 15-year-old, she vividly recalls being told what to expect.

'It's something to be proud of': Rain couldn't dampen Mardi Gras revellers' spirit

Marleena Stool (Miss Wagga Wagga) and The Bag from Bowral

Rachel Olding It’s not quite bikini weather but that hasn’t stopped Sydney’s most flamboyant crowd from donning their pink g-strings and sequin-studded bras.

Bio pen prototype will help surgeons rebuild bone material directly on to the body

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Angela Thompson A hand-held ''bio pen'' developed in Wollongong will allow surgeons to draw regenerating bone material directly on to the body.

Live Q&A with bushfire expert Dr Trent Penman

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How can you protect your home from bushfires? Ask our expert in a live question-and-answer session.

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