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Nick Ralston

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

Police raid Channel Seven over Schapelle Corby interview

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Two bodies found in Sydney house

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Nick Ralston The bodies of a husband and wife have been found inside their house at Revesby in Sydney’s south-west.

Defence contractor charged over 'Knights of the Jedi Council' emails

Hastings Frederickson at the Queanbeyan Police Station.

Noel Towell and Nick Ralston The alleged ringleader of the Defence Force’s “knights of the Jedi Council” has been charged by NSW Police in Queanbeyan on Tuesday.

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.

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...

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...

US Mongols 'patch over' Australian Finks gang

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Nick Ralston, Rory Callinan They are the self-proclaimed baddest bikie gang in the world, and they have quietly orchestrated a takeover of an Australian gang.

'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.

NSW prisoners to be banned from smoking

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Nick Ralston Smoking in all NSW prisons is set to be banned within 18 months after the state's prison boss expressed his concern about the health effects lighting up in jails is having on staff and inmates.

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,...

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.

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.

Hopes fade for yacht crew

Vintage wooden yacht, Nina.

Nick Ralston Relatives of those on-board a vintage racing yacht which has vanished while sailing between New Zealand and Australia say their hopes of any survivors are fading.

Named: the Australian paedophile jailed for 40 years

 Mark Newton

Nick Ralston Standing before an American court convicted of the most heinous of child sex crimes, the double lives of Australian citizen Mark J. Newton and his long-term boyfriend Peter Truong were laid bare.