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

Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes charged with 11 child sex offences

Megan Levy and Nick Ralston Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes been charged with 11 child sex offences dating back to the 1980s. Mr Hughes appeared in court when his matter was briefly heard on Thursday afternoon.

Opposition plots return of TPVs via private bill

Liberal MP Scott Morrison.

Jessica Wright and Nick Ralston The opposition will try to resurrect temporary protection visas through legislation this week.

Gillard will be grilled, says Abbott

Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott

Nick Ralston The Coalition says it is prepared to give Prime Minister Julia Gillard the benefit of the doubt over claims she was involved with the mortgage on a property partly paid for with stolen union funds...

Catholic brother, teacher on child sex charges

Nick Ralston Police cannot rule out further arrests, or that more victims will come forward, after a Catholic brother and a teacher were charged over child sex offences at two western Sydney schools.

Fatal shooting at bikie wedding

Glenda Kwek, Nick Ralston Sensing there may be trouble, police had an eye on the reception hall at the Serbian National Defence Council in Sydney on Sunday evening.

Italian father of sisters in custody dispute speaks out


Nick Ralston THE father of four sisters at the centre of an international custody dispute says their mother has nothing to fear if she returns to Italy to visit them.

Parents lobby retailers over 'sexy' children's clothes

Kate Prideaux, Nick Ralston Major retailers are being urged to stop marketing inappropriate clothing at children or risk a boycott by parents after a social media backlash aimed at Target over its range of girls' clothes.

Man charged with family murders

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies For almost all his adult life, Carlos Lopez had dedicated much of his time to caring for his intellectually disabled brother as a way of supporting his ageing parents.

Three slain, relative arrested

Police outside a Sydney unit where three members of the same family were discovered dead.

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies Man expected to be charged over deaths of three of his family in a Sydney unit.

Man, 44, held over family killings

Photographs show scenes from a housing complex on Melbourne st. St.John Park this morning where the bodies of three people and two dogs were found stabbed to death. A further male is under police guard in Liverpool hospital with stab wounds.Police direct a resident out of the complex.Photograph by Dean Sewell.S.M.H.News.Taken Sunday 29th July 2012.

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies A Sydney man is under police guard in hospital suspected of killing his parents and brother in Sydney yesterday

Cameraman injured outside court

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies He sat in court supporting his mate as the mate faced a murder charge, and then moments later is alleged to have committed a similar, violent act of his own.

Alleged killer watched Kelly treated

Lisa Davies, Rachel Olding, Nick Ralston As Thomas Kelly lay bleeding on the Kings Cross pavement, floored by a forceful blow from a stranger, he was being watched, not only by his distressed girlfriend, a friend and concerned onlookers -...

Milat to appeal against his 43-year conviction for axe murder

Nick Ralston Matthew Milat, the great-nephew of serial killer Ivan Milat, will appeal against the 43-year jail sentence handed to him for the axe murder of 17-year-old David Auchterlonie.

Inquiry into NSW police shootings

Lisa Davies, Josephine Tovey, Nick Ralston NSW Police Minister Mike Gallacher has thrown his support behind two constables who shot joyriding juveniles at 4am on Saturday in Kings Cross.

Happiness shattered as armed man shot

Nick Ralston, Stephanie Gardiner It was mid-afternoon when Ryan Pringle pulled up at the remote campsite of the Rainbow Family, a group that gathers regularly at various sites to take part in singing, meditating and ''spiritual...

Police officer killed in Tamworth

Nick Ralston Stopping a car in the backstreets of his home town should have been routine for Senior Constable David Rixon, an officer of 22 years' service.

US charges laid over Iran deals

David Levick, 50, at the industrial complex in Thornleigh where his business, ICM Components is located. Levick has been indicted by a US grand jury for conspiring to export sensitive military and other technology from the US to Iran. 1st March 2012
Photo by Dallas Kilponen

By Dylan Welch and Nick Ralston A Sydney electronics supplier has been charged in the United States with conspiring to export sensitive missiles, drone, torpedo and helicopter equipment to the Iran military, as part of a Justice...

Colleagues remember Roebuck as a great entertainer, commentator and crusader

Collegues remember Peter Roebuck (Thumbnail)

Nick Ralston IT WAS the type of low-key occasion, his close confidantes say, that Peter Roebuck would have wanted.

'We're going to Belanglo, someone's going to die'

David Auchterlonie was dumped in Belanglo State Forest.

Nick Ralston In the days before he killed a teenager with a double-sided axe, the relative of serial killer Ivan Milat began revealing parts of his murderous plan to friends.

Don't raise drink age: Scipione

A pint.

Nick Ralston, Saffron Howden RAISING the legal drinking age would do nothing to stem the tide of alcohol-related social and health problems among young people, the NSW Police Commissioner, Andrew Scipione, says.