Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Muslim unity bid over terrorism laws ends in frustration

Rachel Olding The federal government's proposed anti-terrorism laws have provoked bitter in-fighting within the Muslim community with some leaders walking out of a "unity" meeting amid claims of deception and...

Cancelling passports of suspected jihadists won't deter the next Khaled Sharrouf

Radicalised: Convicted Sydney terrorist Khaled Sharrouf.

Rachel Olding Cancelling the passports of suspected jihadists and introducing tough new anti-terrorism laws will not stop the next Khaled Sharrouf, according to those who know the Sydney terrorist intimately.

Khaled Sharrouf mental health problems left untreated in prison

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Rachel Olding Sydney jihadist Khaled Sharrouf's mental health issues were left untreated for almost all of his four-year incarceration and would only have worsened while he was in jail for terrorism offences, the...

Boy's uncle says forget about photo of severed head

Sharrouf posted pictures of himself and his son (pictured) on Twitter.

Rachel Olding Politicians and Muslim community leaders have labelled it sickening, deplorable and shockingly evil.

'Glen is not collateral damage'

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Rachel Olding Phil Redpath speaks out in defence of his former colleague Glen Turner, who was gunned down in Croppa Creek.

Sydney jihadist Khaled Sharrouf on 'the path they hate' since 19

Resurfaced: Khaled Sharrouf has threatened a terror attack.

Rachel Olding Sydney jihadist Khaled Sharrouf claims he has been on a path to radicalism for more than a decade, despite a court determining in 2009 that it was unlikely he would commit further terrorist offences.

Tragic end to disputes over illegal land clearing

Glendon Turner was shot dead on a property near Moree.

Rachel Olding It was a storm that had been brewing for years, and many feared it would one day end in violence.

AFP issues warrants for Australian ISIL fighters Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar

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Rachel Olding Federal police have issued arrest warrants for two Sydney men accused of fighting with terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

Former Qld DPP Leanne Clare stands by decision not to pursue Scott Volkers

Complaint not pursued: Scott Volkers

Rachel Olding A former director of public prosecutions dropped sexual assault allegations against Australian swim coach Scott Volkers on two occasions because she thought the allegations were “stale”...

Catholic bishop charged with a child sex offence

Charged with a child sex offence: Bishop Max Davis.

Rachel Olding One of the most senior members of the Catholic Church has been charged with a child sex offence, the Church has confirmed.

Packer fight photographer Brendan Beirne hands pictures to police

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Rachel Olding The photographer who captured the Bondi Beach bust-up between James Packer and David Gyngell has handed the valuable photos over to detectives.

From hard sell to hard cell: art fraudster Ron Coles jailed

Rachel Olding and Eamonn Duff Former high-flying art dealer Ronald Coles said he defrauded clients and lied to them repeatedly about the paintings they had invested in because the global financial crisis had sent him broke,...

The high cost of holding on

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Amy Corderoy, Rachel Olding, Alexandra Back Australia needs to rethink how it keeps sick, elderly people alive in hospitals and stop overtreating them at the end of their lives, the outgoing director of St Vincent's Hospital's Intensive Care...

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Paramedic skills give stretcher bearers a real lift

Retiring Director of St Vinecent?s Intensive Care Services, Bob Wright. Photographed at White Bay where he is giving instructions to AMSA - accredited medical care on board ship, for ship captains. Tuesday 15th April 2014. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 140415 		 	   		  


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Rachel Olding Bob Wright is considered a pioneer in paramedic training in Australia.

Monitoring anklets under fire after rapist does runner

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Rachel Olding, Saffron Howden A rapist, who easily removed his electronic monitoring anklet on Wednesday, was able to go undetected for 45 minutes until police were notified.

Search for MH370: Underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 deployed to find plane's wreckage

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Rachel Olding, Rania Spooner The search for flight MH370 has entered a new stage with searchers to send an "autonomous underwater vehicle" four kilometres underwater to look for the plane's wreckage on the sea floor.

Brotherhood calls for action as long-term jobless youth rate triples

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Konrad Marshall, Rachel Olding The number of young people facing long-term unemployment has tripled since the global financial crisis, according to a new analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data.

Emergency services: Triple-0 calls not getting through

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Rachel Olding A man who made a triple-0 call to police was allegedly stabbed to death after waiting more than an hour for police to arrive.

Anti-Islamist Nathan Abela targeted in night-time shooting

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Megan Levy, Rachel Olding He's offended countless Muslims, been described as a ''grub'' by radio host Ray Hadley and been in court over a domestic dispute with an ex-girlfriend, and that's just in the past fortnight.

Former policeman lied about his drug taking to Police Integrity Commission

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Rachel Olding A former top policeman who took drugs with other officers lied about it to the Police Integrity Commission because he was suffering from depression and anxiety, a court has heard.