Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

International school bomb hoaxers say they are about to strike again

Liam Mannix and Rachel Olding An international hacking gang who claim to be behind some of the hoax bomb threat at Australian schools claim they are about to attack again.

Waves of school bomb threats across Australia blamed on overseas hackers

The police operation at Sydney Girls High School on Monday.

Rachel Olding A sophisticated, unknown hacker based outside Australia is believed to be behind the persistent waves of bomb threats sent to schools across the country.

Bomb hoaxes sent to Sydney schools as others are targeted around the world

Bomb threat: Pupils from Penrith High School are evacuated.

Rachel Olding A series of co-ordinated bomb threats sent to school across NSW on Friday appeared to coincide with hundreds of threats sent to schools around the world.

Wild weather threatens to derail Australia Day ceremony

Catherine Keenan, Local Hero, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House.

Rachel Olding Wild weather threatened to derail the official Australia Day ceremony in Canberra, with heavy winds and rain almost swamping the live broadcast.

Guns, ammo and scribbled notes: terror accused had 'intent to attack'

Five people were arrested on Thursday morning by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team Sydney as part of the ongoing Operation Appleby.

Rachel Olding and Patrick Begley A group of men charged over a plan to attack a federal police building in Sydney were allegedly amassing firearms before police disrupted the partially-formed plot.

Control orders 'must be extended' to avoid Paris-style attack in Australia

Roger Wilkins: ''You need to make some compromise in terms of usual civil liberties.''

Rachel Olding and David Wroe Authorities will need wider powers if Australia is to avoid a Paris-style terrorist attack.

Terror attacks: France pursues new laws similar to Australia's

Rachel Olding The French government will move to introduce new powers that mirror Australia's widely debated control orders and dual citizenship legislation in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Government to pursue Asia links in war on terror

Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan will announce strengthened intelligence-sharing between Australia and Asian nations in the fight against Islamic State.

Rachel Olding The federal government will seek greater collaboration with Asian nations as Australia faces a "generational" battle to stamp out terrorism and radicalisation.

Paris Attacks: Australian authorities urged to take stock and bolster resources

Stray bullets hit buildings adjacent to the La Belle Equipe cafe in Paris.

Rachel Olding Australian police and intelligence agencies have been urged to take stock, bolster resources and undertake training exercises for mass terrorist attacks similar to the Paris tragedy.

Mafia history of Gino and Mark Stocco's alleged victim Rosario Cimone revealed

Mark and Gino Stocco

Rachel Olding, Lisa Visentin The long-awaited capture of father and son fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco has taken another bizarre twist with links emerging to the Italian mafia, long-term cannabis cultivation and a...

Stocco hideout property caretaker Rosario Cimone had links to drugs, organised crime

Property

Rachel Olding, Ava Benny-Morrison and Nick Ralston The caretaker found dead on the property where father and son fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco were arrested was believed to have past organised crime links.

The information that led police to Gino and Mark Stocco's final hideout

Police arrested Gino and Mark Stocco at a property near Dunedoo.

Rachel Olding A sighting of an abandoned ute in dense bushland and a missing persons report in Sydney were the two key developments that led police to Gino and Mark Stocco's final hideout.

Missing man's body found after arrest of Gino and Mark Stocco near Dunedoo

Gino and Mark Stocco arrested (Thumbnail)

Ava Benny-Morrison, Rachel Olding and Nick Ralston Police have found the decomposed body of a missing man on the remote property used as Gino and Mark Stocco's final hideout.

Gino and Mark Stocco caught by police in Dunedoo

Mark and Gino Stocco

Rachel Olding Father and son fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco have been caught by police in Dunedoo in central western NSW. 

Muslim woman told to leave a Noosa RSL for wearing hijab

Tewantin-Noosa RSL denied that hijabs were banned items.

Rachel Olding After a successful start to a national badminton competition, Hijran and her teammates thought a meal out together would be a nice way to celebrate. A Noosa RSL had different ideas.

Possible sighting of father-and-son fugitives Mark and Gino Stocco

Father and son fugitives Mark and Gino Stocco

Rachel Olding A possible sighting of father-and-son fugitives Mark and Gino Stocco has sent police racing towards southern NSW.

The two calls that ASIO believe turned Omar Chandab into a terror threat

Omar Chandab, Melbourne father-of-four, who was prevented from flying to do the Hajj last week and then had his passport cancelled.

Rachel Olding Omar Chandab renewed his Australian passport just two months ago. When he arrived at the airport last week, something had changed.

Religious leaders rally against 'warped and tainted' compassion in refugee crisis

Religious leaders speak at a press conference on Syria air strikes and the refugee crisis.

Rachel Olding Muslim community leaders have sat side-by-side with Christian leaders, refugee advocates and civil libertarians to lament the "warped and tainted" compassion being offered by the government in...

Launch of audit reveals government's ignorance about school prayer groups

Abdullah Trad, 19, teaches scripture in primary schools.

Rachel Olding A counterterrorism investigation that sparked an audit of school prayer groups this week has highlighted how little the government knows about voluntary religious groups in NSW classrooms.