Compensation brawl brews over WestConnex interchange

Jacob Saulwick   The state government faces a multimillion-dollar legal fight over its proposal to build a motorway interchange in St Peters.

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Premier promises 30,000-seat stadium

Redevelopment: ANZ Stadium.

Jacob Saulwick 4:19 PM   A new 30,000 seat stadium will be built at Parramatta, part of an investment in new and old stadiums in Sydney worth more than $1 billion.

Sydney will fill new venues, if not the old

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Jacob Saulwick 7:38 PM   If you build it they will come appears to be the business case behind the Premier's $1.6 billion stadium strategy.

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Hospital chaos: 'They couldn't handle patients'

SMH Kim Hilton at her Plumpton Home, she was forced to wait 24 hours in Blacktown ED for a hospital bed while suffering acute Pain from a Gallbladder problem.3rd August 2015  Photo by Louise Kennerley SMH Kim Hilton at her Plumpton Home, she was forced to wait 24 hours in Blacktown ED for a hospital bed while suffering acute Pain from a Gallbladder problem.3rd August 2015  Photo by Louise Kennerley

Harriet Alexander 1:24 PM   An acutely ill woman was forced to wait more than 24 hours in an emergency department and had morphine administered in a hallway because no beds were available.

Eligible bachelors having a whale of a time

Humpback Whales taken on the 19th of August off North Maroubra.
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Caitlin Wheeler 2:59 PM   Eligible bachelors are drifting along the NSW coastline on their return from a winter spent looking for love.

Leaked document moots lift in national park fees, asset sell-offs

Camping and entry fees are about to rise at National Parks in NSW.

Peter Hannam 6:43 PM   People visiting or camping in national parks in NSW face fee hikes, and park staff are urged to be "proactive" in seeking other uses of their own accommodation, according to a leaked document.

'We could have talked siege gunman down'

Keysar Trad: "It was as if [Monis] was trying to take a shortcut."

Paul Bibby   A prominent member of Sydney's Muslim community says the Lindt Cafe siege "may have had a different outcome" had he been able to talk to gunman Man Haron Monis as the incident unfolded.

Model charged with running cocaine ring

Accused George Gerges and his girlfriend Emma Rose.

Rachel Olding 10:25 AM   The Bondi model accused of running a sophisticated cocaine ring.

Comanchero bikies struggle to get insurance

Fidel Tukel, manager of a brothel in the north of Canberra.

Anne Davies   Life just got tougher for outlaw motorcycle gang members. They will now struggle to get insurance.

Police raid house of the $120 million man

Anthony Ghalloub.

Kate McClymont and Stuart Goodman   Police have raided a series of houses connected to failed financial guru Anthony Ghalloub.

Samsung relents on faulty washing machines

Six Samsung top loader washing machine models are subject to a mandatory recall.

Esther Han   Samsung has relented to consumer anger over its plastic bag-and-tape fix for recalled washing machines, explicitly offering a replacement or refund to thousands of customers unhappy with their repairs.

'It's going to make a hell of a difference to city'

St Peters local road upgrades

Jacob Saulwick   A spaghetti junction of motorway ramps will be built just south of Sydney Park in inner Sydney, but part of the area will be returned to the public as parkland.

Three arrests over Brendan Vollmost murder

Brendan Vollmost disappeared from his South Windsor home on March 31.

Ava Benny-Morrison   Members of a group linked to street-level drug dealing, with nicknames like "captain" and "coach", have been arrested after allegedly abducting and murdering a South Windsor man. 

'Tried to kill myself and the hospital billed me'

Shannai Pearce, who tried to kill herself when she was 14. Ten years on, she has recovered and wants to to help others.

Amy Corderoy   A report into suicides and self harm has found that ongoing care is non-existent for an alarmingly large number of patients.

Chancellor donates $1 million to Sydney Uni

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Roger Massey-Greene and Chancellor Belinda Hutchins pose for a photo in their Double Bay home, on September 2, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. They have just donated 1 million dollars to Sydney University to stop the drought of teachers in Science and Maths fields.  (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Roger Massey-Greene; Belinda Hutchins

Eryk Bagshaw   Sydney University gets $1 million private donation to encourage students to teach STEM subjects to curb teacher drought.

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Plan to buy back ANZ Stadium

For sale? ANZ Stadium.

Leesha McKenny   The state government is considering buying out the owners of ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park, the Sports Minister says.

The job with a huge gender pay gap

Female lawyer in robe and wig in the street.

Michaela Whitbourn   They are graduating from NSW law schools in numbers greater than their male counterparts, but women still make up just over 20 per cent of barristers, spend fewer hours in court and get paid less.

Survivor watches as inquest 'fires' siege gun

Man Haron Monis had a long criminal history.

Paul Bibby   There was an eerie click as the shotgun's hammer dropped, followed by the thud of a dummy cartridge hitting the courtroom floor.

Cosmetic Institute patient rushed to hospital

Paramedics take Amy Rickuss from The Cosmetic Institute to Westmead Hospital in January.

Anna Patty   A second young woman has been rushed to hospital after suffering complications during a breast enlargement procedure at The Cosmetic Institute.

AGL in dam row as protests hit 100 weeks

Anti-CSG protesters mark 100 weeks of opposition to AGL's gas drilling.

Peter Hannam   AGL is storing water produced from its coal seam gas wells without proper permits, anti-CSG activists claim, as protests at the energy giant's headquarters marked 100 consecutive weeks.

Foster care failing children: report

More than 20,000 children are expected to be in the state's foster care system this financial year.

Rachel Browne   Adoption numbers are not improving and fewer children are being restored to their birth families, says a report into the 20,000 kids in the state's foster care system.

Dentist admits assaulting elderly patients

Photograph shows Dr. Andrew Istephan leaving Downing Center courts today on charges of dental proceedures without consent.Photograph by Dean Sewell.S.M.H.News.Taken Monday 19th August 2013.


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Stephanie Gardiner, Paul Bibby   A former Hurstville deputy mayor and dentist engaged in "callous and systematic exploitation" of elderly people for extra money. Now he has pleaded guilty to more charges.

Highlights

Education Minister Adrian Piccoli pays the price for a principled approach

Aside from the Gayby Baby furore, Adrian Piccoli has proved himself the most likely of all the NSW government ministers to stand up to vested interests – often at personal cost.

Anti-abortion protesters claim victory at closure

When Preterm first opened in 1974, its first opponents were illegal abortionists.

Indigenous drivers steering change

"If you don't drive, you are at the mercy of others."

The Aussie icon that nearly bit the dust

It was terrifically unpopular at its launch. But one man would not give up on it.

Tent embassy to leave the Block as Indigenous housing 'guaranteed'

The Redfern Aboriginal tent embassy has claimed moral victory amid legal defeat at the Block under a $70 million deal that will see 62 homes built for Indigenous families on the historic site.

Home brands: happier hearts, healthier wallets

Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier rivals, research shows.

Teenage prize winner reveals intestinal value

A 15-year-old girl is among the big winners at the Australian Museum's Eureka Prizes.

Flu jab protects people against heart attack

Giving universal access to the flu vaccine to anybody aged over 50 is likely to save many more lives, a study has found.

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Shark attack at Hallidays Point

A man has been attacked by a shark after being knocked off his surf-ski at a beach on Hallidays Point, north of Forster on the NSW Mid North Coast.

Brendan Vollmost killing: four men arrested

Four men from Western Sydney are to be charged on Thursday with the murder of Brendan Vollmost who disappeared after CCTV footage showed him being chased. Courtesy Network Ten news.

University of Sydney gets $1 million teaching boost

Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson and husband Roger Massy-Greene donated $1 million for STEM teaching