CATHERINE ARMITAGE With the words 'lest we forget' NSW Governor Marie Bashir planted a grevillea to dedicate a children's garden at the former Parramatta Girls Home
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Damien Murphy, Amanda Hoh Every surfer who pulled up at a beach to check the waves has known the universal disappointment that goes with being told ''you should have been here yesterday''.
CATHERINE ARMITAGE The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will this week host the next bout of a 12-year battle over whether the Catholic Church can be sued for damages.
HEATH GILMORE The Randwick Literary Institute, a sprawling, multiroomed and eccentric home for the community, unites some of the best elements of Sydney. Now its supporters say its future is in doubt.
TOBY JOHNSTONE Upgraders win in Lilyfield as Sydney records another strong clearance rate of 82.5 per cent.
Brittany Ruppert, Rachel Browne Police are urging victims of domestic violence to seek help and report abuse.
EAMONN DUFF An elite state government contract has been awarded to a security firm that previously offered cash kickbacks and trips to Las Vegas in return for public tenders.
Tim Barlass The damage to the tree from which a branch fell and killed schoolgirl Bridget Wright would not have been discovered by audit.
Anne Tarasov An 18-year-old man charged over the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in a western Sydney park denied bail.
LEESHA MCKENNY What started half a century ago as a gesture of peace in a world torn apart by war - the bond of being sister cities across the globe - has become the source of blazing rows in local government.
AMY CORDEROY Almost every man killed by his female partner in the past decade in NSW had been previously violent towards her, exclusive figures show.
COSIMA MARRINER Lena Kasparian knows about domestic violence. The 35yo was charged with murdering her abusive alcoholic partner in 2011.
KIRSTY NEEDHAM The NSW Domestic Violence Review Team has been unable to meet this year, despite cases piling up.
KIRSTY NEEDHAM Corrective Services NSW will close a Parramatta centre for women with mental health or drug and alcohol problems to save money.
Tim Barlass It's no place for a marital bed. Teresa, 35, and Shane, 44, are tucked up not long after 8pm.
Tara Waniganayaka The rate of youth homelessness has been grossly underestimated, with thousands of ''couch surfers'' not included in official figures.
JILL STARK An alarming snapshot of the mental health of high school students has found one in three girls and a quarter of boys are depressed.
GEORGE PALATHINGAL He brought some genuine international star power and that ludicrous, crowd-pleasing hat.
RACHEL BROWNE Australia needs to introduce free preschool places for all children if it is to compete economically with other developed countries.
PETER MUNRO 'You know the rules,'' principal Josie Vescio says to a small student in the playground. ''I shouldn't be seeing rubbish in your hands.''
KIRSTY NEEDHAM Almost 400 TAFE staff lost their jobs last year because of the O'Farrell government's funding cuts, and Northern Sydney and Sydney institutes were the worst hit.
LUCY CARROLL Australian parents are paying thousands of dollars to store their babies' umbilical cord blood with private operators - but only a few families have ever used it.
KIRSTY NEEDHAM A key adviser to Attorney-General told a Catholic newspaper in 2010 that a legal change to recognise the death of Brodie Donegan's unborn daughter, Zoe, would be ''a direct threat to the abortion industry''.
HEATH GILMORE As a truck driver Alexandro Marquez is used to backing big objects out of small spaces. If he has his way, Mr Marquez will utilise these skills when handling more precious deliveries.
AMANDA HOH Nick Dawtrey is 16 years old but he's already being hailed as Australia's next pinball superstar.
The $25 million ''revitalisation'' of the Mitchell Library Reading Room is an attack both on one of Sydney's finest rooms and on the minority it nurtures.
The shocking past of a regional NSW school comes to the surface as a reign of sexual terror is revealed by Senior Writer Catherine Armitage, who was there.
A proliferation of knowledge based firms clustered in Sydney's inner suburbs present an uplifting counter-narrative to Australia's recent manufacturing gloom. Matt Wade and Sophia Phan report.
The Paid Parental Leave scheme will provide benefits commensurate with individual women's pay, Prime Minister Tony Abbott tells the International Women's Day Breakfast on Friday.
On the eve of her first exclusive exhibit , Krystal Wright explains just how adventurous one needs to be a to become a Canon Master photographer.
It's three years since Daniel Stani-Reginald raped and murdered Tosha Thakkar. Fairfax's Greg Callaghan looks back at the case.
Since a fatal crash in Mona Vale last October, the trucking company Cootes could be banned from NSW roads within weeks. Nine News.
Ordered to pay $105,000 for a tweeting about his former teacher, Andrew Farley tells KOFM the lesson he has learned after broadcasting his opinions.