'It's not easy doing homework on the street'

Eryk Bagshaw 12:54 PM   At nine years old Oscar was homeless after his mother had passed away. He found himself doing his homework in the back seat of the car which doubled as his home.

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The people taking power into their own hands

Solar panels on the Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club.

Kieran Gair 11:00 AM   First, the local bowlo signed up. Then the churches. Step into the NSW town where people, not policy, are deciding on a future driven by renewables.

'These kids, they went through hell'

Lynda Craig, pictured at Fairbridge

Rachel Browne 3:02 PM   After decades of fighting for justice, immigrant children who were abused at Fairbridge Farm in NSW have received a $24 million compensation payment, the largest to survivors of institutional child abuse.

83 children died from DV in past decade


Nick Ralston 2:53 PM   Eighty-three children died from domestic violence abuse over a 10 year period in NSW with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

University competition helping to rejuvenate Liverpool CBD

An artist's impression of the vision for the revamped Liverpool CBD in south-west Sydney.

Harvey Grennan 2:33 PM   Liverpool may follow Parramatta with a revamp of its CBD to take advantage of its river frontage.

'I have the body of an Adonis'

Anthony Andjic (right) talks with his lawyer as they arrive at the
ICAC hearing.

Michaela Whitbourn 4:55 PM   A former NSW bureaucrat being investigated by the ICAC over allegations he improperly awarded $1.3 million in contracts has had his ardent, flirtatious emails to a colleague revealed. 

I had to say which part of life I wanted to see

Kate Finn, India Spicer, Tash Dale and Jonathan Eyles at the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to child sexual abuse.

Paul Bibby 5:25 PM   Young people who spend their childhoods in Out of Home Care are finding it virtually impossible to access their own files because the process is choked in red tape, the Royal Commission has heard.

'I went from Mr Popular to Mr Non-Person'

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Portrait of Erik Denison from the Sydney Convicts Rugby Club (centre), still smiling despite retiring from his beloved game due to injuries with fellow retired player Iain Shepherd (right) and current player Brendan Bstyovansky (left) during team training on June 25, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by James Alcock/Fairfax Media)

Stephanie Wood   A ground-breaking campaign to end homophobia in sport has won two international awards.

A win for Sydney bus commuters

Hillsbus operators will be busy on Monday.

Pallavi Singhal   Nabbing a seat on the bus might be a little bit easier on Monday morning for many in Sydney's west, with 315 extra Hillsbus services and a new route from Blacktown to Parramatta to begin this week.

'Hiding ethics classes is wrong'

Conservative Christian: Fred Nile.

James Robertson   Educators  have co-signed a letter warning that the enrolment change will discourage children from studying ethics.

Baird government accused of compo delay

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07:  Sexual assualt victim, Katrina Keshishian on the right stands with Luke Foley MP leader the NSW Labor Party and Linda Burney MP for a photograph at The Domain on March 7, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Fairfax Media)

Kirsty Needham   Up to 24,000 victims of crime may have to wait another three years to have compensation claims reassessed, as Mike Baird stalls on election pledge to fix "serious inequities" in the law.

Last drinks at the Alexandria

Alexandria Hotel, Alexandria.

James Robertson   A hotel has stood on the corner of Henderson Road and Garden Street in Alexandria since the late 1870s.

Man charged after three deaths in Hermidale

Darling River Local Area Command Inspector Brenton Lee at the entrance to the property where three people were found dead.

Pallavi Singhal   A 61-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder after the deaths of three people in western NSW, which were discovered after someone found a body in the driveway of a rural property.

'We've lost faith in the education department'

Executive director of NSW Public Schools Murat Dizdar told Ultimo Public School on June 17 that the school would be rebuilt on the same site.

Eryk Bagshaw   The NSW Department of Education has deliberately ignored its consultant's advice and overstated the cost of building a new inner city primary school.

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Minister seeks to fast-track council mergers

With council elections scheduled for next year there is pressure to get new boundaries drawn before then.

Anne Davies   Councils could face a fast-tracked process to amalgamation if they are found not fit for the future in October, when the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal is due to report.

Doubt on future of Law Reform Commission

Gabrielle Upton

Michaela Whitbourn   It has no chairperson, virtually no staff and no work. But are reports of the death of the NSW Law Reform Commission greatly exaggerated?

Tensions mount as Rebels member found dead

Shot dead: Rebels bikie gang member Mark Easter.

Emma Partridge   Last week his associate was locked up for an alleged murder, this week Mark Easter was the victim of one.

Protest shuts down Sydney CBD


Pallavi Singhal   An estimated 600 people are expected to make their way from Sydney Town Hall to The Block in Redfern in a protest march that will temporarily shut down George Street and other parts of the CBD with rolling road closures.

Teen dies after fall in QVB in Sydney

Police surround the area where the teenager fell.

Brittany Ruppert   A teenage boy has died after falling several storeys from the stairwell of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney's CBD.

Trainer charged with supplying steroids

Charged with supplying steroids: Kings Cross personal trainer James Blatch.

Rachel Browne and Louise Hall   Police allege personal trainer and body builder James Blatch supplied steroids to clients at a Kings Cross gym.

Teen critical after quad bike accident

A CareFlight helicopter lands on a reserve at Oakville.

Pallavi Singhal   A teenager is fighting for life in hospital after falling off a quad bike on a property northwest of Sydney.

Man arrested after alleged attack on child

Police tape

Rachel Browne and Louise Hall   A man has been arrested after indecently assaulting an eight-year-old girl who was playing outside a home in Randwick on Saturday.


People, not policy, are deciding on a future powered by renewables

First, the local bowlo signed up. Then the churches. Step into the NSW town where people, not policy, are deciding on a future driven by renewables.

The great wall of Chinese capital

Anti-money laundering legislation may be the only way to discourage Chinese investment in Australian properties and moderate rising house prices.

TAFE cuts short-sighted and damaging

The fate of TAFE just doesn't fire the public imagination like other parts of the education system. But it should.

Porn leading children to abuse others: expert

Exposure to online pornography is driving an increase in the severity of sexual abuse committed by children against their peers, according to a leading expert.

Heroine nurse of WWI in unmarked grave

When the hospital ship was torpedoed, Alice Cashin grabbed her prayerbook and crucifix along with her cape. 

Voice of Egypt transmits from Kamahl's garage

For decades, Kamahl Ibram has been broadcasting his Arabic language radio program from a makeshift studio.

Labor frontbench should open its diaries to scrutiny

After news broke that former Liberal MP Chris Hartcher was working as a lobbyist for a property developer, Luke Foley used the issue to attack the government.


The Dhalayi Doctor project

Dhalayi Doctor project for the Kempsey area of NSW is teaching students at St Josephs Primary School, about ear health.

Pinball wizards wrestle at NSW championships

Pinball players go head-to-head on the Wrestlemania pinball machine at the NSW championships at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday.

NSW Budget: what can we expect?

The state government is under pressure to do more with less as major commonwealth funding cuts begin to take effect. Sean Nicholls reports.