'I feared for my life, but I couldn't shoot'

Emma Partridge 12:50 AM   Senior Constable Kristy Milligan could have gone for her gun when she was attacked by an armed mentally ill man, but something stopped her.

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ICAC future to be decided by landmark review

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Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn 7:28 PM   The future of the ICAC will be decided in a landmark review following a High Court decision that threw its powers and reach into doubt.

When the shooter met the vegetarian

Mark Pearson

Nicole Hasham 4:42 PM   "Welcome aboard, brother." And with that, a strangely warm moment was had between two of NSW Parliament's most divergent political forces.

Uni takes students to court to dissolve union 

"Many student unions are concerned that this is the tip of the iceberg": Mia Kwok.

Kate Aubusson 9:29 PM   Macquarie University will seek to forcibly close MUPRA and absorb $500,000 in its reserves, according to court documents.

A 'modern day Joan of Arc'

Sydney. John Maddison Courts. Rachelle Louise partner of Simon Gittany who was found guilty of murdering his fiance,  Lisa Harnum. Louise is pictured with one of Gittany sisters. Photo: Peter Rae Monday 4 May 2015.

Stephanie Gardiner 5:21 PM   Rachelle Louise says she's been deemed a bimbo and a prostitute. The ex-girlfriend of killer Simon Gittany has had enough.

Employer group calls for minimum wage rise

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Anna Patty 12:15 AM   The Fair Work Commission is being asked to look various claims relating to increasing the national minimum wage, with one claim being double the amount major employer groups have argued for.

Surge in flu cases prompts cruise ship warning

Seasonal warning: cruise ship passengers are being urged to get flu shots.

Amy Corderoy 9:33 AM   NSW is suffering an unseasonable surge in flu cases, with authorities issuing a public warning for all cruise ship passengers to get vaccinated.

Sink holes keep residents away for fourth day

Two sink holes were pumped with concrete on Monday night in a bid to prevent them expanding.

Melanie Kembrey 6:37 PM   Dozens of residents remain in the dark about when they will be able to return to their homes after sink holes threatening to engulf two unit blocks in Sydney's west were pumped with concrete. 

Critics reject stadium proposal 'land grab'

The new pedestrian bridge over Anzac Parade.

Leesha McKenny   A document being prepared for the state government is expected to recommend building a new rectangular venue in Moore Park as part of an upgrade of Sydney's major sporting venues.

'I didn't want to play the man': former official

Bernie Riordan.

Anna Patty 6:34 PM   Before his appointment, Fair Work Commissioner Bernie Riordan was subject to a Federal Court case over $1.8m in directors' fees he had been accused of receiving.

Apartment buildings at risk after heavy rain

Three apartment buildings have been evacuated in Harris Park due to sink holes.

Melanie Kembrey   Concrete was pumped into two sink holes overnight amid fears they could bring down unit blocks near the centre of Parramatta.

'Replace petrol taxes with pay-as-you-go'

Traffic congestion in Melbourne.

Jacob Saulwick   The rise of fuel efficient cars will force governments to look for alternatives to petrol taxes, a roads conference heard on Monday. 

Newly-arrived Palestinian shot dead 

Saif Jouda fought for two years to get a visa to come to Australia.

Nick Ralston   Who shot Saif Jouda? Police are still hunting for the killer of the young man who waited two years to join his fiancee in Australia . 

Tragic end to a life of violence

Linda Locke on her wedding day. The 51-year-old was a victim of domestic violence from Quakers Hill.

Rachel Olding   Last Monday, Ms Locke was admitted to hospital after being severely bashed in her Quakers Hill home. She died two days later and her current partner was charged with murder.

Riordan defends his approval of loan 

"I believed that it would be a good commercial decision": Bernie Riordan.

Anna Patty   Bernie Riordan has told a royal commission that the 8.5 per cent interest the ALP offered to pay for a loan was a good commercial return.

'Their position should be vindicated'

Former Krispy Kreme Australia chief executive John McGuigan.

Michaela Whitbourn   A mining company which secured a lucrative coal exploration licence over the Obeid family's farm is making an apparent bid to win compensation from the state government.

Sun will make its long-awaited return

A break in the rain will give Sydney a chance to dry out.

Peter Hannam   Here comes the sun, and it's back for a while - perhaps as long as two weeks - helping dry Sydney out after April's soaking.

At-risk police want to carry weapons in court

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Rachel Olding   Recent violent courtroom incidents have prompted police to renew calls for being allowed to carry arms in courthouses.

'Build a rail link to Badgerys Creek'


Jacob Saulwick   Pressure is mounting on the federal government to consider funding all or part of a rail line to the Badgerys Creek airport site.

Woman poisoned from smoking hookah

Worries: Health experts are concerned hookah use is increasing among the young.

Amy Corderoy   A 20-year-old woman has developed carbon monoxide poisoning after smoking a hookah waterpipe, leading doctors to warn that smoking the traditional pipes could be dangerous.

Man bitten on arm and hand in shark attack 

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A man has escaped serious injury after a shark attack on the NSW mid-north coast.


Legal fight over late socialite's estate

A rich man and a research institute are locked in a legal battle over the Windemere estate.

Louise Hall   The son of one of Australia's richest men and a leading biomedical research institute are in a legal battle.


ICAC decision politically sound - and fair

Mike Baird's decision to shore up ICAC's powers reflects the strong public support for the anti-corruption body.

Calls for crackdown on school scripture classes

The course material for scripture classes in NSW public schools that has a parent-run lobby group worried.

New test significantly improves early detection of ovarian cancer

A new test can detect signs of ovarian cancer in four out of five women who have yet to show symptoms of the disease.

Sugar hit: some types leave you hungrier than others, US study shows

Eating some types of sugar rather than others leaves you feeling hungrier and with less self-control, a study out of the US indicates.

Nile's new power might be detrimental to NSW

For anyone interested in government accountability and transparency it might not be much of a moment to celebrate.

Where does all the stormwater go?

Between falling from the heavens and reaching the deep blue sea, storm water makes an epic journey through our cities.


University of Sydney slammed for 'restricting free speech' after protest

Heated protests have seen 13 people handed show cause notices after students were dragged out of a lecture hall

Hail batters Sydney

Heavy rain and hail blanket large areas of Sydney on Anzac Day afternoon.

Hunter region devastated by floodwaters

Aerial vision shows the devastating damage left behind by the April storms in the Hunter region, where flooding and property damage were still widespread on Wednesday. Vision courtesy of the Newcastle Herald.