'It is going to make a hell of a difference to this city'

Jacob Saulwick 4:52 PM   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.

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Police raid house of the $120 million man

Anthony Ghalloub.

Kate McClymont and Stuart Goodman 12:45 AM   Police have raided a series of houses connected to failed financial guru Anthony Ghalloub.

Three arrests over Brendan Vollmost murder

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

Ava Benny-Morrison 12:01 PM   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 12:01 AM   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 10:45 AM   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 5:21 PM   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 11:45 PM   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 6:03 PM   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 5:07 AM   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 3:33 PM   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 2:43 PM   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.


Stephanie Gardiner, Paul Bibby 6:01 PM   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.

Hospitals overwhelmed by patients numbers

Emergency departments are under increasing pressure, with patient numbers havinge risen by 25 per cent over the past five years.

Amy Corderoy   NSW emergency departments are facing huge increases in the number of seriously ill patients, with doctors saying the system cannot cope without more beds and more money.

The truth behind the Gayby Baby ban

A still from Gayby Baby, the film which was banned during school hours by Adrian Piccoli this week. Photo: Supplied

Eryk Bagshaw   The Presbyterian minister who led an attack on the screening of a film about children with gay parents at a Sydney high school had his scripture classes at the school dramatically slashed last year.

Spotlight off Heydon, on to CFMEU

Commissioner Dyson Heydon.

Anna Patty   The trade union royal commission's spotlight turned back to alleged corruption in the national construction union a day after commissioner Dyson Heydon dismissed the call that he stand aside.

Fallopian tube bank a world first

New mother Fiona Patterson with her 2 month old daughter Kenzy.
1st September 2015.
Photo: Steven Siewert

Harriet Alexander   The first stocks in an unusual bank won't help their female donors, but they may hold the cure to health problems for future generations.

El Nino headed towards record breaker

Warmth continues to build in the Pacific Ocean.

Peter Hannam   The powerful El Nino continues to intensify in the Pacific and is now the strongest since the record-breaking 1997-98 event, the Bureau of Meteorology said.

'Can't regulate brothels you don't know about'

The deputy police commissioner has called for better regulation of brothels.

Leesha McKenny   Sex slaves, forced illicit drug use and links to organised crime can all arise from poor regulation of the state's brothels, the NSW Police deputy commissioner says.

Government spends up big on contractors

Operating profits fell 3.9 per cent on the year, in line with expectations.

Anna Patty and Jacob Saulwick   NSW transport costs for private contractors, overtime, consultants – and even actors – have "blown out" at the same time public sector jobs are being cut, according to the Opposition.

NSW powers ahead in economic stakes

NSW is powering ahead of other states on the 'Stateometer'.

Matt Wade   A new economic comparison tool, the "Stateometer", shows NSW is in an enviable position.

Program eliminates childhood cancer death

Nikki Quinn survived cancer as a child, but the chemotherapy has left her with other health problems. Photo: Janie Barrett

Harriet Alexander   Nikki Quinn does not know why she was the one to survive childhood cancer when so many of her friends did not, but it eats her up.


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.


University of Sydney gets $1 million teaching boost

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

WestConnex reveals new St Peters interchange

A computer-generated fly-through shows the preferred design for the New M5 and St Peters interchange which will feature new green open space and shared paths. Vision supplied.