Cunneen may face criminal charges

Kate McClymont 12:06 PM   The ICAC has referred evidence it obtained about senior prosecutor Margaret Cunneen to the DPP to consider whether she should face criminal charges for attempting to pervert the course of justice and lying to the commission.

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'You're a disgrace to this place'

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham lights an e-cigarette in the NSW upper house to show how lax the laws are that govern the devices.

Nicole Hasham 5:57 PM   Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham lit up the usually staid NSW upper house, inhaling an electronic cigarette to highlight what he says are holes in laws governing the controversial devices.

world-first attempt to prevent type 1 diabetes

"It just seemed like a good insurance policy," said Rachel Weldon of the decision to store Isla's cord blood four years ago.

Amy Corderoy 5:36 PM   Isla Robinson is a very special little girl. At four years old she might not be old enough to understand it, but on Wednesday she made scientific history.

PM's electorate backs preselection reforms

Prime Minister Tony Abbott's electorate conference has backed a motion designed to pressure the party towards the voting reforms that have caused party tensions in recent years.

Sean Nicholls 6:44 PM   Tony Abbott's electorate conference has backed a push to rewrite the NSW Liberal party constitution.

Campaign dirty tricks: Labor accuses Brookes

Cameron Murphy's election posters were defaced.

Nicole Hasham 4:30 PM   Liberal MP Glenn Brookes has been accused in Parliament of bringing the electoral process into disrepute after his rival Labor candidate was branded a "paedophile lover" during the NSW election.

Monis diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia

Man Monis in Rebels bikie garb.

Paul Bibby 3:14 PM   Sydney siege gunman Man Monis was diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia four-and-a-half years before the Lindt Cafe attack after telling a psychiatrist that he was under 24-hour surveillance from ASIO and Iranian intelligence, including in the bathroom.

Could you live on $18 a day?

Jason Pautowa was raised in public housing and is now a youth councillor with the Salvation Army.

Rachel Browne 1:32 AM   Australia's poorest families are skipping meals and avoiding basic health care because they cannot afford it, according to the findings of the Salvation Army's Economic and Social Impact Survey.

Sydney council mergers hit a giant snag

David Shoebridge.

Anne Davies   The Baird government's plan to create larger councils  headed for a parliamentary inquiry which could delay or even derail the  ambitious plans.

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ICAC target Hartcher takes job with developer

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 15:  Chris Hartcher poses for a portrait in his office at Parliament House on October 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Dominic Lorrimer/Fairfax Media)

Sean Nicholls   Being under investigation by the state's corruption watchdog is usually a career setback – but not in the case of former NSW energy minister Chris Hartcher, it seems.

Murder accused strangled mother, court told

Scales of justice

Rick Feneley   In the hours after he strangled his 70-year-old mother to death, Dario Biljuh used his smartphone to Google the lyrics to the Eric Clapton song Motherless Child and sent anonymous extortion demands to his brother, a Sydney court has heard.

Police to seize e-cigarettes from children 

Legislative action heats up for e-cigarette devices.

Nicole Hasham   Police could seize electronic cigarettes from children in public places and adults would be banned from buying them for minors after the NSW Government responded to pressure to tighten e-cigarette laws.

A pedestrian and a bus race down George St

Pedestrians on George Street

Jacob Saulwick   The NSW government is attempting to get on the front foot in promoting its coming light rail line through central Sydney, releasing footage demonstrating the frustrations of bus use in the city.

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Blackmores sponsors research 

Marcus Blackmore, of complementary medicine company Blackmores, which hopes University of Sydney research into the field will provide public health benefits.

Harriet Alexander 12:15 AM   Natural health giant Blackmores has donated $1.3 million towards research into complementary medicine at the University of Sydney in exchange for naming rights on a professorial chair.

Siege gunman thought he was being set up

Man Haron Monis believed he was being "set up or framed by the Australian government".

Paul Bibby, Louise Hall 12:02 AM    Man Haron Monis believed he was being "set up" by people working within the Australian government , the inquest into the siege has heard.

PTSD training for cadets 'inadequate'

A PowerPoint slide used to explain post-tramatic stress disorder to NSW police.

Anna Patty 1:36 AM   When asked for all information on training given to police cadets about post-traumatic stress disorder, the NSW Police Service released two PowerPoint presentations that included a one-line reference to the disorder.

 Department's top official on Walgett

Walgett High School student Teliyah Hickey-Tuhura, 15, with her nine-year-old brother Atamai Hickey-Tuhura, who is a year 4 student at Walgett Primary School.

Julie Power 1:28 AM   In a first for the NSW Department of Education, an external head hunter has been asked to go to scout for two new principals to head Walgett's troubled high school and the local primary school.

'This will take cars off the road'

Artist's impression of a North West Rail Line station.

Jacob Saulwick   If Mike Baird has his way, he'll be standing in front of a lot more broken sandstone in the next few years.

 Art Gallery  reveals Sydney Modern architect

The Art Gallery of NSW that is about to undergo major extensions and renovations.

Daisy Dumas   The winner of the AGNSW design compeition will be charged with creating a new wing that will double the size of the 23,000-square-metre gallery .

'You would do the same thing'

Constable Antonio Saffioti has pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Patrick Begley   A policeman who pushed a 'frail' 73-year-old man to the ground in a supermarket told a witness: 'You would do the same', a court has heard. The man died six days later from a heart attack not related to the alleged assault.

Myopia fears for Australian students


Eryk Bagshaw   One of Australia's leading eye specialists has called for action to stop spiralling levels of short-sightedness.

'An attack on vulnerable workers'

Nurses were hoping to negotiate a new three-year agreement to begin in July.

Anna Patty 11:40 PM   Aged care providers have refused to negotiate with nurses on a new salary agreement until the Productivity Commission reviews the modern award, including the future of penalty rates.

'Get out of my life': Allira to boyfriend

Allira Green was five months' pregnant when she died.

Lisa Visentin   A heavily pregnant woman stabbed to death in a Maroubra unit told her partner to get out of her life in the months before her death, her mother has told a court.


Ideal conditions forecast for Origin opener

Wednesday night may be on the cool side for Queensland visitors to the opening State of Origin match at Homebush but the overall conditions could hardly be better for football.

Revolving doors: CSG industry snaps up advisers

Two former deputy prime ministers, a resources minister and a climate change minister are among ex-politicians and political staff now helping companies involved in the coal seam gas industry, a Herald investigation reveals.

'Once in a lifetime opportunity'

 One of the state's grand old cities is now its great hope for economic prosperity - 'the infrastructure capital of the world', as the premier put it.

Let the axe throwing begin

It was a long and hard-fought battle, but the team behind Australia's first urban axe throwing venue can finally don lumberjack shirts, raise hatchets and let the lobbing commence.

The five charts that show why 2015 is going to be a scorcher

The world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures and more signals indicating the emerging El Nino event will be a strong one.


RAW VISION: Yagoona man critical after shooting

RAW VISION: Police investigate after a 54 year-old man was shot in the head in Sydney's south-west on Monday night.

North West rail link tunnel breakthrough

RAW VISION: Cheers as tunnel machine breaks into Showground station on Tuesday morning, completing the third of ten sections making up the line.

LIVE: Lindt Cafe seige inquest

Examining the circumstances surrounding, and issues arising in relation to the deaths of Tori Johnson, Katrina Dawson and Man Haron Monis at the Lindt cafe in December 2014.