Obeids' weekly 'housekeeping' cash

Michaela Whitbourn 4:45 PM   Payments from two Sydney cafes were primarily made to Eddie Obeid's wife, court hears.

Latest NSW news

ICAC strikes back in battle with Cunneen

Margaret Cunneen has slammed the ICAC powers as "extraordinarily draconian".

Sean Nicholls 12:15 AM   The NSW corruption watchdog is to tender details of potentially explosive phone intercepts at a parliamentary inquiry.

NRL clubs to decide future of stadiums

Sea of colour: South Africa's Cheslin Kolbe touches down in front of a huge crowd at Allianz Stadium earlier this month.

Jacob Saulwick and Michael Chammas 12:15 AM   Sydney's stadium plans are set to be overhauled after six NRL clubs agreed to ask the Baird government for a funding switch.

Look after kids 'from 7am to 6pm': Clover 

Kate Walsh with her children, Quinn five; Aidan, four; one-year-old Niamh at Leichhardt Town Hall after school care.

Eryk Bagshaw 4:03 PM   The NSW Government has stepped in to relieve the after school care shortage.

Salim Mehajer council suspended

Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer.

Leesha McKenny and James Robertson 3:06 PM   Sydney's most scandal-plagued council has been suspended ahead of a public inquiry into the planning decisions by its councillors.

Whooping cough cases quadruple in NSW

A severe whooping cough season has prompted a vaccine supply shortage.

Harriet Alexander 1:09 PM   More than 12,000 notifications as vaccine stocks in the private market run dry.

Time's up for Sydney Harbour Control Tower

View of the view from the Harbour Control Tower at Barangaroo Reserve which will be demolished at the end of March. 9th ...

Melanie Kembrey   It's been called a "hypodermic in God's bum" and a "concrete mushroom". And soon it will be gone.

Lockout law protest movement gathers steam

Hugos owner Dave Evans and staff of Hugos in Kings Cross picket after closing in August. The restaurateur blamed the ...

Daisy Dumas   Support for anti-lockout law and pro-Sydney nightlife campaigns is gaining momentum, with action groups vowing to fight the "devastating cultural and economic impact" it believes the NSW Government's measures have brought.

'Devastating and unnecessary'

Workers felling trees to allow for construction of the light rail line.

Matt O'Sullivan   With some 80 trees gone for the light rail, more than 300 still face the axe - and opposition to the process has been reignited. 

Baird's message to 'hysterical' Sydney drinkers

Mike Baird

James Robertson   The NSW Premier has made no secret of his opinion as lockout laws go to review.

'Sick of our school being in the newspaper'

Australia's largest Islamic school has lost up to $19 million in Commonwealth funding.

Eryk Bagshaw   More than 2000 Sydney children could be left stranded after the government withdrew $19m in funding.

'Anti-adoption sentiment' must change

Forced adoptions and the Stolen Generations have influenced sentiment, says Brad Hazzard.

Rachel Browne   As the number of children in care nears 20,000, advocates are pushing a "family for life" model.

Australia is not the lucky country, report finds

SMH News story by Erik Bagshaw, Australia is far more unequal than we thought. A new study from the department of ...

Australians have very little ability to move beyond their family's socioeconomic status unless one key investment is made.

Is your bus stop seat frying your bottom?

"We've got bus stops on major roads like Parramatta Road, which itself is a heat island, and you see shelters with glass ...

Lucy Cormack   Change is on its way to make your wait much cooler - and smarter.

Builder who ran out of excuses fined $90,000

Sinking funds and strata levies can tell you a lot about the property you want to buy.

Esther Han   Mark carried out a quick licence check for Sydney builder Paul Logan before paying him thousands to carry out work in his new North Bondi home. So what went wrong?

'It's a hospital ... you don't expect a gun'

Nepean Hospital security guard Barry Jennings is unsure if he will ever return to work at the hospital following a ...

Rachel Olding   ​Barry Jennings has been punched, kicked, spat on, had chairs thrown at him and almost been stabbed while working as a security guard at Nepean Hospital. But this was the last straw.

It's raining cats, and weather is to blame

February is a peak time for kitten numbers.

Kim Arlington   "There's just kittens coming out of everyone's ears."

Comments 16

 Patients charged $30,000 for treatment

Treatment options differ: Patients face a confusing array of choices when diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Harriet Alexander   Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer face a confusing array of treatment choices, each with its own price tag and idiosyncratic side effects.

Pell to give evidence by video link

Cardinal Pell will not have to fly, the royal commission has ruled.

Rachel Browne   The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has accepted that Cardinal George Pell is too sick to return to Australia to give evidence.

The perfect week in store for Sydney

Swimmers rejoice: Great weather forecast for Sydney this week.

Peter Hannam   Sydney could get its best weather for the year, with a week of gently warming days, lots of sunshine and little rain.

Dyldam directors embroiled in family feud

Carol Khattar with her late husband, George Khattar.

Kate McClymont   One of the nation's largest privately owned development companies, Dyldam, is claiming it is too cash-strapped to pay money to the widow of one of its four owners.

Heat to stay on CSIRO climate cuts

There are claims Malcolm Turnbull was blindsided by the news.

Peter Hannam   Leading scientists will use a national conference to appeal to the Turnbull government to intervene to reverse plans by the CSIRO to eliminate most of its climate roles amid claims the Prime Minister was "blindsided" by the move.

Highlights

How art can help maths students

"Elegance and beauty" - a Sydney school is putting the art into STEM.

The Year of the Monkey do's and don'ts

Gong xi fa cai! Welcome, year of the fire monkey.

Objecting to timing of training takeover

The Turnbull government's leaked plan to take over control of vocational training should come as no surprise to the Baird government.

Confessions of a window cleaner 

What window cleaners see: You could virtually make it up and it would all be true.

Back room strategy no longer working for Packer

James Packer's natural game is the backroom deal but it's no longer going all his way over his proposed casino development at Barangaroo.

Sydney's deadliest road?

There was once a warning sign at the beginning of Appin Road with the death toll emblazoned under the words "Accident Zone, Drive Carefully."

VIDEO

Sydney lockout reduces violence

In April 2015, almost a year after the introduction of Sydney's controversial lockout laws, assaults in Kings Cross had fallen dramatically.

Eddie Obeid arrives at court

Eddie Obeid arrives at Supreme Court ahead of his criminal trial over Circular Quay cafe leases

Secret recording of Anita Cobby confession

A secret recording, played for the first time in a Seven Network special, captures John Travers confessing to the rape and murder of Anita Cobby with four other men in 1986. Vision: Seven Network.