Compensation brawl brews over WestConnex interchange

Jacob Saulwick 4:47 PM   The state government faces a multimillion-dollar legal fight over its proposal to build a motorway interchange in St Peters.

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'We could have talked siege gunman down'

Keysar Trad: "It was as if [Monis] was trying to take a shortcut."

Paul Bibby 8:57 PM   A prominent member of Sydney's Muslim community says the Lindt Cafe siege "may have had a different outcome" had he been able to talk to gunman Man Haron Monis as the incident unfolded.

Model charged with running cocaine ring

Accused George Gerges and his girlfriend Emma Rose.

Rachel Olding 1:48 PM   The Bondi model accused of running a sophisticated cocaine ring.

Comanchero bikies struggle to get insurance

Fidel Tukel, manager of a brothel in the north of Canberra.

Anne Davies 1:34 AM   Life just got tougher for outlaw motorcycle gang members. They will now struggle to get insurance.

Police raid house of the $120 million man

Anthony Ghalloub.

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

Samsung relents on faulty washing machines

Six Samsung top loader washing machine models are subject to a mandatory recall.

Esther Han 1:16 PM   Samsung has relented to consumer anger over its plastic bag-and-tape fix for recalled washing machines, explicitly offering a replacement or refund to thousands of customers unhappy with their repairs.

'It's going to make a hell of a difference to city'

St Peters local road upgrades

Jacob Saulwick   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.

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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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

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Stephanie Gardiner, Paul Bibby   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.

Highlights

Anti-abortion protesters claim victory at closure

When Preterm first opened in 1974, its first opponents were illegal abortionists.

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.

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Brendan Vollmost killing: four men arrested

Four men from Western Sydney are to be charged on Thursday with the murder of Brendan Vollmost who disappeared after CCTV footage showed him being chased. Courtesy Network Ten news.

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.