Emma Partridge

Emma Partridge is State Politics Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

District Courts 'crisis': 2000 criminal matters awaiting a trial date due to judge shortage

Louise Hall, Michaela Whitbourn, Emma Partridge Almost 2000 criminal matters are awaiting trial dates due in part to a shortage of judges following retirements and funding cuts as the judicial system reaches a "state of crisis".

Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione headlines Christian Democratic Party dinner

Emma Partridge The NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione will be headline act at the annual fundraising dinner for the Christian Democratic Party this month.

NSW Police to wear guns in court

Emma Partridge Police will be allowed to take their guns into courthouses under changes announced by the state government on Tuesday.

Boat trailers to be moved within three months or be impounded

This boat trailer was parked long term at a bus stop in Nicholson Parade, Cronulla.

Emma Partridge, State politics reporter Boat trailers clogging up valuable parking spaces will have to be moved within three months or risk being impounded under changes introduced by the NSW government this week. 

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Replica guns terrorise victims in more than 40 armed robberies

Replica handgun found at Roy Hill mine site.

Emma Partridge, State Politics reporter It is used like a gun, looks like a gun and scares like a gun - and it is perfectly legal to buy at toy stores.

Gun ownership rises 10 per cent across NSW

In 1997, the federal government bought back 4000 guns and destroyed them.

Emma Partridge and Conrad Walters Gun ownership has surged 10 per cent in NSW in the past five years, with one gun now registered for every nine residents.

Police search for missing Lane Cove man Azad Uddin

Police search for missing Lane Cove man Azad Uddin

Emma Partridge Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a man that went missing from Lane Cove yesterday.

Firefighters work to contain out-of-control bushfire at Wentworth Falls

NSW Firemen keep a vigil on a fire at Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains.

Emma Partridge An out-of-control bushfire in the Blue Mountains which started on Friday night and threatened homes on Saturday is being treated as suspicious, the Rural Fire Service said.

Ratepayers foot $12m bill for businesses to vote in City of Sydney elections

Clover Moore.

Emma Partridge It could cost $12 million to end Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore's 12-year reign over the city.

NSW Police soon allowed to wear guns in courthouses after increased terror threat

Police will be permitted to carry guns in court.

Emma Partridge Police will soon be allowed to take their guns into courthouses under changes expected to be announced by the state government.

Inquiry seeks to ban how-to-vote cards, polling place campaigners, union says

Emma Partridge Unions NSW believes a government inquiry is seeking to remove the volunteers who hand out how-to-vote cards at polling places because of their success at recent elections.

Right to silence law drives lawyers to not show up for clients at police stations

Loophole: The Law Society of NSW says lawyers are helping their clients by not turning up.

Emma Partridge Lawyers are deliberately not showing up at police stations when their clients are arrested to avoid controversial law changes regarding the right to silence.

'Ice dealer' charged with brutal attack leaving toddler in wheelchair for life


Emma Partridge A Sydney toddler had only just learnt to walk when his mother's boyfriend allegedly attacked him in February.

Sydney nursing home resident found in Melbourne

Old man

Emma Partridge A man who vanished from a Sydney nursing home was found in Melbourne a day later.

Husband, son watch helplessly as woman dies in Sydney house fire


Emma Partridge A husband stood helplessly on the lawn with his son as he watched a house fire that killed his wife early on Sunday.

Screaming woman belts stalker with handbag after finding man performing lewd act outside her Sydney unit: police


Emma Partridge A woman was able to fight off a serial stalker with her handbag after she allegedly found him performing a lewd act in her Sydney unit block.

High-risk offenders out on extended supervision orders are monitored by Corrective Services, police and psychologists

Mapping signals from electronic monitoring devices.

Emma Partridge High-risk offenders who have been released back into the community are being monitored constantly by various agencies.

Police link serial sex attacker to Haymarket assault

CCTV captured a man wanted in relation to the incident in Haymarket in June.

Emma Partridge Police are searching for a serial sex attacker believed to be behind the indecent assault of a woman at Haymarket early on Friday.

Manisha Patel found guilty of murdering former lover's fiancee Purvi Joshi

Stephanie Gardiner, Emma Partridge "I love you, I hate you, I love you, I hate you".

Friends pay tribute to Hedi Ayoub as police continue to hunt his killers

Punchbowl murder victim Hedi Ayoub with wife Jessica.

Emma Partridge, Ava Benny-Morrison Hedi Ayoub was a businessman who tried to steer clear of the "bad apples" in the body building industry, but it is this attribute that makes his murder all the more difficult for friends to fathom.