Lisa Davies

Lisa Davies

Lisa Davies is a senior journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. She tweets @lisazdavies

John Ibrahim says 'ridiculous' lockouts will not stop violence in Kings Cross

Lisa Davies Sydney nightclub entrepreneur John Ibrahim believes mateship is the key to stopping alcohol-fuelled violence on Sydney streets, not "ridiculous" lockouts and sanctions on venues.

North shore sex attacker faces more charges

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Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies They were vicious attacks that spread fear through Sydney's northern suburbs; two young girls approached in separate incidents who only just managed to escape the grasp of a stranger with a sinister...

Shark attack: Mates tell of horror as they tried to save Zac


Lisa Davies, Georgina Mitchell, Melanie Kembrey ''We just had to push through the truth that there's an eight-foot tiger shark underneath us.''

Thomas Kelly's parents criticise planned 'king hit' laws

Thomas Kelly.

Lisa Davies and Sean Nicholls The family of Thomas Kelly say the NSW government's plan to introduce "one-punch" legislation will change nothing.

Thomas Kelly's parents petition Premier Barry O'Farrell for law review

Lisa Davies The parents of teenager Thomas Kelly have launched an online petition calling for the state government to change ''outdated'' laws that have resulted in their son's killer receiving a four-year...

Suspected gang shooting puts 13-year-old in hospital

Blacktown shooting

Nick Ralston, Lisa Davies A 13-year-old girl has been caught up as collateral damage in what is believed to be an escalating feud within criminal gang Brothers 4 Life and a bid by its founder and one of the state's most...

Magistrate Brian Maloney farewelled in Sydney

Funeral of Magistrate Brian Maloney.

Lisa Davies Magistrate Brian Maloney passed away last month after an infection he contracted months after a successful heart transplant earlier this year.

Magistrate Brian Maloney dies, six months after heart transplant

Brian Maloney

Lisa Davies NSW Magistrate Brian Maloney has passed away in hospital six months after a heart transplant gave him the new lease on life he had so keenly anticipated.

Trip to beach ends in fireball terror

Mona Vale Rd.

Emma Partridge, Lisa Davies, Megan Levy Peter Wem was a life-loving, do-anything-for-you kind of person, volunteering at a northern Sydney scout group in his spare time.

Commissioner investigated as part of phone-tap inquiry

MERCURY. NEWS. pic taken at Wollongong Catholic Cathedral of Inspector Graeme Donnelly's funeral. Pic of Police Commissioner for NSW Police Andrew Scipione . pic by sylvia liber. 26 August 2013. job number 00121738

Lisa Davies, Anna Patty NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione claims he does not know if he is under formal investigation for possibly misleading the public over a long-running corruption inquiry.

Prisons officer supplied drugs, ICAC finds

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Lisa Davies A NSW prisons officer has been found guilty of corrupt behaviour, with the state's impropriety watchdog finding he sold steroids to a colleague, turned up to work high on ecstasy and had a personal...

Gina Rinehart fails to get dispute out of court

Gina Rinehart

Lisa Davies and Rachel Olding Billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart has lost a legal bid which would have prevented a bitter dispute over a lucrative family trust fund from being played out in a public courtroom.

Horror start to season as bushfire conditions develop early

A truck catches fire.

Hamish Boland-Rudder and Lisa Davies Homes have been destroyed, firefighters hurt, and parts of New South Wales covered with smoke, all just 10 days into spring.

Drinking culture unacceptable, says NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

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Lisa Davies, Sean Nicholls NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell believes Australia has an "unacceptable" drinking culture.

Bushfires threaten Sydney's western suburbs: NSW Rural Fire Service issues emergency warnings

RFS brigade abandons a truck during a burn over on Londonerry rd

Lisa Davies, Nick Ralston, James Robertson City office workers might have complained about smoke in their eyes and nostrils on Tuesday afternoon but on Sydney's north-western fringe, firefighters were engaged in a running battle to save lives...

'Was that one of my fights? I don't know. It fits my description'

Kieran Loveridge

Lisa Davies With a carton of double-strength vodka drinks in the back of the car, Kieran Loveridge and his friends were all set for a big Saturday night out.

Three relatives of Skaf gang rapist charged with assault


Lisa Davies THREE relatives of Skaf gang rapist Mohamed Sanoussi have been charged over a vicious assault in Sydney's south-west on the same day he was granted parole.

Adam Freeman pleads guilty to drug manufacture

Adam Freeman

Lisa Davies Kings Cross nightclub owner Adam Freeman has admitted his role in a multimillion-dollar drug manufacturing operation.

Justin Hemmes hold-up: three men guilty of robberies

Justin Hemmes

Lisa Davies Three men who staged a string of robberies around Sydney, including one in which a gun was held to the head of Sydney bar tsar Justin Hemmes, have been found guilty of the crimes.

Student 'threatened teacher with scissors'

Lisa Davies A primary school was locked down after allegations that a student allegedly threatened a teacher.