The first trial of Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara was aborted in August last year after McNamara's then barrister Charles Waterstreet made a reference to Mr Rogerson "killing two or three people when he was in the police force".
Louise Hall is a Court Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald
When the Packer family's loyal lieutenant, Peter Malcolm Reid, died last year aged 100 he left behind a $52 million estate. Since his death, an almighty legal battle has broken out between more than half a dozen people - including his much younger niece and lover Peta Roberts.
The commander of the NSW Police tactical operations unit says a plan to storm the Lindt cafe was "sound" and could have been carried out by the highly-trained officers on the ground during the siege.
A police sniper had a "potential shot" at gunman Man Haron Monis, who was holding hostages inside the Lindt cafe, almost seven hours before the siege came to its fatal end.
The families of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson have formally requested three of the state's most senior police officers to give evidence at the inquest into the Sydney siege.
The intense storm lashing the NSW coast appears to have caused significant erosion at Narrabeen-Collaroy beach on Sydney's northern beaches.
Sydney's Vivid lights were dimmed, and some events cancelled, as winds and rain pummeled NSW and threatened to flood at least 23 river valleys.
The five Parramatta Eels directors and officials suspended over alleged salary-cap rorting claim the NRL did not give them the proper chance to respond before they were publicly named and shamed in preliminary findings against the club.
The NSW Attorney-General has applied to have a Scotland Island resident declared a vexatious litigant after he launched numerous and repeated court actions against several neighbours, leaving them with tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills.
The family of murdered environment compliance officer Glen Turner has accused Ian Turnbull's family of "hijacking" his murder trial by painting him as the victim of overzealous authorities.