Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding

Rachel Olding is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Police Integrity Commission scrapped in the biggest overhaul of police oversight in 20 years

Rachel Olding CRIME A new police watchdog will be created by the state government, doing away with the much-maligned Police Integrity Commission and police division of the Ombudsman.

Mystery assault in Parramatta leaves Vineshwar Pal unconscious for three weeks

Rachel Olding Police hope grainy CCTV footage of a man in red shorts may help to solve a mystery assault.

Two men arrested allegedly trying to hide drugs at Sydney Olympic Park before Stereosonic

Zane Raffie, 21, at the Defqon festival. He has been charged with trying to conceal drugs at Sydney Olympic Park.

Rachel Olding Two Sydney men have allegedly gone to drastic lengths to sneak illegal drugs into Stereosonic.

Training for NSW police officers to take down lone wolf terrorists derailed

Rachel Olding A long-awaited program to train NSW police officers to take down lone-wolf terrorists has been derailed just weeks after starting.

Australia vulnerable to a cyber-attack disaster

 Chris Pogue from US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force

Rachel Olding Australian government agencies and organisations are increasingly vulnerable to a major cyber attack yet security has not evolved in more than 20 years, according to an international cybercrime...

Talal Alameddine 'acquired another gun days after supplying gun that killed Curtis Cheng'

Talal Alameddine is arrested by police on October 7 in relation to the murder of Curtis Cheng.

Rachel Olding A man charged with supplying the gun used in the terrorist attack at Parramatta police headquarters allegedly obtained another gun four days after the fatal shooting.

Boy, 16, found chained up in Blacktown home

The boy is removed by police from his Blacktown home.

Rachel Olding A 15 year-old boy has been taken to hospital after being found chained to furniture in his mother's Blacktown home.

Crashed helicopter pilot Richard Green had decade-long feud with air safety watchdogs

Killed in helicopter crash: Richard and Carolyn Green.

Rory Callinan and Rachel Olding Wealthy pilot-photographer Richard Green, killed when his helicopter crashed near Cessnock, had been embroiled a bitter, decade-long battle with air safety watchdogs.

Helicopter crash pilot Richard Green had previously lost licence

Killed in helicopter crash: Richard and Carolyn Green.

Rachel Olding The owner of a helicopter that crashed in thick bushland near Cessnock, killing all three environmentalists on board, had his licence temporarily suspended in 2013 for performing dangerous flying...

Renowned documentary maker John Davis among three killed in helicopter crash

Richard and Carolyn Green

Kate Aubusson, Nick Ralston and Rachel Olding Wreckage has been found in Watagan State Forest near Martinsville in search of a missing helicopter with three people on board.

Nature photographer among three people aboard missing NSW helicopter

Richard and Carolyn Green

Nick Ralston and Rachel Olding A search is underway for a missing helicopter that left Tamworth in regional NSW with three people on board.

Who was Rosario Cimone?

Rachel Olding The man found dead on the property where fugitives Gino and Mark Stocco were arrested had links to the Calabiran mafia, according to a organised crime expert.

Gino and Mark Stocco charged with murder after body found at hideout near Dunedoo

Gino and Mark Stocco were arrested 20 kilometres outside Dunedoo in central western NSW.

Rachel Olding, Ava Benny-Morrison, Nick Ralston A sighting of an abandoned ute in dense bushland and a missing person report in Sydney were the two key developments that led police to Gino and Mark Stocco's final hideout.

Meet the pre-teen on police's terror radar


Rachel Olding He's a shy, giggly 12-year-old who loves rugby league, PlayStation and Hungry Jack's.

Hazem El Masri's former wife Arwa Abousamra speaks out in support of embattled rugby league legend

Charged: Bulldogs legend and highest point scorer Hazem El-Masri.

Rachel Olding and Lisa Visentin Former rugby league star Hazem El Masri's new wife walked herself in to Bankstown police station on Monday night.

Hate speech overhaul to try to stop spread of racial vilification

Posters for a Hizb-ut Tahrir conference posted around Sydney. Taken from Facebook.

Rachel Olding The government will overhaul hate speech laws in NSW following the terror attack at Parramatta police headquarters and calls from the opposition for stronger laws to clamp down on "radical preachers".

Parramatta shooting: Court told terror suspect spent day with Farhad Jabar

Police arrest Raban Alou during terror raids on October 7.

Rachel Olding and Ava Benny-Morrison A teenage terror suspect allegedly spent a whole day orchestrating for a schoolboy to carry out the shooting attack at Parramatta police headquarters.

Teenage terror suspect Raban Alou's seven-hour mission allegedly to arm Farhad Jabar

Raban Alou.

Rachel Olding Teenage terror suspect Raban Alou allegedly spent the whole day planning for a schoolboy to carry out the shooting attack at Parramatta police headquarters.

Parramatta shooting arrest: terror suspect lashed out at perceived war on Islam

Screen grabs of Raban Alou

Rachel Olding A teenage terror suspect accused of assisting with the killing of police accountant Curtis Cheng had previously spoken of his "anger" at a perceived war on Islam in Australia.

Parramatta shooting: Two men charged with terrorism offences over Curtis Cheng death

Raban Alou was charged on Thursday night.

Rachel Olding A teenager facing serious terrorism charges met a well-known Middle Eastern criminal twice in one day to source the firearm he allegedly gave schoolboy killer Farhad Jabar that afternoon.