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Newcastle Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy takes developer donations ban to High Court

Jason Gordon If successful, case would have huge ramifications for state legislation, which currently bans developers from making political donations in NSW.

Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy launches High Court challenge to ban on developer donations as ICAC inquiry looms

 Jeff McCloy.

Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn Newcastle lord mayor and property developer Jeff McCloy has launched a High Court challenge to NSW laws banning developers from making political donations, days before the corruption watchdog resumes...

Man charged with murdering fellow patient at Shellharbour Hospital

Saffron Howden, Lisa Wachsmuth and Dominic Geiger A mental health patient who allegedly attacked another patient with an electric guitar in a south coast hospital has been charged with murder.

AAMI under fire for rejecting Nasser Zahr's claim after car accident

Nasser Zahr, who is fighting AAMI over a claim, with Amina, 15.

Esther Han Minutes after Nasser and Faten Zahr dropped their children off at school one Friday morning, a car rear-ended their small Daihatsu sirion, causing injuries and igniting a lengthy insurance battle.

Gregory Hill jailed for violent murder of stepson Jakob Brown, 2

'Gorgeous': Toddler Jakob Brown, murdered by his stepfather, Gregory Wayne Hill.

Louise Hall  A Sydney man who inflicted "wanton violence" on his two-year-old stepson and let him suffer extreme pain for hours before killing him with a blow to the head has been sentenced to at least 20...

NSW Office of Environment suspends operations near Moree after alleged murder

Glendon Turner was a married father of two.

Breanna Chillingworth The Office of Environment and Heritage has suspended operations near Moree following the alleged murder of a compliance officer.

Racist ranter Karen Bailey escapes without conviction for train outburst

Remorseful: Footage posted on Youtube shows Karen Bailey during her racist rant on a train.

Rose Powell Karen Bailey has escaped conviction after a racist tirade on a train.

Gregory Hill jailed for violent murder of stepson Jakob Brown, 2

Louise Hall The actions of child protection authorities will be scrutinised by an inquest into the death of a toddler who was viciously bashed and murdered by his stepfather after several notifications of...

BHP ordered to pay record $2.2m to terminally ill asbestos victim

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Paul Bibby A former BHP worker who was exposed to asbestos while working at the Newcastle Steelworks has won a landmark $2.2 million dollar damages claim against the resources and manufacturing giant.

Police arrest man, 61, over 1973 death of Albury teenager Bronwynne Richardson

Cold case: Bronwynne Richardson, crowned Miss Corowa in 1973 and murdered in Albury that year.

Emma Partridge Police have had a breakthrough in one of the state’s oldest unsolved homicide cases after the arrest of a man who allegedly abducted, raped and killed a teenager at Albury more than 40 years...

Nathan Chaina's family ordered to pay Scots College $8 million in legal fees

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Louise Hall, Paul Bibby The half a million dollar payout to the parents of a Sydney teenager who died on a school camp has been dwarfed by the $8.3 million costs order made against them following an 11-year legal battle.

Going places

Felicity Stewart

Daisy Dumas Daisy Dumas meets the people shaping a better Sydney.

Gun find in fake leg places hospital in lockdown

Liam Phillips St Vincent's Hospital was placed in lockdown yesterday afternoon after the alleged discovery of a pistol hidden in a patient's prosthetic leg.

Star City places $760m bet on its future

David Humphries The gambling hub is turning itself inside out.

Friends in high places

Linton Besser The Kazal brothers have built an empire stretching from Abu Dhabi to Sydney's most exclusive harbourside properties. Linton Besser investigates.

Judge Neilson thrown off case, still facing disciplinary action by judicial commission

Louise Hall The judicial watchdog's inquiry into judge Garry Neilson has been enhanced by an appeals court decision on Wednesday to strip him of the case, finding he was "clearly in error" when he compared...

Pyrmont Bridge garden plan could separate cyclists and pedestrians

Drawing visitors to Darling Harbour: The proposed temporary fruit and vegetable garden.

Leesha McKenny Even the dugongs will do their bit to draw more visitors to Darling Harbour during its $2.5 billion redevelopment.

Public schools in NSW call on old boys' and girls' networks to boost image

Andrew Scipione in his days at Revesby.

Alexandra Smith and Michael Koziol John Howard, Michael Kirby and Andrew Scipione are old boys but not from the networks usually associated with Sydney's private schools.

Girl attacked by duck in Sydney's south-west

Ducks can be aggressive.

Eryk Bagshaw A pet duck has bitten a girl in Hurstville in Sydney’s south.