Man locks himself under truck to protest Santos gas project

Gemma Khaicy A man has locked himself under a coal seam gas rig truck headed towards the Pilliga forest in north-west New South Wales on Saturday morning.

It happened at my school


Catherine Armitage When the Herald's editor-in-chief asked me to report on the child sexual abuse royal commission, I accepted it would take me to a land of trauma, grievous wrongs, ruined lives and things I wished I...

Officer can't remember shooting Elijah Holcombe, court told

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Paul Bibby The shooting of a mentally ill university student by police followed directly from a “rash and unconsidered” decision by an officer to chase the young man which began a “cascading of disaster”, the...

'Shoot me!' Elijah Holcombe adopted aggressive posture, court told

Paul Bibby The mentally ill university student who was fatally shot by a police officer while holding a bread knife had adopted an "aggressive posture" and shouted "shoot me! shoot me!", causing the officer to...

Two deny role in wild car chase that seriously injured a passer-by

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Paul Bibby Five young people allegedly led police on a wild, high-speed car chase for more than 80 kilometres through northern NSW, throwing rocks at the officers and passing motorists, seriously injuring a...

School principal on child sex charges

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Eamonn Duff and Amy McNeilage A prominent school principal is to appear in court this morning on charges of sexual assault against a child.

Parks, beaches face threat from new bill, opponents say

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Michaela Whitbourn Legal experts are alarmed by a bill giving the O'Farrell government sweeping powers to approve commercial activities on public land such as parks and beaches.

Australian Museum left with a skeleton staff as tyrannosaurus exhibition opens

Photograph shows Frank Talbot, world renound marine biologist pictured at The Sydney Institute of Maine Science (SIMS) headquarters of which he established at Cowder Bay this Morning.Photograph by Dean Sewell.S.M.H.News.Taken Monday 23rd January 2012.

Nicky Phillips When the Australian Museum's blockbuster exhibition Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family opened last Saturday, crowds poured through the doors to see the giant fossils of T-Rex and his relatives.

Passengers stranded by Brindabella Airlines collapse

Sydney bound Brindabella Airlines plane.

Allison Jeffares, Charmaine Wong Rural towns in NSW will be hit hard by the collapse of regional airline Brindabella Airlines. There are predictions of empty seats at Christmas tables and patients having to pay hundreds of dollars...

Goats in sights for first hunt in NSW national park

Kirsty Needham The Cocoparra Nature Reserve near Griffith will be the site of the first hunting trial in a NSW national park.

Policeman who killed mentally ill man forced to give evidence

Paul Bibby The family of a mentally ill university student who was shot and killed by a NSW police officer has welcomed a Supreme Court decision which effectively forces the officer to give evidence at an...

Old remedy to keep doctors in the bush

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Catherine Armitage The old bush remedy, a cup of tea and a chat around the kitchen table, is being brought to bear on the chronic problem of rural doctor shortages in NSW.

How Torbay tried to box clever over a Stones concert

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Kate McClymont and Sean Nicholls Richard Torbay has learned the hard way that you can't always get what you want.

Former priest faces fresh sex claims

A former Catholic priest stands accused of 137 child sex offences after 13 new charges, including nine counts of raping a teenage boy, were laid against him.

Guide dog providers hope to see the good news in print

Julie Power Last month, Deb Warren said goodbye to her guide dog of nine years, a chocolate labrador called Meg.

Liberal left sizzling as journalist devours bacon

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Sean Nicholls Not since Richard Torbay's referral to the Independent Commission Against Corruption has political fundraising in Armidale caused such a fuss.

More pain than our souls can bear, then the chance to heal


Catherine Armitage Brace, brace, brace.

More pain than our souls can bear, then the chance to heal

Catherine Armitage Brace, brace, brace.

Businessman's financial records demanded by ICAC as part of Torbay investigation

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Sean Nicholls, Kate McClymont Corruption authorities have seized the financial records of Sydney businessman Robert Fiszman as part of its investigation of former state independent MP Richard Torbay.

Man accused of bribe attempt backed Torbay to push out Windsor

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Sean Nicholls, Kate McClymont Richard Torbay's failed campaign to topple the federal independent MP Tony Windsor was being backed by a wealthy Tamworth businessman once accused of trying to bribe Mr Windsor to leave politics.