Cat shot with two arrows in Bankstown

Police in Northcote Street, Auburn

Amy McNeilage A cat was found on a residential street in Bankstown with two puncture wounds on Saturday morning after being shot with arrows.

Missing 13-year-old Bankstown girl Jazmin Deacon found 'safe and well' after two months

Jazmin Deacon, 13, who was missing for two months.

Rachel Browne A 13-year-old girl who went missing from her Bankstown home two months ago has been found safe and well, according to NSW Police.

Sydney mother who claimed to be trapped in Lebanon on adultery charges shows up in Bankstown court

Mahassen Issa with Mohammed Awick.

Nick Ralston A Sydney mother who claimed she was trapped in Lebanon facing adultery charges that were raised by her husband has surprisingly shown up at Bankstown courthouse.

Labor MP Tania Mihailuk's alleged comments 'ruined me', says Bankstown man in defamation case

Sued for defamation: Labor MP Tania Mihailuk.

Paul Bibby A south-west Sydney MP told voters at a polling both not to vote for a local council candidate in an election in which her partner was also running because the candidate's "cousins are murderers and...

Bankstown residents accuse Sydney Water over sewage overflow plan

Peter Hannam A plan by Sydney Water to shift its sewage overflow problem up the Georges River is "a disgrace" that treats Bankstown residents "like second-class citizens", mayor Khal Asfour said.

Man robbed at gunpoint in Bankstown

A man was robbed at gunpoint in a Bankstown car park after two men confronted him and demanded his belongings.

Branch stacking alleged in NSW Labor battle for Bankstown

Natalie O'Brien It sounds like the plot for a political thriller: allegations of a ''ghost branch'' that holds clandestine gatherings, meetings being manipulated, and official record books going missing - including...

Tania Mihailuk uncontested in Bankstown preselection as Linda Downey withdraws

Tania Mihailuk

Sean Nicholls The way has been cleared for Bankstown MP Tania Mihailuk to contest next year's state election for the Labor Party after the sudden withdrawal of Bankstown councillor Linda Downey from the...

Bryan Brown: why the boy from Panania still calls Bankstown home

Bryan Brown

Growing up in Sydney in the 1950s there were probably three hubs of social life outside of school: the Picture Theatre, the Church and the Municipal Baths. My Municipal Baths was at Bankstown.

Firefighters to receive bravery awards after Bankstown inferno


Rachel Olding Within seconds of arriving at a Bankstown unit block inferno, fire crews knew it was something they had never encountered.

Triplets charged after alleged attack on police officers in Bankstown


Ilya Gridneff and Stephanie Gardiner Five people from the same family, including 18-year-old triplets, have been charged after seven police were injured while responding to a domestic violence incident in Sydney's south-west.

Safety standards came up short at Bankstown

Andrew West, TRANSPORT A REPORT into aviation safety found standards at Bankstown Airport were ''intolerable'' and prompted an overhaul of flight procedures.

Roads, rail, buses: Mike Baird splashes cash on transport infrastructure

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13:  Sydney train activity, on November 13, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Sahlan Hayes/Fairfax Media)

Jacob Saulwick Sydney's highly congested rail corridor between Penrith, Parramatta and the central business district will be targeted with a $1 billion series of works in the next few years.

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Electricity assets sell-off: Mike Baird's top five infrastructure promises


Jacob Saulwick If Mike Baird wins the NSW election in March, the Premier hopes to raise $20 billion selling off the state's poles and wires.

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Mike Baird's challenge to NSW voters: back my power plan or 'not a cent will be spent'

Mike Baird

Sean Nicholls, Jacob Saulwick Premier Mike Baird has launched a major plank of his re-election platform with a promise to build billions of dollars worth of road, rail and other infrastructure in the next decade - but only if...

White Ribbon Day: Thousands march in support of stopping violence against women

Rachel Browne In the biggest turnout for White Ribbon Day ever recorded, thousands of people marched in streets across the state in support of stopping violence against women.

NSW government: 20 year and $20 billion infrastructure vision announced

NSW Premier Mike Baird

Jacob Saulwick A ''Western Harbour Tunnel'' is the centrepiece of the Baird government's new 20 year and $20 billion infrastructure vision.

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Too many councils - and most NSW voters agree

Council mergers, forced or voluntary, will change local body voting patterns.

James Robertson Conventional wisdom has presumed merging Sydney’s councils is a politically charged issue, particularly as mayors gear up campaigns against them. But a new Fairfax/Ipsos poll suggests otherwise.

Buildings on fire at Lansvale factory complex

Buildings on fire in a factory complex in Sydney's southwest.

Michael Koziol, Amanda Hoh A "major" factory fire has been extinguished after threatening neighbouring homes near Liverpool in Sydney's south-west for several hours.

Man arrested after pensioner Frank Carlino was robbed, punched in Chester Hill

CCTV footage of Frank Carlino being attacked in a car park in Chester Hill.

Megan Levy The family of an 86-year-old grandfather who was bashed and robbed of his pension in a western Sydney carpark this week has a message for the "gutless bastard" who punched him in the face: justice...