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NSW Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Bathurst urges debate on mandatory sentencing

Michaela Whitbourn The state's top judge has taken the unusual step of condemning the O'Farrell government for introducing mandatory minimum jail terms for alcohol and drug fuelled-violence and rejecting claims that...

Stars aligning alongside Webber for Bathurst jaunt

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David McCowen, Andrew Maclean Mark Webber could be set for a return to Bathurst alongside an Olympic champion and a Hollywood star.

Bathurst Public School has angered parents after banning girls from wearing shorts

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Amy McNeilage A NSW primary school has banned girls from wearing shorts and made the wearing of dresses mandatory against the wishes of a number of students and their parents.

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Colin Wiggins denies bullying Alec Meikle at Downer EDI plant in Bathurst, Coroner's Court hears

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Paul Bibby A Bathurst boilermaker accused of ruthlessly bullying a teenage apprentice who later committed suicide says he was an "approachable" and "responsible" supervisor and that verbal abuse was "not in my...

CBD high-rise fire closes Bathurst Street

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Megan Levy and Sarah Whyte The fire that ripped through a 26-storey building in Bathurst Street in Sydney's CBD has now been extinguished, authorities have confirmed.

Man dies after fishing boat capsizes in wild seas

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Leila Abdallah A man has died and two others have been rescued after their fishing boat capsized in wild seas at Camden Haven inlet, south of Port Macquarie.

Bathurst priest jailed for abuse

Leesha Mckenny A FORMER priest at St Stanislaus' College in Bathurst who pleaded guilty to four counts of gross indecency with a male aged under 18, has been jailed for 15 months.

Man charged with murdering baby after claiming she fell off trampoline

Megan Levy A man who claimed a toddler died after falling off a trampoline in central western NSW has been charged with the child's murder, police say.

Man refused bail over death of baby after claiming she fell off trampoline

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Emma Partridge A man charged with the murder of his fianceeā€™s baby has been refused bail despite claiming the child fell off a trampoline.

De facto stuffed nurse's body in fridge, then crashed his motorbike into truck, coroner finds

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Rachel Olding It was supposed to be a heartbreaking but routine door-knock for police one Sunday afternoon.

TV cameras to be allowed in NSW Supreme Court verdicts

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Louise Hall Television cameras will be allowed into the NSW Supreme Court for verdicts and sentences in criminal trials, the Attorney-General, Greg Smith says.

Judges fight 'out of touch' tag with courtroom broadcasts, jurors' surveys

Louise Hall The state's senior judges have hit back at suggestions the judiciary is ''out of touch'', saying the community fails to understand the complexity of the sentencing process.

My neighbour my killer

Tosha Thakkar story in GW - March8

A thin plywood wall in a Sydney boarding house was all that separated a pretty young Indian student from a teenage sociopath.

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Fire breaks out at Barangaroo development site

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A fire has broken out in the basement of a building at Barangaroo in Sydney's CBD.

Nightmare on George Street worth the fuss

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Joseph Conrad visited Sydney twice in the late 1800s. On one of the trips, the Polish sailor and writer spent a lot of time outside a pub, transfixed by a street merchant touting ''hot saveloys'' to...

NSW pulls request for new sentencing guidelines for random attacks

Louise Hall The NSW government has withdrawn its request to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal for new manslaughter sentencing guidelines as it prepares to appeal against the minimum four-year jail term given to...

Abdula Ganiji gets bail over 'threat' to blow up NSW Parliament

A disgruntled former taxi driver who allegedly threatened to blow up himself and NSW Parliament House has been granted bail.

Homes, forests destroyed in Wagga Wagga fires

Alex McConachie At least three homes have been destroyed and several more are under threat from bushfires south-east of Wagga.

Emergency as out of control bushfire threatens NSW homes

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Georgina Mitchell, Alex McConachie Residents of Carabost near Wagga Wagga have been issued an emergency warning to evacuate their homes immediately as an out of control bushfire threatens more than 30 properties.

Cyclist injured in Sydney CBD after collison with truck

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Megan Levy A cyclist has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after he was involved in a collision with a vehicle, believed to be a truck, in Sydney's CBD.