Baulkham Hills

The daily exodus from western Sydney

Matt Wade The dearth of jobs in greater western Sydney is causing huge commutes and limiting women's participation in the workforce.

Bikie war ends with threatening a witness charge after fire bombing

Nick Ralston An associate of the Hells Angels has been charged with fire bombing a car in a bid to stand over a witness giving evidence in a trial relating to a bikie war with rival gang the Nomads.

Effects of unemployment to hit harder in struggling areas


Bianca Hall Disadvantaged communities will be disproportionately hit by rising unemployment, which reached 6 per cent last month for the first time in a decade.

Sydney man struck by lightning 'should buy a lottery ticket'

Flashes of lightning

Georgina Mitchell A man was struck by lightning as severe thunderstorms swept across Sydney on Friday night.

G-G to attend funeral of young victim of violence

Daniel Christie

James Robertson Governor-General Quentin Bryce will attend the funeral of victim Daniel Christie ''as an expression of the community's revulsion'' of violence on Sydney's streets.

Daniel Christie funeral: father pays tribute to Kings Cross punch victim


Nick Ralston The father of one-punch victim Daniel Christie has told a funeral service in Sydney that his son would not have wanted people to feel hate and revenge towards others.

For a life cut short, Christies call for change

Nick Ralston Daniel Christie lived his short life by the mantra ''if it's change to be, it's up to me''.

Liberal aide sells childcare centres to 'premium' provider


Kirsty Needham NSW Liberal Party figure Damien Tudehope has sold his chain of daycare centres located on Catholic Church land to premium childcare entrepreneur Brendan McAssey for an undisclosed sum.

For better or for worse, MPs to say I do ... or I don't

Nathan Thomas and Maikol Nobrega from Sydney at the ACT Legislative Assembly after its bill was passed.
Photo: Rohan Thomson/ The Canberra Times

Sean Nicholls Few couples have their impending nuptials announced by the NSW Premier, but in April Shayne Mallard and his partner, Jesper Hansen, became a surprise exception.

Another stolen generation looms, warn protesters

Support Group for Children and Parents protest at NSW parliament, Thursday 28 November 2013.
Photos: Patricia Potter


Anna Patty The government is opening the way to a new stolen generation, protesters outside State Parliament have warned.

Sydney weather: commuters face windy trip home


Alexandra Back A severe weather warning is in place for the Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra areas, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning damaging winds could reach up to 90km/h this afternoon.

Royal Life Saving warns parents drowning is deceptively silent


Tim Barlass A drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event, with the waving, splashing and yelling often seen in the movies rarely witnessed in a real emergency, Royal Life Saving has warned.

O'Farrell blasted for 'stupid' comments


Rachel Olding The author of Australia's largest study into alcohol-related nightlife crime has blasted Premier Barry O'Farrell for ''unbelievably stupid'' comments that 1am lockouts and 3am closing times would do...

Hitting the town

Photo essay on Kings Cross one year on from the murder of Thomas Kelly.
Friday 29 June 2013.
SHD;NEWS;Pictures by Steve Lunam

Another weekend, another random attack: it’s time to rethink the role alcohol plays in city violence, write Sean Nicholls and Damien Murphy.

Hells Angel arrest as police bust drug ring

Hells Angels.

Emma Partridge A Sydney Hells Angels bikie gang boss is in custody after police smashed an international drug ring accused of importing enough chemicals to make $300 million of the party drugs ice and speed.

Students injured in bus crash

Chemistry lab fight turns nasty (Thumbnail)

Sarah Whyte Injured school students from Baulkham Hills and Quakers Hill high schools were forced to climb out of a window of their school bus after it collided with a truck.

CBD location is best for knowledge jobs

Sydney CBD

Nicole Hasham, Jason Dowling Creating highly skilled "knowledge" jobs in Sydney's outer suburbs is likely to fail and governments should bring people closer to existing jobs, a new report says.

Teen critical after 'drunk' P-plater rolls car

A teenager has been charged after a crash in Sydney's north-west that left a man seriously injured.

Government set to buckle over private-school cuts

'The Premier is concerned and urged action to be taken' ... a spokesman for Barry O'Farrell.

Anna Patty The O'Farrell government appears set to back down from a decision to make extra cuts in funding to Catholic and independent schools.

Muslims divided on genital mutilation, magistrate says


Paul Bibby SYDNEY'S close-knit Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community is starkly divided over allegations of female genital mutilation made against some of its members, a court has heard, with debate raging in the...