Darlinghurst

Parents eye government building, car park in push for inner city high school

Alexandra Smith Parents have urged Education Minister Adrian Piccoli to consider using empty government buildings such as the births, deaths and marriages office near Central Station for a new inner city high school.

Psychologists warn lack of privacy may put students at risk

Alexandra Smith School counsellors in independent schools fear students will avoid seeking help or talking openly about their problems because principals can now demand access to their confidential files, the peak...

CBD pubs seek lockout exemptions

Pokies

Michael Koziol The office of liquor and gaming has received six applications for exemptions to the lockout, five of them for the pokies room only.

Man tried to set woman on fire in Potts Point: police

Chemistry lab fight turns nasty (Thumbnail)

Megan Levy A man has been charged after allegedly dousing his partner in lighter fluid and attempting to set her alight in Potts Point.

Homelessness risk for women after funding review

domestic violence

Amy Corderoy, Rachel Browne Homeless women are already being evicted from refuges under a new measure that cuts $5 million out of city homelessness services, advocates say.

National Art School grounds touted as site for new inner city high school

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Alexandra Smith The historic Darlinghurst jail, home to the National Art School, should be considered as the site for a new high school, parents have told the NSW Department of Education's review into inner city...

The man who lived for and wrote about crime

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont, Nick Ralston Glen Patrick McNamara declared in his 2010 book that he made ''no apologies'' for ''hunting down drug dealers''.

Sydney CBD speed limit to be reduced to 40km/h, Duncan Gay says

Forty

Alexandra Back, Lucy Carroll The speed limit in the Sydney CBD will be cut to 40km/h after a spate of pedestrian deaths.

City speed limits to be cut to 40km/h in bid to save pedestrian lives

Alexandra Back, Lucy Carroll The speed limit in a large part of the CBD will be lowered to 40km/h in a move aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian deaths in the city.

Booze laws 'sending a strong signal'

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Sean Nicholls Police Minister Stuart Ayres says the introduction of 1.30am lockouts and 3am last drinks for licensed venues in central Sydney is driving a cut in alcohol-related violence.

Population projections for Sydney deliver urban planning wake-up call

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Leesha McKenny, Kim Arlington Sydney will need more than 600,000 extra homes for an additional 1.6 million people in the next two decades, according to state government figures.

Roger Rogerson: a long and crooked tale

Roger Rogerson

Neil Mercer It's December 1, 1982, and I've just met detective sergeant Roger Caleb Rogerson at Darlinghurst.

Liaisons and Golden Apple brothel row fixed

Red light dinkus

Eamonn Duff Threats and accusations are flying just days after a multimillion-dollar legal dispute over a Sydney brothel empire was settled.

Stars of entertainment and sport frequent two Sydney brothels

Brothels

Eamonn Duff Dozens of famous names are among hundreds of people who have been revealed as clients at two Sydney brothels in a stash of supposedly confidential business files.

Alcohol: Barry O'Farrell announces Sydney lockouts from February 24

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

Sean Nicholls New laws requiring 1.30am lockouts and 3am last drinks in venues that serve alcohol will be imposed from February 24 across central Sydney.

NSW consorting laws: about 100 people given wrong warnings by police

Police

Anna Patty Police have incorrectly given official warnings to at least 100 people under the O'Farrell government's consorting laws, which have been criticised for putting too many people at risk of being...

Parents push for inner-city to have comprehensive high school

Selective: Sydney Boys High School is one of several inner-city schools in Sydney.

Amy McNeilage The campaign for an inner-city high school began, like many calls to action, at a dinner party.

I did not kill Lisa Harnum, Simon Gittany tells court

Gittany

Emma Partridge, Paul Bibby Convicted killer Simon Gittany has told the family of his late fiancee that his "heart goes out" to them, but adamantly told his sentencing hearing that Lisa Harnum "did not die as a result of being...

Simon Gittany's girlfriend leads protest into court declaring his innocence

Gittany

Paul Bibby, Emma Partridge The family and friends of convicted murderer Simon Gittany have marched into court for his sentencing hearing bearing placards proclaiming his innocence and comparing him to Lindy Chamberlain and...

Bouncer jailed for minimum of 18 months for killing painter with one punch

Louise Hall A security guard who killed a painter with a single punch following a brawl in Kings Cross has been sentenced to a minimum of 18 months jail.