Lakemba

Morris Iemma blasts state Labor leader over Lakemba intervention

Sean Nicholls Former NSW Premier Morris Iemma has blasted Labor head office and opposition leader John Robertson as "hypocritical" over plans to sideline branch members to install their preferred candidate Jihad...

Mike Baird avoids talk of Vic Alhadeff's resignation after visit to Lakemba mosque

Premier Mike Baird.

Nicole Hasham Premier Mike Baird declared himself a “friend” of thousands of worshippers at Lakemba mosque, but has refused to be drawn on the government’s handling of a major row that engulfed...

Punchbowl Boys' High School principal Jihad Dib in talks for Lakemba seat

Anna Patty The NSW ALP says it is moving away from the preselection of election candidates who have worked for unions and politicians in favour of people who have had "real jobs" as teachers and nurses. 

Lakemba shooting: police arrest 85-year-old man

Forensic Police photograph a crime scene in Lakemba

Saffron Howden The residents of a quiet suburban street in south-western Sydney were shocked to see their diminutive, 85-year-old neighbour arrested by police after a man was shot on Thursday night.

Man, 85, charged with shooting strata manager in Lakemba

Forensic police photograph the scene outside the unit block.

Megan Levy, Saffron Howden An octogenarian in his hospital bed has been charged with shooting with intent to murder after an argument at a strata meeting in south-western Sydney.

Concerns pilgrims will be caught up in airport terrorism checks

Passengers sit with their luggage while waiting to board a flight operated by Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. in the domestic terminal at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Virgin Australia, the nation's second-largest carrier, is scheduled to report full-year results on Aug. 29. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Natalie O'Brien and Leila Abdallah Muslim leaders have expressed concerns that pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia during the traditional Hajj season which starts next month may be caught up in the new terrorism checks at Australian...

Celebrated principal Jihad Dib to be parachuted in as ALP candidate despite John Robertson's democracy claim

Jihad Dib.

Sean Nicholls Celebrated school principal Jihad Dib will be installed as Labor's candidate for the state seat of Lakemba amid accusations the move undermines opposition leader John Robertson's commitment to...

Woman charged over road rage scissors stabbing

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Megan Levy A woman has been charged after allegedly stabbing a man during a road rage attack in Sydney's south west.

Principal Jihad Dib of Sydney's Punchbowl Boys High School is a study in success

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Josephine Tovey A Western Sydney school has changed under Jihad Dib's leadership, writes Josephine Tovey.

Push to overhaul investigations into police 'misconceived'

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Nicole Hasham An independent review of how NSW police investigate themselves has been disparaged as "factually incorrect" and "misconceived", casting serious doubt on state government efforts to improve confidence...

Terrifying legacy emerges from success of Operation Pendennis

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Rachel Olding More than a decade after their arrest, the most comprehensive terror cell in Australian history continues to menace the country with the same messages of violence and anti-western hate being spread...

Ramadan puts family at centre of the table

The Saleh family, Ranad, Musher and their children Ayshe, Ahmad (1) and Rimah (2) enjoy a Ramadan feast.

Michael Koziol The nightly Ramadan meal at Musher Saleh's Lakemba home is a thoroughly modern, family affair; toys litter the floor, the television is glowing but muted, there are tantrums and spillages to manage.

Eid al-Fitr celebrations strike sombre note as Muslims remember lives lost

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Nicole Hasham They gathered in their thousands in the rosy morning light. Children in their best clothes, teenagers in sneakers.

Hells Angels bikie Peter Zervas has nose bitten off in Leichhardt attack

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Megan Levy The man whose nose was bitten off in a vicious attack in Sydney's inner west has been identified as Hells Angels member Peter Zervas.

Man arrested after Hells Angels' Peter Zervas has nose bitten off

Saffron Howden The man who allegedly bit off Hells Angels member Peter Zervas’ nose on Tuesday has been arrested and will likely be charged.

Man charged with biting off nose of Hells Angel bikie Peter Zervas

Attacked: Peter Zervas.

Melanie Kembrey A man has been charged with biting off the nose of a Hells Angels bikie in Leichhardt in Sydney's inner west.

'Opal Man' campaign pushes public transport card in Sydney

Opal Man campaign for Opal cards by Transport for NSW.

Jacob Saulwick At a cost of about half a million dollars, the state government has come up with a Lycra-clad man with a card around his head to promote its new public transport ticket.

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Octogenarian on shoot-to-kill charge denied bail

Anne Tarasov An 85-year-old man charged with shooting with intent to murder after a dispute with his strata manager was denied bail.

Firefighters to receive bravery awards after Bankstown inferno

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

NSW's first banning order bars two from Kings Cross high-risk venues

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Sean Nicholls Two men with a history of violence have been banned from large venues in Kings Cross for a year under the first use of special powers introduced following the death of teenager Thomas Kelly.