Female cyclist dies after collision with ute in Mudgee

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Alexandra Back A female cyclist, believed to be the owner of a prominent vineyard, has died after colliding with a ute on Cassilis Road in Mudgee.

ICAC raid on Mudgee council

Anne Davies Officers from ICAC have raided a Mudgee councillor's home and the town's council chambers amid allegations of conflict of interest in council deliberations.

Guilty plea to Mudgee teen's murder

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering 19-year-old Michelle Morrissey in her home in the central western NSW town of Mudgee.

Town reels as Mudgee teen found dead


Josephine Tovey and Sam Paine A ''bright and bubbly'' teenager who was found dead in her family home in Mudgee is believed to have been stabbed.

Winemaker Jill Bryant killed in cycling collision

Sun Herald  HUNTER EDITION  21.10.06  Bicycle lane hazards. Symbol on designated bicycle lane.  Story by Michael Blaxland  picture by Brock Perks

Damien Murphy, Megan Levy One of Mudgee’s leading winemakers, Jill Bryant, has been killed in a collision with a vehicle while cycling outisde the town on Mother's Day.

ACCC investigates Moses Obeid and Paul Obeid for cartel conduct over coal deal

Moses Obeid

Michaela Whitbourn The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating two of crooked former Labor minister Eddie Obeid's sons over their involvement in a tender process for a coal exploration licence...

Tributes flow for Ash Stuart, dead in motocross crash

Ash Stuart

Megan Levy The family of a motocross rider who died in a crash at a private track in central NSW have paid tribute to him, saying: "We will never stop loving you and being proud that you belonged to us."

Passengers stranded by Brindabella Airlines collapse

Sydney bound Brindabella Airlines plane.

Allison Jeffares, Charmaine Wong Rural towns in NSW will be hit hard by the collapse of regional airline Brindabella Airlines. There are predictions of empty seats at Christmas tables and patients having to pay hundreds of dollars...

Police target speeding drivers over long weekend


Megan Gorrey More than 800 drivers have been slapped with speeding fines just one day into an Australia Day long weekend police blitz, prompting calls for motorists to slow down.

Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald and Moses Obeid referred to DPP over corrupt conduct

Eddie Obeid

Kate McClymont Criminal charges have been flagged against former Labor ministers Ian Macdonald and Eddie Obeid and Mr Obeid's son Moses in the final report of the Independent Commission Against Corruption's...

Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald acted corruptly, ICAC finds

Rachel Olding and Georgia Waters The Independent Commission Against Corruption has handed down its findings after the state's most sensational corruption inquiry. Read back to see how it unfolded.

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Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald, Moses Obeid engaged in corrupt practices: ICAC

Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald

Linton Besser, Kate McClymont and Sean Nicholls Corruption findings have been made and criminal charges flagged against Eddie Obeid, the ALP powerbroker, and his sons, as well as the state's former resources minister Ian Macdonald, and a host of...

Setback for property developer's lawsuit over Cascade deal

Denis O'Neil.

Kate McClymont Sydney property developer Denis O'Neil has had a temporary setback in his legal action against a group of wealthy business figures recently found to be corrupt by the Independent Commission Against...

Duncan seeks judicial review of ICAC's corrupt conduct finding

Kate McClymont, Sean Nicholls Mining magnate Travers Duncan has fired the first legal salvo in an attempt to overturn corruption findings made by the Independent Commission against Corruption.

Cancer donor may be dumped

John Kinghorn.

Emma Partridge RAMS Home Loans founder John Kinghorn could have his name removed from a Sydney cancer centre he donated $25 million towards, after the Independent Commission Against Corruption recommended criminal...

Eddie Obeid faces three new ICAC inquiries

Eddie Obeid arrives at the ICAC hearing flanked by his lawyers , including Stuart Littlemore
Photo Michele MOssop
Mon 4th Feb 2013

Kate McClymont The Independent Commission Against Corruption will hold three further inquiries into the activities of former Labor politician Eddie Obeid.

'The matter is closed': new report into Blue Mountains big cat

Blue mountains big cat

Eamonn Duff A doctor, dentist, solicitor, clergyman and Qantas pilot have all seen it, as have numerous Rural Fire Service volunteers and an officer from the Department of Agriculture.

Three-pronged investigation into family dealings

Eddie Obeid arrives at the ICAC hearing flanked by his lawyers , including Stuart Littlemore
Photo Michele MOssop
Mon 4th Feb 2013

Kate McClymont It's just shy of 12 months since the Obeid family motto of ''one for all and all for one'' dropped them into the most sensational corruption inquiry since the Rum Corps.

Black loans, burnt boats and fast cars

Eddie Obeid

Kate McClymont and Linton Besser A SPECTACULAR boat explosion, pointed guns, BRW rich listers and secret shareholdings in the British Virgin Islands are just some of the intriguing elements involving former government ministers,...

A premier week for corruption probe


Kate McClymont Former New South Wales premier Morris Iemma will be the first witness to give evidence at what is expected to be one of the nation's most explosive corruption inquiries.