Prospect

Relics found in Prospect Reservoir

Image of Prospect Reservoir around the time of completion in 1888

Relics dating back to the early 19th century have been discovered when draining the Prospect Reservoir for an upgrade. Photos by Kate Geraghty. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH

Push to overhaul investigations into police 'misconceived'

New and 
previously unpublished pix of Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti, who died 
in Sydney in March after he was Tasered by police during a chase through the 
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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...

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority may get the axe under new proposals

Darling Harbour: part of a potential shae up of $1 billion worth of public assests.

Leesha McKenny The state government is set to shake up the way it runs more than a $1 billion worth of public assests at some of Sydney's most significant harbourfront sites, including the Rocks, Circular Quay,...

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

Jihad Dib

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

Lend Lease baulking at providing affordable homes in Barangaroo

Lend Lease is wavering on its commitment to provide affordable housing in Barangaroo.

Nicole Hasham The prospect that lower-income earners could enjoy a pad at Barangaroo is in doubt after it emerged Lend Lease is wavering on a commitment to build affordable housing next to James Packer's luxury...

Home insulation: NSW to await royal commission findings before launching scheme

Kirsty Needham The NSW government is considering a home insulation scheme, but the failure of Labor's 2009 program is making it think twice.

Corridors of corruption

parliament house

Cathedral Park is one of the prettiest picnic spots in Newcastle, its lush grass shaded by fig and olive trees, its gentle slopes offering uninterrupted views of the port and heritage district.

Rare windfall for drivers as petrol price hits nine-month low

Brian Robins Motorists are enjoying a rare windfall as a softer outlook for the global economy pushes petrol prices at the bowser to their lowest since at least November and there is every prospect they will...

Lane Cove Tunnel forecasts based on 'very large number of unknowns'

Lane Cove Tunnel.

Jacob Saulwick One of the traffic forecasters being sued over the financial collapse of the Lane Cove Tunnel project, Parsons Brinckerhoff, says it never intended for its forecasts to be used for investment advice.

Young and jobless: the face of unemployment

Anna Patty Juno Pile-Barry, 18 of Prestons (near Liverpool) 

Bill Crews: Anatomy of a drug bust that went wrong

Paul Bibby The grainy video shows Constable Bill Crews moving purposefully through the poorly lit underground car park – a young man on his first drug bust with a new team.

Margaret Cunneen defends comments on child sex abuse allegations

Paul Bibby The highly regarded NSW prosecutor who told Queensland authorities that a child sex abuse allegation against Scott Volkers was relatively “trivial” has staunchly defended the comments,...

Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen defends comments on child sex abuse decision

Paul Bibby Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen, SC, has led countless scathing courtroom examinations over a career spanning more than 30 years.

Scott Volkers: Swimming coach accused of child abuse 'too good to sack'

Rick Feneley and Paul Bibby Swimming officials were determined to keep a masterful coach on the payroll, even after the risk of child abuse was deemed too great. Rick Feneley and Paul Bibby report.

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has been drawn into the Rinehart family feud

Louise Hall Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has been drawn into the Rinehart family feud with a court hearing the chairman of a corporate trustee company hoping to manage the family's $5 billion fund asked...

Outdoor enthusiasts chuffed as rail trail funding gathers pace

Rail trail

Nicole Hasham The state's abandoned rail lines have lain silent since the last services departed decades ago. But they could soon be filled with walkers and cyclists as support for ''rail trails'' continues to...

Rolf Harris the mild colonial boy who went bad

Entertainer Rolf Harris leaves Southwark Crown Court in London June 30, 2014. Harris, a mainstay of family entertainment in Britain and Australia for more than 50 years, was found guilty on Monday of 12 charges of indecently assaulting young girls over a period of nearly 20 years.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)

Damien Murphy Rolf Harris was every 20th century Englishman’s idea of an Australian: bright, breezy, cheeky, anxious to please, obsequious, yet something of the above his station in life hovered disturbingly.

Bulli rapist Terry Williamson's supervision order extended

Terry Williamson leaves Silverwater jail in 2012.

Angela Thompson Convicted rapist Terry John Williamson will spend another five years under the supervision of parole authorities after the NSW Supreme Court accepted he was a high-risk sex offender whose release...

Decision to block heritage listing for future car park raises ire of experts

Winner: the Majestic Theatre in Petersham.

Leesha McKenny London or New York might salivate at the prospect of reviving an inner-city heritage landmark, but in Sydney it seems we’d rather swap it for a car park.

John Killick's bail extended as judge considers Queensland extradition request

John Reginald Killick

Paul Bibby An attempt by police to put 72-year-old prison escapee John Killick back in jail has been stymied again, with a NSW Supreme Court judge continuing his bail and raising the prospect of extending it...