Ryde

Former Ryde mayor suspended after ICAC finds him corrupt

Leesha McKenny A Sydney councillor and former Liberal state MP who leaked confidential information to aid his developer mates and to smear his rivals has been found to be corrupt by the Independent Commission...

DNA used to convict Shane Kitchener of cold case West Ryde sex assault

Louise Hall DNA evidence has helped convict a career criminal over the 1998 sexual assault of a woman in her West Ryde apartment.

Ryde mayor defiant after fronting ICAC hearing

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Leesha McKenny Even at the little end of town, they like to talk big.

Lobbyist caught up in Ryde inquiry

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Sean Nicholls A company owned by Liberal Party identity Joe Tannous lobbied the state government on behalf of Sydney property developer John Goubran, who is caught up in an Independent Commission Against...

Call for state to take up Ryde affairs

Leesha McKenny The state government is facing calls to intervene in the City of Ryde council as it loses another general manager.

Ryde mayor Roy Maggio picked out of a box

Ryde City Council

Leesha McKenny Ryde City Council's new mayor has been chosen out of a box after two Labor councillors boycotted the vote, resulting in a deadlock.

Ryde mayor Roy Maggio may be banned from speaking to his staff

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James Robertson A Sydney mayor is facing a ban on speaking directly to his staff after he was found to have used ''inappropriate and offensive'' language towards them.

Ryde Mayor Roy Maggio banned from speaking to his staff

New Mayor, Roy Maggio (right)

James Robertson Tears and recriminations flowed as a Sydney council voted to ban its mayor from speaking to his staff.

Ryde Mayor faces ICAC investigation

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Kate McClymont Controversial Ryde Mayor Ivan Petch will be the subject of a public inquiry by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

ICAC to examine Ryde mayor

Mayor of Ryde, Mr Ivan Petch.

Kate McClymont, Leesha McKenny Controversial Ryde mayor Ivan Petch will be the subject of a public inquiry by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Ryde mayor off overseas for start of ICAC hearing

Controversial: Ivan Petch

Leesha McKenny Ryde's controversial mayor will miss the start of his corruption hearing next month to take a ''quasi-official'' trip to Britain and Italy.

Patient care at risk from delays to Ryde centre

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Kate Benson The head of the state's biggest injury rehabilitation centre has accused the Health Department of trying to destroy it by slashing funding and playing political games at the cost of patient welfare.

Sydney's Slavic community reels over MH17 death of Victor Oreshkin

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Daisy Dumas Victor Oreshkin, remembered as a quiet, hard-working and devout young Christian, was of Russian descent and a member of the city's close-knit network of Slavs which had many friends and relatives in...

Federal funds needed for public transport

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Jacob Saulwick The federal government needs to drop its opposition to funding public transport if Sydney is to continue driving the country’s economy, according to an influential private lobby.

Call to release Wanda Beach murder pictures

Anne-Louise Brown The chilling black and white photo is burnt into Hans Schmidt’s memory. It's the prevailing image of his big sister, Marianne, lying in a sandy grave, her throat slit ear to ear.

Double killing DNA sample lost

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Anne-Louise Brown The identity of the Wanda Beach killer may never be revealed through scientific means after it was revealed a DNA sample taken from one of the victims almost 50 years ago has been “lost”.

High-rise plans move forward in two Sydney suburbs

Leesha McKenny More high-rise is coming to Sydney's suburbs, after the state government approved a new development precinct in Wentworth Point and put plans for another at Macquarie Park on public exhibition.

Fatal crash in Sydney cemetery

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Emma Partridge A elderly woman has died and her partner is hospital after a crash inside a Sydney cemetery on Friday afternoon, police said. 

Abbott ally called as witness in new corruption inquiry

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Sean Nicholls, Kate McClymont A Liberal Party official linked to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Premier Mike Baird will give evidence at the Independent Commission Against Corruption's inquiry into alleged illegal donations...

Poor priced out of Sydney's property market

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Rachel Browne Sydney's property boom has been disastrous for low income earners with a new study showing less than one per cent of private rental properties in Sydney are affordable for minimum wage earners or...