The Entrance

Body found in a Picnic Point reserve


Esther Han A burnt body has been found in a reserve in Sydney's south-west.

The VP, the motorcade and the hidden victim

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 25: Former Vice President Dick Cheney is interviewed by SiriusXM Patriot host David Webb at SiriusXM studios on October 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Cheney recently released his memoir, 'In My Time.' (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Heath Aston It is the untold story of Dick Cheney's infamous visit to Sydney in 2007. The former US vice-president, in town to meet John Howard, travelled in a 30-vehicle motorcade that included his own armoured...

Man stabbed outside Myer cosmetics department in Westfield Parramatta

Parts of Westfield shopping centre were closed after a fatal stabbing outside Myer.

Emma Partridge and Nick Ralston A person has died after being stabbed inside the Westfield shopping centre at Parramatta in Sydney's west.

Bush doof miracle: teen survives 80-metre cliff plunge

Paramedics use a helicopter to rescue a 17-year-old who fell 80 metres at the Watagan Mountains.

Dan Proudman, Newcastle Herald It was a sneaky little teenage trick to cheat a music festival out of its cover charge which almost turned deadly.

Chris Spence was sweating on donation cash, ICAC hears

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Chris Spence was a desperate man. Texts shown at a corruption inquiry reveal the aspiring Liberal MP for The Entrance was waiting for his cut of illegal developer donations to flow his way.

'My hard drive is broken': Liberal MP Chris Spence tells ICAC he has no documents

Chris Spence arrives for his appointment with ICAC this morning.

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont A state Liberal MP accused of taking illegal developer donations has claimed he can't produce documents to a corruption inquiry because his computer hard drive was "destroyed".

ICAC's Operation Spicer: What happens next

Chris Hartcher

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn The ICAC's inquiry into Liberal Party slush funds adjourned on Tuesday after more than three weeks of public hearings. It will resume on August 4 and is expected to be completed within the month.

Mobile home park owner hosted fundraiser for Lib MP Chris Hartcher

Chris Hartcher departs ICAC after giving evidence.

Kirsty Needham Controversial Liberal MP Chris Hartcher has been drawn into another donations scandal, with revelations a holiday park developer benefited from legal changes made by the government after donating to...

MPs Darren Webber, Chris Spence won't contest state election

Megan Levy Two Central Coast MPs named in Independent Commission Against Corruption hearings into alleged Liberal Party slush funds have announced they will not contest the next state election.

Protesters and police clash at Villawood detention centre

Villawood detention centre

Alexandra Back More than 60 protesters have clashed with police on the driveway of Villawood detention centre as they tried to block the transfer of detainees to Western Australia on Saturday.

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.

Top four speakers on Anzac cruises

Nina Karnikowski Admiral Chris Barrie, Lieutenant-General Ken Gillespie, Dr Robert Likeman and Major-General Jim Molan are some of the key speakers on board Gallipoli-focused cruises.

A watchdog? Tinkler gets a crash course in real time

Nathan Tinkler

Kate McClymont Nathan Tinkler, the embattled bogannaire from Newcastle, lived up to his nickname when he sent a text message to an associate last year saying: "Who is ICAC?"

Truck gets stuck in Eastern Distributor causing five hours of traffic gridlock

Megan Levy Sydney's Eastern Distributor was closed for five hours on Thursday after a dump truck damaged the tunnel's sprinkler system, causing traffic gridlock.

New ICAC inquiries: O'Farrell government dragged into Obeid scandal

Obeid (Thumbnail)

Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn The O'Farrell government has been dragged into the scandal surrounding the family of former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid, with two major corruption inquiries featuring three of its MPs starting in...

Liberal MPs face suspension for links to ICAC inquiry

Chris Hartcher

Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn Former energy minister Chris Hartcher and central coast MPs Chris Spence and Darren Webber are set to be suspended from the Liberal Party after being named in two major corruption inquiries.

Liberal MPs suspended over corruption probe

Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn Former energy minister Chris Hartcher and other central coast MPs Chris Spence and Darren Webber have been suspended from the NSW Liberal Party after being named in two major corruption inquiries.

State Liberals as 'corrupt' as Labor

Barry O'Farrell

Sean Nicholls The Independent Commission Against Corruption has for the first time drawn a direct link between the O'Farrell government and Eddie Obeid, the most corrupt powerbroker of the former Labor...

ICAC: Former Liberal minister Chris Hartcher had 'secret computer network'

Sean Nicholls Former Liberal minister Chris Hartcher is alleged to have run an ''off the grid'' computer network in his electorate office before the 2011 state election - a period being investigated as part of a...

Mr Sexy and Sin City: Lunch with John Ibrahim

John Ibrahim, 'Lunch with the AFR' at cafe Uliveto, Kings Cross Wednesday 12th February 2014  AFR Photo Louie Douvis

Christopher Joye, Australian Financial Review Subject to cyclonic media attention ever since Channel 9’sUnderbelly series aired, the entertainment maven John Ibrahim – aka “King of the Cross”, “Teflon John”, or, to those close to him simply,...