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Paul Keating attacks Sydney Botanic Gardens plan

Sean Nicholls Paul Keating has blasted as an "atrocity" a draft masterplan for the Royal Botanic Gardens and The Domain and has suggested those behind the proposal "hang their heads in shame".

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.

Man killed after Waterloo balcony fall


Megan Levy One man is dead and three other people have been seriously injured after falling from balconies and roofs in separate accidents in NSW in just one day, police say.

Rooftop fall followed long night of partying

Paulie Tomas

Rachel Olding A man who survived falling 15 metres from an inner-city roof on Sunday had been celebrating his birthday with a long afternoon and night of partying.

Slurpee slip not Target's fault, court finds

Lime Bitter Slurpee

Michaela Whitbourn A woman who slipped in a Slurpee outside a Castle Hill Target store has had her bid for $300,000 in damages rejected by a three-judge bench.

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,...

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

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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...

Local hunters keen to begin national parks trial

Hunting. Griffith.
Gun safelty training officer and ken hunter Trevor Allenat his property near Beelbangera.
Thursday 16th January, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

Kirsty Needham Yenda, the small town bordering the Cocoparra Nature Reserve, where the first trial of hunting in a NSW national park will be held, is home to Australia's biggest ammunition factory, producing 20...

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.

Harrowing memories surface as victim confronts the past

Paul Bibby The woman sat in the witness box - tall, neat, fair-haired - and told the jury in a calm voice that at the age of 16 she had tried to jump from a moving car after being raped by Father Finian Egan.

Barangaroo blow but top architects let the Crown rule

Proposed Barangaroo development.

Rick Feneley James Packer reckons it will be a celebrated postcard that measures up to the Opera House. The master architects for Barangaroo South agree that Packer's hotel-cum-VIP casino has the ''potential to...

Rebels gang member on child sex charge

Rebels motorcycle gang

A senior ranking member of the Rebels bikie gang has been arrested and charged for the aggravated sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl on the NSW Central Coast.

Bikie clubhouse raided after sex assault charge

Daisy Dumas Police seize alcohol and cash from the Rebels Morisset base following the alleged aggravated sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl by one of its senior members.

Rebels arrested over sexual assault and shooting

Rebels logo

A dozen people statewide have been arrested in a five-day police swoop on the Rebels bikie gang, with senior police warning other gangs will be targeted next.

Zoe's Law passes in NSW Parliament lower house


Anna Patty The controversial foetal rights bill known as Zoe's Law has been passed in the lower house of the NSW Parliament despite opposition by some government ministers and MPs.

Hartcher inquiry: ICAC investigating alleged secret donations


Sean Nicholls Chris Hartcher was under enormous pressure in late 2010. Fingers were being pointed at the Central Coast Liberal powerbroker over the loss of the key seat of Robertson at the federal election.