Vaucluse

Ibrahim puts Vaucluse mansion on market

Ilya Gridneff Business is bad for former Telopea Street boy Bashar Ibrahim, who is selling his $4 million Vaucluse home.

Race for Vaucluse heats up

THE competition for Liberal preselection in the prestigious state seat of Vaucluse has intensified, with candidates claiming the support of senior Liberals and high-profile names in business and...

Doyle puts hand up for seat of Vaucluse

Doyle

Andrew Clennell PETER DOYLE, a member of the restaurant-owning family that owns Peter Doyle at the Quay and Watsons Bay Hotel, is to stand for Liberal preselection for the state seat of Vaucluse.

Sydney real estate: location trumps size as city values soar

Houses

Toby Johnstone A million dollars doesn’t cover a lot of ground if you are buying a house in Sydney.

Sydney schools face queues as sell-off scheme backfires

School

Josephine Tovey 'Get rich quick'' schemes to sell schools in Sydney's inner suburbs over the past 20 years have backfired, parents and public education advocates say, with many of the remaining schools now close to...

Stepson pleads guilty to manslaughter but not murder

Rachel Olding Just one month after Michael Villalon moved in with his new stepfather, things began to deteriorate. Keith Owen Chaney had changed.

Son's defence put Fairfax on the money trail

Kate McClymont When Eddie Obeid's middle son, Moses, told the NSW Court of Appeal last year that he did not have the money to pay a $12 million debt his company owed the City of Sydney council, he could not have...

Historic Houses Trust severs its tie with Friends

Vaucluse House

Julie Power The Historic Houses Trust of NSW has cut off its Friends, refusing to sell new memberships for the non-profit group formed 25 years ago to support its 12 colonial gems.

Historic houses boss takes new role

Kate Clark

Julie Power After a year of intense change, the director of the organisation that presides over Sydney's heritage jewels, including the Mint, Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Farm, will leave to take up a senior...

Massive task ahead sorting out tainted Obeid assets

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Linton Besser Eddie Obeid's ride - a Mercedes-Benz worth almost $300,000 - is on a list of assets likely to be targeted by the state's top criminal intelligence body.

City2Surf road closure and trackwork warnings

city2surf

Jacob Saulwick More than 2500 participants in the Sun-Herald City2Surf are expected to be put out by trackwork on a number of Sydney's train lines this weekend, as authorities also remind motorists of significant...

Longest-serving judge recalls the tears and trauma

District court judge Ronald Solomon

Natasha Wallace Criminal courts can be a ‘‘very dark place’’, where the worst of man’s inhumanity towards man is exposed, says the longest serving NSW District Court judge, Ronald Solomon.

International Fleet Review, Sydney: what you should know

Tallships with Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour.
Sourced by Sarah Thomas

Daisy Dumas Prince Harry will shut down much of Sydney this weekend. Here's a survival guide for those wanting to make the best of the festivities.

Conscience clear, says Schwartz heir

Jerry Schwartz

Jo Casamento, Paul Bibby The mysteries surrounding the death of hotels matriarch Eve Schwartz have transfixed Sydney this month.

Billionaire's decades of profits spirited away

 Malaysian billionaire Onn Mahmud

Mark Baker One of Asia's richest tycoons has avoided tax on tens of millions of dollars in profits from Australian property deals over the past two decades.

Back in black as Goths gather for a ghoulish celebration of mourning

Gothic

Amy Corderoy A tribute to all things Gothic was held at Vaucluse House on Sunday.

Family stunned as 'inseparable' restaurant owners found dead

Thomson

Nick Ralston Restaurateurs Marc and Cher Thomson thrived on the challenge of running their French-style eatery in the competitive Sydney food scene.

Family tries to make sense of bistro owners' deaths

Nick Ralston Restaurateurs Marc and Cher Thomson thrived on the challenge of running their French-style eatery in the competitive Sydney food scene.

A lesson in working hard from deputy principal

Jacqui Hargreaves in Waterloo, Sydney, works hard but enjoys her quality of life.
29th May 2013
Photo: Janie Barrett

Julie Power, Julie Power When the alarm goes off at 7 am, high school deputy principal Jacquie Hargreaves reaches for her iPhone to see if there are any work emergencies she needs to address immediately.

Union draws map of public-sector job cuts

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Anna Patty Legal Aid services, art galleries and museums in the city, prisons in regional areas and education and housing in the central west will be affected by job cuts in the public service, calculations by...