Allegations that developer Brickworks helped secretly fund not only the Liberal Party's 2011 state election campaign but also a key researcher in Barry O'Farrell's office in opposition highlight in the clearest terms the dangers inherent in the current system of political donations.
Prominent alcohol reform campaigner Tony Brown has announced he will run as an independent in the October 25 Newcastle byelection sparked by the resignation of former Liberal MP Tim Owen.
"It's a ghost town," says newsagent John Davis, surveying the wreckage of Darling Street. Workers in protective suits and masks are busy vacuuming asbestos from shopfronts and filling skips with charred bricks and debris. Arson investigators pore over the gaping hole where two shops and the units above them used to be.
The collapse of the third iron ore producer in as many months has put the spotlight on high-cost producers amid the sustained decline in the iron ore price.
When drug-addicted nurse Roger Dean applied for a job at the Quakers Hill nursing home in September 2011 his CV stated that he had spent the past four years working at the local Cheesecake Shop.
Foxtel has vowed to take "reasonable steps" against subscribers who illicitly download movies and TV shows on its network when it starts selling retail broadband services early next year.
Homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a Sydney grandfather who was found with a number of injuries in his western Sydney home.
Harry Evans, who was Clerk of the Senate for a record 21 years, has died.
Rail commuters heading to multiple suburbs on Sydney's north shore are being advised to delay their trip, with services partially suspended between Chatswood and Gordon.
CEOs need to be held to a higher standard than the rest of us.