The alleged brutal rape of a 77-year-old woman in her Wollongong apartment early on Monday has shocked the community and left elderly neighbours fearing for their safety.
Sean Nicholls Premier Mike Baird is intervening to boost the pay packets of some of the state's newest top public servants, despite his government's determination to cap pay rises for the sector at 2.5 per cent.
Heath Aston Noreen Hay has waxed lyrical about being an empty nester – but all three adult children still list their home address as Ms Hay's Dapto house on the electoral roll, an investigation has found.
Peter Hannam and Sean Nicholls The Baird government will restore a balance between economic and environmental considerations for major mining projects in a move that has cheered communities such as Bulga in the Hunter but sparked alarm within the industry.
Stephen Bartos Independent policy costings help build public trust in democracy.
Bevan Shields Prime Minister Tony Abbott was told the government had misled Parliament about Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis days before the government owned up to the mistake, daming new documents show.
Michael Gordon Prime Minister Tony Abbott has chosen not to put limits on the scope of constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians, ahead of a consultation process that could see a referendum on the issue in 2017.
Amy Corderoy The Presbyterian Church in NSW is considering refusing to participate in marriage laws if gay marriage is allowed to go ahead.
Matthew Knott, James Massola Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is under intense pressure to cancel a scheduled appearance on Q&A, with deputy Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce warning of chaos if cabinet ministers disobey Prime Minister Tony Abbott's directive to boycott the ABC program.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Michael Bachelard An Australian Mafia boss allegedly paid $2.2 million in bribes to judges to get lighter jail sentences, and have approached defence force personnel to supply them with military grade weapons, top-secret police intelligence reports reveal.