Bruce Billson talks about small business the way other people talk about God or football or their favourite band. With a devotion verging on obsession.
Heath Aston, political correspondent Australia's ambassador to France was told by a mid-ranking hospitality official in the Prime Minister's department that his partner should not be in the "greeting line" when Tony Abbott flew into Paris on ANZAC Day.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent There are serious questions about the government's counter-terrorism citizenship proposals that have nothing to do with being soft on terrorists and everything to do with being a responsible global citizen.
Nicole Hasham Police could seize electronic cigarettes from children in public places and adults would be banned from buying them for minors after the NSW Government responded to pressure to tighten e-cigarette laws.
Rick Feneley In the hours after he strangled his 70-year-old mother to death, Dario Biljuh used his smartphone to Google the lyrics to the Eric Clapton song Motherless Child and sent anonymous extortion demands to his brother, a Sydney court has heard.
Sean Nicholls Being under investigation by the state's corruption watchdog is usually a career setback – but not in the case of former NSW energy minister Chris Hartcher, it seems.
Judith Ireland and Gareth Hutchens The majority of states and territories will back the removal of GST from women's sanitary products.
julie power In a first for the NSW Department of Education, an external head hunter has been asked to go to scout for two new principals to head Walgett's troubled high school and the local primary school.
Sarah Whyte The Immigration Department is spending more than $70 million on advertisements and public service announcements to deter people in poor nations from making the journey to Australia by boat.
Alex McConachie and Kate Aubusson A man has been pulled off a Countrylink train headed for Sydney and arrested in connection with the death of an elderly man in Springvale, south of Wagga Wagga.
TAMWORTH'S Good Companions Hotel has hit bad times, with the hotel's lessees going into administration.
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