A Griffith man has been charged with attempting to set fire to a home with his sister inside and seven children on the premises.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione has revealed his own wife and daughter had been inside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place just before the fateful siege began.
An asylum seeker who suffered serious burns to his face in Iran before fleeing to Australia is the suing the Australian government, Transfield and the former security contractor G4S on Manus Island for negligence in the Supreme Court.
Emergency services officers have been treated for smoke inhalation after they rescued a 59 year-old man and a 75 year-old woman from a house fire in Walker Street, Redfern overnight.
The gerberas and daffodils, roses and lillies will soon be cleared away. But the memorial will be lasting.
A survey of stakeholders in the construction sector found 65 per cent thought the building code energy-efficiency provisions were not implemented strictly, but no one is following this up.
Millions of dollars donated to the Indonesian province of Aceh after the Boxing Day tsunami a decade ago have disappeared.
Clive Palmer's chief media adviser has been charged with attempted fraud and attempting to pervert the course of justice after allegedly being involved in a "bizarre" plot to kidnap a National Australia Bank executive in Indonesia.
Did you catch the apparent contradiction in this week's midyear budget update?
Former prime minister Julia Gillard has called for her accusers to show "decency" and apologise after Royal Commissionner Dyson Heydon found their were no grounds for criminality over her involvement in a union "slush fund".
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