The take-up of early guilty pleas for criminal offences in NSW spiked after reforms designed to reduce court delays.The 2018 reforms - designed to reduce NSW District Court delays - sought to incentivise early guilty pleas by increasing negotiation between the defence and prosecution, as well as continuity of legal representation.
A young woman says she was brainwashed and lied to by a "monster" who groomed her for sex when she was 13 before embarking on a four-year "relationship".The then 32-year-old Calvin Jaxson Hill told the teenager he was aged 17 and maintained his lie of only being three years older than her throughout their sexual contact.
NSW Government sources have reportedly revealed what might change first once Sydney comes out of lockdown. Find out more about the likely first steps.
Police will patrol Sydney supermarkets to ensure laws on QR codes and face masks are being obeyed.The "compliance crackdown" will also focus on large retail premises across the Greater Sydney area, NSW police said on Monday.
Veteran Sydney journalist Stephen Barrett's application for financial aid at his upcoming trial has been supported by a Supreme Court judge after it was dismissed.The former 60 Minutes reporter has pleaded not guilty to blackmailing the alleged masterminds behind the $105 million Plutus Payroll tax scandal.
Cases of Covid-19 in NSW continue to hover around 200 a day. Find out the latest from Premier Gladys Berejiklian's Covid update.
A GP clinic in Sydney's southwest that charged people hundreds of dollars to receive the Pfizer vaccine appears to be refunding its patients.But those who paid to receive their vaccine there have been left unsure whether they can get a second dose, after the clinic suggested the government would no longer supply it with Pfizer.
Greater Sydney's seven-week COVID-19 outbreak has left paramedics at breaking point and living in fear of contracting the virus and spreading it to their families, the union says.The Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) is demanding better PPE and safety practices, greater hospital capacity and rapid antigen testing.
NSW is aiming to have six million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in arms by the end of the month, as part of a push to get Greater Sydney out of lockdown.But what restrictions can be eased will depend on the case numbers, which even Premier Gladys Berejiklian admits are "anyone's guess".
Modelling based on Melbourne's Covid experience last year shows NSW may be faced with thousands of Covid cases a day this month. Read more.
20 people who attended a Christmas in July event at an aged care facility have tested positive for Covid. Read more about the latest outbreak.
A nurse in NSW says she was sacked after giving her family doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine. Read more about why she says she did the right thing.
Even with the benefit of hindsight, it's hard to identify what more could have been done to prevent the self-inflicted death of a commando suffering PTSD, one of his supervisors has told an inquest.Sergeant Ian Turner died in his Sydney home in July 2017, after longstanding difficulties with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.
The shopper started a heated debate over the Coles price scanning policy. Coles has since cleared up who is right. Read more to find out what they've said.
A turtle is found dead on average every 20 days in a shark net lining beaches in and around Sydney, new data shows.The annual report on 51 shark nets running from Newcastle to Wollongong shows 40 of the 375 animals found dead or alive in nets in the latest season were its target species: white, bull and tiger sharks.
The popular sunscreen brand is being recalled to reduce potential health risks to consumers. Find out which brand it is here.
A Sydney nurse says she was sacked for giving soon-to-be expired doses of Pfizer vaccine to her daughter and two nephews.The woman was working for a contractor hired to administer vaccines in aged care facilities when she used three leftover doses that would otherwise have been discarded, she told 2GB on Monday.
A Sydney woman in lockdown is $1 million richer after discovering a Lotto ticket she had forgotten about was a winner. Read more about her incredible story.
It’s the third day in a row NSW has recorded more than 200 Covid-19 cases. Find out the latest from Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s update.
Gameshow-like wordplay and writing with shaving foam are among teaching methods suggested in a revamped syllabus for NSW's youngest students.The draft advice suggests teachers create a sense of excitement about words and lead games, such as having students describe a particular word to a partner without saying the nominated word.
Shoppers say they should be able to carry their credits from the MasterChef promotion over to Coles' new giveaway. Read more to find out why.
Ian Charles Draper, 37, was last seen leaving his workplace in his Ford Falcon in August 2001. Police are now searching for more information.
The federal government reportedly believes NSW could end lockdown in just five weeks. Read more about the state's vaccine push.
Hundreds of thousands of Australians could be affected by the bold move. Find out more about the proposal.