Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says stopping development on flood plains, especially in western Sydney, will go a long way towards saving communities already reeling from multiple natural disasters."The obvious answer is to stop development on flood plains," he said on Friday.
A tourist attraction operator has admitted murdering a woman whose body was found in bushland in the NSW opal mining town of Lightning Ridge.Vittorio Stefanato appeared via videolink in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday when he adhered to his previously entered guilty plea.
A man has admitted stabbing a woman to death in a domestic violence-related attack in NSW's far west.Kenneth James Knight appeared via videolink in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday when he confirmed his guilty plea previously entered in the Local Court.
A man in his 20s has fallen to his death while abseiling in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.The man fell from Malaita Wall at Katoomba about 8am on Friday.
A woman who was extradited from New Zealand has denied murdering a 71-year-old NSW man six years ago.Kylie So, 50, appeared via videolink for arraignment in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday.
A man has admitted murdering his Chinese student girlfriend before he fell or jumped from a southern Sydney unit blockWearing prison greens and in a wheelchair, Weijie He appeared for arraignment via videolink in the NSW Supreme Court on Friday.The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to the stabbing murder of Liqun Pan on June 27, 2020 at Wolli Creek.
An elite private school that charges $25,000 a year to educate seven-year-olds is under investigation into possible misuse of taxpayer funds.The King's School in Sydney reportedly planned to install a plunge pool at the headmaster's residence and sent the school's senior staff to attend a British rowing event.
A well-to-do civil engineer from Sydney's eastern suburbs allegedly gave police a detailed account of killing his wife as they arrested him, a court has been told.Steven Hastings Barker, 74, is accused of murdering his wife Christine Barker at their Bronte home on Thursday night.
With the federal budget less than two weeks away, the Climate Council is calling on the Albanese Government to replace $11.6 billion spent on fossil fuel subsidies with "structural" environmentally friendly investments that could lower costs for households.
NSW does not have a "Third World" health system but it is under pressure, the NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce says."There is no simple quick fix for these issues, if there was we would have done that by now," she told an inquiry hearing on Friday.
Campers at the Bathurst 1000 are bracing for muddy, stormy and potentially dangerous conditions as a large rain band crosses central and eastern NSW.A trough and cold front moved across the state on Friday, bringing further widespread rain to the eastern half of NSW, including the western slopes and ranges, central NSW and the south coast.
A man has died after his helicopter crashed into a riverbank in the NSW Hunter region.Emergency services rushed to Campbells Rd in Maitland Vale on Thursday with reports of the crash about 4.
Scientists are tracking the path of parking tickets to learn more about how microplastics are ending up in Sydney Harbour.More than 30 Seabins, designed to filter out the city's water, have been collecting parking tickets and Seabin CEO Mahi Paquette says their journey can tell us what else ends up in the ocean.
The footage was shared as a safety warning to families. But should bedroom doors remain open or closed?
When a constable ran up flights of stairs to a flat and asked the occupant if he had called police, the man replied: "Yes, I killed my wife"."He was surprisingly calm," Michael Outzen - now an acting sergeant - told a NSW Supreme Court jury on Thursday.
Four insurers part of the NSW government's workplace compensation scheme have had their contracts extended, while two others have been added following a review sparked by allegations of collusion to deny workers' claims.QBE insurance is one of four existing Claims Service Providers (CSPs) that will receive a new, 10-year contract in January, Finance Minister Damien Tudehope announced on Thursday.
As Sydney endures its wettest year on record, the experts say a warmer climate is to blame.In the past 100 years the average temperature in the harbour city has increased by 1.
An angry man's hour-long shooting in suburbia without doing much to disguise himself was a "mad act", a medical expert has told a jury.Bradley Jason Mark White, 42, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Byron Tonks and injuring two other people when he fired more than 200 bullets from his home and front verandah in Wyong on the NSW Central Coast in March 2020.
A former ambulance officer on trial for murdering his wife 40 years ago was "frantic and upset" when he asked if a colleague was hiding her."I told him he was free to search the house if he wished," Edward Gudgeon testified in the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday.
A $10 million funding boost for Australia's electric vehicle market is set to increase the number of second-hand electric car imports and lower entry prices for buyers.Tasmanian start-up Good Car Company received the funds from Mike Cannon-Brookes' philanthropic fund Boundless, in addition to an undisclosed sum from Canva co-founder Cameron Adams and his wife Lisa Miller.
The NSW health minister has rejected criticism of the state's healthcare system as "third world" by doctors speaking at a parliamentary inquiry."Well they want to go and work in the third world then," Brad Hazzard told reporters on Thursday.
A helicopter may have struck an eagle shortly before breaking up, crashing and killing the pilot in remote bushland northwest of Sydney, an ongoing investigation says.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's (ATSB) preliminary report into the Bell 206L-1 LongRanger helicopter's July 9 crash near Maroota, includes some of the evidence the agency has collected.
A university student who took LSD and became psychotic before killing his girlfriend, fearing she was a demon, has been jailed for 20 years.Newcastle Supreme Court Justice Richard Cavanagh said Jordan Brodie Miller, 22, had violently attacked his partner of two years, Emerald Wardle, when delusional and suffering a psychotic disorder caused by the temporary effects of his drug taking.
The NSW government is lobbying the Commonwealth to help fund its controversial plan to raise the Warragamba Wall by 14 metres.The government has written to Canberra seeking to split the cost of the massive infrastructure project that's estimated to cost about $1.
It's official. The record has been broken for Sydney's wettest ever year as towns across the east coast brace for flooding this weekend. Find out more.