Premier Mike Baird and Local Government Minister Paul Toole have ignored the findings of a parliamentary inquiry into local government, as they push ahead with controversial council merger reforms.
Michaela Whitbourn A teenager has been charged after he allegedly doused an ambulance in petrol at a drunken party in Sydney's south-west where emergency service workers were called to treat a 14-year-old boy for burns.
Julie Power Five of Australia's most booked male conference speakers will boycott panels that don't include women, criticising organisers for taking the lazy way out by opting for "dude fests".
Eamonn Duff, Jim Gainsford A manhunt for the gunman wanted over the fatal shooting of convicted killer Walid Ahmad has shifted to Victoria following the discovery of an abandoned crashed car that may have been used in the escape.
Daisy Dumas, Georgina Mitchell, Emily Woods, Melanie Kembrey Hundreds of tributes have flowed in for a teenage girl who was killed while competing in the Sydney International Horse Trials on Saturday.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa An Australian teenager has died in Bali after crashing a scooter inside the basement of a hotel, local police say.
Rachel Olding Only one gun has gone missing since 2013, but NSW police have mislaid dozens of batons, sets of handcuffs and breath-test devices.
Kirsty Needham With a decision due on Monday, two NSW government MPs have appeared in a video urging their cabinet colleagues to vote for a 10 cent "cash for containers" scheme.
Adam Gartrell Eighty of the 100 Australian postcodes that benefit the most from negative gearing are represented by federal Coalition MPs.
Rory Callinan Australia Post has taken months to deal with racist allegations involving a senior employee allegedly telling an Aboriginal worker that "black people" should be "strung up and shot".
The more the merrier when it comes to tourists in Leura, say one group of business owners.