Dozens of top public service jobs at the giant Department of Human Services are sitting vacant.
Australia has started delivering equipment to the Afghan military to counter improvised explosive devices.
Australia's Privacy Commissioner has questioned whether phone and internet providers should be required to store customer metadata for as long as two years.
The inquest into the Martin Place siege will have an unprecedented focus on social media as investigators trawl through thousands of sources documenting one of Sydney’s most public crimes.
The state government’s determination to constrain its education spending is undermining its goal of lifting the number of people in NSW in education or training, the Auditor-General has found.
Gunman Man Haron Monis forced Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson to kneel before shooting him once in the back of the head, an inquest has heard.
At first, he appeared to be just another person wandering through Martin Place on a sunny Monday morning.
The NSW parliamentary inquiry into the NSW Police bugging scandal is in effect an inquiry into an inquiry into another inquiry.
Punters believe it is more likely than not that Prime Minister Tony Abbott will face a leadership ballot before the next election.
One of Tony Abbott's frontbenchers is urging the city-based Prime Minister to stop reacting to the "texting, latte-sipping, keyboard warriors who frequent the tapas bars of Sydney and Melbourne" and visit a country pub to get an "honest appraisal" of how the government can improve.