A loophole that allowed councillors such as Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer to vote on a matter in which they have an interest will be closed by the NSW government under a widespread crackdown.
Anne Davies Premier Mike Baird has shown he's crazy, brave or gutsy in forging ahead with his unpopular plan to rationalise the state's councils through forced mergers – but not so crazy as to forge ahead in the most vulnerable Coalition seats.
Sean Nicholls ICAC should be stripped of power to hold public hearings, Inspector says.
Julie Power The chairman of the main trust that oversees Rookwood cemetery, the largest in the southern hemisphere, has resigned and its board dissolved following an investigation into prices, burials and its governance.
Nassim Khadem The Prime Minister may be named in the Panama Papers. But while as taxpayers we are fascinated by the secret dealings of the rich, we need to distinguish the crooks from the rest.
Michaela Whitbourn Sydney's most high-profile insider trading trial has pitted former school friends against each other as the defence barrister for Oliver Curtis, investment banker and husband of PR queen Roxy Jacenko, accused the star witness of turning on a "good mate" to reduce his own jail time.
Anna Patty, Workplace Editor And they won't be leaving a skeleton staff to deal with crises.
Nicole Hasham Turnbull government won't take responsibility for welfare of newly released asylum seekers in PNG.
Louise Hall AFP applies to court to access more evidence for a possible criminal case against Brough.
Looks like predictions are coming true and this year's Seechange arts festival looks like being the best ever.
It was a sea of leather on Sunday as motorcyclists from around the region gathered to Ride for ...