Premier Mike Baird is under fire for failing to respond for almost seven months to an "urgent" call to fix the system by which hundreds of millions of dollars worth of private property is being forcibly acquired for major infrastructure projects.
Michaela Whitbourn and Kate McClymont Former NSW mining minister Ian Macdonald has been revealed as the second Labor identity charged over a $30 million coal deal at the centre of an explosive corruption inquiry.
Stephanie Peatling School's in for Parliament's new senators but the woman everyone is talking about had little to say on her first day.
Tom McIlroy One of the lead campaigners behind Ireland's historic same-sex marriage referendum has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and parliamentarians not to go ahead with a plebiscite.
Peter Hannam A nationally significant koala population could be wiped out within a couple of decades.
Kelsey Munro Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek was threatened as a student and has joined a growing movement to stamp out sexual violence on campus.
James Robertson A Sydney home-builder was hinting he could make his problems with a council disappear for $200,000 before he was threatened with being disappeared himself, an inquiry into Auburn council has heard.
Fergus Hunter The government's proposed legislation targeting the troubles of Victoria's Country Fire Authority looks set to live or die on whatever position Pauline Hanson's One Nation takes.
Anna Patty Workplace Editor A state government plan to abolish the Industrial Relations Court will make access to justice more difficult, a leading industrial lawyer has warned.
Emma Partridge When police arrived to recover the remains of murdered school teacher Stephanie Scott in thick scrub, they came armed with metal detectors for a special reason.
Startling UOW research reveals Australians may have been fighting fires all wrong.