Kevin Rudd losing the fight on homeless

THE Rudd government has conceded the homeless crisis has worsened since the Prime Minister declared war on a problem he described as being a "national obscenity"

Top cop defends death chase

POLICE acted properly in a chase after two alleged armed robbers that left a toddler dead in a Sydney highway crash, Assistant Commissioner Dave Owens says

Storms usher in 2010

A SPECTACULAR fireworks show soaring from the tops of Melbourne skyscrapers made it all worthwhile for those who braved soaking rain, lightning and thunder to usher in 2010

Rudd: It wasn't all bad

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has defended his government's 2009 record in a New Year's Eve address to the nation.
He focused on climate change, saying the outcome of the United Nations meeting in Copenhagen could have been worse

Fireworks bring blue skies to Sydney Harbour

WITH an explosion of colour, Sydney led the world into the new decade with the promise of blue skies ahead

Creepy crawlies hit Sydney

THEY are heavily armed and efficient predators - and they're on the move

Cowboy cabbies face loss of licence on New Year's Eve if they hike up fares or refuse fares

TAXI drivers face losing their licences if they try to rip off tonight's revellers by hiking up their fares or touting for business

Set for wet and stormy start to 2010

Showers are tipped for Sydney on New Year's Eve and more rain will develop over inland NSW as a second low pressure trough promises a wet and stormy start to 2010

$1b in deadbeat parents debt

DEADBEAT parents owe their children more than $1 billion, despite a crackdown on mums and dads who don't pay child support

Man's body found by roadside

A police crime scene has been established after the man's body was found on Wilga Road at Willbriggie, near Griffith, in the state's Riverine this morning

New technology to amaze fireworks fans on NYE

AUSSIE-first fireworks technology will leave Sydney's New Year's Eve revellers amazed by brilliant colours and perfect timing - if the weather holds out

$4m to track death by drugs

THE Government will improve its tracking of street-level drug trends and better catalogue the number of drug-related deaths under a $4 million grant

Three killed in petrol tanker crash

THE explosion could be heard kilometres away and the heart break will continue today.
Two young sisters, aged 11 and 13, and a truck driver died when his fuel tanker exploded into flames

Airliners on collision course

Aviation safety authorities are investigating how two passenger planes wound up on a collision course over the Northern Territory on Tuesday

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd soft on Japanese whales slaughter

THE Rudd Government has reneged on a promise to send an Australian ship to monitor Japan's annual slaughter of 1000 minke, humpback and fin whales

Aussie airport security crackdown

ALL airline passengers travelling to America from Australia are being subjected to physical patdowns as new restrictions come into effect in the wake of a terrorism scare

Flood warnings issued in NSW

FLOOD warnings have been issued for several rivers in northwestern NSW and on the state's north coast as a low pressure weather system continues to bring heavy rain.

Man on run after suburban 'shooting'

POLICE want members of the public to ring Triple-O immediately if they see a man in a hooded jumper on the state's north coast

Stolen detonators could be dangerous in wrong hands

THE theft of dangerous detonators on the NSW south coast has sparked a public-safety alert from police

Smile for the $1m camera

A LONE red-light camera has collected more than $1 million in fines for the NSW Government, snaring a record 50 drivers every week