Rego cashback for Sydney's regular toll road users to cost state up to $100 million

Motorists spending more than $25 a week on Sydney's toll roads over a year will be eligible for free vehicle registration, in a move Premier Gladys Berejiklian concedes will cost the state up to $100 million in the first year and even more into the future

Address of Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay MaroniteCare Dinner

In our journey here on earth, we encounter many people in need, we hear about many people who need our help, we see many wounded and left at the side of the road. Tonight with MaroniteCare, you help us come to the aid of the many wounded people in our community, to bind up their woundsby pouring on them

Northcote by-election: Greens win inner-city seat, Thorpe to become first female Aboriginal MP

The Greens have won their third Victorian lower house seat, defeating Labor in Northcote, a seat the ALP has held for almost a century

Royal commission findings 'will live as a stain on the reputation' of NT

The Don Dale Youth Detention Centre will be shut down within three months and sweeping changes made to address "shocking and systemic failures" in the Northern Territory's youth justice system after a landmark royal commission

Man jailed for 45 years for 'gruesome' rape and murder of friend

A Sydney man who brutally raped and murdered his 16-year-old friend has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for what the judge called an "unspeakably violent" and disturbing crime

BOM issues severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of NSW and Sydney

Large hailstones have pelted parts of the Blue Mountains, as thunderstorms and damaging winds are expected to lash New South Wales

Message from Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay Following the Result of the National Marriage Postal Survey

As I said in a message few weeks ago, “the truth does not change with time. The truth withstands social changes and trends.” And nothing will change our belief that marriage is a special union between a man and a woman

Court overturns $3000 damages award over Opal card 'false imprisonment'

The state's top court has overturned a decision awarding $3000 to a Sydney commuter who was stopped by police for four minutes to check his Opal card, after the three-judge bench rejected a finding that this amounted to false imprisonment

NAB sacks 20 bankers for selling 2,300 'liar' home loans

National Australia Bank (NAB) has sacked 20 bankers and disciplined another 32 over the selling of mortgages without accurate customer information and documentation

Australian diplomat falls to his death from Manhattan balcony

An Australian diplomat has fallen to his death from a Manhattan balcony after a night out with his wife and friends

Victoria cracks down on anti-vaxxers with tough new legislation

TOUGHER laws will see parents in Victoria who refuse to vaccinate their children unable to enrol them in schools and childcare centres.

Parking fine might have been motive behind $20 million fire at Liverpool council chambers

NSW Police believe a dispute over a $200 parking fine is behind a deliberate arson attack that destroyed the Liverpool council chambers seven years ago

SSM: Why NSW had the largest opposition to same-sex marriage

Australia's most populated state is also the most divided in the nation when it comes to the same-sex marriage postal survey results, with 42 per cent of respondents in NSW voting No

SSM: 'Australians have voted Yes for love and fairness,' says PM Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull says it is time for MPs to "get on with it" and make same-sex marriage legal, after the Yes vote "overwhelmingly" won the national postal survey

Man dies in fiery crash while being followed by police at North Narrabeen

A man has died in a fiery crash while being followed by police on Sydney's northern beaches

Nestle pledges to ban caged eggs from all its products worldwide

Confectionery giant Nestle has pledged to ban caged eggs from its factories in an effort to pressure the global egg industry into adopting more humane practices

Boy found unresponsive in car had 'climbed into back and hidden', police say

The mother of an eight-year-old boy who was found unresponsive in her car outside a primary school in Melbourne's west on Monday did not know he had climbed into the back and hidden

Queensland man dies after falling into a woodchipper

A QUEENSLAND man has died after accidentally falling through a woodchipper on a property in Gympie, north of Brisbane

What the law says about leaving your child in the car while you pay for petrol

It's a dilemma faced by most parents at some point — you've got a young child asleep in the back of a car, you've just filled up with petrol at the servo, and the time's come to go inside and pay

Boy found 'unresponsive' in hot car, suffers critical injuries in Melbourne's west

An eight-year-old boy has been taken to hospital suffering from critical injuries after being found unresponsive in a car in hot conditions in Melbourne's west, police say