Simple test for peanut allergy

A NEW way of testing children for peanut allergies has been developed by Australian researchers, providing for a less invasive and more accurate diagnosis

Elderly woman dies after being hit by police car in Bankstown

AN elderly woman has died after a police slammed into her hatchback in south west Sydney this afternoon

Two arrested after two men shot outside Miller TAFE in south west Sydney

TWO men have been arrested after two other men were shot outside Miller TAFE in Sydney's south west this afternoon

Eighty hours and you're licensed

L-PLATERS would only have to clock up 80 hours behind the wheel to get their licence if they complete a safe driving course and take lessons with an instructor, under a proposal being considered by the state government

RBA finalising plan to control credit card charges

BUSINESSES will be banned from imposing excessive credit card charges on customers under plans being developed by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Bones found in western Sydney bushland could belong to teen girl

BONES found in western Sydney bushland are believed to belong to a teenage girl or a petite woman who may have been buried there more than a year ago

Wayne Swan kicked out of Parliament

WAYNE Swan has become the first Treasurer and Deputy PM to be thrown out of Federal Parliament in 111 years

PM Julia Gillard offers a state funeral for Margaret Whitlam

THE family of Margaret Whitlam has knocked back an offer for a state funeral and will instead farewell her with a private service

Lawyers call for judicial inquiry into Tasers

The death of a man after police used a Taser in Sydney proves that stun guns are not a safe alternative to firearms, lawyers say

Lawyer to sue NSW Police for $5m

A SYDNEY criminal lawyer, Adam Houda, will lodge a claim for up to $5 million in damages from NSW Police over unlawful arrests

Man dies after police use Taser in confrontation in Sydney's CBD

ONE MAN is dead after police shot him with a Taser stun gun in Sydney's CBD this morning, following a suspected robbery

Police hunt late night armed robber

POLICE have released images of a man they believe can help with investigations into a spate of armed robberies in Sydney’s south west

Donation to MP Geoff Provest may be illegal

A STATE government frontbencher was accused in parliament yesterday of taking illegal donations from a property developer

Sydney uni in world's top 100

The University of Sydney is among four Australian universities ranked in the top 100 by reputation, in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2012

Shot man's body found at the West Ryde

POLICE are attempting to find a connection between a man shot dead in a Sydney home and the family who lived there

Police investigate family as man's body found in West Ryde house

POLICE are attempting to find a connection between a man shot dead in a Sydney home and the family who lived there

NRMA has been flooded with complaints

THE nation's largest insurer has admitted wrongly blaming a council for its decision to slug a flood-prone customer with an increase of more than 200 per cent

Class textbooks withheld until full bills paid, parents say

PARENTS have accused a government primary school of "naming and shaming" students because they failed to pay a bill for textbooks

Business push to speed up tax cut

BUSINESS groups, including those which oppose the mining tax, are urging the Senate to pass the associated deductions in company tax, saying they are a vital economic reform

Another win for refugees as court time limit lifted

THE Immigration Department has suffered another significant judicial defeat, with the Federal Court's full bench ruling there is no time limit on boat arrivals accessing the courts