A man had his legs severed when he was struck by a train while celebrating his 18th birthday party on the NSW mid-north coast on the weekend.
Chief Magistrate Graeme Henson said Amirah Droudis, 35, posed an "unacceptable risk" to the community, given her prior convictions and the nature of her offence.
Just over a week after a central Sydney cafe was besieged and its 18 customers held hostage, final preparations are being made to farewell the Lindt Cafe attack's two victims.
A man in his 50s is in a serious condition after being struck by a train at Wynyard station this afternoon.
The sharemarket has extended its recent strong rally as investor confidence grows, taking its gains since Wednesday to 5.6 per cent, adding more than $80 billion to the market's value.
In his first day as Defence Minister, Kevin Andrews has hit a landmine of his own making.
Police are guarding a man in hospital after he allegedly ran a red light, fatally struck a woman in another car and drove off in Sydney's south-west on Sunday.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been forced to defend the Prime Minister's views on women after Tony Abbott nominated repealing the carbon tax as his biggest contribution for women in 2014.
The government's Climate Change Authority has questioned the efficiency and effectiveness of the Emissions Reduction Fund, the centre piece of the Abbott Government's "Direction Action" plan to reduce carbon pollution.
Fairfax Media stands to emerge with a controlling stake in a $200-million merger of its radio business with John Singleton's Macquarie Radio Network.