Four people have been arrested following what police say was an unauthorised protest outside the Villawood detention centre on Friday.
Megan Levy Two truck drivers are dead after a fiery head-on crash that has closed the notorious Picton Road in Wilton, in Sydney's south.
Nick O'Malley, ???Krystyna Pollard A rogue councillor is running a campaign against a proposed Islamic school in Sydney, shedding light on the scope of the backlash against mainstream politics in Australia.
Jacob Saulwick Change is bearing in the form of a potential overhaul of what has been a feature of the village since 1824.
A man who allegedly claimed to be an undercover police officer before he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl has been arrested and charged in Sydney's north.
Georgina Mitchell When the starter's gun fires for the Sydney Morning Herald half marathon on May 21, Nathan Johnston and Nathan Shoemark won't be trying to beat each other.
David Wroe, National security correspondent Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has cited the uncertainty about Donald Trump's foreign policy as one reason why Australia needs to bolster its home-grown defence industry.
Mark Kenny National Affairs Editor Local beef producers have won unfettered access to the giant Chinese domestic market for the first time, in a commercial breakthrough that gives Australia a unique level of entree denied to all other countries until now. But the resolution of Australia's beef over beef exports came with a gentle reminder to Canberra, and other regional neighbours, that China will not back down on the South China Sea and regards its outposts in international waters as its sovereign territory.
James Massola, Michael Gordon The Turnbull government has hand-balled responsibility for protecting people facing big pay cuts on Sundays and public holidays to the Fair Work Commission, effectively guaranteeing Labor and the union movement will mount a ferocious industrial relations campaign all the way until the next election.
Michael Koziol, Political reporter ""Inciting hatred against any part of the Australian community is always dangerous," Malcolm Turnbull said.