Leaked reports show that mining companies have prepared plans for as many as 16 new or expanded coal mines in the NSW Upper Hunter Valley.
Damien Murphy It must be tough playing a gig after the Foo Fighters but that's what happened to NSW's Accidental Leaders: Luke Foley and Mike Baird.
Nicole Hasham NSW Premier Mike Baird admits he has "no plan B" if he fails to push his electricity privatisation plan through Parliament, an admission Labor has leaped on to question how the government will fund its lavish infrastructure promises.
Matt Wade If there had been any doubt about the importance of electricity privatisation in this election it was dispelled when Mike Baird and Luke Foley went head to head for the first time.
Sean Nicholls The first leaders' debate of the 2015 state election campaign has put the Premier in a tight spot.
Judith Ireland When Scott Morrison fronted the National Press Club this week, he was careful to point out that the McClure report into welfare he had just released was a "report to government, not from government".
Miki Perkins, Social Affairs Reporter The head of Victoria's first royal commission into family violence is no stranger to delving into grim and untrodden territory.
Melanie Kembrey Not long after the terror alert level was raised to high, truck driver Amar Singh was working when a stranger approached and said: "You look like a terrorist. You should be on a terrorist watch list."
Michael Koziol Fighting a war on two fronts against lockout laws and hook-up apps, Sydney's gay precinct is changing – but to what end?
Judith Ireland Christine Bird is the co-ordinator at the Crossroads Community Care Centre in Sydney's Sutherland Shire, where she works with locals facing poverty because of high rents, domestic violence and other issues.