Some 4300 people are trapped as slaves in Australia - and they are almost all in two industries.
When Auburn councillors sat down to redraw zoning protocols, a colleague benefited from the proposed changes, inquiry told.
Anne Davies The state government's push for council amalgamations has suffered a major setback after the Minister for Local Government Paul Toole conceded there had been errors in the inquiry process in relation to the amalgamation of Strathfield Council with Canada Bay and Burwood councils.
Lucy Cormack More than a day after Cindy Waldron was dragged underwater by a crocodile, tributes have flowed for the "darling girl" she was.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent A British fighter with Kurdish forces in Syria has told of Australian man Jamie Bright's "transformation" into a seasoned mine clearer who blended in with local Kurds, adopting the dress and learning the language.
Matt Carr A man has been charged over an alleged attack on a cat that had just given birth to a litter of kittens, leaving it paralysed, in the state's Hunter region earlier this month.
Eryk Bagshaw, Education reporter Plummeting university admission standards have been confirmed by new government data and one degree stands out as most concerning.
Megan Levy City-bound lanes of the Hume Motorway at Glenfield in Sydney's south-west have been closed following a serious multi-vehicle crash during early on Tuesday morning.
Megan Levy Shocked friends of a 17-year-old schoolgirl who died when the car she was driving flipped and crashed in Sydney's west overnight have spoken of their devastation following the loss of their "beautiful friend".
Megan Levy A teenage girl has died and another teenager has been injured when a car crashed and rolled in Sydney's west overnight, police say.