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Basin plan 'ignores' health of NSW river

Locals in far west NSW say they watched the Darling River deteriorate under the plan designed to protect it for years before a series of mass fish deaths caused public outcry across the nation.

Teen drug driver jailed over woman's death

The day after Gregory Diven woke from an induced coma his wife, Marie, died from the catastrophic injuries she'd suffered when their ute was hit by a car driven by a drug-affected P-plater.

Mum's new partner charged over baby death

A 28-year-old man charged with murdering a six-month-old baby in Newcastle on the weekend had been in a relationship with the boy's mother for just six weeks, police allege.

Sydney mum at club leaving 4yo home alone

A Sydney woman who left her four-year-old son home alone to go to a nearby leagues club with her married lover has won the right to help care for her fiance's stepson.

Mokbel attack likely not gang hit: police

Drug kingpin Tony Mokbel remains in a serious condition in hospital as police deflect suggestions the prison yard attack that nearly cost his life was a gangland hit.

Closing the Gap off track, refresh looming

Indigenous Australians will play a greater role in efforts to close the health and education gap, through a formal partnership with both the federal and state/territory governments.

No.6 shift won't change Ponga's NRL game

Kalyn Ponga's game won't change with the No.6 on his back, with Newcastle coach Nathan Brown confident he'll get the same attacking dynamo at five-eighth.