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Megan Levy A young American tourist who was killed in a lightning strike at the summit of Mount Warning has been remembered by his friends as a fun-loving adventurer who had lived life to the fullest.
Nick Ralston, Sean Nicholls and Michaela Whitbourn Former NSW deputy police commissioner Nick Kaldas has launched legal action to stop the state's ombudsman's publishing his report into the police bugging scandal.
Peter Hannam Here's why you should find optimism - but also deep concern - about the major energy trends.
James Massola On the 10-year anniversary of becoming leader, Kevin Rudd has hopped into the modern ALP, Bill Shorten and more.
Deborah Snow Natasha Stott Despoja says her three years as Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls have been confronting at time, showing her the best and worst of humanity
Kate Aubusson Latest BHI report: How long would you wait in the emergency department or for elective surgery at your local hospital?
Rachel Browne Scouts NSW has improved child safety since first appearing before the sex abuse royal commission but there is still more work to be done to protect children and support survivors.
Lisa Visentin, Megan Levy A man has died after he and another camper were struck by lightning during a camping trip on the top of Mount Warning, near Murwillumbah, as severe thunderstorms hit the state's north on Tuesday morning.
Peter Martin Financial market analysts believe the economy went backwards immediately after the July election, ending 5 years of continuous growth and calling into question the government's repeated promise to "deliver jobs and growth".