Senior arts industry figures fear that Tuesday's federal budget may bring even worse news for a sector in desperate need of support.
Michaela Whitbourn An 18-year-old has capped off his birthday celebrations with a criminal charge after he allegedly doused an ambulance in petrol when emergency service workers were called to his party to extinguish a bonfire and treat a teenager for burns.
Rachel Olding Only one gun has gone missing since 2013, but NSW police have mislaid dozens of batons, sets of handcuffs and breath-test devices.
Julie Power Five of Australia's most booked male conference speakers will boycott panels that don't include women, criticising organisers for taking the lazy way out by opting for "dude fests".
Louise Hall A Sudanese refugee who was convicted of the stabbing murder of an innocent bystander following a fight between two groups in Sydney's west has been acquitted after spending more than six years behind bars.
Kirsty Needham State Political Editor Premier Mike Baird and Local Government Minister Paul Toole have ignored the findings of a parliamentary inquiry into local government, as they push ahead with controversial council merger reforms.
Eamonn Duff, Jim Gainsford A manhunt for the gunman wanted over the fatal shooting of convicted killer Walid Ahmad has shifted to Victoria following the discovery of an abandoned crashed car that may have been used in the escape.
Daisy Dumas, Georgina Mitchell, Emily Woods, Melanie Kembrey Hundreds of tributes have flowed in for a teenage girl who was killed while competing in the Sydney International Horse Trials on Saturday.
Kirsty Needham With a decision due on Monday, two NSW government MPs have appeared in a video urging their cabinet colleagues to vote for a 10 cent "cash for containers" scheme.
Adam Gartrell Eighty of the 100 Australian postcodes that benefit the most from negative gearing are represented by federal Coalition MPs.
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Parramatta Eels star Kieran Foran has been granted a leave of absence by the NRL club.