NSW, Vic, Tas, SA: Polar vortex to bring snow to the southeast

Antarctic winds are to bring unseasonable snow not seen in 14 years as Australia’s southeast gears up to start November with a near-record late spring cold snap. The week will be cold enough for rare November snow along parts of the Great Dividing Range as far north as central New South Wales with temperatures dropping … Read more

Kallista Mutten, mother of Charlise, to undergo rehab after break in charge

The mother of slain schoolgirl Charlise Mutten has been sentenced for breaking into a house, allegedly alongside fiance Justin Stein, who has since been charged with her daughter’s murder. Kallista Mutten appeared at Campbelltown Local Court on Monday having pleaded guilty to break and enter a dwelling in company. The 39-year-old was sentenced to a … Read more

Justin Tsang’s family left shattered by his murder at the hands of Yigit Erdogan, court hears

A teenage boy’s life was “tragically and inhumanely” taken away just as he was getting it back on track when he was tortured and killed in a Sydney share house, a court has heard. Key points: Justin Tsang, 17, was murdered on March 13, 2019 His body was found buried in bushland days later Two … Read more

Charlise Mutten’s mother Kallista pleads guilty to Blue Mountains home invasion, gun theft

The mother of schoolgirl Charlise Mutten has confessed to her role in a home invasion which occurred months before the nine-year-old’s alleged murder. Police allege Charlise was killed while staying with her mother’s fiance Justin Stein at a multimillion-dollar property in the Blue Mountains in January. Kallista Mutten reported her daughter missing before a massive … Read more

Schoolmate rape: Jailed over ‘humiliating’ attack, bailed hours later

A former schoolboy who raped and choked a classmate during a “humiliating” two-hour ordeal has been released on bail just hours after being sent to jail. The man, who cannot be identified, was sentenced on Thursday in the Parramatta Children’s Court for at least two months in jail over the 2019 attack which occurred while … Read more

Schoolmate rape: Boy jailed over ‘humiliating’ sexual assault

A teenage boy who raped his schoolmate during a two-hour ordeal on a mattress at a house party has been jailed. The man, who cannot be identified under NSW law, was on Thursday sentenced in the Parramatta Children’s Court over the 2019 attack. The court heard that he raped the girl, who was a schoolmate … Read more

NSW weather: Sydney’s final winter blast as snow blankets Blue Mountains

It will be an icy start to the new season with freezing NSW temperatures and frosty conditions seeing out the last week of winter. Snow has fallen across NSW, including at Barrington Tops, and around the perimeters of the metropolitan in the Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas, including Yetholme and Medlow Bath. Temperatures dipped below … Read more

Snow cover and freezing temperatures hit Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Orange and Bathurst, as winter nears its end

Parts of New South Wales have received a dumping of snow, just days before winter is officially over. Key points: The SES responded to 14 call-outs in the 24 hours to 7am Motorists in parts of the state are warned to watch for black ice Some roads are shut and trains are delayed The heaviest … Read more

Sydney news: Labor MP Tania Mihailuk ‘completely rejects’ bullying claims and is backed by leader Chris Minns

Here’s what you need to know today. MP rejects bullying claims Tania Mihailuk said the allegations hadn’t been brought to her attention before being published in the media.(ABC News) The NSW state Labor MP accused of bullying says she “completely rejects the assertions” in claims raised just days after similar allegations were leveled at a … Read more

Katoomba High rape victim’s family denied access to dept report

The investigation has taken more than a year to complete, and the parents say they, nor their daughter were ever interviewed or spoken to during the investigation. In 2019, the girl was raped by a teenage boy at a party in the Blue Mountains. Just four days earlier, her parents had met with staff at … Read more