More than 15,000 pairs of donated socks have passed through the hands of Benjy Orwin in recent years and 800 have now made their way to residents of the storm-battered Dandenong Ranges.
- by David Estcourt
More than 120 ADF troops hit the ground in the battered Dandenong Ranges on Monday, distributing generators to hundreds of people still without power.
- by Bianca Hall and Benjamin Preiss
NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet says public sector workers will receive pay rises “significantly above” the private sector.
- by Alexandra Smith
Kalorama couple Nat and Lee Guest were among those who bore the brunt of the storms that hit a week and a half ago. Now they are starting to pick up the pieces.
- by Tammy Mills
Although many roads have now been cleared of trees, they remain treacherous. Thick, black electrical wires still snake across roads and hang eerily from branches.
- by Rachael Dexter
The NSW government is refusing to activate parliamentary reforms that protect cash-strapped communities from a hidden state fee eating away at income used for roads, bridges and other services.
- by Angus Thompson
Investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire in Hamilton, with the blaze being treated as suspicious.
- by Cloe Read
‘There was no way I could give up’: WA dad reveals four-hour ordeal to keep daughter alive after yacht sinks
Glenn Anderson said his instincts as a father kicked in when he kept his daughter - who had a broken leg - afloat for four hours after his yacht sank in big swell off the coast of Western Australia.
- by Peter de Kruijff
A young couple spent 13 hours trapped in an ocean cave, waist-deep in freezing cold water and repeatedly smashed into rocks, only to be found by rescuers because of a social media post in the moments before a freak wave crashed onto them on a cliff.
- by Sarah McPhee
Emergency call takers are struggling to cope with a 20 per cent jump in triple zero ambulance calls this year, another symptom of a health system at breaking point.
- by Paul Sakkal