Local councils are experimenting with ways to monitor and pool energy collected by their residents' solar-paneled rooftops as they road test locally-generated alternatives to fossil fuels.
Lisa Visentin Donovan Mileham was once a DJ on the fringes of Sydney's booming dance scene in the 1990s, when the clubs thumped until sun up and bodies gyrated to endless electronica.
Rachel Browne, Matt Wade "We were just at the mercy of the landlord," says Michael. "We felt powerless."
Jewel Topsfield, Karuni Rompies and Amilia Rosa Sixteen asylum seekers whose boat was pushed back to sea by the Australian Navy last week were found stranded near West Kupang in Indonesia on Thursday night.
Sean Nicholls The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust has made the state's most violent venues list - the first time a sporting venue has been included since the scheme began in 2008.
Megan Levy A volunteer firefighter who died of a suspected heart attack while battling a blaze in the Hunter region has been named as Deputy Captain Paul Sanderson.
Paul Bibby The jury in the long-running trial over the 2009 Lin family murders has told the judge they have reached an "impasse" and are unable to reach a unanimous verdict, but have been told to continue "calm and objective discussions".
Michaela Whitbourn Michaela Whitbourn sits down with the government's top lawyer in the Italian eatery Vini in Surry Hills.
Jacob Saulwick From Parramatta to Petersham, the fight is on to save every blade of Sydney's grass.
The competition watchdog approves price rise of a basic stamp by more than 40 per cent.