The O’Farrell Government has announced tough new measures to crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence.

It follows intense community anger since the death of Thomas Kelly.

A fire truck worth $700,000 has met a fiery end in north west New South Wales, after wind changes pushed a blaze into the path of firefighters.

A family home has been destroyed by a fierce fire at Old Bar near Taree.

And prison authorities in Indonesia say they are likely to make a final recommendation on Schapelle Corby’s parole application within weeks.