Wicked Witches: It is the musical that has taken the world by storm, and the Aussie production of Wicked is back in Sydney. Stuart Bocking with Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix the stars of Wicked the Musical. Hear...
Souths in Grand Final: George Piggins speaks with Stuart Bocking on his time at Souths, and whether he will go to the game on Sunday night? Too much water under the bridge he says, but will the legend join them? More...
Decision: It's the day of reckoning for North Sydney Council, will they be suspended? Mayor Jilly Gibson tells Stuart Bocking why she thinks the local government minister has the best interests of ratepayers in mind. More...
Paying the Price: How far in debt are you? The temptation proves too much for many, as Australians draw $10.1b in credit card cash advances. Stuart Bocking on living well above and beyond our means on credit. More...
Gas Price Rise: Gas prices are set to triple as local prices are linked to what is paid in the export market. This is despite production increasing dramatically. Stuart Bocking on the Reserve Our Gas campaign. More...
Anti-Terror: The Abbott Government insists sweeping new anti-terror laws are needed, amid an increased terror threat. Senator David Leyonhjelm on beefed up anti-terror laws leaving open a provision for torture. More...
Death of Kings Cross: Have lock out laws killed off Kings Cross? Publicans are closing doors and late night revelers are looking elsewhere for a night out. Stuart Bocking on the golden half mile fading from view. More...
Dance Theatre: "Brazouka" is a mystical dance story from the streets of Brazil, created by Pamela Stephenson-Connolly. Stuart Bocking speaks with the comedienne and wife of Billy Connolly about the show. More...
Beat the Traffic: Here's the best way to beat Sydney traffic, try hot desking from home? Stuart Bocking reveals having more people working from home could make the commute easier for others on congested roads. More...
Marijuana Legalisation: Is a medical trial the first step towards the legalisation of marijuana? Stuart Bocking & Ann Symonds of Australian Drug Law Reform on how we need to get on with the trial. Hear More...
Sydney Transport: A cable car between Pyrmont & Barangaroo is the latest idea for Sydney transport across the harbour. Stuart Bocking on what seems a flight of fancy of the Sydney Business Chamber? Read More...
NW Rail Link: New details of Sydney's North West Rail Link have been revealed, with trains to run more frequently, than first planned. Derek Peterson on plans for a world-class rapid transit rail service. Hear More...
Homegrown Terrorism: Are our local anti-terror laws strong enough to stop a home grown terror attack? Dr John Demartini with Stuart Bocking on the psychology behind the horrors of violent extremism. Hear More...
Slower Speeds: Should Sydney CBD have a 30 km/h speed limit to make it safer for pedestrians? Councillor Edward Mandla joins Stuart Bocking to discuss the merits of the idea and pedestrian benefits. More Here...
Sydney Grows: Stuart Bocking reveals new investment west of the harbour bridge risks being under exploited without infrastructure to the heart of the city. John Hartigan says we each need to feed it and shape it. Find More...
Council Warned: North Sydney Council has 14 days to show why it shouldn't be suspended due to political squabbling and infighting. Stuart Bocking has been following the story for some time. Hear More...
The Case for War: The PM has confirmed defence personnel are already on the way to the Middle East. Shaoquett Moselmane NSW MLC believes the federal governmentl has not made the case for war. More Here...
Sydney Road Safety: A disturbing rise in the number of Sydney road accidents. At least 10 cars have crashed into houses and buildings in the last 6 months. Stuart Bocking on the theory behind the rise. More Here...
Safety Cameras: Frank the truckie writes on the new safety camera near Richmond Railway Station going East. Watch as drivers go straight ahead on a red light, green arrow, not triggering the safety camera. Watch Here...
Volunteers Axed: In a bizarre move, the art gallery is replacing volunteer staff with paid workers, and the volunteers aren't happy. Stuart Bocking on the move that'ss alienated the gallery team of volunteers. Hear More...
New Music: Australia's country music queen Kasey Chambers is back and joins Stuart Bocking to have a chat about Bittersweet. It is her first album in 4 years, and it's a break up heart tearing piece of brilliance. More Here...
Cyber Bullying: Principals and school teachers are so swamped dealing with complaints on cyber bullying they are losing many hours of valuable teaching time each week. Stuart Bocking on what to look out for. More Here...
Council Mergers: Sydney is awash with councils and their red tape. Stuart Bocking on 27 councils east of Parramatta and 14 west. Do we need a more equitable and better strategic planning system for local issues?
Sex Scandals: The military is braced for another sex scandal, but is sex exploitation just a challenge for the military? Stuart Bocking on the surge in nude selfies, sex exploitation - is it our society that loves it? Read More...
Aussie Subs: Our next generation of Australian submarines look set to be built in Japan. Stuart Bocking with Don Rowe of the RSL on their stance over the blow to local business, and the sentiment of our war veterans.
King & I: Star of the musical The King & I, and much loved actor in Blue Heelers, 4 times Gold Logie winner Lisa McCune with Stuart Bocking. The musical is about to hit the Opera House stage, but only for a limited time.
One Year as PM: It is coming up to a year since Tony Abbott became PM taking over from 'Kevin 747' as he was dubbed by the Coalition. Stuart Bocking reveals Tony Abbott has clocked up even more frequent flyer points.
New Album: Steve Clisby was an unknown until he burst onto The Voice and stole our hearts. Stuart Bocking catches up with the charismatic performer who is captivating audiences with his album Leave Me Dreaming.
Sydney Real Estate: 48 people queued up, some even camped out for days to secure one of 28 plots of land in The Ponds. Stuart Bocking on Sydney's staggering house and land prices now a squeeze for first home buyers.
Sydney Council Vote: City of Sydney Councillor Angela Vithoulkas believes many small businesses still won't benefit from the business voting bill. Stuart Bocking on making the voting process fair and easier.
Opal Card: The Opal Card has made a smooth transition as the way we pay for public transport in Sydney. Stuart Bocking speaks with Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian and takes your questions on the Opal Card.
Super Struggle: Changes to compulsory Super contributions have been delayed until at least 2021. Stuart Bocking speaks with ACTU President Ged Kearney about the deal and the cost to us all with our superannuation.
Connecting Communities: The Homebush Bay Bridge will connect, transport & sustain two of Sydney's newest, & growing communities. Stuart Bocking on the bridge creating a new landmark in Sydney's inner west.
Council Warning: Can we reduce the number of councils in Sydney? What of the recent claims of a dysfunctional North Sydney Council? Stuart Bocking with Local Government Minister Paul Toole whether it's time for a cull.
Credit Score: GetCreditScore.com.au launches today, allowing the public to check their credit scores for free. Stuart Bocking on the overwhelming response to the website with consumer advocate Christopher Zinn.
30/30 Hindsight: Australian Rock Legend Jimmy Barnes has a new album of music reflecting on his 30 years as a solo artist. Barnsey speaks with Stuart Bocking about his incredible music career, & CD 30/30 Hindsight.
Council Overload: Sydney has far too many councils, many of them inefficient. Stuart Bocking reveals we have over 40 across the suburbs and the growing calls for amalgamation to help save rate payers.
On The Move: Regional relocation grants have been scrapped by the NSW government. Stuart Bocking with James Treloar from Evocities who thinks more people should move regionally. Would you consider it?
Gen Y: Employers are being called on to hire more Gen Y workers. Why? Stuart Bocking on the Gen Y worker advantages, virility, tech savviness, raw talent, amongst many other valid reasons like street smarts.
Millers Point: Prized harbourside land is being sold to investors. Buyers were expecting a rundown terrace for sale at Millers Point to sell for around $1.5 million. It sold for a staggering $2.6 million. Stuart Bocking with more.
Staggering Loss: Qantas has posted a net loss of $2.84 billion for the last financial year, a staggering amount. The airline says it expects to make a profit next year, but does this spell the death nell for Alan Joyce.
Rewards Cards: How often do you use rewards cards to shop? Are they too good to be true? Stuart Bocking on the Mozo Research that shows that one in four rewards cards on the market are actually losing you money.
Putt Putt Property: A popular mini-putt course is closing down after the council sold the site to cashed up Chinese property developers. Stuart Bocking asks if the council will be helping the business relocate?
Heliport: Dr Jerry Schwartz wants to build a helipad on roof of his new hotel in Darling Harbour. It surprised his architect but wasn't slapped down by Andrew Stoner. Stuart Bocking asks, does this idea have merit?
Retirement: After 41 years in the NSW police force, former Assistant Commissioner Peter Dein has earned his retirement and he joins Stuart Bocking, reflecting on the role, some of Sydney's biggest cases.
Water Everywhere: Did taxpayer fork out billions on a great white elephant? Stuart Bocking on the desalination plant for Sydney. Look now as the rain tumbles down across the city and fills rain again fills Warragamba Dam.
Go Go Gadgets: Passengers on Qantas and Virgin will be able to leave electronic devices switched on during their flights. Stuart Bocking on changes that will allow use, provided your device is in Flight Mode.
Cyclists Party: The Australian Cyclist Party has been registered for around 10 months and Stuart Bocking reveals they are aiming to contest the next NSW, VIC and Federal elections, representing the needs of cyclists.
Theatre Favourite: It's one of the most popular musicals of all time, and Les Miserables is returning to Sydney. Playing the iconic role of Jean Valjean is established actor and musical theatre star Simon Gleeson.
Op Shop Week: It's national Op Shop week, a reminder that there are bargains to be had in store, and to donate to help our community. Stuart Bocking with Jon Dee on the 2,100 charity stores lending a helping hand.
Koala Miracle: A wildlife rescuer has brought a dead koala back to life using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Stuart Bocking on the story with footage of the rescue and resuscitation revealing the miracle outcome.
Drone Drivers: Driving technology puts us at risk of becoming driving drones - lazy, inattentive, and potentially unable to control the vehicle if the driving aides fail. Stuart Bocking on losing driver resposes in modern cars.
Terror Threats: 60 Islamic leaders have signed a statement, calling for an "uprising" against the anti-terror laws. Stuart Bocking & Dr Jamal Rifi on why the changes are now under fire from our Islamic community.
Budget Reset: Finance minister Mathias Cormann has tried to reset the budget debate. He tells Stuart Bocking there's still plenty of time to negotiate the passage of tough measures like the $7 GP co-payment.
The Price of Convenience: At what stage does price outstrip convenience? Stuart Bocking looks at some of the staggering prices we outlay at the local convenience store. Are you simply being ripped off?
Saving Sydney: Heritage loos on the Lavender Bay wharf for 100 years have been saved from demolition. Artist Peter Kingston led the campaign, which also saves his brilliant Cartoon Sculpture Garden on the boardwalk.
Violence: Have tough measures against alcoholic violence simply moved the issue a few suburbs over? Stuart Bocking on lock out laws moving late night drinkers to Newtown, taking their problems with them.
Double Standards: Is there a rule for one lot of MPs and a rule for others like Clive Palmer? Stuart Bocking looks at the extraordinary attack on China from the man who holds the balance of power in parliament.
Heroes at Sea: Over 5 months HMAS Darwin has seized narcotics worth more than $2.1b. Stuart Bocking speaks with Commander Terry Morrison on his work and wife Maridy on juggling life working in the Navy.
ICAC: Stuart Bocking reveals Liberal MP Tim Owen has admitted lying to the corruption watchdog about returning a wad of $100 notes worth about $10,000 that he received in a car from property developer Jeff McCloy.
Tributes Here: Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead at his home in California. The 63-year-old funnyman was found shortly before midday at his home and now the tributes flow.
Social Cleansing? Elderly residents forced to move from Millers Point might face an increased risk of death. Stuart Bocking investigates the claim that has been allegedly cut from or buried in the government's report.
Bad Manners: It appears Australian teachers are being handed a herculean task of civilising the children when parents fail to do so. Stuart Bocking with education expert Professor John Stackhouse on bad manners.
Where Is Daniel? Their story horrified our nation. Now, Daniel Morcombe's parents have written a book about the tragic murder of their son. They reveal their struggle to search for answers with Stuart Bocking.
Gaza Crisis Debate: In a fiery exchange with Zeddy Lawrence of Australian Jewish News, Stuart Bocking wades into the debate over the Gaza Strip conflict and SMH controversially parting ways with columnist Mike Carlton.
Race Hate Reversal: The Abbott government has proposed new anti-terrorism laws as it dropped their contentious plan to wind back race hate laws. Stuart Bocking on the race-hate laws now being off the table.
Booze Boat: There's been a call to allow alcohol on the Manly Ferry so commuters and tourists can enjoy a tipple. Stuart Bocking on the idea to also allow the Manly Ferry to host exclusive functions aboard.
Aussie Icon: Richard Clapton is rock royalty. The performer, singer songwriter is one of the most important voices of our nation. Stuart Bocking relives some memories with him of 40 remarkable years in music.
Fair Go For Seniors: Respect for those senior to us and our elderly is sadly lacking these days. Stuart Bocking pays respect and called into Wenty Leagues to hear the voice of our older community and their issues.
Video Interview: David Suchet is known the world over as Poirot, but is coming to Sydney to star on stage in The Last Confession. Set in the corridors of the Vatican at the time of the controversial death of John Paul I.
White Slavery: Barnaby Joyce tells Stuart Bocking why he thinks Coles and Woolies $1 a litre price war on milk will turn out to be a bad idea. NSW Milk exports to China are growing and they're paying at least $7 a litre.
Drugs: Dane McNeill, 20, murdered, dumped in Casula park and set alight. Jamie Gao, 22, murdered, dumped at sea. Both allegedly involved in the drug trade. Stuart Bocking asks why young men follow this dangerous path?
Politics: The debt levy passed, the carbon tax was repealed (just). Stuart Bocking with Phillip Coorey, how much longer can the government go on copping political body blows for measures unlikely to pass the senate?
Placebo Effect: Paracetamol is no more effective at treating back pain than a placebo, according to a new study. Stuart Bocking looks at the findings with Professor Chris Maher and how it will re-write the medical guidelines.
Council Cull: Are too many councils stifling growth across Sydney? Stuart Bocking with Patricia Forsythe of the Sydney Business Chamber on shops sitting vacant, too much red tape and whether it's time to cull.
Snap: Figures show a huge jump in fine revenue due to new speeding and red light cameras at intersections. The NSW Government reaped $160 million from the cameras last year, that's $53m higher than the previous year.
Add Ons: Has business become too greedy? 50c for sauce, $1.95 for an envelope for a gift voucher, $4.95 for booking fees, can we get anything for free? Stuart Bocking revels the outrageous fees you're being slugged.
Practice Vs Passion: Is achieving the top of your field of chosen desire a matter of talent, or just practice makes perfect? Stuart Bocking & Dan McLaughlin aiming to become a pro golfer after 10,000 hours of practice.
War Weary: The shooting down of MH17 illustrates how unstable regions like Ukraine, Syria & Iraq pose a serious threat to the safety of the rest of the world. Stuart Bocking on how close to home some battles are becoming.
Rip Off Pricing: A Chinese restaurant in Sydney has been caught out charging 10% more for English speaking people. Stuart Bocking questions if this is widespread in other Sydney restaurants? Is it even legal?
Parking Lot: Property magnate Max Raine tells Stuart Bocking why the City of Sydney must take control of Oxford street shopping strip, by demolishing an historic church in Paddington to build a multi-storey car park.
Redevelopment Reload: What should we do with the Sydney Fish Markets? Stuart Bocking asks on the day after another development plan is released, including the Fish Markets, what's different this time around?
Winter Wonderland: There's been heavy snow across parts of New South Wales falling today. Orange local Owen Leathem speaks with Stuart Bocking about the cold conditions that have struck across the central west.
Terror Watch: ASIO to get expanded powers, with reports Australians who fought with extremist groups in Syria & Iraq have returned. Stuart Bocking & Minister for Defence David Johnson on real home grown terror concerns.
Waterfront Revival: New apartments, offices and shops could soon be built around Sydney's White Bay, Rozelle Bay, and Blackwattle Bay. Plans are to re-vitalise 5kms of waterfront, currently either run-down or un-used.
Death to the Carbon Tax: One of the most divisive policies to come before the parliament in recent years is nearing an end. The carbon tax has finally been scrapped, after weeks of political games in the Senate.
E-tag Faults: Listeners have been complaining they are being charged extra when E-Tag sensors are faulty. Stuart Bocking seeks out if these charges are valid? Are there any known faults with toll sensors on our roads?
Parking Meter: As you sift through your pockets or ashtray for spare change to feed the parking meter, take a moment to celebrate its birthday. Stuart Bocking with a snapshot of the parking meter, and the subsequent fines.
Flying Kangaroo: Qantas will remain the national carrier with the Abbott government forced to back down on foreign ownership changes. Stuart Bocking on changes that will see 49% of the airline go to foreign owners.
Clever Policing: The painstaking and at times creative police work used to help catch wife-killer Gerard Baden Clay have been revealed. Stuart Bocking looks at the incredible police work being praised by all to catch a killer.
Sleeper Cells: Is the increasing number of Australians going to fight in Syria and Iraq greatly increasing the threat of an attack here? Stuart Bocking on increased threats of home terrorism when jihadists return from overseas.