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.
Gatecrashers: Hosting a party, beware of gatecrashers. Stuart Bocking reveals even professional security companies find it difficult to manage the gatecrashers. Even with guard dogs & head-mounted CCTV.
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.
Financial Inquiry: A report into Australia's financial system says the Australian economy will face several challenges in the next few decades, including continuing long-term pressure from an ageing population.
School Age: Are parents sending their kids to kindergarten at a younger age to avoid paying for childcare? Stuart Bocking on children also repeating with half the amount of students seeing two years of early schooling.
Fair Trading: Seems Stuart Bocking has had a win, and so too NSW consumers. As reaction swirled around the fate of the Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe, we finally get confirmation on 2UE of his fate.
Euthanasia Debate: The medical community has described as 'abhorrent' euthanasia advocate Doctor Phillip Nitschke helping a depressed but healthy man take his life. Stuart Bocking on the euthanasia debate.
Teaching Children: The naughty corner is an abuse of a child's human rights? Stuart Bocking on disciplining your children and a summit being held over the rights of children, students and disciplining a child's behavior.
2UE Video: Aussie film The Rover has hit the screens, set in the outback 10 years after the collapse of the economy. Stuart Bocking speaks with writer/director David Michod & actor Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame.
New Star: Dami Im called in to 2UE to chat with Stuart Bocking about her new single and her recent return to South Korea, travelling with Dani Minogue and questioned by soldiers after crossing into North Korea.
Ten Tenors: Back in Australia after touring the US for the last four months, the Ten Tenors are bringing back the hits of Broadway with a new Aussie tour. Stuart Bocking catches up with the boys to discuss their music.
Weekend Clearways: What impact have clearways on streets had in Rozelle and where will they be expanded to next? Stuart Bocking with Roads Minister Duncan Gay on getting weekend traffic flowing again in Sydney.
2UE VIDEO: Suzanne Vega is back with a brand new album, the first in some 7 years for the singer and songwriter, Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles. Watch her perform for Stuart Bocking on 2UE.
PM's Broken Promises: During the election campaign, Tony Abbott promised a government of no new taxes and no surprises. Is he set to break both promises? Stuart Bocking on the 2014 Budget with Michael Pachi.
Stuart Bocking speaks with Jennifer Senior, Author "All Joy and No Fun" which argues that modern parents are more stressed than their own mothers and fathers were, & less happy than couples with no children.
Stuart Bocking speaks with son of Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter. He has followed in his father's mountain climbing footsteps and climbed the highest mountain on every continent, including climbing Mount Everest 5 times.
Eric McCusker and Ross Wilson called in to 2UE today to chat with Stuart Bocking about an upcoming tour for Mondo Rock. The boys reflect on their Chemistry album reunion after 33 1/3rd years since in hit the charts.
A wide range of child carriers sold for bicycles have never been reviewed for safety. Stuart Bocking discusses bike safety with front mounted seats, wheelbarrow trailers and child buckets for bikes, how safe are they?
Andrew Clennell & Mike Jeffreys with Stuart Bocking on the political issues of the day in The Political Forum. Qantas announcing profit & job losses, and whether Bill Shorten should get Senator Conroy to apologise.
He's been crowned Australian of the Year. But for Adam Goodes, Australia Day is a time of mourning. He talks with Stuart Bocking about the honour, a 'very proud indigenous man' keen to fight racism in Australia.
Former World Boxer Danny Green says don't mistake thuggery for toughness in a message aimed at violent binge drinkers. Stuart Bocking speaks with him on standing up to send a powerful message to young men.
Should you fix your mortgage rate? Are rates only going to go up from here, and what are the best rates that are around? Stuart Bocking on Your Business Day takes a look at securing your home loan at the current low rates.
When will NSW be back in the black? Stuart Bocking looks at the year ahead for the NSW economy with Treasurer Mike Baird, who also defends Premier Barry O'Farrell following claims he is a "do nothing Premier".
Aussie Bernard Tomic was forced to retire from his much-anticipated 1st-round clash with Rafael Nadal. Did he surrender? Stuart Bocking says it was a disappointing performance, and the crowd was not happy.
Has your suburb been inundated with backpacker campervans? Woollahra Councillor Andrew Petrie chats with Stuart Bocking about being inundated with complaints about backpacker campervans on streets in his area.
The big banks are under pressure over the latest use of new tap-and-go cards, which allow customers to make purchases without a PIN or signature. Police are calling for a ban after reports of a jump in crime.
Cliff Richard has been crooning for 54 years with global record sales of an incredible 250 million and still counting. Stuart Bocking speaks with the Peter Pan of Pop on his latest DVD Live at the Sydney Opera House.
What will be on your Christmas lunch table? Aussies love a salad, cold meats and fresh seafood. Stuart Bocking reveals the Love Australian Prawns campaign launched this month to encourage us to eat local produce.
Celtic Woman have the most amazing voices and with fans around the world, they are growing ever more in popularity. Listen as they perform for Stuart Bocking and you’ll hear why the girls are loved by millions.
Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd jumped at the chance to perform for the 2UE Christmas Appeal for The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Watch them perform one of their classics onstage for Stuart Bocking.
Marina Prior lights up the Children's Hospital at Westmead with her rendition of a Christmas classic. The songstress joins Stuart Bocking in helping raise much needed funds to help our 2UE Christmas Appeal.
A rule-breaker, record-breaker, and Australian of the Year and Dawn Fraser says she's learned a thing or two along the way. Stuart Bocking speaks with our greatest Olympian and share a few personal gems.
Was Ned Kelly a hero or villain? Either way, his lifelong brushes with the law live on in our culture. Re-teller of our incredible historical stories, Peter FitzSimions chats with Stuart Bocking on his book Ned Kelly.