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Alex Mitchell — NSW politics correspondent

Alex Mitchell

NSW politics correspondent

Alex Mitchell is a former state political editor and columnist for Sydney’s Sun-Herald, and arrived at Crikey after a long career in the Canberra press gallery and overseas.

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Baird makes some powerful enemies with CSG protester crackdown

Baird makes some powerful enemies with CSG protester crackdown

Alex MitchellMar 16, 20169 Comments

Mike Baird's new draconian powers against CSG protesters have made unlikely bedfellows of Alan Jones and the Greens.

Foley shuffles his deck, turns up aces

Foley shuffles his deck, turns up aces

Alex MitchellMar 10, 20161 Comment

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has rearranged his shadow cabinet, to good effect ... for now.

In the fight to death in the Bearpit, NSW Labor's losing blood

In the fight to death in the Bearpit, NSW Labor's losing blood

Alex MitchellFeb 25, 20163 Comments

NSW Labor has gone on the attack in question time, but it is failing to land any punches.

'Immature', 'not fit for government' and a 'nasty little human being': dispatches from the Bearpit

'Immature', 'not fit for government' and a 'nasty little human being': dispatches from the Bearpit

Alex MitchellFeb 23, 20161 Comment

NSW Labor smells blood, and it's not letting go.

NSW Coalition a bet that pays off for Keno

Alex MitchellFeb 22, 20162 Comments

The NSW government has extended the licence for the electronic Keno game from 2022 to 2050 -- the result of a pre-election deal to not scupper the Coalition.

Lockout laws working so well in NSW Queensland wants to get on board

Lockout laws working so well in NSW Queensland wants to get on board

Alex MitchellFeb 15, 20167 Comments

You know the NSW lockout laws, the ones that have killed Sydney's nightlife and are in the process of being repealed? Annastacia Palaszczuk wants them for Queensland.

Results of Qld council elections will ripple through federal, state politics

Results of Qld council elections will ripple through federal, state politics

Alex MitchellFeb 12, 20161 Comment

When council election day comes around on March 19, voters will be asked to take part in a referendum.

Looming ICAC showdown to bring simmering tensions to a boil

Looming ICAC showdown to bring simmering tensions to a boil

Alex MitchellFeb 10, 20167 Comments

Are ICAC's days numbered?

Turnbull should find his inner Gough and bring Assange home

Alex MitchellFeb 9, 20164 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull should bring Julian Assange home, but his desire to please Washington will get in the way of his better angels.

How the west was won: Baird sneaking into Labor heartland

How the west was won: Baird sneaking into Labor heartland

Alex MitchellFeb 2, 20165 Comments

The Salim Mehajer saga has been a gift for NSW Premier Mike Baird.