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MYRIAM ROBIN | NSW | 5

The Liberal Alan Jones associate behind a ‘grassroots’ anti-bike lane campaign

A controversial plan to put bike lanes on Castlereagh St has found a reliable media opponent in the Save our Streets campaign, fronted by Jai Martinkovits. But is this really a grass-roots campaign?

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AFP gagged, state agencies run for cover on terror-Iraq link

The government won’t allow the Australian Federal Police to comment on whether its decision to go to war in Iraq has increased the risk of terrorism in Australia.

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Keane: we are failing domestic violence victims with our terrorism obsession

Why do we prioritise terrorism as a threat to Australians when domestic violence kills hundreds of women and children?

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Guess who’s coming to Bob Carr’s dinner?

Think Joe Tripodi and expelled former lands minister Tony Kelly are personae non gratae around the Labor traps in NSW? Think again …

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NSW | 26 UNLOCK?

Gillard gives her enemies more than they bargained for at royal commission

The former PM held her own in the witness stand today, but how big a role did the media play in putting her there in the first place? Freelance journalist Scott Mitchell reports from the hearing.

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Sydney voting changes not the ICAC distraction Baird was hoping for

NSW Premier Mike Baird’s plans to bring City of Sydney in line with City of Melbourne haven’t quite worked out.

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NSW | 2

Up close and personal with Bob Carr for $150 a head, but don’t call it a fundraiser

A Sydney dinner to honour Bob Carr will inevitably gloss over the political black marks of the former NSW premier’s career. Luckily, NSW political correspondent Alex Mitchell is here to explain some of capricious Carr’s questionable history.

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NSW | 2

Shades of Rudd mark II in Dump Robbo campaign

The News Corp press (and Crikey!) have been rubbishing NSW Labor leader John Robertson in a campaign that looks a lot like Gillard’s knifing, writes NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell.

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

Poll Bludger: a tale of two state Liberal governments

It is the best of times (for Mike Baird), it is the worst of times (for Denis Napthine). How is it that the NSW government is able to maintain the goodwill of voters, while its Victorian counterpart languishes?

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PADDY MANNING | NSW | 2

The murky world of Tinkler’s Maules Creek approval revealed

More corruption and skulduggery has emerged in ICAC hearings, with Nathan Tinkler involved in much of it.

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW | 3

Poll Bludger: NSW Libs can’t stop the rot as ICAC claims another soul

The NSW Liberals are hemorrhaging MPs in the wake of ICAC investigations. The latest victim is Londonderry MP Bart Bassett, whose recent history shows branch-stacking and factional squabbles aren’t just for Labor.

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NSW | 16

‘This is our community’: inside the real Lakemba that Blair ignored

Freelance writer Kavita Bedford retraces Tele writer Tim Blair’s steps in the western suburb of Lakemba and wonders: how much did Blair really learn while inside his hotel room for one night?

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Clover Moore is only half the story: shadowy panel devouring Sydney land

An Orwellian five-member panel will be making planning decisions surrounding Sydney public land in future. Cui bono? NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell reports.

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

Poll Bludger: Liberals try again to weed out Clover

The NSW Liberal Party has a thorn in its side in the shape of Clover Moore. Since the people of Sydney love their Lord Mayor, what to do? Give businesses more votes.

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John Robertson: don’t give up on NSW Labor — or me

Yes, there have been problems with corruption in the NSW Labor Party. But NSW Labor leader John Robertson says things have turned the corner.

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

Poll Bludger: ICAC’s kiss of death to clear a path for independents

The fallout from last week’s ICAC hearings will likely upset the applecarts of both major parties. With two looming NSW byelections, who will fill the void? Or rather, who still has credibility in the eyes of the public?

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ICAC’s chainsaw massacre claims yet more Libs

NSW political reporter Alex Mitchell recalls some of the state’s history of dodgy political donations, as riveting, career-ending testimony continues to spill forth daily from ICAC.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW |

The last ‘Trog’ standing leaves NSW Parliament

MP Richard Amery, the last of the factional overlords in NSW state parliament, will retire in March next year.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW |

ICAC revelations could kill Liberals’ NSW majority

In the wake of highly damaging ICAC revelations, a number of high-profile Liberal scalps have been claimed and Labor is poised to re-take seats lost in the 2011 election, writes NSW political correspondent Alex Mitchell.

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Government on the run: NSW playing hot potato with Bail Act changes

Changes to the NSW Bail Act announced yesterday show a government embracing bad law in the context of bad governance, writes solicitor Hannah Quadrio.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | NSW |

Stand by for fireworks as gold-class A-listers front ICAC

ICAC’s focus turns to Newcastle, with disgraced former billionaire Nathan Tinkler rating more than a mere mention.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW |

More fireworks when the ‘Bear Pit’ and ICAC reopen this week

The theatre of NSW public life reopens this week with state parliament resuming tomorrow and ICAC on Wednesday.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | NSW |

Schadenfreude and champers at Obeid book launch

There were drinks all round and plenty of “toldjasos” at the launch of He Who Must Be Obeid.

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

Senator John Faulkner’s proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.

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BERNARD KEANE | NSW |

McClure report fails on key issue of low-income housing

Access to housing is a key issue in welfare reform that has been missed by the McClure report

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