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NSW | 11 UNLOCK?

How iVote puts democracy at risk

The NSW Electoral Commission dodged a bullet after flaws in its iVote system did not come under greater scrutiny. NGO returning officer Stephen Luntz reports.

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Poll Bludger: Liberal win more than some can Baird

The Premier’s re-election victory has given the Liberal Party a much-needed shot in the arm.

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Animal Justice Party brings home the facon in NSW

The results are in for the final seat in the NSW upper house, and just about everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Here’s why …

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Abbott rightly resists the whine of the west

Tony Abbott is right to avoid the WA-versus-the-rest GST stoush, but he can’t avoid the fight over health and education funding.

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High Court clips ICAC’s wings in ‘Cunneen affair’

The High Court’s decision to curtail ICAC’s investigation of high-profile lawyer Margaret Cunneen has severe implications for the corruption watchdog’s future.

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A ‘leaderless, accountability-less morass’: senior Greens staffer’s ‘satirical’ hand grenade

The NSW Greens’ most senior employee has called the party’s structure “equal opportunity nepotism”. The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson reports.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW | 1

The lord giveth to Fred Nile, but he taketh away from other CDP candidates

Who will lead the Christians when Fred Nile departs? Possibly no one, if the party’s vote keeps sinking.

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BERNARD KEANE | NSW | 10

Mayor’s support for rapist trivialises violence against women

High-profile support for a Sydney rapist, and the attempt to shut down criticism of it, illustrates how we trivialise violence against women.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW | 2

Will NSW Labor be able to hold the line on poles and wires?

Labor’s Luke Foley has his work cut out for him to prevent Mike Baird from passing his controversial electricity infrastructure privatisation plan.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW | 5

Moist Mike Baird finds a middle ground with new cabinet

Mike Baird has moved his Liberal Party away from the hard Right, with a new cabinet of middle-of-the-roaders.

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SALLY WHYTE | NSW | 13

‘I’ve been lied to’: Greens see red over party’s PDA for Sydney independent

The Greens campaign for the NSW state seat of Sydney has been left feeling high and dry over party bigwigs’ public love for his independent rival.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW | 14

Greens thank their lucky stars for NSW Labor

The Greens have won an unprecedented number of seats in NSW, and for that they have Labor’s shambolic, backflipping campaign to thank.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | NSW | 12

It’s back to the future with the jubilant Greens

Travelling from the Libs’ election party to the Greens’ shindig took only 10 minutes, but they were worlds apart.

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW | 16

A thorough drubbing or a remarkable swing for NSW Labor? Depends who you ask

Mike Baird has held onto power, but the real winners might actually be the Greens.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW | 32

Libs hang on in NSW, but do they have a poles-and-wires mandate?

NSW Premier Mike Baird put his cards on the table and it paid off at Saturday’s state election — but does the Coalition now have a mandate to privatise the state’s poles and wires?

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW |

A desperate Foley plays the race card

There is so much Labor could be campaigning on in NSW. And yet it has chosen to alienate Asian-Australian voters instead.

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

Poll Bludger: Sydney Liberal holdouts could quash Labor’s dreams

While Labor will win back many seats lost in their 2011 landslide defeat, Premier Mike Baird’s Liberal Party will almost certainly retain government.

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CRIKEY INTERN | NSW |

Meet the micro-parties and oddballs campaigning for your vote

From parking meters to mosques, Crikey canvasses some of the pet hates of candidates running for office in tomorrow’s NSW poll.

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Crikey Blogs | NSW |

Rob Oakeshott: with no ‘plan B’, nothing in NSW — or Canberra — will get done

Political parties are good at making big, sweeping promises in the lead-up to an election. But as former independent federal MP Rob Oakeshott asks, does everyone forget the upper house?

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

Poll Bludger: ‘Mr Nice Guy’ Mike Baird propping up popularity of embattled PM

NSW Liberal Premier Mike Baird is seen by many as a down-to-earth everyman to the extent that, instead of Tony Abbott’s image dragging Baird down, Baird’s popularity is lifting Tony up.

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BERNARD KEANE | NSW |

NSW Coalition cruising to victory on voter trust

The NSW Coalition is headed for what should be an easy win, Essential Research polling shows — reflecting the strong trust voters have in its ability to handle major issues.

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CRIKEY INTERN | NSW |

The 10-day election: what if everyone voted below the line?

There are an extraordinary 394 candidates for 21 seats in NSW’s Legislative Council this year. What if every voter carefully considered and ranked them all in order of preference? Brihony Tulloch investigates.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW |

NSW Greens-Labor marriage of convenience sours

When will the Greens be able to stand on their own instead of reflexively preferencing Labor?

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

NSW voters hate Baird’s signature policy — but they hate Labor more

Mike Baird is in a bit of a pickle in NSW, with voters wanting to vote for him but not the privatisation of electricity infrastructure. It will take some tricky electoral wheeling and dealing to deliver voters a policy they hate.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW |

Labor goes for its own jugular in NSW campaign misfire

Labor has lessons to learn if it is going to unseat Mike Baird in NSW.

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