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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lycra brigade muscles in on Labor-Greens death match in Balmain

The Australian Cyclists Party are trying to pedal their message in inner Sydney.

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NSW | 5 UNLOCK?

Meet the real estate interests behind the No Land Tax Party

The nascent No Land Tax Party is fielding candidates in every lower and upper house seat in the NSW election. Alex Mitchell and Sally Whyte ask: cui bono?

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Hypocritical Labor punishes consumers on electricity

New South Wales Labor’s campaign against electricity privatisation is cynical and hypocritical, and punishes consumers with higher prices.

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NSW | 1

Moore Park the new battleground of the NSW election

Will the Baird government allow elite sports to take over the green lungs of Sydney? Urban planning analyst Vivienne Skinner reports.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW | 6

Labor mouthpiece now spruiking Baird’s poles-and-wires sale

The Property Council of Australia is supporting the NSW Coalition’s planned infrastructure privatisation. Not that it would advertise for the government directly, of course …

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

Poll Bludger: Foley gains traction, but can he pull Labor over the line?

While it’s unlikely Luke Foley will lead Labor to victory in the NSW election on March 28, he will recover many of the seats the party lost after its devastating defeat in 2011.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW | 7

Nats turn on Libs as NSW election draws near

The Nationals are strongly opposed to the key policy of their coalition partners. What will that mean for their election chances?

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW |

Poll Bludger: odds shorten on a Liberal win in NSW election

A bevy of independents and maverick candidates has the made the NSW March 28 election a much closer race.

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ALEX MITCHELL | NSW | 9

NSW ‘new Labor’ looks an awful lot like ‘old Labor’

Luke Foley is hoping the electorate will have forgiven Labor for previous sins during the past three years But his “new approach” still has a lot of the old approach in it.

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WILLIAM BOWE | NSW | 5

Poll Bludger: NSW Nationals under threat as Labor gets serious on CSG

NSW Labor might be able to drive the Coalition from the state’s north-east — if it plays its hand right.

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