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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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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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NSW not the only govt tackling domestic violence

Crikey readers discuss the NSW cabinet and other issues of the day.

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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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Isentia Index: NSW election sees Mike Baird dominate the airwaves

A big week in state politics in Queensland and NSW bumped federal pollies a few rungs down the ladder.

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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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Tips and rumours

How much is the No Land Tax party paying its campaigners? Plus other whispers and murmerings.

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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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Media briefs: hold the outrage … hail Fellowes … they like Mike …

Everyone joins Team Baird. And other media tidbits of the day.

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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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Isentia Index: detention centre review and budget speculation dominate political news

Political discussion returned to business as usual, despite the release of the damning Moss Review into the Nauru detention centre.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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