tip off

Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of the New South Wales Liberal Party. Crikey’s New South Wales Liberal Party coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


Liberals, in denial over O’Farrell’s error, should learn from this

As NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell heads for the exit, shooting the messenger won’t help the Liberals. Incestuous links with business will continue to inflict damage on the party, especially in a party branch as inept as NSW.

READ MORE

Abbott, O’Farrell look on as NSW Libs shoot for the foot

Just when Barry O’Farrell is trying to build transport networks and balance the budget, a long-simmering factional brawl within the NSW Liberals is threatening to derail his plans. And Tony Abbott’s.

READ MORE
Crikey Blogs | LINKS|

The first Newspoll since the NSW election

Barry O’Farrell’s debut Newspoll net approval score as Premier is plus 29 (53% satisfied, 24% dissatisfied), which was exactly what Bob Carr achieved in his first poll as Premier in 1995, writes William Bowe.

READ MORE

Libs party in Parra: even Bob Carr’s personal trainer voted blue

Parramatta Leagues Club is oversized and soulless, an eyesore reliant on profits from booze and poker machines to stay afloat (just like Labor?). Yet it was the perfect place for the Tories to celebrate the biggest defeat of a government in history.

READ MORE
New Matilda | LINKS|

Oops! NSW candidates forget to mention they’re Labor

Being a member of the NSW Labor Party is a fact many candidates aren’t making too public in their election campaigns, with several candidates in the Western Suburbs covering up the Labor logo on posters and leaving it off brochures, writes Anthony Brown.

READ MORE

Big Barry lets his inner Che Guevara loose on Penrith

NSW premier-in-waiting Barry O’Farrell has stolen his energy policy from the trade unions. And business groups, not surprisingly, are worried.

READ MORE

Tips and rumours

Are the ALP forlorn in Drummoyne? In a sign of the Liberal Party’s confidence and campaigning resources, John Sidoti, the Liberal Party’s candidate for the NSW seat of Drummoyne in Sydney’s inner-west, recently distributed a glossy, neatly folded, colour A3 campaign pamphlet… This is the third mass mail out by Sidoti. He has previously distributed […]

READ MORE

Nick Campbell resigns, leaving unfinished business behind

The president of the NSW Liberal Party, Nick Campbell, resigned last night amid growing criticism of his role within the Party.

READ MORE
The Sydney Morning Herald | FEDERAL|

Devine: Turnbull for NSW Premier!

Oh, if Malcolm Turnbull was premier of NSW, the joys that he would bring! writes Miranda Devine. He’d fix the political mess, make Sydney greener, bring in new investments and make state governments prestigious again.

READ MORE

The Libs and the Scientologists — the film they’re happy for you to see

NSW Liberal Party members are hosting Scientology propaganda screenings in Parliament House, but insist it is the same invitation they would extend to any “community group”.

READ MORE

Tips and rumours: The mess in the NSW Libs

It seems its not just the NSW ALP who’ve had internal fighting, with a a humiliated and wounded Alex Hawke too embarassed to show up to a Liberal Party meeting, following his failed attempt at a spill.

READ MORE
The Australian | NSW|

“Not Labor” is not a campaign slogan

NSW Labor may be a disappointing mess, but Liberal leader Barry O’Farrell needs an image makeover, alternative policies and some serious balls if he’s going to prove himself as a worthy leadership alternative, writes Malcolm Colless.

READ MORE

Bad Newspoll bears bad news for NSW Libs

We have to go back more than 100 years to find the last time that the Labor Party in New South Wales polled less than 30% of the primary vote, right back when the part was in its infancy.

READ MORE
National Times | NSW|

Grattan: Can NSW Libs get their groove back?

The Bradfield preselection, won by Paul Fletcher, showed a strong field of NSW Liberal contenders. Can it help spark a renewal in the state branch? wonders Michelle Grattan.

READ MORE

Bradfield, the land of true maverick conservatives

All 20 candidates in this Saturday’s Bradfield preselection must be pondering one major question: exactly what do local Liberal Party preselectors in a safe seat look for in a candidate?

READ MORE

Bradfield preselection shows NSW Libs have changed

At this Saturday’s Bradfield preselection at the Hornsby RSL, one of the front runners will be a conservative who also happens to be openly gay, although Irfan Yusuf doubts that he’ll be wearing a skivvy.

READ MORE
The Australian | FEDERAL|

Libs get their mojo back

Malcolm Turnbull now has the power to hand pick MP candidates, which will keep messy NSW factions in line. The Liberals are starting to look electable again, writes Glenn Milne.

READ MORE
The Australian | NSW|

No comment for NSW Liberal twits

Want to tweet your office politics? Then don’t join the NSW Liberals, who’ve just passed new policy banning members from using blogs or social networking sites to make public statements about the party.

READ MORE
The Australian | UNCATEGORIZED|

Right battles over Libs power changes

Members of the NSW Right faction are expected to oppose the new powers of preselection given to Liberal leaders, after the messy treatment of Michael Towke in the federal seat of Cook.

READ MORE
NSW|

Barry O’Farrell sticks his neck out on donations reform

Barry O’Farrell has stuck his neck out on political donations reform, lobbyist activities and election expenditure in an attempt to make ground on Premier Rees. But his own political fundraising is under question, writes Lee Rhiannon.

READ MORE

NSW Libs at loggerheads as intra-factional action heats up

The NSW Liberals’ religious right want to roll back secularism. But if they do that, hey’ll effectively make the Party unelectable. They’ll also be answering Nathan Rees’ prayers.

READ MORE

Have NSW political donors failed to disclose donations?

A number of NSW political donors may have failed to disclose the full extent of their political donations, a comparison of NSW and Commonwealth electoral disclosure data shows.

READ MORE

Politics in Sydney’s barmiest borough: Rockdale

While Liberal and Labor councillors are at each other’s throats all over NSW, not so in Rockdale, where they work hand-in-glove.

READ MORE

Barry O’Farrell’s Sydney electorate under planning gun

The Labor Government is moving on Sydney’s North Shore with a new plan to blitz the area’s “leafy” environment by over-developing and over-populating it.

READ MORE
NSW|

Trouble is that Turnbull’s dead wood is right

Malcolm Turnbull didn’t become a multimillionaire by being a stranger to big business, writes Irfan Yusuf.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...