New South Wales

Nov 16, 2016

The cabinet was Baird’s: shock resignations leave Teflon Mike bereft

Mike Baird has just lost two of his most promising cabinet members, and have been replaced by much less experienced members.

Alex Mitchell — NSW politics correspondent

Alex Mitchell

NSW politics correspondent

NSW Nationals leader and Deputy Premier Troy Grant and deputy Nationals leader and Education Minister Adrian Piccoli have quit the party’s leadership, leaving Premier Mike Baird’s Coalition in a state of shock and disarray.

The two Nationals, widely acknowledged as the party’s brightest cabinet ministers, fell on their swords after last weekend’s catastrophic byelection loss at Orange in Western NSW.

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4 thoughts on “The cabinet was Baird’s: shock resignations leave Teflon Mike bereft

  1. Robert Smith

    If Grant was such a trusted advisor and reliable co-pilot how did it end up this way for him?

  2. klewso

    The emperor’s doing The Dance of the Seven Veils?

  3. Dog's Breakfast

    Troy Grant was one of the better Nationals bosses, but his closeness to sell everything not tied down Mike, and the great greyhounds ban fiasco, saw him undone.

    I just hope that Mike is voted out before before everything is outsourced to the much more expensive and less efficient private sector. Yep, I said that!


      Dog’s Breakfast you are so right about Mr Baird’s propensity to flog off public assets, with all the due diligence of a good old garage sale
      have another look what else has been put up for sale on “ebay”

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