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Alex Mitchell

NSW politics correspondent

Alex Mitchell — NSW politics correspondent

Alex Mitchell is a former state political editor and columnist for Sydney’s Sun-Herald, and arrived at Crikey after a long career in the Canberra press gallery and overseas.

The Gladys Group is NSW's new power elite

The Gladys Group is NSW's new power elite

The new Premier's core group of senior ministers are all long-time Berejiklian supporters.

Gladys Berejiklian, the unknown quantity, takes over from Teflon Mike

Gladys Berejiklian, the unknown quantity, takes over from Teflon Mike

Liberal MPs have endorsed Gladys Berejiklian as the 45th premier of NSW, the state’s seventh premier in 12 years. Here's what's up with that.

Baird's resignation fires starting gun on NSW Liberal factional warfare

Baird's resignation fires starting gun on NSW Liberal factional warfare

Why did Mike Baird resign? And who is waiting in the wings to replace him?

Baird succeeds in forcing out Latham, neutering ICAC

Baird succeeds in forcing out Latham, neutering ICAC

Shonks and spivs can breathe a little easier in NSW, with ICAC losing its commissioner -- and its cojones.

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

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Mike Baird has just lost two of his most promising cabinet members, and have been replaced by much less experienced members.

NSW byelections will send a message to Baird -- and Turnbull

NSW byelections will send a message to Baird -- and Turnbull

The Orange, Wollongong and Canterbury byelections have pitted Mike Baird against his biggest frenemy, Alan Jones.

Baird goes after ICAC head like Abbott hunted Triggs

Baird goes after ICAC head like Abbott hunted Triggs

Most observers believe that de-throning Latham is the real purpose of the Coalition’s carefully orchestrated review of ICAC's management and performance.

NSW finds itself fabulously wealthy, Baird finds a great many suitors

NSW finds itself fabulously wealthy, Baird finds a great many suitors

Lucy Turnbull has a very ambitious plan to revamp Sydney into three cities. And it just so happens NSW is flush with cash from the sale of its poles and wires.

Have Sam Neill and Jimmy Barnes shamed Baird into another policy backflip?

Have Sam Neill and Jimmy Barnes shamed Baird into another policy backflip?

Mike Baird is under intense pressure over his government's controversial Sydney lockout laws.

Greyhound ban backflip: since when did Alan Jones become a NSW crossbencher?

Greyhound ban backflip: since when did Alan Jones become a NSW crossbencher?

Will all future NSW government legislation have to pass the Alan Jones test?