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

January 30, 2017 7

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

January 23, 2017 10

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

January 19, 2017 13

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

Baird succeeds in forcing out Latham, neutering ICAC

November 23, 2016 5

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

November 16, 2016 4

Mike Baird has just lost two of his most promising cabinet members, and have been replaced by much less experienced members.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

November 11, 2016 1

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

November 2, 2016 6

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

October 25, 2016 5

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?

October 19, 2016 4

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?

October 12, 2016 7

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

Foley gains on ‘Teflon’ Mike as greyhound ban splits NSW Coalition

October 10, 2016 3

Mike Baird is fighting a war on all fronts over his proposed greyhound racing ban.

ICAC claims another Liberal scalp

August 30, 2016 4

Operation Spicer and its related inquiries seems to have proved the efficacy of ICAC’s role as a corruption-buster.

‘Heaven help us if we have a serious terrorism incident’: NSW Police covered themselves in failure in Sydney siege

August 29, 2016 7

Neither the NSW Police Commissioner nor the Deputy Commissioner had any idea what to do during the infamous Lindt cafe siege.

Secret report could topple Teflon Mike

August 25, 2016 5

A mysterious report on NSW's process of compulsory acquisition could trigger a furious response from developers, investors and opportunist landholders who dream of making a killing.

NSW cops wind back oversight measures

August 16, 2016 1

The NSW government’s new bill will continue the long tradition of the police investigating the police following “critical incidents”.

NSW byelection strains Labor’s factional unity

August 15, 2016

Noreen Hay's departure has thrown a spanner in the works for NSW Labor.

Not-so-secret ICAC business: MPs, silks in public power games

August 11, 2016

ICAC inspector David Levine wants the body to operate in complete secrecy. But other silks are up in arms.

Greyhound ban turning to dogshit for both NSW parties

August 9, 2016 6

Mike Baird's plan to ban greyhound racing has come back to bite for both major parties.

NSW Health Minister on her way out

August 4, 2016 2

Jillian Skinner will lose her portfolio. The only questions are when and how.

NSW’s neocon arts policy the (fried) elephant in the room

August 3, 2016

NSW is reworking its arts policy to a neocon agenda.