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New South Wales

Saving the Snowy is a total legal fiction

Bernard KeaneJun 26, 20092 Comments

The Snowy agreement imposes virtually no obligations on the NSW Government or the Snowy Hydro Company.

Police Minister shuts down NSW Upper House for winter

Alex MitchellJun 25, 20093 Comments

The NSW Legislative Council has never witnessed anything like it. Overnight the upper house was shut down by Government Ministers and won’t resume for a long winter break of 69 days.

NSW Shooters' Party MPs stick up Premier Rees

Alex MitchellJun 24, 2009

For the past two years, NSW Shooters Party MPs, Roy Smith and Robert Brown, have been voting loyally for controversial Labor legislation to secure its passage through the Upper House.

"Freo doctor" blows across Marrickville and Balmain

Alex MitchellJun 18, 20093 Comments

Community protest is rising in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Marrickville over the Labor Government’s proposed sale of a heritage-listed school site into 19 apartments.

NSW Budget designed to save the government not the State

Alex MitchellJun 17, 20092 Comments

The NSW budget has provided the embattled Rees Government with a grab-it-while-you-can lifeline.

The NSW government's foray into blatant protectionism

Bernard KeaneJun 17, 20097 Comments

The blatant protectionism in yesterday’s NSW budget could be highly damaging to Australia’s long-term economic interests.

NSW budget: powered by property

CrikeyJun 17, 2009

NSW Treasurer Eric Roozendaal's first budget confirms that the state's public finance is at the mercy of the property market.

Swine flu chaos? GPs only have themselves to blame

by a disgruntled health care professionalJun 15, 20096 Comments

Sitting on our arses? I think not, writes a disgruntled health care professional.

CASA gives the NSW Police Integrity Commission dark powers

Ben SandilandsJun 15, 20091 Comment

The NSW Police Integrity Commission can now pursue crooked NSW cops with NSW Police helicopters and small aircraft at night without lights.

Sydney: ordinary, dubious and crawling with merchant bankers

CrikeyJun 12, 2009

Hot on the heels of Louis Nowra's Sydney bashing in The Weekend Oz, Richard Ackland throws a new punch: "Sydney makes Dallas look like Paris."