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Saving the Snowy is a total legal fiction

Bernard Keane June 26, 2009 2 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 Mitchell June 25, 2009 3 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 Mitchell June 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 Mitchell June 18, 2009 3 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 Mitchell June 17, 2009 2 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 Keane June 17, 2009 7 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

Crikey June 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

Crikey June 15, 2009 6 Comments

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

CASA gives the NSW Police Integrity Commission dark powers

Ben Sandilands June 15, 2009 1 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

Crikey June 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."