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Seven years on, $15m spent: the cost of a personal injury case

Crikey July 17, 2009

The case Dr Angus Mackinnon brought against BlueScope is probably the longest and most expensive personal injury litigation in NSW's living memory, says Richard Ackland. And it goes on.

Water for sale up in NSW

Crikey Intern July 14, 2009

Both farmers and environmental experts are coming out against the NSW Government's decision to auction water licences, writes Kellie Tranter at the ABC.

Byron Bay to be abandoned to the waves

Crikey July 8, 2009 18 Comments

We should all be thankful that the Greens council which makes the decisions at Byron Shire isn't in charge of Venice, writes Ian Evans.

Mackerras: Della Bosca could still be premier

Crikey July 7, 2009 4 Comments

There is nothing in the Australian Constitution to say that a senator cannot be Prime Minister, writes psephologist Malcolm Mackerras.

Have NSW political donors failed to disclose donations?

Bernard Keane July 6, 2009 1 Comment

A number of NSW political donors may have failed to disclose the full extent of their political donations, a comparison of NSW and Commonwealth electoral disclosure data shows.

Exit the Accidental Premier … enter Della?

Alex Mitchell July 6, 2009 17 Comments

The tumbrils are beginning to roll down Macquarie Street to carry Nathan Rees to a premature execution as Premier of NSW. Meanwhile, a chariot is being polished for Health Minister John Della Bosca.

Australia’s most important state deserves better

Crikey July 6, 2009

Until the pleasantly ineffective premier Nathan Rees is returned to sender, New South Wales will remain mired in a leadership and economic mess.

Pubs get lucky with Nathan Rees

Alex Mitchell July 3, 2009 1 Comment

Nathan Rees is reportedly ready to ease his crackdown on alcohol-fuelled brawling and anti-social behavior at “hot spot” hotels.

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.