Byron Bay to be abandoned to the waves

July 8, 2009 18

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

July 7, 2009 4

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?

July 6, 2009 1

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?

July 6, 2009 17

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

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

July 3, 2009 1

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

June 26, 2009 2

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

June 25, 2009 3

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

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

June 18, 2009 3

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.