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Frank Sartor for Premier in NSW: let the buffoonery begin

Alex Mitchell June 11, 2009 3 Comments

Alex Mitchell reports on the absurdity of NSW premiership speculation.

Debus vs Searle: NSW ALP rival sub-ghetto hatred

Alex Mitchell June 10, 2009 2 Comments

Bob Debus has been given the almost feudal privilege of choosing his own successor.

World Rally dictates terms to NSW government

Crikey June 9, 2009 2 Comments

The people of the far north coast of NSW learned a valuable lesson recently: never get between the government and an event involving high-powered cars, writes the publisher of the Tweed Shire Echo David Lovejoy.

The brothers Fitzgibbon: the ALP writ small

Bernard Keane June 5, 2009 6 Comments

Mark Fitzgibbon, whose inability or unwillingness to stay out of his younger brother’s office led to Joel Fitzgibbon’s downfall is, as they say, no stranger to controversy.

On Planet Rees, CityRail trains run only hourly

Crikey June 4, 2009 2 Comments

An outrageous attempt to set up a spin about enthusiastic public endorsement for the metro proposals.

Politics in Sydney’s barmiest borough: Rockdale

Alex Mitchell June 2, 2009 1 Comment

While Liberal and Labor councillors are at each other’s throats all over NSW, not so in Rockdale, where they work hand-in-glove.

Linking Rees with Orkopoulos doesn’t wash

Alex Mitchell June 1, 2009 3 Comments

Some sections of the media are repeating highly damaging allegations that Premier Rees was involved in a Milton Orkopoulos cover-up.

Bad news for NSW ALP, especially Rees

William Bowe May 31, 2009

The Sun Herald has published a Taverner poll showing the Coalition leading 54-46 in New South Wales. There's no upside here for Leader Nathan Rees, writes William Bowe.

Local democracy on trial in Sydney’s boroughs

Alex Mitchell May 29, 2009

Two Sydney communities with vastly different demographics were the scene of anger meltdowns this week over the common issue of local democracy.

Will ‘Marinergate’ be the last straw that breaks Belinda Neal?

Andrew Crook May 28, 2009 4 Comments

Crikey understands a bitter row, annoyingly dubbed “Marinergate” by insiders, is brewing between Central Coast ratepayers and two cash-strapped local councils.