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“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."

Snowy River salvation fail

Bernard Keane June 11, 2009 2 Comments

Despite an inter-governmental agreement and the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars, the Snowy River is closer to systemic failure now than it was a decade ago.

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.