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Can Walt Secord help NSW Labor regain direction?

Alex MitchellMay 18, 2009

Premier Bob Carr’s former spinmeister Walt Secord returned to state politics today as chief of staff to the NSW Treasurer Eric Roozendaal, writes Alex Mitchell.

Rudd-Rees "civil war" is a Sydney media fiction

Alex MitchellMay 15, 2009

Post-budget Sydney media stories that Rudd is waging a "civil war" against NSW Premier Nathan Rees, and that the two are at "loggerheads", are utter nonsense.

Merger of Sydney racing clubs under starter's orders

Alex MitchellMay 14, 20091 Comment

The $2 billion racing industry is too important to be left in the hands of anachronistic racing clubs guided by part-time boards comprising old racing buffs.

Rees on NBN: Gimme gimme gimme!

StilgherrianMay 13, 2009

Rudd waves the billions, up go the hands. None more eagerly than NSW Premier Nathan Rees.

Askin era in NSW wasn't only about corruption

Alex MitchellMay 7, 2009

It is fraudulent of the NSW Labor Party to insist repeatedly that the late NSW Premier Sir Robert Askin led a government that did nothing more than shuffle brown paper bags full of SP money.

Bob Carr's excuses backfire explosion

Alex MitchellMay 6, 20093 Comments

Former NSW Premier Bob Carr’s attempt to revise recent history and air-brush his record-breaking 10 years in office has ended in a humiliating debacle.

Trouble is that Turnbull's dead wood is right

by Irfan YusufMay 4, 20093 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull didn’t become a multimillionaire by being a stranger to big business, writes Irfan Yusuf.

NSW: campaigning for a new Labor

Alex MitchellMay 4, 20091 Comment

The chief topic of discourse in Macquarie Street is whether Premier Nathan Rees can repeat what Premier Anna Bligh did in Queensland in March.

Newspoll: 53-47 to Coalition in NSW

William BoweApr 30, 2009

The latest bi-monthly NSW state Newspoll shows the Labor government continuing to narrow the gap after the post-mini-budget blowout.

Minister Joe Tripodi and top bureaucrat at 10 paces

Alex MitchellApr 29, 2009

The political dysfunction at the centre of the NSW Government now involves a stand-off between the Infrastucture Minister Joe Tripodi and the Infrastructure Coordinator-General Bob Leece.

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