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Rudd-Rees “civil war” is a Sydney media fiction

Alex Mitchell May 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 Mitchell May 14, 2009 1 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!

Stilgherrian May 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 Mitchell May 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 Mitchell May 6, 2009 3 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

Crikey May 4, 2009 3 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 Mitchell May 4, 2009 1 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 Bowe April 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 Mitchell April 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.

Call to modernise NSW ALP grows desperate

Alex Mitchell April 28, 2009

The bureaucracy in Sussex Street, by its very nature, is impervious to change.