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Why is NSW considering a ban on gender selective abortions?

Why is NSW considering a ban on gender selective abortions?

Are opponents of NSW abortion decriminalisation trying to derail the bill with an amendment banning gender selective abortions? Crikey looks at the facts.

NSW needs a stimulus lifeline

NSW needs a stimulus lifeline

Retailing in NSW is in the doldrums and desperately needs a big boost from the government's tax cuts. But bad economic news could wreck the benefits of stimulus.

The battle for NSW Labor

The battle for NSW Labor

Old grudges and factional maneuvering are complicating the NSW Labor leadership race between Chris Minns and Jodi McKay.

Major infrastructure projects are killing us

Major infrastructure projects are killing us

Deaths related to air pollution number in the thousands, and industry and big engineering projects are major contributors to our poor air quality.

Victoria's public housing investment is bleak and getting worse

Victoria's public housing investment is bleak and getting worse

State government investment in public housing has fallen, and Victoria and NSW are underperforming compared to small states.

The resurrection and redemption of Barnaby Joyce

The resurrection and redemption of Barnaby Joyce

The Coalition's Lazarus has won New Englanders' votes, but some locals say he’ll need to win back their respect.

After watergate, will Barnaby Joyce lose New England to an independent?

After watergate, will Barnaby Joyce lose New England to an independent?

In Saturday’s election, Barnaby Joyce is widely expected to stroll to victory. Who is the new independent getting in his way?

Father Rod Bower feels the call for politics

Father Rod Bower feels the call for politics

Bower made Gosford Anglican Church famous for its provocative and insistent messages on refugees, LGBT rights and more. Can that radical voice now disrupt the political establishment?

Watching for the rural revolution in Farrer

Watching for the rural revolution in Farrer

The dominant feeling of the country is that of being slighted, blindsided and ignored. Now add social change, general political dissatisfaction and water scandals.

In the 'blind spot' with Susan Moylan-Coombs

In the 'blind spot' with Susan Moylan-Coombs

There's a creeping belief that Warringah is a two-horse race between Tony Abbott and Zali Steggall, but independent candidate Susan Moylan-Coombs specialises in things that are often overlooked.