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You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You're already paying a congestion tax — a bad one

You may not like the idea of a congestion price for motorists, but you're already paying one in the form of time spent stuck in traffic.

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

What is wrong in NSW? Consumers in our biggest state are refusing to open their wallets, with retail sales still below the levels of early this year.

Is this really the end of the 'L word'?

Is this really the end of the 'L word'?

No matter how loud the noise opposing Sydney's lockout laws was, it was met with silence from the state government. Now, we have a bizarre reversal...

Australia's most liveable cities are only liveable for some

Australia's most liveable cities are only liveable for some

Australian cities' celebrated 'liveability' is being hoarded by a lucky few. Until we focus on growing urban disparity, this won't change for generations.

NSW's abortion bill shows how hard it is to bin bad law

NSW's abortion bill shows how hard it is to bin bad law

Every other Australian state has decriminalised abortion; shouldn't this have been simple? Progress, unfortunately, always comes with a price.

Donations scandal: who is Labor lawyer Ian Robertson?

Donations scandal: who is Labor lawyer Ian Robertson?

Ian Robertson is one of the most influential people you may have never heard of.

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.