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Jimmy Barnes joins protest of 'disgusting' Opera House projections

Jimmy Barnes joins protest of 'disgusting' Opera House projections

More than 1000 people, including the rock icon, disrupted Racing NSW's advertising in protest of the "absolutely disgusting behaviour by our government".

How Alan Jones embarrassed the industry he was advocating for

How Alan Jones embarrassed the industry he was advocating for

Alan Jones' Opera House meltdown has shone a light on the systemic power of the horse abuse industry in NSW, which commands an array of influential people to deliver its agenda.

Alan Jones doesn't control New South Wales, political donations do

Alan Jones doesn't control New South Wales, political donations do

Racing NSW and the rest of the gambling lobby have long called the shots in NSW because they give the government so much money.

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

Governments assume giving public spaces like the Opera House and Federation Square to commercial interests will not harm them. It will.

How Kerryn Phelps became the 'inclusive' third way for Wentworth

How Kerryn Phelps became the 'inclusive' third way for Wentworth

Phelps and her wife became heroes in the minds of many in the late '90s. But can she truly be considered a political alternative?

The death of the 'safe Liberal seat'

The death of the 'safe Liberal seat'

The Liberal Party can't afford to take these constituencies for granted anymore. But what does it mean to be a "Liberal" seat now anyway?

Nightmare on Macquarie St looms despite strong NSW Liberal performance

Nightmare on Macquarie St looms despite strong NSW Liberal performance

The disastrous scenario of a return to government by NSW Labor -- which previously brought the state perhaps its worst ever corruption -- is looking more and more possible.

Who is Gareth Ward, the MP accused of bullying colleagues?

Who is Gareth Ward, the MP accused of bullying colleagues?

While accusations of bullying in parliament have continued behind closed doors, one alleged perpetrator has been publicly named by departing MP Ann Sudmalis: Gareth Ward.

Calling all apostles: it's time to make Australian political history

Calling all apostles: it's time to make Australian political history

The Liberal Party, the single most successful stable electoral party in Australia’s history, may really be coming apart. Who will build something new in its place?

Politicians' pill-testing denialism is costing young lives

Politicians' pill-testing denialism is costing young lives

Two more people are dead at a music festival while denialist politicians refuse to countenance pill-testing. It's stupidity with a grievous toll of young lives lost.