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Gladys Berejiklian and Daryl Maguire in 2015 (Image: Twitter)

A premier's blind spot: a liar in the ranks and an interest undeclared

For this most fastidious of politicians in declaring her own pecuniary interests to not bat an eyelid at her dud boyfriend's shenanigans shows just how meaningless those declarations are.

(Images: AAP/Erik Anderson; AAP/Joel Carrett)

Berejiklian's personal mistake enabled the same sordid NSW mess we've seen for decades

We thought Gladys Berejiklian was one of the good ones. But her personal decisions reinforced the entrenched NSW culture of sordid, self-interest deals.

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Why we need a real federal ICAC: Morrison's joke wouldn't have caught Maguire

As Australian politics descends further into a swamp of scandal and misconduct, the need for a properly effective federal ICAC -- and not the farce proposed by the Morrison government -- is greater than ever.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (Image: AAP /Mick Tsikas)

Quiet achiever shows she is human after all — and that could spell her demise

Gladys Berejiklian's image of being strong, focused, sober and pragmatic has been shattered by being 'weak' enough to pick a dud boyfriend.

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What was that about being OK for Xmas? Lockdown life in Melbourne shows no let up

With cases stubbornly staying in the double digits, is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

James Packer (Image: AAP)

Influence, power and money: how James Packer and Crown get their way

The current inquiry into the fitness of Crown to retain its casino licence in NSW is not the real question. The real question is how it got one in the first place.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Cloudy with a chance of rising Greens: state poll is big test for Labor

It may be that the biggest election threat to the Palaszczuk government isn't the LNP, but inner-city Greens.

Clive Palmer (Image: AAP/Kelly Barnes)

Clive Palmer is up to his old tricks. Can new electoral rules derail his plans?

New donation rules aim to stop people like Clive Palmer from derailing elections. But experts are worried they won't be enough ...

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

It's time to set Melbourne free. The numbers prove it

Do Dan Andrews' lockdown measures really reflect the current data?

Queensland MP Jackie Trad (Image AAP/Glenn Hunt)

Elections sink to new low as female candidates face vile abuse

The Queensland election campaign has offered an ugly reminder of the extent to which sexism still plays a part in our political discourse.

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