Topic archives: 2011 NSW election

Mackerras: parliamentary representation and the case for reform

April 13, 2012 2

I think that the interests of good government are best served by giving the single biggest party a bonus when votes are translated into seats.

Hey Pauline Hanson’s mole, if you’re reading this: please explain

June 9, 2011 60

Pauline Hanson stands to lose a fortune in legal fees after the man who leaked her emails purporting to show a vote-rigging cover-up failed to show up in court yesterday. It now appears the whistleblower may not exist at all.

Pauline Hanson just falls short in NSW

April 12, 2011 14

Former One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, running as an independent, narrowly lost to the Greens for the last position in the NSW election.

Richardson: Labor’s shadows line up in NSW

April 8, 2011

With Labor having lost 60% of its lower house seats, the upper house inevitably takes a greater weight in the parliamentary party.

A striking set of numbers in New South Wales

April 4, 2011 2

A week after the massacre, and the New South Wales election is wrapping up. The last doubtful seat in the lower house was decided on Friday, when the Greens claimed victory in Balmain — comfortably from the Liberals on preferences, but by just 205 votes ahead of Labor at the critical point. (They will almost […]

The NSW blame game continues

April 4, 2011 4

Crikey readers weigh in on John Robertson, Andrew Bolt and Dick Smith.

Gillard may deny it, but Greens and ALP overlap in minds of voters

April 4, 2011 8

Julia Gillard might want to distance Labor from those "extremist" Greens but a large proportion of Labor voters are not having a bar of it, writes Hall Greenland, editor-in-chief of The Week.

Green wins Balmain and joins an exclusive club

April 4, 2011 8

The last remaining uncertainty about the composition of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly was resolved with a full preference distribution delivering Balmain to the Greens.

News Ltd War on the Greens tactic #1: make stuff up

April 1, 2011

On The Punch editor David Penberthy claimed the Greens chose to direct preferences to Pauline Hanson ahead of the ALP during the NSW election. That is completely untrue, writes Jeremy Sear.

Mayne: will collapse of NSW Right empower Gillard on pokies?

March 31, 2011 4

Despite all the doom and gloom about the future of Labor in NSW, the party has the key ingredient to survive: robust financial health.