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NSW Liberals at factional fiddling while party burns

Crikey February 9, 2017 1 Comment

Liberal factions are gearing up for what could be a nasty contest in two byelections, writes freelance journalist Claire Pullen.

NSW preselection a Manly sausage-fest with plenty of mystery meat

Crikey February 6, 2017

The only woman in the race is likely to drop out, writes freelance journalist Claire Pullen.

Vultures circle Mike Baird’s seat, but who will triumph?

Crikey February 1, 2017 1 Comment

The Oz reports today Baird will recommend moderate James Griffin.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey February 1, 2017 3 Comments

Pub tax too high ... Daily Mail v Herald Sun ... vultures circle Baird's seat ...

The Gladys Group is NSW’s new power elite

Alex Mitchell January 30, 2017 7 Comments

The new Premier's core group of senior ministers are all long-time Berejiklian supporters.

Gladys Berejiklian, the unknown quantity, takes over from Teflon Mike

Alex Mitchell January 23, 2017 10 Comments

Liberal MPs have endorsed Gladys Berejiklian as the 45th premier of NSW, the state’s seventh premier in 12 years. Here's what's up with that.

Poll Bludger: can the Liberals hang onto NSW without Teflon Mike?

William Bowe January 20, 2017 6 Comments

Mike Baird's shock resignation raises questions about whether likely new premier Gladys Berejiklian can win the state at the next election.

Baird’s resignation fires starting gun on NSW Liberal factional warfare

Alex Mitchell January 19, 2017 13 Comments

Why did Mike Baird resign? And who is waiting in the wings to replace him?

Mike Baird’s secret privatisation strategy

Bernard Keane January 19, 2017 11 Comments

The politics of successful privatisation are tricky -- but NSW's Mike Baird managed a clever trick for quieting opposition.

Do pill-testing kits encourage illegal drug use?

Crikey Intern November 29, 2016 8 Comments

With summer music season upon us, the debate around pill testing has been revived. Should drug users be able to tell if they are consuming what they think they are, or does pill testing encourage drug use? Crikey intern Tamsin Rose reports.