Topic archives: nsw legislative assembly

NSW filibuster for the tragics, but there’s bigger stuff at stake

June 6, 2011 26

This weekend the norms of NSW parliamentary procedure were put to the test with a total of more than 29 hours of debate and the first use of the “guillotine” rule to cut off debate since 1906, writes David Mallard, lecturer, political analyst and blogger.

NSW election not entirely a no-brainer

March 25, 2011 13

Well, here we all are then. Election eve. This is it. The end of 16 years of Labor rule.

The Newhouse resignation letter that won’t be buried

January 11, 2008 3

The bizarre affair of Labor candidate George Newhouse’s candidacy in Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat of Wentworth at the November Federal Election is still bubbling away very nicely, writes Alex Mitchell.