Topic archives: nsw politics

Will Berejiklian’s deputy kill her chances?

January 24, 2017 6

Gladys Berejiklian is a moderate politician whose views widely accord with those of voters. But her right-wing deputy could prove her electoral undoing, writes freelance journalist Claire Pullen.

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

January 20, 2017 6

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

‘Heaven help us if we have a serious terrorism incident’: NSW Police covered themselves in failure in Sydney siege

August 29, 2016 7

Neither the NSW Police Commissioner nor the Deputy Commissioner had any idea what to do during the infamous Lindt cafe siege.

Secret report could topple Teflon Mike

August 25, 2016 5

A mysterious report on NSW's process of compulsory acquisition could trigger a furious response from developers, investors and opportunist landholders who dream of making a killing.

Green zone: NSW branch at loggerheads

August 4, 2016 8

There is a split in the NSW Greens, with Lee Rhiannon's "Eastern bloc" at odds with the party's spiritual leader, Bob Brown.

NSW Health Minister on her way out

August 4, 2016 2

Jillian Skinner will lose her portfolio. The only questions are when and how.

Lone wolf Phelps in the doghouse over dishlickers

August 2, 2016 3

Maverick Liberal Peter Phelps is to Mike Baird as Cory Bernardi is to Malcolm Turnbull.

Baird makes some powerful enemies with CSG protester crackdown

March 16, 2016 9

Mike Baird's new draconian powers against CSG protesters have made unlikely bedfellows of Alan Jones and the Greens.

In the fight to death in the Bearpit, NSW Labor’s losing blood

February 25, 2016 3

NSW Labor has gone on the attack in question time, but it is failing to land any punches.

‘Immature’, ‘not fit for government’ and a ‘nasty little human being’: dispatches from the Bearpit

February 23, 2016 1

NSW Labor smells blood, and it's not letting go.

How the west was won: Baird sneaking into Labor heartland

February 2, 2016 5

The Salim Mehajer saga has been a gift for NSW Premier Mike Baird.

Teflon Mike privatises poles and wires, makes bank

November 27, 2015 5

Remember when Labor said Mike Baird would never get the money he said he would for poles and wires?

Poll Bludger: Bowen, Fitzgibbon on thin ice with redistribution

Poll Bludger: Bowen, Fitzgibbon on thin ice with redistribution

October 19, 2015 8

Is Chris Bowen about to lose his seat?

Greater Sydney Commission still a bureaucratic pipe dream

July 10, 2015 2

Will the Greater Sydney Commission ever be more than just a neat election slogan?

High Court decision on Cunneen will decide the fate of ICAC

High Court decision on Cunneen will decide the fate of ICAC

March 4, 2015

The High Court's latest ruling is likely to have sweeping consequences for ICAC, writes senior associate at Maddocks specialising in public law Todd Neal for The Mandarin.

‘Elephant Man’ fishes for relevancy, shoots preference possibilities in the foot

‘Elephant Man’ fishes for relevancy, shoots preference possibilities in the foot

December 8, 2014 4

Robert Borsak of the Shooters and Fishers has promised to block the Coalition's infrastructure plan. Likely the Coalition will remember this slight when it comes time to distribute preferences at next year's election ...

If you can’t bribe ’em, blackmail ’em: Baird’s ominous new strategy

If you can’t bribe ’em, blackmail ’em: Baird’s ominous new strategy

November 27, 2014 1

Mike Baird has been making infrastructure promises by the truckfull to the voters of NSW -- with some rather sinister-sounding consequences thrown in if they happen to vote Labor.

Coal seam gas debate splinters Coalition

Coal seam gas debate splinters Coalition

November 14, 2014 13

As the NSW state election draws near, debate on coal seam gas exploration has politicians panicking, NSW political correspondent Alex Mitchell writes.

Will the new ultra-Right Liberal guard revive hard-line NSW anti-abortion bill?

Will the new ultra-Right Liberal guard revive hard-line NSW anti-abortion bill?

October 29, 2014 6

"Zoe's Law" seemed destined for a quiet demise in NSW's upper house, but after ICAC has claimed quite a few Liberal scalps, the political landscape has changed. Freelance journalist Claire Pullen reports.

Poll Bludger: McKay forced to accept a parachute as byelections spell trouble for Labor

Poll Bludger: McKay forced to accept a parachute as byelections spell trouble for Labor

October 28, 2014 5

Even after ICAC revelations tarnish Liberals, NSW Labor still struggles to win public support in weekend byelection.