The Centre Unity faction has been growing considerably stronger.
The NSW arts community is bracing for a grim future after both major political parties reneged on promises to release detailed arts policies during the state election campaign.
NSW voters are waiting for Labor with something a lot bigger than a baseball bat, according to Essential's final poll. The party is set for a truly shocking performance in Sydney, where it is on just 20% primary vote.
Before he retires, NSW Labor "puppetmaster" Eddie Obeid has one more string to pull -- he needs to ensure a soft landing for leader-in-waiting John Robertson, writes freelance journalist Candace Sutton.
Throughout the NSW election campaign Kristina Keneally has taunted Barry O'Farrell for refusing to submit his policy costings to the parliamentary budget office. The premier promised voters all Labor's policies would be submitted for analysis and that they would not force the budget into deficit.
With just six days to go, the NSW Labor campaign has come down to just two pithy messages: "don’t give Barry O’Farrell a blank cheque" and "Kristina is going down fighting". Crikey soaked up the atmosphere at Labor's launch.
When the moon spins into its last quarter on March 26, members of the NSW Cabinet will say goodbye to taxpayers -- and to the pretty sight of their ministerial offices and parliamentary bonuses we fund.
Political participation experts fear the Sydney Daily Telegraph's much-hyped takeover of state parliament will be a media stunt rather than the "revolutionary new force in Australian democracy" promised by the paper.
Comparing the AEC data for NSW with the disclosures to the NSW Election Funding Authority (EFA) reveals some interesting trends in political donating and underlines the need for far reaching political funding reform, writes Lee Rhiannon, a Greens NSW Senator-elect.