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NSW budget: time to cut and shed Mick Dundee image

NSW budget: time to cut and shed Mick Dundee image

With a public service head count just shy of 390,000, NSW puts the Commonwealth government, with a mere 270,000 staff, to shame, writes Adam Creighton, a research fellow at The Centre For Independent Studies

Threat and secrecy: how not to run a University inquiry

Threat and secrecy: how not to run a University inquiry

Here I was thinking that one of the purposes of parliamentary inquiries is to get important matters of public interest into the public realm without having to fear litigation, writes Tim Battin.

GEO joins NSW privatised jail race

GEO joins NSW privatised jail race

John Robertson is following in the former Treasurer's footsteps by implementing the private management of jails in flagrant opposition to NSW Labor Party policy, writes Alex Mitchell.

The destruction of Australia’s most productive food bowl

The destruction of Australia’s most productive food bowl

Australia's most productive agricultural region, the Liverpool Plains in North-West NSW, is under siege from BHP Billiton and coal and gas companies, writes Rosemary Nankivell.

NSW spin doctors find another frog to save

NSW spin doctors find another frog to save

Whenever there is a controversial development, the NSW Government spin doctors reach into their top drawer and produce a frog yarn, writes Alex Mitchell.

NSW MP caught in jail privatisation conflict

NSW MP caught in jail privatisation conflict

Can the Public Service Association "comrades" union expect tireless support from Paul McLeay, their former deputy general secretary? Asks Alex Mitchell.

Premier Rees’ latest recruits offer new hope

Premier Rees’ latest recruits offer new hope

The cavalry has arrived to provide some relief for the besieged Nathan Rees Government in the form of Graham Wedderburn and Bob Leece, writes Alex Mitchell.

Cheer squad excited by Sartor’s extreme makeover

Cheer squad excited by Sartor’s extreme makeover

The morphing of former NSW Planning Minister Frank Sartor from the best mate of the developers to the hero of environmental activists is in full swing, writes Alex Mitchell.

NSW mafia stains Labor and Liberal alike

NSW mafia stains Labor and Liberal alike

The overnight decision by the AFP to re-investigate donations to the Liberal Party by colourful characters with alleged Italian Mafia links is like an unguided Exocet missile.

NSW Planning Minister Keneally romperstomps

NSW Planning Minister Keneally romperstomps

NSW Planning Minister Kristina Keneally has trampled over community objections in two major development approvals this week , writes Alex Mitchell.