So long and thanks for all the fish
By Cristy on May 25, 2013
[My Constitutional Law is rusty and so this is an attempt to start a conversation, not to make a definite argument on this issue. I really welcome thoughtful debate.] The NSW government has recently issued new ‘Principles for Funding of […]
By Robert Merkel on July 21, 2011
It’s been roughly six months since the election of the Baillieu government in Victoria. Elected on a platform of – essentially – fixing the perceived infrastructure screw-ups of the Brumby era, Laura Norder, and Baillieu coming across as less of a smart-arse than John Brumby, it was unclear what else, if anything, they stood for.
By Kim on July 19, 2011
Fred Nile today is threatening to torpedo Barry O’Farrell’s public sector wages squeeze if ethics classes aren’t abolished. I can’t even begin to list the ironies. But I’ll try.
By Mercurius on July 13, 2011
If we remain complacent, it is quite likely that children born this year will be the last to enjoy free, secular and universal secondary education in NSW. (OH&S warning: Long and winding post. No overtaking for 2000 words. Snack recommended.) […]
By Paul Norton on April 7, 2011
NSW Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann has a column in today’s Sydney Morning Herald critical of the NSW Greens’ performance in, and preparation for, the NSW State election. Not everyone will agree with Cate’s assessment, but it has the benefit of […]
By Kim on March 31, 2011
John Quiggin, who attributes much of the scale of the New South Wales Labor election disaster to electricity privatisation, has an excellent suggestion in today’s Financial Review about how the Queensland ALP could turn its own privatisation woes around. Quiggin […]
By GuyB on March 29, 2011
At long last, after all the slightly nutsy talk in the media about “recall elections” and what seems now like an endless litany of scandals, the people of New South Wales have spoken. Save for at the margins, what they […]
By Kim on March 28, 2011
Lots and lots of column inches and bits and bytes are being devoured in analysis of commentary on the federal implications of the NSW election result for Julia Gillard, Labor MPs in New South Wales, The Greens, Bob Brown, the […]
By Kim on March 27, 2011
Some quick observations on the New South Wales election result: The really useful guide to what occurred is The Poll Bludger’s breakdown of votes and swings by region. 1. Labor Barry O’Farrell was right to pitch part of his fairly […]
By Kim on March 25, 2011
We haven’t had a lot to say about the NSW election tomorrow, perhaps because it’s regarded as a fait accompli that the Coalition will win big. But here’s a thread.
By Kim on February 16, 2011
The Sydney Morning Herald seems to be running a bit of a campaign to portray the coming New South Wales election as apocalyptic for Labor, and thus worthy of interest. It would be foolhardy to assume that, under pressure, votes […]