Michael Koziol, The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Sydney Morning Herald


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Past articles by Michael:

The new suburbs on Sydney’s fringe with thousands of homes – and little else

There are another 15,000 houses coming in Wilton, and 13,000 approved in nearby Appin, but the infrastructure needed to actually live there doesn’t exist. → Read More

‘I am the boss’: The truth behind the secret relationship Berejiklian tried to downplay

The ICAC’s report details how Gladys Berejiklian lied to her chief of staff about the nature, length and intimacy of her relationship with Daryl Maguire. → Read More

Minns abolishes Sydney planning agency to bring control back in-house

The premier said the move would reduce overlap and duplication of finite public resources and help achieve his goal of more housing supply. → Read More

Sydney’s Oxford Street in identity crisis as crowd changes and cost of living bites

WorldPride was meant to give the city’s LGBTQ epicentre a new lease on life. Instead, it is suffering in a time of tighter wallets and changing tastes. → Read More

Perrottet defends candidate employed by suspended MP

Premier Dominic Perrottet has defended his candidate in the Sydney seat of Drummoyne who has worked for suspended former Liberal MP John Sidoti. → Read More

Sedate Sabalenka vows to stay calm as she charges into week two at Open

Armed with a significantly improved serve, the Belarusian fifth seed dispatched her former doubles partner Elise Mertens in an hour and 15 minutes. → Read More

Old enemies cop it sweet in Keating and Perrottet’s architecture double act

The Premier could only watch in bemusement as the former prime minister took aim at the Institute of Architects, Lord Mayor Clover Moore and even the Herald. → Read More

Wither the AMA: Is the powerful doctors’ union losing its clout?

As the Australian Medical Association meets for its national conference in Sydney, declining membership and COVID-era arguments prompt questions about its future. → Read More

Eight of Sydney’s under-appreciated up-and-coming suburbs

There’s much more to our city than what we see on postcards. These eight booming areas of Sydney are set to get even better. → Read More

Who’s living in fantasy land? As the election recedes, the politics of COVID re-emerges

Some have accused those who are most worried about COVID-19 of stoking fear with the same sorts of arguments as anti-vaxxers. → Read More

‘I’m not losing any sleep’: Inside Labor’s cautious but confident campaign

ALP national secretary Paul Erickson was tight-lipped about what party research was showing. But that night, over jugs of Tiger beer at Market City Tavern in Haymarket, he projected a roaring confidence. → Read More

Corflutes and complaints: Is this the pettiest election campaign ever?

Trivia thrives in a policy-free zone. And it seems like this election campaign has been the pettiest Australia has ever seen. → Read More

‘She won’t win the seat’: Liberals dismayed as PM digs in on Deves

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is digging in on Katherine Deves’ candidacy in the seat of Warringah, causing alarm in the NSW Liberal Party. → Read More

Liberal preselection challenger kicked out of party due to court case

A member of the NSW Liberals’ state executive who launched a legal challenge over the preselection process has been kicked out of the party. → Read More

Lib challenger to take preselections appeal to High Court

The High Court will be asked to make the final decision on an extraordinary legal challenge to the validity of Liberal Party preselections. → Read More

Court makes Scott Morrison wait for ruling on candidates ahead of imminent election

The court heard there was conjecture the Prime Minister could visit the Governor-General this weekend. → Read More

‘Let’s face it, it’s climate change’: Floods renew debate over where we should live

It was a week marked by tragic deaths, shocking stories and arresting images - but as the clean-up gets underway, the conversation will now turn to policy. → Read More

‘Get out now:’ Sydneysiders evacuated as government renews push for Warragamba Dam expansion

The push by senior government members to bolster a $1.6 billion plan to raise the dam wall has sparked fierce opposition. → Read More

Probuild collapses into administration, 750 jobs in limbo

At least 750 Probuild employees and numerous tradies and contractors are facing an uncertain future. The builder’s South African parent company has blamed Australia’s hard-line COVID-19 approach. → Read More

Alex Hawke: The political animal who became Morrison’s machine man

A “master political strategist” who would circumnavigate the moon to win a vote, it seems every Liberal has an opinion on Alex Hawke. → Read More