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Past articles by Alex:

NSW taxpayers shell out $80m for three Nationals seats

A year ago the NSW government decided to act tough on CSG company Metgasco in order to save Nationals seats at the state election. It didn't go so well. → Read More

Jane Garrett, Mark Butler, Louise Pratt go for Labor leader

Choosing a national president used to be a fairly straightforward thing. But you can count on Labor to shoot itself in both feet. → Read More

Baird’s Machiavellian ‘super-council’ plan leaves ratepayers to foot the bill

When it comes to merging local councils, Mike Baird has learned from Jeff Kennett's mistakes. He just needs to hope NSW ratepayers won't notice this change mostly benefits corporate interests. → Read More

Fred Nile backs electricity privatisation for NSW poles and wires

Fred Nile has backflipped on his opposition to the privatisation of NSW's electricity grid. As a reward, he has been able to introduce a few batshit crazy measures to the NSW legislature. → Read More

Vale the Democratic Labour Party, Santamaria’s little helper

B.A. Santamaria's brainchild, the Democratic Labour Party, has been torn apart by dissent, internal strife and, perhaps, because there aren't any Communists left to fight. → Read More

Animal Justice Party brings home the facon in NSW

The results are in for the final seat in the NSW upper house, and just about everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Here's why ... → Read More

High Court clips ICAC's wings in Margaret Cunneen controversy

The High Court's decision to curtail ICAC's investigation of high-profile lawyer Margaret Cunneen has severe implications for the corruption watchdog's future. → Read More

The lord giveth to Fred Nile, but he taketh away from other CDP candidates

Who will lead the Christians when Fred Nile departs? Possibly no one, if the party's vote keeps sinking. → Read More

NSW likely to privatise electricity over Luke Foley's objections

Labor's Luke Foley has his work cut out for him to prevent Mike Baird from passing his controversial electricity infrastructure privatisation plan. → Read More

Moist Mike Baird finds a middle ground with new cabinet –

Mike Baird has moved his Liberal Party away from the hard Right, with a new cabinet of middle-of-the-roaders. → Read More

Greens thank their lucky stars for NSW Labor –

The Greens have won an unprecedented number of seats in NSW, and for that they have Labor's shambolic, backflipping campaign to thank. → Read More

Predictable not spectacular’: NSW Labor fails to win back the heartland –

NSW Premier Mike Baird put his cards on the table and it paid off at yesterday's state election -- but does the Coalition now have a mandate to privatise the state's poles and wires? → Read More

A desperate Foley plays the race card –

There is so much Labor could be campaigning on in NSW. And yet it has chosen to alienate Asian-Australian voters instead. → Read More

NSW Greens-Labor marriage of convenience sours –

When will the Greens be able to stand on their own instead of reflexively preferencing Labor? → Read More

Labor goes for its own jugular in NSW campaign misfire –

Labor has lessons to learn if it is going to unseat Mike Baird in NSW. → Read More

Labor mouthpiece now spruiking Baird’s poles-and-wires sale –

The Property Council of Australia is supporting the NSW Coalition's planned infrastructure privatisation. Not that it would advertise for the government directly, of course ... → Read More

Nats turn on Libs as NSW election draws near –

The Nationals are strongly opposed to the key policy of their coalition partners. What will that mean for their election chances? → Read More

NSW ‘new Labor’ looks an awful lot like ‘old Labor’ –

Luke Foley is hoping the electorate will have forgiven Labor for previous sins during the past three years But his "new approach" still has a lot of the old approach in it. → Read More

ICAC a victim of its own success –

According to the High Court, the Independent Commission Against Corruption is guilty of "over-reach". → Read More

Big names square off in NSW Strathfield cockfight –

Jodi McKay is taking on sitting Liberal Charles Casuscelli in Strathfield, and the result could be predictive of the state election as a whole. → Read More