New South Wales election minus three months

A bumper crop of New South Wales election news accumulated over the past month, much of it involving the Liberal Party’s ongoing struggles with representation of women.

Time for the monthly assembly of New South Wales state election news, starting with some none-too-timely opinion poll snippets before moving on to a meaty stew of preselection:

• Roy Morgan published a somewhat dated poll last week conducted at an unspecified time in November, encompassing a phone and online sample of 1234. It had Labor leading 52-48 from primary votes of Coalition 37%, Labor 35%, Greens 11.5% and One Nation 5%.

• On November 17, Max Maddison of The Australian reported that a statewide poll conducted for a “major industry group” that asked not to be identified had Labor on 40% of the primary vote, up from 33.3% at the 2019 election, and the Coalition at 37%, which entailed the Liberals holding steady from 32.0% while the Nationals tumbled from 9.6% to 4%. The Greens were on 9% and One Nation 6%, respectively compared with 9.6% and 1.1% (from a small number of seats contested in One Nation’s case). Chris Minns had 42% approval and 27% disapproval, while Domonic Perrottet was on 39% and 47%. The poll was conducted from a sample of 1000 from November 8 to 10.

• RedBridge has published polls conducted from September 23 to October 3 from seats with prospects for teal independents, from which the topline results suggested they were struggling to poll clear of Labor in Manly, North Shore, Pittwater and Wakehurst, but would be placed to take it right up to the Liberals at the final count if they could make it there. However, they also suggested independents were starting from too far behind in Lane Cove and the regional seat of Oxley. When it was put to respondents that the independents might bear comparison to Zali Steggall, Kylea Tink, Sophie Scamps and Caz Heise, they landed in first place on the primary vote in Manly and close to it everywhere else except Lane Cove.

Now to a thicket of Liberal preselection disputes, the recurring theme of which is gender balance:

• Against a backdrop of defeats for women preselection candidates (on which much more below), Liberal factional leaders spent the Christmas period on a messy re-engineering of the Legislative Council ticket that reduced three incumbents from what had previously been an all-male ticket, Matthew Mason-Cox, Lou Amato and Shayne Mallard, to unwinnable positions. Mason-Cox is the President of the Legislative Council and Mallard is one of the Liberals’ two gay or lesbian members, a point noted by skeptics of the deal as a win for diversity. The ticket will now be led by Natasha Maclaren-Jones, who is in fact presently in the middle of an eight-year term, which she will cut short in pursuit of a renewed mandate. Presumably the deal also had something to say about who would fill the vacancy to serve out the remaining four years of her existing term, although news reportage has been silent on this point. Also coming on to the ticket are Rachel Merton, a ministerial staffer to Maclaren-Jones, former head of government affairs at KPMG Australia and daughter of former Baulkham Hills MP Wayne Merton, and Susan Carter, law lecturer at the University of Sydney. Merton and Carter are on the right, while Maclaren-Jones has reportedly shifted to the right from the centre-right, who are less than pleased with the whole arrangement. As brokered between Dominic Perrottet, conservative leader Damien Tudehope and moderate Matt Kean, the deal initially favoured former Deniliquin school teacher Jean Haynes over Merton, which also prompted a rebellion from the latter’s backers in the right. The deal’s second incarnation with Merton replacing Haynes won the required support from the state executive with help from an intervention by Peter Dutton.

• Not countenanced by the factions in their negotiations over the Legislative Council ticket was Melanie Gibbons, who was defeated for preselection in her lower house seat of Holsworthy last month by Tina Ayyad, former Liverpool deputy mayor and wife of current mayor Ned Mannou. Gibbons was persuaded not to pursue designs on the seat of Hughes at the May federal election in part with an offer of a cabinet position from Dominic Perrottet, who feared the party might lose Holsworthy in her absence. However, his backing proved insufficient to save her career via a seat in the upper house.

• The Liberal candidate for the northern beaches seat of Pittwater, which will be vacated with the retirement of senior minister Rob Stokes, will be Rory Amon, a moderate-aligned family lawyer and Northern Beaches councillor. Amon emerged as the only candidate after two women fell by the wayside: the aforementioned Natasha Maclaren-Jones, who withdrew from her bid to move to the seat from the upper house after recognising she did not have the numbers to defeat Amon, and Claire Longley, EY consultant and daughter of former member Jim Longley, who had not consistently been a financial party member for the required period and failed to win an exemption. Matt Kean was censured by the local branch after calling on party leaders to have a say over the preselection rather than it being left to the “old, out of touch, misogynist men” of the local membership. The party hierarchy’s concern that the seat might go the way of Warringah, Wentworth, North Sydney and Mackellar in the absence of a female candidate were underscored by a reported an email from Amon to state party president Maria Kovacic in which he denounced internal polling showing him with too low a primary vote to retain the seat as “push polling”. Linda Silmalis of the Daily Telegraph reported Amon rejected an offer from moderates to exchange places with upper house MP and Metropolitan Roads Minister Natalie Ward. Amon faces opposition from independent Jacqui Scruby, an environmental lawyer and climate change business advisor who has the backing of Climate 200.

• Natalie Ward also came up empty-handed in her bid to succeed the retiring Jonathan O’Dea in Davidson in late November, despite backing from Dominic Perrottet and Matt Kean. Ward was defeated in the preselection ballot by Matt Cross, head of government relations at the George Institute for Global Health and former staffer to Mike Baird and Barry O’Farrell, by 95 votes to 85. The Sydney Morning Herald reported Cross had won favour by pushing for small-scale nuclear reactors in every community, although he is factionally aligned with the moderates. Kean said he was “devastated” at Ward’s defeat and called Cross’s reactor plan a “fantasy”.

• The Liberal preselection for Parramatta made headlines after nominee Tanya Raffoul, chief-of-staff to Transport Minister David Elliott, claimed party members had told her she should “settle down and have children” and was “too assertive” to be a member of parliament. Linda Silmalis of the Daily Telegraph reported that Raffoul faced “several right-wing candidates”, whose faction dominated the local branches, the front-runner among whom would appear to be lawyer Katie Mullens.

• In Riverstone, to be vacated with the retirement of Kevin Conolly, the Liberal preselection was won by Mohit Kumar, who holds a management position at Macquarie Bank, ahead of female rival Reena Jethi, The Hills Shire councillor and former teacher, by 98 votes to 68.

• The failure of women to win preselection for the Liberals stands in contrast to the Nationals, who have lately endorsed local mayor Peta Pinson to take on Leslie Williams in Port Macquarie after her defection from the Nationals to the Liberals; former Country Women’s Association president Annette Turner in Barwon and Edward River mayor Peta Betts in Murray, whose respective members Roy Butler and Helen Dalton have quit Shooters Fishers and Farmers to sit as independents (more on that below); Tanya Thompson, electorate officer to outgoing member Stephen Bromhead, in Myall Lakes; and former Snowy Valleys councillor Adrianna Benjamin in Wagga Wagga, held by independent Joe McGirr. Lachlan Leeming of the Daily Telegraph reported last week that the Nationals were warning the Liberals off running in Wagga Wagga, arguing the party’s brand remains damaged locally by the Daryl Maguire affair.

Further on the Coalition preselection front:

• The preselection for the safe Liberal seat of Castle Hill has developed into a saga to rival the party’s damaging multi-electorate deadlock ahead of the federal election. The incumbent, Transport Minister David Elliott, announced his intention to retire in October after recognising he could not retain preselection after the redistribution transferred right-controlled branches into the seat. That appeared to leave the way open for the right-backed Noel McCoy, Norton Rose Fulbright partner and former ministerial adviser. However, the party’s candidate vetting committee has blocked McCoy’s nomination over his opposition to abortion and the Berejiklian government’s COVID lockdowns, despite the committee’s ambit ostensibly being limited to probity issues. The party administration reacted by scrapping the preselection process altogether, also locking out rival conservative contender Rajiv Chaudhri, Spicy Bean Cafe founder and director of domestic violence charity the Lisa Harnum Foundation, who was deemed to have broken party rules over the use of promotional material. This could potentially open the door for Elliott to stay on, notwithstanding that he has delivered his valedictory speech, but he remains encumbered by the local dominance of the right and his own alignment with the centre-right. Linda Silmalis of the Daily Telegraph reports that another contender is Mark Hodges, The Hills Shire deputy mayor.

• The Liberal preselection for Vaucluse was won by Kellie Sloane, former television reporter, ahead of Mary-Lou Jarvis, Woollahra councillor, and Roanne Knox, former management consultant and founder of a teen fashion label.

• Other endorsed Liberal candidates include Jordan Lane, the 28-year-old mayor of Ryde, to succeed retiring Liberal member Victor Dominello in Ryde; Kylie von Muenster, speech pathologist and law firm office manager, in Labor-held marginal Coogee; and former test cricket bowler Nathan Bracken, who earlier ran as an independent in Dobell at the 2013 election and for Central Coast Council in 2017, in Labor-held The Entrance.

Other preselection news:

• Labor’s recent candidates include Terry Campese, former captain of NRL club the Canberra Raiders and state-of-origin representative, to run in Monaro against Nichole Overall, who retained John Barilaro’s old seat for the Nationals at a by-election in February, and Canada Bay councillor Julia Little in Drummoyne, where John Sidoti has abandoned notions of running as an independent after being forced out of the Liberal Party following an adverse ruling from ICAC. However, Labor’s initial nominee for Ryde, local doctor Francisco Valencia, withdrew earlier this month after an apprehended violence order was sought against him over an alleged domestic incident.

• Orange MP Phil Donato and Barwon MP Roy Butler have quit Shooters Fishers and Farmers, leaving the party with none of the three lower house seats it won in 2019. This follows Donato’s and Butler’s failure, along with upper house member Mark Banasiak, to have a new executive committee replace the one dominated by supporters of the party’s longest serving parliamentarian, Robert Borsak. The trio had called on Borsak to resign after he said during in parliamentary debate that he “should have got up and clocked” Helen Dalton, who won Murray for the party in 2022 and resigned from it in March.

• In the teal independent realm, North Sydney’s Independent has endorsed candidates for North Shore and Lane Cove. They are, respectively, Helen Conway, former corporate lawyer and head of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and Victoria Davidson, who runs a podiatry business with her husband, to run in Lane Cove against senior front-bencher Anthony Roberts, who may be regretting his decision to brandish a lump of coal in parliament in 2017. Manly candidate Joeline Hackman, founder of the Northern Beaches War on Waste community group, has official backing from Climate 200, as does the aforementioned Jacqui Scruby in Pittwater. Northern Beaches mayor Michael Regan has been rated “likely” to win the endorsement of community group Wakehurst’s Independent by one media source, and described as “favourite at unbackable odds” to win the seat if he runs by another.

• Former Liberal official and IT businessman Matthew Camenzuli has formed Choice 200 to fund “true-blue” independents to take on senior Liberals. Camenzuli says the candidates will campaign on “cost of living, housing and energy security”, although his main beef is plainly with a Liberal Party preselection process that prompted him to take legal action against the party amid its preselection stand-off ahead of the federal election, in which senior figures including Scott Morrison took over the process to protect incumbents from preselection challenges.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

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  1. NSW Labor at the state and local level is certainly the “Achilles Heel” of the party nationwide. Besides perhaps Tasmanian Labor. I do not believe that NSW Labor has renewed or redeemed itself to the level it should have since 2011. Minns is decent but is the party at large? There are still characters associated with the former Labor government in elected positions at state and local level. One would have thought there would have been a complete clean out since 2011 but alas no. NSW Labor is not really ready to govern imo, but I would still preference them above the Libs.

  2. i dont think that many people in parliament have links with the oldgovernment acsept for bowen in federal Shaquiott moslemane was not preselected again plus does any one know if garith ward will run again in kiama the liberals dont have a candadate there and ward seems to still control the branches with secora getting south coast

  3. At least Nick lalich is retireing from cCabramatter he had questionablelinks to the the old government head office tried to get him to retire in 2019 i think mahayliuk is actualy linked her self withsome les then good mps the fairfield mp praised her in his validitory

  4. There are currently serving local Labor councillors in Sydney who were around during the previous Labor government. People, especially the younger generation, forget how truly awful, discredited, despised and corrupt that state Labor government was in its latter days. On par with the Morrison Government, perhaps worse. Minns better have his house in order. It concerns me that there may still be skeletons in the closet.

  5. yes with his background as a teacher suprised Dib is sidelind in climate change given he has been sidelind suprised he is runing again unles he wants to be speaker david haris is probaly nsw labors weakist front bencher also primrose needs to go along with donnelly well the liberals still have the hillscowncil where the lib mayor was sacked with out explanation and the bad mp lalich is not going to run again so i think labor has cleaned up moore then liberals

  6. Will labor have much of a chance in south coast the party only won back in 1999 foor one term suprised paul ell wards friend is not running for parliament

  7. suprised the libs never brought up clements dont think any one will remember his name stephin lawrence does not seem to be facing much coverige would be good if michael daley will retire he is still asosiated with the last government

  8. so Tony blesedale could get riverstone his job may cause problim outside his mayor role with the campaign on the gig economy

  9. in perottits cabenit reshufil he removed Victor Domenelow as he was skepdicle of allowing barangeroo thepacker linked consenow after it was found the casenows were full off money laundering he gave the gameing job to the nationals but alex smith is protending that matt kean is realy premier however he can not get a single candadate preselected all of his picks the branch members have rejected yet we can trust him on a 75 persent ret with no detail at all

  10. Maybi perrottit and kean can get rid of abbotts stupid plebersite idea after the next electionabbott did not care abbout the members when his friend kelley would have been dumped in stead demanding the branch members be egnored

  11. I think I agree with Goll

    “For the moment it would appear that Morrison has completely derailed the entire Liberal network and NSW will not be immune from that particular virus”.

    What people seem to be discounting but would love to hear what KBonham thinks, is that this NSW LNP government could be federally dragged by a government voted out 10 months earlier. If the Labor Federal government can get back from summer holidays with a big 2PP lead and keep out of trouble for 2 months till late March, most of the attempts by Perrottet to distance the state government from Federal LNP may fall on deaf ears. The preselection problems, Dutton trying too blame Labor, and by extension, renewables, for high energy prices and the federal Nats being anti Voice, are all contributing.

  12. Perrottet is no Morrison (or Dutton) so Labor should be wary of trying the same tactics as they did federally. Barilaro moving on will also assist the NSW Libs. The NSW Nats have been pretty quiet and well behaved since he left. NSW Labor is going to have to offer the voters something tangible to achieve majority government.

  13. Griff @10:45 pm 29/12
    I don’t think I would call Adamstown a sea change
    (I went to school in the suburb, at St. Peter Pheils)

  14. Did someone say ‘imminent election’?

    “Paying extra for the Manly Fast Ferry will soon be a thing of the past for regular public transport users as the government tries to shore up a minister’s seat, AAP has reported.

    “The privately run service, which costs an adult $10.20 for a trip between Circular Quay and Manly, will be included under the $50-a-week Opal cap from mid-2023.”

    (Guardian blog)

  15. Hello OC. 3Km as the crow flies from our place to Merewether Beach. So not exactly a sea change, but close enough. I imagine the Adamstown of today is quite different to when you were at school here.

    The only seat in the Hunter which might change hands is Upper Hunter, where the Nats margin is just 0.5% after redistribution. Independent Greg Piper should easily hold Lake Macquarie. I think he’d support an ALP minority government in the event of a hung parliament.

  16. Lake Macquarie is an interesting seat – for decades rock solid Labor but held by two of the greatest logs to ever grace the legislative assembly, the father and son team (it is Newcastle) of Merv and Jeff Hunter. Piper squeaked in with a 11% swing against Jeff in 2007 but now looks to be in no trouble.
    Piper, who was the independent mayor of Lake Macquarie, is also a graduate of St Peter Pheils, Adamstown (a year below me but I don’t remember him) and agree that he would tend towards Labor rather than the Liberals

  17. So hunter was not a good mp yes perottit is no Morrison how ever with his recent stunts he is turning in to morrison likes hisover the topdamb wall stunt which i dont think will save penrith thein stead off barow causing problims the nationalsare now behaving well but Elliott is atempting to fill Barilarows role as the bomb thrower

  18. i cant see any way perottit could posibly save Elliott easily his weakist minister other then the local government which stuffed up the banks town stunt [perottit all ready has given Allex hawke the upper house ticket with his close friend mclaron jones leading it scott farlow is still safe un less he moves to lower house it seems it is allexx hawke the most powerful power brocker still managed to save Ray williams desbite his constant attacks on the government and threatining to distroy government over perotits push foor his seat in gladis time got mclaron jones a new 8 year term even with four years to go and keeps all his upper and lower house mps apart from elliott who he does not like

  19. Desbite alix smiths campaign Matt kean is clearly the most over rated mp in nsw foor a po wer brocker he backt natulie ward in a lower house seat she lot.
    he could not over turn puitwater it seems at least on a factional levil allex hawke is the best power brocker as he has gottin the upper house ticket he wants kept williams despite him being a uselis mp only served two year in cabenit in disabilities and the only seat he lost was south coast where secora got the spot

  20. Wonder what will happin in Carsillhill no way they can bring Elliott back who has dun evrything he can to blow the government up with his latist rant on his chief of staff having no chance in paramatter to his atempts to discredit matt kean to his inability to resolve the train disbute where Tudehope had to step him and sign the agreement with the rail union no wonder hawke did not save him perhaps mccoy could his apeel on not running

  21. Down to earth leaders who seem to be abbout delivery seem to work Gladys desbite the icac had a apeel of being relatible just wanted to get the job dun i think she knew what her partner was up to but her apeel of not wanting the spot light on her self just getting on with the job works hear same with qld premier Duttonseems to have no posetive qualities has no sense of humer constantly negative not very relatible struggle on any topidk other then the narow sky news crowd at least had hischarity work and trump has huis personality which dutton does not

  22. ‘Ayres is scandal ridden due to helping Barilaro’…….someone might want to read the independent report handed down by Bruce McClintock SC.

    Recent independent polling that I’m aware of has Ayres holding the seat. Labor haven’t helped themselves by pre selecting another uninspiring candidate like they did in Lindsay.

    Polling also has Therese Fedeli winning Leppington for the Libs which is notional Labor. If the ALP can’t win those two seats there’s no chance they get near a majority.

    My guess is that we probably end up with a minority Labor government – it’s a race to get to at least 42 seats and then let the negotiations begin.

  23. My guess of the preferred positions of the cross-benchers (if they get re-elected)
    3x Greens – Labor
    Greg Piper – Labor
    McGirr (despite his heritage) – LNP
    Greenwich – ?LNP
    3x ex-SFF – LNP

    Sidoti, Ward & Mihailuk – to lose seats

    Reasonably balanced so that the party with the biggest number of seats will have the running

  24. Short of some sort of political catastrophe for the Liberals between now and March I cannot see Ayres losing Penrith. The federal seat of Lindsay and it’s corresponding state seats like Penrith are what give proponents of Dutton’s ‘outer suburban strategy’ hope. Penrith is a long way from central Sydney and imo feels more like a regional centre than a part of Sydney. It no doubt has become an area where Labor now does poorly, partially self inflicted reasons such as poor treatment of Emma Husar. These cooking cutter new housing subdivisions popping up in western and South West Sydney (Leppington) attract socially conservative aspirational families who gravitate to the Libs. I mean Lindsay actually swung to Morrison in 2022 so Labor has a mammoth task to win over that area.

  25. There was a rumour that Mark Latham would resign and recontest out of sequence in a cunning plan that would get the PHON to 4 seats (he is so popular that he will ensure PHON will 2 quotas plus the replacement for the rest of his term plus Rod Roberts)
    Anyone heard anymore of this?

  26. mclintock is hardly an independent graham head said he thought he breached the code so perottit highered a barister who represented Joe hockey to clear him mclintock represented hockey in a court case plus attacked icac over its investergation in to a former liberal mp back in 20015 and dislikes publick hearings

  27. yes mcckeown is not a very inspiring candadate she ran last time think she was backed buy the left factions Rose jackson who is a close friend of minns there was no branch vote she ran last time Ayres seems a good member dered a lot of local funding such as the river upgradeand the panthers but he has kept a low profile publickly and his campaign to increase housing with the dam wall is not getting him votes no body i know cares about the dam wall and the new boundries mean labor friendlier aeirias in prue cares seat are moving in tto penrith so think she can win it

  28. unlike lindsay nsw labor head office seems to be putting a lot of resoursis in to mckeowns campaign unlike the fire fighter she is a long serving cowncilor and backed buy nsw labor left faction leader Rose jackson and minns has made a few visets to penrith focusing on rising toles with labor putting resoursis and campaigning strongly it ccant be compaired to lindsay the damb wall stunt would also help the teels in manley

  29. The socialy conservative thing is probaly whiy Tania davies is very popular in her seat how ever ayres being a moderit and maried to marise payne our worst foreign minister would not help him davies was not in cabenit long but is now in a very safe liberal seat as foor lepington whiy lynch helped the candadate who lost the mayor in liverpool to run is not a smart move from the fergesons they desided in stead of running cameron murphy in the lower house seat they would give him a upper house pspot in stead how ever this factions mps while controling the branches tend to be weak mps only mmp that made any impact was anthony diadam

  30. i think labor will win penrith how ever liverpool and fairfield could be a chalinge a long with penrith liberals did very well in liverpool with Maunoun winning the mayor again yet lynch gave lepington to labors candadate and in fairfield Zangari and lalich are retiring and labor has not found a candadate or in paramatta it is good lalich is going finaly after the party failed to get rid of him in 2019 desbite head offices wanted to

  31. Grenwich is turning into basickly a liberal independent joind in on the attack of labor over gambling desbite the liberals close links with clubs nsw and desbite his backing of decriminalising abortion and asisted duying seems to get on well with perrottit desbite his electorit being moore pro labor

  32. The cross bench will be fascinating in the days after the election.

    Sidoti’s not running so there’s a chance there for Labor and I think Ward will hold Kiama despite his issues, he’s an enormously popular local member.

    The Libs have clearly been courting Piper and Greenwich over the past year or so knowing that minority government of either persuasion was almost inevitable.

    There was talk that Latham was going to offer Mihailuk his casual vacancy after she quit the ALP but this seems to have gone quiet.

  33. Aaron,
    Daughter-in-law’s parents (avid readers of the Daily Tele), live in Ward’s electorate and in the past have spoken quite fondly of him, but I did not ask them this Christmas Day how they now felt towards him. I suspect they will do what they always do and vote for whoever is the Liberal candidate.

  34. Assessing the cross bench -independents. 3 greens support alp agree. Alex Greenwich.. cannot support the libs and be relected . Think he will support Alp. Piper alp…. agree.3 exsff ind
    Will rely on alp/greens preferences will support Labor or at least abstain. Mcgirr . Yea his position probably closer to the old dlp..may support Labor if everyone else does
    Agree the 3 major party independents will not be relected. Labor has a chance in all seats. Will probably win 2 of the 3


  35. Greenwich is very much in the style of Clover Moore who supported Greiner’s minority government.
    The seat of Sydney extends to Paddington and Rushcutters Bay; no longer Labor areas.
    For similar reasons the 3 ex SFF will not support ALP despite their hatred of Nats

  36. @Oakeshott Country

    Yep, Latham’s doing it. Although I don’t think it will net him the 6-7% of the vote plus preferences he needs to get 2 up like happened in 2019.

    To add to the Parramatta stuff I think that Donna Davis, currently Parramatta lord mayor, will get ALP’s Parramatta nomination.

  37. Labor will most likely end up with Davis in Parramatta, Bleasdale in Riverstone and McKeown in Penrith.

    Hardly the most inspiring group of candidates in seats that Labor have to win.

  38. that might be true but luke sickora in south coast is not a very good choice close topower broker garith ward suprised Blesedale will trun in riverstone he is not from that part of blacktown and the former mayor in blacktown has not dun a lot as mp

  39. Greenwich will not support a LNP government and be re-elected.

    Although his seat encompasses Paddington and Rushcutters Bay the majority of his votes come from what would be the Labour leaning areas around Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay.

    He is an independent in the Moore mold, but the Liberals of Greiner’s day were a lot more moderate than Perrottet’s bunch.

  40. Gareth – with respect that’s absolute nonsense. Under this Govt, climate change initiatives have led the nation, and VAD and abortion reform have passed with in many cases more Libs supporting them than ALp members. Greenwich worked extremely closely with health minister Hazzard on this.

    The simplistic and trite narrative that this govt is “more right wing” than xx is designed to do no more than paint a stereotype. Unfortunately the actual evidence is strongly to the contrary.

  41. just becaus matt kean says the nsw government is leading the nation on climate change does not make it right its rong the sa and Victorian governments have better climate change polices with South australia the strongist renewable energy targitt while the nsw government agried to Barilarow to distroy colar habitat to help farmers and is atempting to distroy the blue mountains wild life to increase development on the flood plan in penrith with the dam wall even liberal mp peter poulus said in his first speech that the governments record on the environment is bad with geting rid of labors good land clearing laws

  42. Matt kean is very good at sending imformation the alix smith to premote in the smh however he has lost a lot of factional power unable to preselect any so called moderit candadates with all his female candadates being rejected and having no luck on the upper house ticket plus his record on female appointments to boards is also very bad

  43. Ok Aaron. I’ll take the clean Energy’s councils analysis on who is best (NSW #1) you can have your own view. But the evidence is in.

  44. Show thee evidence in all its glory or not.

    The uptake of green energy in NSW is higher than Queensland, but below that of Victoria, SA,WA,Tas, ACT.

    Of many factors which can be used to measure the performance of State governments in regard to energy, NSW is leading in having the highest number of liberal politicians saying that they are leading !!!

  45. I think the Fairfield area at ALP branch level needs a bit of attention by Sussex St after the Fowler debacle where individuals in the local branches were campaigning for both sides. Fowler should have caused Sussex St to think twice and go through the branches and go through them like a dose of salts.

  46. Greg with the boundary changes have brought in some members from sefton
    And Yagoona branches.. these new members will improve the situation in Fairfield for Labor and reduce the influence of the old Tripodi Machine

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