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Alexandra Smith is the State Political Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.

Elliott not going anywhere and commits to NSW politics
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Elliott not going anywhere and commits to NSW politics

NSW Police Minister David Elliott has committed to Premier Dominic Perrottet and rules out federal tilt.

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Assisted dying bill passes first lower house vote in NSW Parliament

Assisted dying bill passes first lower house vote in NSW Parliament

Voluntary assisted dying in NSW is one step closer after a vote in the lower house.

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Broad support for assisted dying ahead of vote on controversial bill
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Broad support for assisted dying ahead of vote on controversial bill

Almost two-thirds of NSW voters support voluntary assisted dying, new polling reveals.

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Berejiklian’s halo has not slipped, survey shows
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Berejiklian’s halo has not slipped, survey shows

It is hard to imagine the former premier will not re-emerge in public life now voters have forgiven her.

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Kerry Chant urged ‘consistent’ lockdown restrictions across all of Sydney, email reveals
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Kerry Chant urged ‘consistent’ lockdown restrictions across all of Sydney, email reveals

The email – among documents released under a parliamentary order – shows the Chief Health Officer recommended imposing a curfew across all of Sydney at the height of the Delta COVID-19 outbreak.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Alexandra Smith
Assisted dying bill expected to pass, Matt Kean to support despite Christian faith

Assisted dying bill expected to pass, Matt Kean to support despite Christian faith

Independent Sydney MP Alex Greenwich says his voluntary assisted dying bill is likely to pass the first vote. The lower house debate so far has had 39 speeches supporting the bill and 25 opposing it.

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NSW government’s trove of broken pledges holds promise for Labor
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NSW government’s trove of broken pledges holds promise for Labor

An embarrassing briefing to the new Premier has landed in Labor’s lap - a gift as the opposition prosecutes its case against pork-barrelling. 

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Labor moves to clean up grants in NSW with new bill
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Labor moves to clean up grants in NSW with new bill

The Opposition will put pressure on Dominic Perrottet to overhaul taxpayer-funded grants.

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NSW reveals Indigenous-specific funding for the first time
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NSW reveals Indigenous-specific funding for the first time

NSW will for the first time track how much it spends on specific Indigenous programs and services.

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Two-thirds of NSW government election promises still not delivered
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Two-thirds of NSW government election promises still not delivered

With the next election only 16 months away, nearly two-thirds of the NSW government’s 2015 and 2019 election commitments have still not been delivered.

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Hockey backs former journalist and calls for a contested Liberal preselection in Willoughby
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Hockey backs former journalist and calls for a contested Liberal preselection in Willoughby

Joe Hockey is supporting journalist-turned-executive Kellie Sloane to replace Gladys Berejiklian.

  • by Alexandra Smith