Albanese given inner-city cafe policy warning

Original article by Greg Brown, David Tanner
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 4 : 25-May-21

Federal Labor has been warned that it could potentially lose three seats in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales at the next election. The Coalition is expected to target the region in the wake of NSW Labor’s resounding defeat in the by-election in the state seat of Upper Hunter. Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining & Energy Union official Peter Jordan says the by-election result shows that Labor is losing support in ‘coal country’ and needs to re-engage with blue-collar workers. Labor MP Pat Conroy, whose seat of Shortland is amongst those that may be at risk, says the by-election has no implications for Labor at federal level.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MARITIME, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA

Gladys triumph: PM eyes May 11

Original article by Simon Benson, Ben Packham
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 25-Mar-19

The New South Wales government is set to retain office with a majority of up to two seats after gaining 42.7 per cent of the primary vote in the state election on 23 March. Labor’s primary vote was 33 per cent, while the Shooters, Fishers & Farmers Party won two seats from the National Party in regional and rural areas. Meanwhile, the federal government is expected to hold an election on 11 May, with a five-week election campaign likely to be announced days after the Budget on 2 April. Sources have indicated that the government will seek to shore up support in regional and rural areas by including a regional ­economic development package in the Budget.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, SHOOTERS, FISHERS AND FARMERS PARTY, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION, NATIONAL IRRIGATORS COUNCIL LIMITED, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

PM, Nats work on coal peace plan

Original article by Phillip Coorey, Aaron Patrick
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 7 : 25-Mar-19

The National Party performed poorly in the New South Wales election on 23 March. This appears likely to re-ignite tensions within the Coalition at the federal level over issues such as coal-fired power stations, with former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce calling for the federal government to support coal-fired power stations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Nationals leader Michael McCormack are understood to be working on a "peace deal" over the issue.

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NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Santos CEO comes out firing on Narrabri

Original article by Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 4 : 27-Feb-19

New South Wales Opposition Leader Michael Daley says Labor will block Santos’s proposed Narrabri coal seam gas project if it wins the state election on 23 March. He has warned that the $3bn project presents an "unacceptable risk" to water resources, farming and indigenous communities. Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher has stressed that protecting the environment and water resources is a priority for the oil and gas group. He adds that failure to develop the state’s gas resources will result in higher gas and electricity prices, as well as the loss of manufacturing jobs and investment in the state.

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SANTOS LIMITED – ASX STO, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT, CREDIT SUISSE (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

Turnbull’s bid to force early poll

Original article by Andrew Clennell, Greg Brown
The Australian – Page: 1 & 5 : 3-Dec-18

The future of Liberal MP Craig Kelly remains uncertain, with former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull urging several members of the party’s moderates faction to reject his pre-selection. Kelly has threatened to resign from the Liberal Party and become an independent MP if he is disendorsed. Turnbull told New South Wales minister Matt Kean that he had reached agreement with Scott Morrison while in office that an election would be held on 2 March, three weeks before the state election. Turnbull also said an early federal election would boost the re-election prospects of the NSW government, allowing it to avoid an anti-Coalition backlash.

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LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET

Premier shrugs off Victorian poll impact

Original article by Jacob Saulwick
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 4 : 26-Nov-18

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian expects the next few months will be "incredibly tough" in the lead-up to the state election in March. Her comments follow the big swings against conservative parties in recent by-elections and the Victorian election on 24 November, while Berejiklian says she does not want to see her government impacted by "outside influences". One NSW Liberal insider says the campaign it will run at the upcoming state election will be nothing like the one that the Victorian Liberals ran.

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NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, LIBERAL PARTY OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Lib accuses Nats of treachery in Wagga

Original article by Andrew Clennell
The Australian – Page: 6 : 11-Sep-18

A spokesperson for New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro has denied claims he helped independent candidate Joe McGirr win the seat of Wagga Wagga. The Liberal party lost the seat after incurring a 29 per cent primary vote swing against it. Its loss has cut Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s majority to just six seats, with the next NSW election due in March. Upper house Liberal MP Matthew Mason-Cox had accused Barilaro of undermining the Liberal’s campaign by giving National members the "green light to "hand out" for McGirr

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LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Berejiklian fails to sell a message

Original article by Andrew Clennell
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 10-Sep-18

The New South Wales Liberal government suffered a 30 per cent primary vote swing against it in the Wagga Wagga by-election, held on 8 September. The seat had been held by Daryl Maguire, who resigned over corruption allegations. Latest counting in the seat has independent candidate Joe McGirr with 25.5 per cent of the primary vote, followed by Liberal candidate Julia Ham on 25.3 per cent and Labor on 23.8 per cent. McGirr is expected to win with the help of Labor preferences. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian sought to blame much of the swing against her government on the federal Liberal leadership spill.

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LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

Turnbull government holds North Sydney after swing

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 4 : 7-Dec-15

Liberal Party candidate Trent Zimmerman has won the federal seat of North Sydney, despite a 13 per cent swing against the Australian Government. The by-election on 5 December 2015 followed the retirement of former treasurer Joe Hockey, who had secured 66 per cent of the primary vote in the 2013 federal election. The Australian Labor Party chose not to field a candidate in the by-election.

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LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Mike Baird set to lead L-NP to clear victory in NSW Election

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Morgan Poll Update – Page: Online : 24-Mar-15

A special SMS Morgan Poll on State voting intention has found that support for the New South Wales Coalition on a two-party preferred basis has risen by 0.5 per cent to 56 per cent. The poll, which was carried out from 20-23 March 2015, also shows that support for the Australian Labor Party has fallen by 0.5 per cent to 44 per cent. Roy Morgan Research executive chairman Gary Morgan says all signs points to a comfortable victory for the Coalition on 28 March, despite the Coalition’s losses in recent state elections in Queensland and Victoria

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MORGAN POLL, ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET