Baird to stop Liberal rot

Original article by Geoff Winestock
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 5 : 23-Mar-15

The latest Fairfax Media-Ipsos poll shows that the New South Wales (NSW) Coalition has 54 per cent support on a two-party preferred basis, compared with 46 per cent for the Australian Labor Party. The poll, which was carried out from 19-21 March 2015, also shows that 48 per cent of NSW electors support the proposed partial sale of the state’s electricity network, while 47 per cent are against it. However, 61 per cent oppose the sale unless the proceeds are invested in new infrastructure projects

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FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, IPSOS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, THE GREENS NSW INCORPORATED, CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (FRED NILE GROUP), SHOOTERS AND FISHERS PARTY INCORPORATED, NO LAND TAX PARTY, REACHTEL PTY LTD

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

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Morgan Poll Update – Page: Online : 17-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 three per cent to 55.5 per cent. The poll, which was carried out from 13-15 March 2015, also shows that support for the Australian Labor Party has fallen by three per cent to 44.5 per cent. Roy Morgan Research executive chairman Gary Morgan says that despite Mike Baird taking a controversial position in support of the sale of electricity assets, it appears that he has done enough over the past year to convince electors to elect him as Premier in his own right on 28 March

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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, NEW SOUTH WALES. INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION

NSW the next power retailing battleground

Original article by Angela Macdonald-Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 : 10-Mar-15

Prices in the New South Wales electricity market are likely to be fully deregulated if the State Government wins the March 2015 election. A number of smaller electricity retailers are likely to increase their push into the New South Wales market as a result. These include Red Energy, Momentum Energy, Meridian Energy and Lumo Energy. Full deregulation is likely to prompt more consumers to switch electricity providers

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RED ENERGY PTY LTD, SNOWY HYDRO LIMITED, MOMENTUM ENERGY PTY LTD, MERIDIAN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX MEZ, LUMO ENERGY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, SIMPLY ENERGY, HYDRO TASMANIA, GDF SUEZ SA, ALINTA ENERGY (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, ORIGIN ENERGY LIMITED – ASX ORG, AGL ENERGY LIMITED – ASX AGL, ENERGYAUSTRALIA PTY LTD, ENERGY RETAILERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, POWERSHOP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Race tightens in NSW although Baird still favoured. NSW electors nominate Infrastructure investment, Privatisation/Sale of Assets, Health & Hospitals, Political Leadership & Corruption, Education and Unemployment as Key Issues

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Morgan Poll Update – Page: Online : 27-Feb-15

A special telephone Morgan Poll on State voting intention has found that the Liberal-National Party is set for victory in the New South Wales election on 28 March 2015. The poll, which was carried out from 20-22 February, shows that support for the Coalition on a two-party preferred basis has fallen by three per cent to 52.5 per cent since 14 February, while support for the Australian Labor Party has risen by three per cent to 47.5 per cent

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MORGAN POLL, ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, THE GREENS NSW INCORPORATED, CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY (FRED NILE GROUP), FAMILY FIRST PARTY AUSTRALIA LIMITED, PALMER UNITED PARTY, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET

Mike Baird set to be re-elected Premier in NSW next month. Palaszczuk’s Queensland Election victory reveals fresh ‘gender split’ in Queensland

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Morgan Poll Update – Page: Online : 20-Feb-15

A special SMS Morgan Poll on State voting intention has found that New South Wales Premier Mike Baird has a 33 per cent lead over Opposition Leader Luke Foley as preferred premier, which is five per cent lower than the poll of 16-18 January 2015. The Coalition has 55 per cent support on a two-party preferred basis, an increase of 1.5 per since the last poll. In Queensland, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has a five per cent lead over Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg as preferred premier. Roy Morgan Research CEO Michele Levine says New South Wales Premier Mike Baird is set to be easily re-elected at the March 2015 state election, but notes that there has been a swing of 8.7 per cent to the Australian Labor Party since the last election

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MORGAN POLL, ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, LIBERAL PARTY OF VICTORIA, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, VICTORIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, LIBERAL PARTY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, LIBERAL PARTY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, LIBERAL PARTY OF TASMANIA, TASMANIA. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, PALMER UNITED PARTY, CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, COUNTRY ALLIANCE, KATTER’S AUSTRALIAN PARTY, FAMILY FIRST PARTY AUSTRALIA LIMITED

Concerns grow over NSW asset sales

Original article by Will Glasgow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 10-Feb-15

A new public opinion poll shows that support for asset sales in New South Wales is waning. The Fairfax Media/Ipsos poll, which was carried out from 5-7 February 2015, shows that 23 per cent of electors support the partial sale of the electricity network. This is six per cent lower than in November 2014. The State Government will use proceeds from the partial privatisation to fund new infrastructure projects if it wins the 28 March election

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FAIRFAX MEDIA LIMITED – ASX FXJ, IPSOS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEW SOUTH WALES. DEPT OF PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, LIBERAL PARTY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, LIBERAL-NATIONAL PARTY OF QUEENSLAND