Tag: State Politics

  • Opinion: You’ve missed Keating’s point

    Opinion: You’ve missed Keating’s point

    Since the interview we have been told it is best to ignore Keating because he’s like an annoying ex-husband according to SMH journalist Malcolm Knox, he’s a crazy old uncle according to opposition leader Peter Dutton, the world has changed since the 1990s according to Prime Minister Albanese and that he’s a defender of a…

  • NSW cabinet reshuffle

    New South Wales Premier Mike Baird used his first days in the top job to make several changes to the Cabinet in what could be seen as a move to distance himself from former premier Barry O’Farrell and strengthen his team ahead of next year’s state election. With Mr O’Farrell stepping down following claims he…

  • Kings Cross named Australia’s safest suburb

    Kings Cross named Australia’s safest suburb

    With the ink barely dry on the new alcohol restrictions, Kings Cross has miraculously been named Australia’s safest suburb. Exclusive sources reveal that over the course of just five nights, the Cross skyrocketed to the top of the “Safest Suburbs Index”, much to the disbelief of industry experts and party goers. The Cross even out…

  • Ink still drying on Liberals’ liquor legislation and Labor’s rubber stamp

    Ink still drying on Liberals’ liquor legislation and Labor’s rubber stamp

    30th January 2014 The New South Wales Parliament passed sweeping legislative changes today, including controversial mandatory minimum sentences and CBD lock outs, in response to so called ‘alcohol-fuelled violence’. In related news, democracy in NSW sculled half a beer, before proceeding to pass out in a pool of its own vomit. The legislation, the Liquor…

  • The Lowdown on Lockouts

    The Lowdown on Lockouts

    It’s a familiar pattern. Take the recent surge in stories of alcohol-related incidents with tragic endings; add an overwhelming amount of pressure from state media outlets, and it’s only a matter of time before Parliament must act. Last week, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell completed the moral panic cycle, announcing a raft of measures aimed at…