Tag Archives: State Politics

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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