The year is 2037 and what remains of the NSW press pack has been called to competing lunch-time book launches.
Jacob Saulwick is City Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald.
Jacob Saulwick on how responsibility should be split between different tiers of government.
Six years ago, Gladys Berejiklian made a decision which will soon result in a lot of people missing a lot of family dinners.
When it comes to property developers and local councils, Luke Foley might be right.
When Tony Abbott laid out his manifesto last week for a more muscular conservatism, he offered an idea likely to hold appeal even to some who might be appalled by proposals such as gutting renewable energy policies and human rights institutions.
In the days following Gladys Berejiklian's statement that she wanted to ensure "every average hardworking person in this state can aspire to own their own home," the premier's actions have served only to undermine that goal.
It's the type of message you might read on a poster at the physio: "Visualise the process, not the result." But it might contain some truth. Or at least truth enough to lodge in your mind while you wait on a frayed hamstring. And to return to when you're thumbing through planning laws…
The glamorisation of the real estate profession seems awry on a host of levels.
In the coming year, Malcolm Turnbull will hopefully start to justify all those pictures of himself catching the train. And when he gets to working out how to justify those pictures, the prime minister will not find himself short of suggestions for things he could do for the city, and particularly for western Sydney.
The work of auditors-general has become one of the main tools by which government obfuscation has been rubbed against the grain.