All eyes on NSW

It's an election that will be closely watched in Canberra- so what can we expect? With Contributing editor Quentin Dempster and Online political editor Chris Hammer.

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Shorten weighs in on Martin Ferguson debate

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1:23 PM   The Labor leader says a full investigation must occur to determine whether Martin Ferguson actively cooperated with the Liberal Party to damage NSW Labor's election prospects.

NSW election: 'scare campaign on coal seam gas'

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12:58 PM   National Party Senator John 'Wacka' Williams joins Breaking Politics to discuss the news of the day.

Elite unis strike a blow to Pyne's reforms

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12:56 PM   The Group of Eight has withdrawn support for further compromise on the government's higher education reforms casting further doubt on Christopher Pyne's ability to pass the deregulation package.

Tax debate heats up

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12:32 PM   Labor MP Terri Butler joins Callum Denness via Broadband to discuss the political news of the day.

Superannuation consensus builds

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11:15 AM   Politicians from all sides of the political debate say generous superannuation tax concessions must be targeted.

Martin Ferguson's comments 'not helpful'

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Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh has criticised the former Labor Minister's views on NSW Labor's anti-privatisation campaign but won't say if he agrees with moves to expel him or what his own views on the privatisation debate are.

Andrew Leigh joins Breaking Politics

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Labor MP Andrew Leigh joins Callum Denness to discuss the political issues of the day.

Labor dismisses tax white paper

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Labor doesn't see any "fresh ideas" worth supporting says Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh, while Liberal MP Andrew Laming says he doubts the government will be able to push through major tax reforms.

Bunker fuel reprimand wasn't political payback: MP

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Liberal MP Andrew Laming joins Callum Denness via broadband to discuss the news of the day.

Jenny Leong claims Greens victory in Newtown

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"WestConnex is not going to happen if the people of Newtown have anything to do with it" pledges new Greens MP Jenny Leong.

Luke Foley defiant in defeat

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RAW VISION: NSW Labor leader proclaims the next election "winnable for Labor" after phoning Mike Baird to congratulate him on his win.

Government backs down on legal aid cuts

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Attorney General George Brandis says the cuts would have impacted on the most vulnerable, including domestic violence victims and indigenous Australians.


Security fears or scare campaign?

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari raises national security concerns over the New South Wales government's plans to privatise electricity assets.

Greens back oil-spill MP

The Greens congratulate Liberal MP Andrew Laming for drawing attention to cruise ship pollution, even though the stunt got him kicked out of parliament.

Hypocrisy? What hypocrisy?

You be the judge: is it one rule for the government and another for the opposition in question time?

Polls up, unity down

The government is doing better in the opinion polls, but leadership tensions are still apparent, says chief political correspondent Mark Kenny.

Too many mental health services?

Nationals Senator John 'Wacka' Williams has criticised the "scattergun" approach to mental health and believes there may be a case to reduce the number of different services.

Hitting the 'same-sex marriage' delete button

Liberal MP Andrew Laming reveals his secret for dealing with concerted mailing campaigns on same-sex marriage - using a spam filter.