James Robertson

James Robertson

James Robertson is a Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

NSW state election: Four seats still too close to call

James Robertson On Monday night, the outcome in four seats in the state election remained close.

NSW election 2015: Greens say rise will continue

James Robertson The Greens have hailed the state election result not just for the four seats it may win but for its second-place showing in several others, where the party believes it is consolidating as voters'...

NSW state election 2015: No Land Tax Party in battle for final upper house seat

Peter Jones of the No Land Tax party.

James Robertson The No Land Tax Party’s attempt to win a seat in the state’s upper house will come down to a last-minute battle with the Liberals and another microparty.

NSW election 2015: 10 things a re-elected Baird government will do in the next year

2015 NSW STATE ELECTION. Mike Baird wins the NSW Election. Mike Baird at the NSW Liberal Party election night event at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Saturday 28th March 2015. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH NEWS 150328

Melanie Kembrey and James Robertson 10 things a re-elected Baird government will do in the next year

Council mergers loom on NSW's horizon

Proposed Council amalgamations

James Robertson The thorny political issue of forced council amalgamations will be one of the first difficult policy decisions facing a re-elected Baird government in its first months.

NSW election 2015: Labor Party claims its best in the west

This has been a good election for Labor, says Luke Foley.

James Robertson Labor has hailed its election performance in western Sydney as the return of the party’s political base, but the Liberal campaign denies the vote is a verdict on its performance.

NSW state election 2015: Luke Foley says opposition to privatisation is moot

Luke Foley.

James Robertson Luke Foley says he expected Labor would continue to oppose premier Mike Baird's privatisation plan, but said that would be a mere "debating point" in a Liberal-led Parliament.

Luke Foley's final stretch on tough race to win NSW election

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley poses for selfies with supporters at the Lidcombe Public school voting booth during the NSW State Election campaign on Saturday 28 March 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

James Robertson Luke Foley entered the final stretch before 3am on Saturday.

NSW state election 2015: Mike Baird poised for re-election

NSW Premier Mike Baird with Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian at the North West Rail Link construction site.

Sean Nicholls, Nicole Hasham, James Robertson Mike Baird is poised lead the NSW Coalition into a second term of government after a bruising final week of the election campaign.

NSW state election 2015: Mike Baird and Luke Foley wrap up their campaigns

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has lunch while campaigning in Granville for the NSW State Election campaign on Friday 27 March 2015. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Nicole Hasham, James Robertson Nothing says "infrastructure" like a fluoro vest and a hard hat, and NSW Premier Mike Baird closed his election campaign on Friday kitted up as as Mr Build-It.

NSW state election 2015: Mike Baird reassures voters on power privatisation as Labor intensifies attack

Nicole Hasham, James Robertson, Sean Nicholls The Premier has been forced to reassure voters that his keystone power plan does not pose a state security threat.

NSW state election 2015: Labor targets Goulburn with $270m hospital pledge

Sitting on a 26 per cent margin: Pru Goward.

James Robertson The Labor Party is confident of securing a massive swing against Planning Minister Pru Goward.

Chinese power giant eyeing NSW electricity grid targeted in 'massive' corruption probe

Premier Mike Baird:

Sean Nicholls, Nicole Hasham, James Robertson A Chinese government-owned energy company that is a potential buyer of NSW electricity assets was last year the subject of a "major" state audit aimed at rooting out alleged corruption.

NSW election 2015: Opposition Leader Luke Foley, out of gifts, goes on the attack

State election. Luke Foley at Wyoming shopping center on thre central coast taking to locals. Photo: Edwina Pickles. Taken on 25th March 2015.

James Robertson Three days from election day, Luke Foley's campaign felt like it has long since run out of gifts to voters.

NSW election 2015: Foley goes green in potential tri-colour contest on north coast

Labor Leader Luke Foley at the site of last year's Bentley Blockade with members of the knitting nannas.

James Robertson With four days till the election, Luke Foley travelled 800 kilometres to stand in a cow paddock on Tuesday.

NSW state election 2015: Luke Foley attacks Mike Baird over TAFE fees

Many TAFE students cannot access results or fee notices.

James Robertson Five days out from election day, the opposition leader, Luke Foley, is trying to shift political focus onto fees for the state's TAFE students, which he says have risen up to $7000.

NSW state election 2015: Government pledges $100 million for native species protection

NSW Environment Minister Rob Stokes.

James Robertson The Baird government has pledged $100 million to protect the state's threatened plants and animals if it wins office at next week's state election.

Corporate watchdog asked to examine Premier's office call to investment bank

Admitted his office called the bank: Premier Mike Baird.

Sean Nicholls, Nicole Hasham, James Robertson Labor has written to the corporate regulator raising concerns Premier Mike Baird's office "sought to interfere with the integrity" of a bank analyst's report on the government's proposed electricity...

NSW state election 2015: Mike Baird refuses to answer questions over UBS phone calls

  NSW Premier Mike Baird  at Newcastle's John hunter Hospital for a door stop. 
19th March 2015   pic    Darren Pateman

Nicole Hasham and James Robertson Premier Mike Baird has refused to say who in his office called an investment bank before it altered a report on his electricity privatisation plans to make the findings more favourable to the...

NSW election: Labor pledges free whooping cough vaccines for pregnant women


Amy Corderoy and James Robertson Free whooping cough immunisations will be offered to women in their third trimester of pregnancy through GP clinics.