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Alexandra Smith is the State Political Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.

Festivals with potential for a drug death deemed 'high risk'

Festivals with potential for a drug death deemed 'high risk'

Festivals with drug-related deaths have been deemed 'high risk' under the state government's new licensing rules. 

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Rob Stokes, Jihad Dib and NSW's education battleground

Rob Stokes, Jihad Dib and NSW's education battleground

With few differences in education policies at state level, much attention is on the men hoping to take on the portfolio after the election.

  • by Jordan Baker and Alexandra Smith
NSW Nationals' major policy break from Liberals over $250 travel card
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NSW Nationals' major policy break from Liberals over $250 travel card

In its signature announcement, the Nationals will give the debit card to seniors in the regions to spend on petrol, taxis or public transport.

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You can smell the desperation: it's the pork in NSW's election barrel
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You can smell the desperation: it's the pork in NSW's election barrel

What's a billion dollars between enemies? Both the Coalition and Labor are promising to spend like there's no tomorrow, but voters might be onto them.

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'Complete disgrace': Liberal women slam blokey culture
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'Complete disgrace': Liberal women slam blokey culture

A private chat group of the NSW Liberal Women's Council reveals the anger within the party over sexism.

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'We will keep them here in NSW': Labor announces jobs policy

'We will keep them here in NSW': Labor announces jobs policy

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has promised more local workers and materials will be used in major state government contracts if elected in next month's election. 

  • by Alexandra Smith and Deborah Snow
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Young Liberals sacked from government over Tinder scandal

Young Liberals sacked from government over Tinder scandal

Two Young Liberals suspended from the party over a Tinder scandal have been sacked from their government jobs. 

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Berejiklian announces 'unprecedented' boost to health workforce

Berejiklian announces 'unprecedented' boost to health workforce

In a significant boost to the NSW health workforce,  the Coalition will employ an extra 5000 nurses and midwives. 

  • by Alexandra Smith and Deborah Snow
Young Liberals booted from party for lewd comments about women
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Young Liberals booted from party for lewd comments about women

Four Young Liberals have been kicked out of the party for making lewd comments about women in an online chat group meant for election campaigning.

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'Killing live music in NSW': Industry slams Berejiklian government

'Killing live music in NSW': Industry slams Berejiklian government

Music heavyweights Bernard Fanning, Vance Joy and leading promoter Michael Chugg have warned that the state government is forcing music out of NSW.

  • by Alexandra Smith and Angus Thompson
Malcolm Turnbull emerges to help Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Liberals

Malcolm Turnbull emerges to help Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Liberals

Malcolm Turnbull has stepped back into the political fray to help the Liberals in the state election campaign.

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