By E. Reid Ross,Scott Elizabeth Baird,Mike Bedard,Ivan Farkas,E.M. Caris Published: September 16th, 2017
Now That Much-maligned Premier Mike Baird Has Resigned, We Investigate If The City’s Controversial Lockout Laws Are Likely To Be Rolled Back—as Well As How Badly The Scene Has Suffered.
In the last week or so, two former state premiers, Anna Bligh and Mike Baird have been appointed to highly paid jobs in the banking sector. In both cases there was some peripheral controversy. In Bligh’s case, some Liberals, including Scott Morrison, apparently felt that such jobs should be reserved for their side of politics. […]
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The NSW Premier can’t cop a break, and neither can the animals that live within his state, writes Dr Jordan Sosnowski. It seems the NSW Premier is determined to do all he can to harm animals – on land and in the ocean. NSW Minister Mike Baird was in Ballina recently to roll out the [...]
The NSW Government’s privatisation mantra has not only drained the public service of expertise, but it costs you – the taxpayer – a lot more than you think, writes Dr Mehreen Faruqi. There has been report after report of huge cost blowouts on transport projects in NSW. For people who claim to be good economic [...]Show More Summary
Is a joke a joke when you workshop it for more than five months? Mike Baird, the premier of New South Wales, Australia, copped a shellacking on social media Sunday after he shared a picture on Facebook of himself posing with graffiti,...Show More Summary
I’ve just done an interview with Channel 10, about cost blowouts on the infrastructure projects supposedly funded by Mike Baird’s asset sales program. I made the point that such blowouts are more likely when projects are funded from special pots of money rather that avoid normal processes of budget assessment. More tiresomely, I repeated a […]
Australia's most populous state made an embarrassing backflip on Tuesday on its plan to ban greyhound racing after sustained industry and public pressure, admitting it "got it wrong". New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced in July...Show More Summary
The NSW Premier has lost his gloss because he’s selling everything we own, to boost the big end of town, writes Greens MLC, Justin Field. Mike Baird’s Coalition government is down in the polls. While decisions on greyhounds, lock-out laws and council amalgamations get the blame, these are symptoms of a bigger problem, namely, the [...]Show More Summary
The NSW Baird government’s assault on your ‘right to know” shows no sign of abating, writes Greens MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi. Critical habitat of the last Little Penguin colony on mainland NSW was cleared late last year, near the Quarantine Station’s Boilerhouse restaurant at North Head, Manly. Trying to reveal ‘whodunit’, and why, has yet [...]Show More Summary
I don’t think it is wise for a politician to issue this invitation, especially in the context of seeming headstrong:…
Further to my previous post, which questioned the approach to medicinal cannabis research being taken by the Mike Baird government, the ABC reported today on a Sydney University study in which parents of epileptic children who are being...Show More Summary
Something very strange is happening in NSW. To the surprise of many, Liberal Premier Mike Baird last year announced he would legalise medical cannabis. He cited the plight of Lucy Haslam from Tamworth whose son had an incurable fatal condition and who received palliation from cannabis oil where normal treatments had failed. Show More Summary
In a historic milestone for animals, NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced a state-wide ban on greyhound racing, after a “damning” report condemned the cruel industry. The post New South Wales, Australia, Announces Historic Ban on Greyhound Racing appeared first on PETA.
The Labor-Green local government strongholds in Leichhardt, Marrickville and Ashfield in Sydney’s inner west were abruptly dispatched to the past tense yesterday when NSW Premier Mike Baird announced local government reforms. Residents...Show More Summary
On the riverbank in Parramatta today, the Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant, made two major announcements for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, confirming the preferred site for the new museum and the appointment of a new Director. Show More Summary
Safe to say, it has not been a good week for New South Wales Premier Mike Baird. The social media-friendly politician was exposed to the dark side of Facebook and Twitter as the backlash against Sydney's controversial lockout laws continued to grow. Show More Summary
Nine months on from his re-election, Newspoll finds Mike Baird maintaining his dominance in New South Wales.
Sydney will soon be getting a “world-class” metro rail system to take commuters under Sydney Harbour, with NSW Premier Mike Baird yesterday revealing the six proposed metro stations. The first tunnel boring machine will be heading under the harbour before the end of 2018, aiming to help ease congestion on the Harbour Bridge and Harbour Tunnel during peak times. More »