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Paradoxically, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's centralised intervention to reform the troubled New South Wales branch of the Labor Party, could help revive the party at its roots, argues UNSW's Mark Rolfe.

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The Independents were kingmakers at the beginning of this parliamentary term, and they might play the same role at its end, writes George Williams.

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There is much in the Gonski proposals to which the Coalition should have little or no opposition, writes Jenny Stewart.

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The GFC and the necessity of the stimulus package meant the Labor government has been unable to clear the slate of its predecessor, with disastrous long-term consequences, writes Lindy Edwards.

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Clover Moore is seeking special dispensation to remain both Lord Mayor and MP for Sydney, but her plea will be rightly ignored, writes George Williams.