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.
The Independents were kingmakers at the beginning of this parliamentary term, and they might play the same role at its end, writes George Williams.
There is much in the Gonski proposals to which the Coalition should have little or no opposition, writes Jenny Stewart.
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.
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.