Posts Tagged ‘ meagher ’

Stop laughing, Labor, you’re about to be massacred

Sep 15th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia, Lead Stories

With the stench of the Wollongong Council corruption scandal, developer donations and the New South Wales State Government’s radical planning reforms believed to be the main reasons for the Labor Party’s fall from favour, the Premier, Nathan Rees, said voters had sent a clear message to his Government.

Rees reveals new team

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The New South Wales Premier has revealed his new cabinet, declaring that the “soap opera is over”. As tipped, John Della Bosca has returned, along with right faction powerbroker Joe Tripodi. Frank Sartor and Michael Costa have been dumped, while Reba Meagher withdrew from contention last night before being pushed out.

Political novice Nathan Rees elected as NSW premier

Sep 5th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia, Lead Stories

Nathan Rees, who entered New South Wales Parliament only 18 months ago, is to replace Morris Iemma as NSW premier. Mr Iemma fell on his sword this morning after losing his Right faction’s support, the first time in the 117-year history of the Labor Party a premier has been forced out.