Governing NSW - Aboriginal Affairs

Until the major parties see that it is important to set out Aboriginal affairs policies in election campaigns, Australia will remain an under developed country. Brad Hazzard has been a noble Liberal National Shadow Minister for a decade. However if Labor wins the next election the promotion of Linda Burney is a necessity that may create some competition, vision and policy substance at a political level that is badly needed in NSW.

This analysis provides a comprehensive citizens guide to the State Labor and Liberal-National Party Alternatives for the NSW Election 2007 by portfolio based on parliamentary performance and the new policies presented to the people of NSW during the election campaign. The purpose of the evaluation is to go beyond electoral analysis that focuses on the personality of the leaders. This study evaluates portfolios, ministers and shadow ministers based on parliamentary performance, use of the media, statesmanship, stability and leadership, vision of the future and the quality of the new policies presented to the electorate. It provides an overview of how each party works as a team as well as an individual by individual analysis of the ministerial teams of the major parties.

This briefing note is free to students, pensioners, people with disabilities and the unemployed. Simply send an email to to request the paper.

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