Governing NSW - Executive Summary & Overview

The first performance analysis of the NSW government and Opposition by portfolio. Prepared in the lead up to the March 2007 NSW election, this analysis evaluates Ministers and Shadow Ministers by their performance in parliament, in the media, as statespeople, as managers, visionaries and as policy makers. The highest rating obtained by a politician in this analysis was obtained by Liberal Party Transport spokeswoman Gladys Berekjiklian. The success and interest generated by the analysis mean that a similar and more intensive exercise will be carried out for the 2007 Federal election and other State elections.

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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