Governing NSW - Natural Resources

Mr Piccoli made the outstanding parliamentary contribution of 2006 with his private members statement on multicultural values. Ian Mc Donald performed well in an area where the government had some severe weaknesses. I judged Mc Donald to be the superior media performer and the Liberal National Party policy agenda to be superior to Labor’s particularly because of its expansion of the rainwater tank rebate program - a solid policy which has been overshadowed by controversy concerning water recycling and Labor’s desalination proposal.

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.

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