Governing NSW - Primary Industries & Mineral Resources

The contest between Ian Mc Donald and Duncan Gay in the Legislative Council was often colourful. Labor’s strong strategy for rural and regional NSW and Mc Donald’s ability to humorously shrug off Gay’s attacks gave it the edge. Mc Donald also travelled energetically and extensively offering support throughout NSW during the second worst drought in one hundred years. This held him in surprisingly good stead for a Labor member within the rural community.

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Fax: 02 44652305 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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