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The New South Wales election was held on 28th March.  The Liberal and National Coalition have retained government, with a significant majority.

The win is significant for several reasons:

  • Mike Baird now has a clear mandate for his privatisation agenda, despite heavy negative campaigning by opposition parties and trade unions;
  • The Coalition’s victory has defied the trend in Victoria and Queensland, where first-term Coalition governments were voted out of office;
  • The win occurred in the face of backlash against key elements of the Federal Coalition’s agenda and legislative delays in the Senate.

The swing against the Coalition was very small (3.3% against the Liberal Party and 1.8% against the National Party).

It appears the Coalition will also have a rare majority in the Legislative Council. 

Legislative Assembly:

  • 46 seats are needed to form a majority government; the Coalition appears to have won with a reduced, but significant majority of 55 seats (total vote count not confirmed).
  • The most recent prediction for the seat tally is outlined below:

Party

Legislative Assembly results

Swing

2011 election 

2015 election

Change 

Liberal

51

37

-14

-3.5%

National

18

17

-1

-2.0%

Labor

20

34

+14

+8.5%

Greens

1

3

+2

 0.0%

Independents

3

2

-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Council:

  • The Legislative Council is the New South Wales Parliament’s upper house.
  • The Council has 42 members, elected by proportional representation, in which the whole state is treated as a single electorate. Only half of the Legislative Council has is elected at each general election.
  • The Coalition appears set to gain a rare majority in the legislative Council, with the Liberal and National Parties potentially winning up to 10 of the 21 available seats. Counting continues.
  • If the Coalition does not form a majority, it is likely that they will pass most legislation with the support of either the Shooters Party or the Christian Democrats (Fred Nile).
  • This is quite remarkable and will allow the Coalition to pass legislation with relative ease.

 

Click here to see who makes up the new Ministry

NSW

Sydney

 

Troy Grant

Deputy Premier

Minister for Justice and Police

Minister for the Arts

Minister for Racing

 

Gladys Berejiklian

Treasurer

Minister for Industrial Relations

 

Adrian Piccoli

Minister for Education   

 

Duncan Gay 

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Vice President of the Executive Council  

 

Anthony Roberts 

Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy

 

 

Jillian Skinner 

Minister for Health 

 

Andrew Constance 

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure   

 

Brad Hazzard 

Minister for Family and Community Services   

 

Rob Stokes 

Minister for Planning

 

Dominic Perrottet 

Minister for Finance, Services and Property

 

Gabrielle Upton

Attorney General 

 

Pru Goward 

Minister for Mental Health and Medical Research

Assistant Minister for Health

Minister for Women

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault  

 

John Ajaka 

Minister for Disability Services   

 

Stuart Ayres 

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events

Minister for Sport
 

 

Victor Dominello

Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation   

 

John Barilaro 

Minister for Regional Development

Minister for Skills

Minister for Small Business

 

Paul Toole 

Minister for Local Government

 

Niall Blair

Minister for Primary Industries

Minister for Lands and Water 

 

Mark Speakman

Minister for Environment

Minister for Heritage

Assistant Minister for Planning

 

David Elliott 

Minister for Corrections

Minister for Emergency Services

Minister for Veterans Affairs 

 

Leslie Williams

Minister for Early Childhood Education

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Assistant Minister for Education

 

 

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