Kathryn Wicks

17 Flips | 2 Magazines | 76 Followers | @kathrynwicks | State and Senior Writers editor, The Sydney Morning Herald. www.smh.com.au/nsw and www.smh.com.au/investigations. @kathrynwicksSMH

Reserve Bank poised to cut interest rates on Tuesday

The Reserve Bank is poised to cut interest rates on Tuesday in order to counter what it regards as a deteriorating economy.<p>The bank's first board …

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to win fifth Australian Open crown

Djokovic has been a father only since October, but on the honour board here since 2008, and wished Murray and fiancee Kim Sears "a wonderful …

Jailed Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste on way home from Egypt

A security official told Reuters that al-Jazeera's Canadian-Egyptian bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy would be released "within days".<p>The official said …

Abbott hurting NSW Liberals: source

"People are joking about speeding up the Lodge renovations," the source said.<p>The Liberal party's state director, Tony Nutt, declined to comment on …

Note to Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman: honesty isn't rocket science

The two party vote base on 2013 preferences shows Labor on 54 per cent – up 2 points since December – and the Coalition down 2 points to 46. The …

Tony Abbott's woes deepen as Fairfax Ipsos poll shows voters heading for the exit

Based on preference flows from that election, Labor now enjoys an eight-point buffer, with 54 per cent of the two-party-preferred vote to the …

While it all hits the fan, Malcolm Turnbull is safely away in LA

Meanwhile, back at the Coalition ranch, senior MPs trudged out in support of Tony Abbott.<p>As far as conga lines go, it was not a festive one.<p>A …

The old shops of Sydney

Their stories<p>They might have served three generations. They might remember pounds, shillings and pence. But the 21st century is not a friendly place …

The downfall of John Robertson: What's next for NSW Labor?

His staff also knew that because the letter was sent to the Department of Community Services, the government would eventually become aware of its …

Shooters and Fishers pledge to block Mike Baird's $20 billion power sale

"We think it's a full sale just being dressed up as a partial sale as a short term sop to the Nationals," Mr Borsak said.<p>"We think this is an …

Electricity assets sell-off: Mike Baird's top five infrastructure promises

2. A <b>$2 billion regional road freight</b> program. A large part of his funding, touted by Nationals leader and Deputy Premier Troy Grant at a press …

Barry O'Farrell's downfall pays dividends for the Coalition

The fact that voters consider Jodi McKay – who is not even in the parliament – as almost equally desirable as Labor leader speaks volumes about the …

NSW state election: Mike Baird's electricity sale will see prices rise, voters fear

Ten Liberal MPs moved to the crossbench and two resigned from Parliament altogether over evidence that emerged at the commission.<p>Yet the poll shows …

ALP suffering trust deficit despite Liberal party's ICAC woes

In a blow for the ALP, fewer than half of its supporters, or only 44 per cent, nominated the party as the most trustworthy.<p>The poll of 1000 NSW …

Baird government bruised by ICAC but still comfortably ahead

While it is an encouraging result for the ALP, it would still deliver the Baird government a comfortable victory if repeated at the election next …

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Six months out, parties look west for a pivotal NSW election

But Sharpe – an upper house MP and Labor's transport spokeswoman who is hoping to win the newly-created lower house seat of Newtown – says the …

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Despite the carnage, Mike Baird's government could yet come up smiling

It led one reporter to comment tartly afterwards: "Is nine a small number?"<p>Nine, of course, was the number of Liberal MPs who had stepped aside from …