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The Baird factor, the Abbott factor, and the challenge for Labor

29 March 2015

The Coalition has won a convincing victory in New South Wales. Stephen Mills talks to Peter Clarke about the result and its implications

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NSW premier Mike Baird poses for photographs with supporters after claiming victory last night. Nikki Short/AAP Image

NSW premier Mike Baird poses for photographs with supporters after claiming victory last night. Nikki Short/AAP Image


After election losses in Victoria and Queensland, the Coalition has won a convincing victory in New South Wales under premier Mike Baird. In this podcast the University of Sydney’s Stephen Mills, author of The Professionals: Strategy, Money and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia, talks to Peter Clarke about the result and its implications. Stephen Mills is speaking via Skype from Canberra.

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“We play clean to the end”: J.B. Jeyaretnam in 1986. Robert Nickelsberg/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

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