Labor has been quick to attack the Premier Mike Baird over his conservative Christian social values, seeking to exploit any chink in the armour of the new Liberal leader.
The NSW Liberal party is being divided by an attempt to push its most senior female minister out of cabinet because of her age.
Catholics are in power this Easter, with the highest proportion of ministers of that faith occupying senior positions in a Coalition government.
Women on the full age pension will be hit hardest if the Abbott government changes the way the payment is indexed.
Thousands of disability pensioners would be examined by independent doctors
Thousands of disability pensioners would be examined by independent doctors to see whether they are still entitled to their pensions, under dramatic changes being considered by Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews.
Two weeks after receiving the bottle of Grange Hermitage that would lead to his resignation as premier, Barry O'Farrell was preparing to appoint the man who bought the extravagant gift, businessman Nick Di Girolamo, to a well-paid position on a government board.
The vice-chancellor of Melbourne University has backed a review of student fees if tertiary funding is cut in next month's federal budget.
So, what's Mike Baird actually like?
Australia's 160,000 federal public servants are facing an assault on their traditional 7 and a half hour working day as the Coalition pursues hardline policies on pay and conditions.
AFTER long delays on Thursday and gridlocks through the Kiama township, traffic is again inching down the coast ...
Hundreds of children gathered at the Kiama Fresh Food Markets on Wednesday for a visit from the Easter ...
A big crowd turned out on Friday to enjoy Easter FunDay at The Pavilion in Kiama.