Dr Michael Turner analyses results from the 2023 NSW state election in the AFR


Freshwater Strategy Director, Dr Michael Turner, writes in the Australian Financial Review.

Now that the dust has settled on the NSW state election, the inevitable post-election debate about what happened and why has started.

With nearly all the votes counted, this is an opportune time to provide some clear-eyed analysis of the data.

Despite hyperbole on the night, it’s clear that this was not a Labor landslide. Labor took a ‘land and expand’ approach, ensuring they got into government first, to build a case for majority later.

Most of the polls, including the final AFR Freshwater Strategy NSW poll, called it right.

The election result returned a Labor government that will need the support of crossbench MPs to function.

Continue reading Michael’s article here.

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