A Brief History of the N.S.W. Carr Labor Government

The New South Wales Labor Government, led by Premier Bob Carr, was first elected in 1995.

NSW Premier Bob CarrAt that election, it narrowly defeated the coalition government of John Fahey. Fahey had succeeded Nick Greiner who resigned after an adverse finding, subsequently overturned, by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Greiner had won an overwhelming victory against Labor in 1988, but was forced to rely on the support of Independents after the 1992 election.

During Fahey’s period as Premier, NSW secured the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. [Read more…]


1988 NSW State Election: Liberal Party Advertisement

This is the audio of a Liberal Party advertisement for the 1988 NSW State Election.

The advertisement featured a Liberal Party version of “Whinging Wendy”, the star of the ALP’s 1987 Federal Election advertising.

The election saw the defeat of the 12-year-old Labor government, originally led by Neville Wran. The new Liberal Premier was Nick Greiner, who defeated the ALP’s Barrie Unsworth. [Read more…]