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