The sense that the Berejiklian government had done enough to be re-elected proved correct, with a strong economy and a big infrastructure program enough to secure the Coalition a third term.
The Berejiklian government has been returned to power, with Labor having a poorer-than-expected showing following a disastrous final week of campaigning.
With the polls showing the main parties neck and neck, the question for NSW voters this Saturday is whether they have lost faith in the Coalition government enough to elect Labor again.
Mark Latham in the upper house? A Coalition minority government? The NSW election is nearly upon us, and it’s going to be a wild ride.
It's worth keeping an eye on the NSW election outcome. It may end up telling us a lot about how global political themes, like the erosion of centrist politics, are playing out here in Australia.
Luke Foley was little known among the voting public but seen as doing a competent job against an unpopular government before being forced out as leader over sexual misconduct claims.
The furore over whether the Sydney Opera House should be used as a billboard is one thing, but the bigger issue is Alan Jones' bullying behaviour and the NSW government caving in to it,
We need to consider why transport infrastructure is so controversial, and how politicians can ensure they have the public's trust when making announcements for all transport projects.
The polls seem to be swinging back in favour of the Andrews Labor government in Victoria, while in New South Wales it's neck-and-neck.
Politics podcast: Gladys Berejiklian on the need to reform federal-state partnerships.
With her government having just handed down a budget with an enviable surplus, Gladys Berejiklian says the Gonski legislation will leave NSW better off 'in terms of dollars'.
The new NSW premier is right to identify housing affordability as a priority for the people and economy of Sydney. It's not just housing supply that's the problem – action is needed on many fronts.
Gladys Berejiklian becomes NSW premier with a great deal of experience, but she needs to overcome several problems – internal and external – to arrest sliding polls.