The John Barilaro factor: former NSW deputy premier becomes focal point in state campaign

ClubsNSW boss, Josh Landis, whose campaign against the premier’s proposed cashless gaming scheme was fuelling division within the coalition, was sacked, creating some clear air for Perrottet amid a volatile state election campaign.Sign

Tenants’ Union says some form of rent control is needed to alleviate pressure during a ‘nasty’ time in the marketFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastMillie Bannister was already anxious about how much the rental market had skyrocketed in Sydney when she received a letter from her landlord saying they wanted to increase her rent by 35%.“Last time, it only increased by $60, but now it’s going to increase by $270 a week, which is a 35% increase, and around $12,000 per year. For me and my roommate, two people in their mid-20s, it is not [easy] to wrangle with.”Sign

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