NSW Premier Mike Baird's father Bruce said his winning over the people of NSW was all to do with his mother.
Mark Kenny Chief Political Correspondent The embattled Abbott government is breathing a collective sigh of relief after voters in New South Wales bucked the trend of ditching first-term governments, opting to stay with the popular Liberal Premier, Mike Baird.
Michelle Harris Labor is expected to reclaim more of its traditional Hunter seats on top of the two it picked up in October byelections, which were forced by the resignations of Liberal MPs embroiled in the corruption watchdog's probe into dodgy donations.
Pendulum graphics showing the NSW state election results in the lower and upper houses.
Matthew Knott The National Security Committee has met to canvass options following the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people.
Eryk Bagshaw No more hard hats and fluoro vests, this was Baird country.
Nicole Hasham Two major exit polls have pointed to a government victory in Saturday's state election, returning Premier Mike Baird to power for the next four years.
Su-Lin Tan, Jorge Branco Gold Coast police have called off a search for a body spotted off Palm Beach on the Gold Coast.
Benjamin Millar A Melbourne woman has died and a man remains in a critical condition following a skydiving accident near Byron Bay in NSW.
Georgina Mitchell A man who allegedly ran into his neighbour's yard and stabbed him in the back with a kitchen knife in an unprovoked attack faces up to 25 years behind bars.
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