It's not the usual suspects of rising energy costs, tolls or petrol that are hitting the hip-pockets of New South Wales voters the hardest. Take a look at what expenses are chewing up the household income.
The NSW Opposition has made one its biggest promises of the election campaign outlining a $2.4 billion transport plan for rail in the Illawarra.
The underlying strategy of the Government remains to hold on as long as possible before going to the polls. But as is always the case in politics, there are some possible problems, writes Laura Tingle.
Gladys Berejiklian confirms her Government is in "negotiations" to settle court action with Sydney light rail contractor Acciona, which is seeking $1.2 billion in a lawsuit the Transport Minister has previously described as "ridiculous".
Former Liberal MP turned independent Julia Banks announces she will challenge Health Minister Greg Hunt for the seat of Flinders at the next election, citing "unfinished business".
As a high-profile sportsperson and with political views that will appeal to many Liberal voters, Zali Steggall could give the former prime minister a run for his money in the seat of Warringah. But how likely is it she'll win?
Australia's most successful alpine skier, Zali Steggall, vows to be "a voice for the sensible centre" and accuses Tony Abbott of being set in his ways when it comes to climate change, while announcing she will contest his Sydney seat of Warringah at the next federal election.