It looks like there have always been two NSW - Sydney and the rest of us. It is a feeling that those west of Penrith, north of Richmond and south of Campbelltown have felt forever. the policy has never really affected anyone outside of state s or even within Sydney itself.
New South Wales was created to make people forget the image of Sydney, and if Sydney looks good then the whole state has to be good, and with the concentration of power - political, social, corporate, media - in the port city, this has been an easy front to maintain.
Even if it 's not true.
Even if it ' s not is not true for Sydney itself.
Labor, Liberals - it never made a difference.
The Sydney government is used to getting what it wants; only now what he wants depends on the rest of Australia, not just the rest of the state.
We foreigners are accustomed to this. We have seen it with the forced LGA mergers in rural New South Wales. We see it every time we try to find a doctor or go to the emergency room. We saw it in the reluctance of Gladys Berejiklianto declare a state of emergency during the 2019 bushfires - until fires broke out outside Sydney . I could go on.