NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at a press conference in Willoughby, Sydney, Sunday, March 24, 2019. NSW Coalition government led by Gladys Berejiklian has been returned to power for a third term in NSW following Saturday's election. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)
Freshly re-elected NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her political colleagues in Canberra should ensure they focus on Australians and not themselves as the federal poll looms.
Ms Berejiklian, who defeated NSW Labor leader Michael Daley in her state's election on Saturday, has offered up the advice when asked what Prime Minister Scott Morrison's team can learn from her campaign.
"I think what our campaign in NSW demonstrated is that the community rewards people that work hard," she told Seven's Sunrise on Monday.
"We focus on the community and we have a plan for the future.
"My advice to anybody seeking high office would be that it is all about the community, not about ourselves. "
The coalition at a federal level has been buoyed by the NSW result, with Attorney-General Christian Porter on Sunday saying it shows the national poll, expected in mid-May, is absolutely winnable.
The morale boost comes despite the NSW Nationals losing some ground, including two seats that have gone to the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers.
Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos says the Liberals and Nationals must band together to differentiate themselves from other parties in the bush.
But former Nationals leader, now backbencher, Barnaby Joyce says his party must run its own race.
"We have to clearly announce our own policies in our own seats, not the explanation to our people of the wishes of other people living somewhere else," he told The Australian.
Federal Labor frontbencher Tony Burke says the NSW poll demonstrates the importance of looking at what's happening outside big cities, where minor parties are growing in popularity.
The fact Mr Daley became NSW Labor leader just a few months ago put him at a disadvantage, Mr Burke believes.
"The public wants stability. The public wants to know exactly what you stand for," he told ABC Radio National.
Independent federal MP Kerryn Phelps says there are really no messages Canberra operatives can take from the NSW vote, due to the significance of local issues.
But she believes the coalition shouldn't be too excited by the state win since the NSW branch has more moderates than the federal level.
"People are smart enough to see there's a very big difference between the two," she told Sky News.
Retiring Liberal MP Craig Laundy says the coalition at both the state and federal level will have an advantage over Labor in Sydney in the coming few years, as long-term infrastructure projects come to fruition.
"It's not sexy in the delivery, infrastructure ... It is sexy in opening and using," he told ABC Radio National.
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