LIVE BLOG: First NSW Election debate now underway

ELECTRICITY privatisation will be a hot topic when NSW Premier Mike Baird and Opposition Leader Luke Foley face-off in the state election's first leaders' debate at noon today.

APN will report throughout the broadcast, with to-the-minute updates and a live Twitter feed keeping readers up to date on how the debate unfolds.

The leaders are expected to face tough questions about the state's rising gas costs, following a Wednesday's parliamentary committee finding that ramping up CSG mining would not bring down prices.

Returning voters' trust in government will also come under the microscope in the wake of the findings of last year's Independent Commission Against Corruption.

The debate starts at noon today.

Updates as they come: