April 2000

Research report

11 Apr 2000

The 1999 Victorian election was one of the most remarkable State elections of the last 50 years. It removed the apparently impregnable Liberal-National Coalition Government, it produced the retirement of two of the three party leaders, and it pitchforked into office a party that was...

Research report

11 Apr 2000

Same sex parenting is becoming more common, yet parenting by gay and lesbian couples is not recognised under Australian law; same sex couples may not marry and currently there is no provision for joint adoption applications from same sex couples. This research note examines the...

Briefing paper

1 Apr 2000

The purpose of this paper is to present an overview of the current debate in NSW about extending police powers to take forensic samples for DNA testing.

This debate has intensified over the past few months, due in part to the announcements made by...