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Research report

10 Mar 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as the biggest social reform since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970s.

The NDIS is currently being rolled out across NSW and Australia, and will be fully operational in NSW by July 2018.

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Data portal

06 Jan 2017

An interactive map which overlays ABS labour force regional data with NSW electoral boundaries to provide visual insight into what may be happening in electorates.

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26 Aug 2016

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An interactive map overlays ABS labour force regional data with NSW electoral boundaries to provide visual insight into what may be happening in electorates. Typically, the regions for which ABS labour force statistics are published do not...

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10 Jul 2016

An interactive map overlays ABS labour force regional data with NSW electoral boundaries to provide visual insight into what may be happening in electorates. Typically, the regions for which ABS labour force statistics are published do not correlate to electoral boundaries.

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Briefing paper

17 Oct 2012

This paper sets out a history of mineral and petroleum ownership and royalties in NSW as a background to the debate concerning recent changes to State royalties and Federal mining tax regimes.

The timelines provided start at 1906, the point at which the first consolidated mining...

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Briefing paper

16 Oct 2017

Unsolicited proposals are projects proposed directly to government by private parties rather than in response to a request from government. Projects in NSW that have progressed from unsolicited proposals include the Crown Sydney Resort at Barangaroo, NorthConnex, and the partial lease of Ausgrid...

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Briefing paper

16 Oct 2017

On 23 June 2011, former Premier Barry O'Farrell announced the "long overdue review" of the State's electoral legislation by the NSW Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. Whilst the two key Acts of the NSW electoral system – the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act...

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Research report

21 Sep 2017

The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are widely recognised as being crucial to the wellbeing and prosperity of Australia and its people. Yet Australia’s school students are less engaged with STEM studies than their international peers. Further, participation in STEM...

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Briefing paper

15 Aug 2017

Conventional economic wisdom expects wage growth to respond in a certain manner to changes in other economic indicators (Table 1). Recent data indicates that wage growth is slowing despite a reasonably robust economy. This phenomenon is being observed in a number of developed countries,1 and has...

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Research report

10 Aug 2017

This paper reports on trends in NSW State finances between 2002-03 and 2017-18 (inclusive). For most of the key indicators, the paper also shows trends by Parliament for the current (56th) Parliament and previous three Parliaments.

Note that the NSW public sector (the total State sector)...

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Statistics

31 Jul 2017

The Winter 2017 edition of the NSW Economic Update presents a current snapshot of the NSW economy and provides relevant points of comparison with other Australian States and Territories.

For six quarters running, New South Wales has been the best performing State in Australia. Commsec's...

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Guide

10 Jul 2017

Members of Parliament regularly receive requests directly or through their electorate offices about funding opportunities for community groups. This Issues Backgrounder is designed to assist in responding to these requests. Information about funding and grant opportunities are organised under...

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Research report

10 Jul 2017

Every day, eight people die by suicide in Australia, including two people in NSW.  The majority are males. Suicides are the 13th ranked cause of death in Australia, with a higher number of deaths than breast cancer and skin cancer.  For people aged 15 to 44, suicide is the leading cause of death...

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Briefing paper

23 Jun 2017

This e-brief discusses current restrictions on political donations in NSW and other Australian jurisdictions in the light of recent media reports on donations from foreign and foreign-linked donors.

It then outlines the means by which donors could bypass these restrictions, before briefly...

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Report

09 Jun 2017

This updated version of a May 2013 issues backgrounder takes account of the release of the draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 in NSW on 16 May 2017. The paper canvasses recent Australian cases along with proposed reforms and recommendations in selected Australian jurisdictions: notably...

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