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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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Briefing paper

17 May 2017

Two Private Members Bills relating to abortion were recently before the NSW Parliament: the Abortion Law Reform (Miscellaneous Acts Amendment) Bill 2016, which was introduced in the Legislative Council by Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC; and the Summary Offences Amendment (Safe Access to Reproductive...

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Briefing paper

12 May 2017

This paper features a timeline of privatisations that have occurred in NSW since 1989 up to and including the recent sales of the titling and registry business of Land and Property Information, and Endeavour Energy. It identifies the proceeds from each sale in nominal terms. The paper also lists...

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Research report

22 Sep 2016

On 3 May 2016, the NSW Government released a draft Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016, draft Local Land Services Amendment Bill 2016 and supporting products for public exhibition. The Government aims to introduce this legislation in October 2016, with the legislation to commence in two stages...

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Briefing paper

16 Sep 2016

The NSW Government is planning to introduce the Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 and the Local Land Services Amendment Bill 2016 to Parliament in October. To provide some background to these Bills, this e-brief examines the development of threatened species legislation in NSW. Three key NSW...

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Briefing paper

03 Aug 2016

​Following the launch of the Baird Government's Fit for the Future reform package in September 2014, a number of legislative and administrative changes have been made to the local government sector in NSW. Introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 22 June 2016, the Local Government Amendment (...

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