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This paper reviews the history of multiculturalism in Australia and NSW, and sets out the debate on the subject.
This proposal fits into a larger political and policy picture, one that encompasses the reform of local government in NSW and the revamping of metropolitan planning.
This e-brief discusses the history and purpose of “right to farm” laws and their application in the US and Canada. The position in Australia is also discussed, as is the question of the place of...
This e-brief offers an overview of the legal position in respect to e-cigarettes, along with a summary of research findings and viewpoints in the contemporary debate.
This paper is intended to provide a brief but authoritative account of key issues in NSW politics, providing relevant context and legislative history.
A majority of the High Court has dismissed appeal from the decision of the NSWCA relating to the powers of the Independent Commission against Corruption under the Independent Commission against...
This paper reviews the reforms introduced over the life of the 55th NSW Parliament, from 2011 to 2015, intended to address concerns about integrity in government.
This paper summarises the contentious issue of anti-gang legislation and whether it contravenes the implied freedom of political communication under the Commonwealth Constitution.
Discusses the implications of two Bills both dealing with voting in local government elections for the City of Sydney.
The focus of this paper is on free or conscience votes in the NSW Parliament between 1981 and 2013.