This summary report contains key insights about the carer population in New South Wales and highlights the successes and challenges carers are experiencing as they engage with the service system and with paid employment.
The NSW Ombudsman has tabled this progress report on the response to the 2017 inquiry into the operation of the Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT), a tri-agency program delivered by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), the NSW Police Force and NSW Health....
This study of domestic violence perpetrated by juveniles has found that in the majority of cases the victim is a family member, typically the parent of the offender.
This document provides the overarching guidance for NSW Health strategic action over the next five years. Strategic actions aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people with lived experience of mental illness, the experience of care for their families, carers and supporters, and...
This audit identified two instances where Members of Parliament did not materially comply with the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal’s Determination relating to additional entitlements.
This report has been prepared to provide evidence of legal need in New South Wales to assist the implementation of the Cameron Review in 2018. The evidence in this report builds on over twenty years of legal needs research undertaken by the foundation and others...
For the past three years, NCOSS has travelled around NSW, speaking to members about the issues that are important to them and their communities. Cost of living has come up as one of the key challenges, particularly in the context of its impact on healthy...
This paper collates recent statistical information on crime rates, victims, offenders, policing, juvenile justice, criminal courts and corrections in New South Wales. It is designed to provide an evidence base to inform public discussion and policy development.
This Issues Backgrounder provides a range of information on the effectiveness of section 37 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) . Section 37 prohibits strangulation, a significant form of domestic violence.
This report urges governments to conduct a review of law and policy to determine where people with FASD are excluded, and to work together with medical professionals and advocates for people with FASD and other forms of cognitive impairment, to develop a more inclusive definition...
The Productivity Commission’s task in this review does not extend to examining the processes for setting the sustainable balance and associated targets in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan or measuring the impacts and outcomes of the plan. However, it does examine the preparedness of Basin Governments...
This strategy document outline our work priorities and focus areas, and opportunities to work with our partners. The Key Directions will in turn inform our annual business plans and will be regularly refreshed as changes in the mental health and social support sectors occur, new...
This is an outcomes evaluation of arts and sports projects for people with disability. The projects are funded by icare lifetime care, the NSW government agency that provides support to people who were injured in a motor vehicle accident.
ICAC has released these guidelines to help NSW public sector agencies involved in direct negotiations with external parties to manage corruption risks, but recommends they avoid the practice if possible, due to the high level of those risks.
This report details the processes and outcomes of working with six Aboriginal residential rehabilitation services in NSW to develop a standardised assessment tool, define their core treatment and organisational components, and develop an evaluation framework that could be used to evaluate individual treatment components.
This brief paper summarises Western Australia's results of nation-wide polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.
The full results are contained in the report Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect . This New South Wales summary is a companion...
This report explores the experiences of vulnerable people making complaints under NSW and Commonwealth discrimination law, and details recommended best practice for conciliation processes to ensure people who are disadvantaged are able to access dispute resolution processes equitably.
The vision for the NSW marine estate is a healthy coast and sea, managed for the greatest wellbeing of the community now and into the future. This strategy document details how the Marine Estate Management Authority will achieve this vision over the next ten years....