John Wilkinson

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28 Feb 2013

In the lead up to the March 2011 State election, the NSW Liberals and Nationals Fisheries Policy Statement, "Securing Sustainable, Viable and Healthy Fisheries", stated that their policy was "to ensure we have a strong and viable commercial fishing industry". Following on from this commitment,...


15 Oct 2012

This paper examines the trade relationship between the state of New South Wales and the European Union, and has an added section specifically focusing on trade with the United Kingdom.

In earlier e-briefs, the NSW Parliamentary Research Service examined the trading relationship between NSW...


30 Aug 2012

Issues relating to small business are currently the subject of intense interest across many Australian jurisdictions. Among the many issues concerned are those relating to workplace relations, retail tenancy leases, access to finance, the burdens of red tape and unfair market practices.

One indication...


6 Jun 2012

The Central Coast region's economic future will be dependent on many factors, not least its proximity to Sydney, the impact of which is complex and varied.

Until recently the Central Coast was not officially a region. While local inhabitants of the Gosford and Wyong...


29 Mar 2012

This paper examines the regions of Murrumbidgee and Murray and asseses the implications of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The Murrumbidgee and Murray regions are one of Australia's recognised food bowls, growing and processing a significant proportion of all fruit and vegetables in NSW. For...

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