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Parliamentary Research Service (NSW)

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Criminalising coercive control in the context of domestic and family violence: key sources

In recent years, several countries have introduced new offences to criminalise coercive control in the context of domestic and family violence. This paper provides a brief overview and a list of key sources that discuss the issue of criminalising coercive control.
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The use of artificial intelligence by government: parliamentary and legal issues

This paper focuses on the parliamentary and legal implications of governments using a form of AI: automated-decision making (ADM), which is deployed in automated decision-making systems (ADMS). It discusses the implications, presents key parliamentary case studies, and sets out recommendations from the literature on how...
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NSW and Commonwealth Government funding responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Australian governments have announced extraordinary funding measures in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. ​The measures have aimed to boost the health system, support the economy, and assist households and vulnerable groups in the community. This paper outlines NSW government funding measures. It also summarises...
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NSW school education: PISA 2018, socioeconomic background and proposals for reform

This Issues Backgrounder discusses Australia’s and NSW’s performance in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). It also discusses recent proposals for reform of NSW school education.
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Regional NSW: a demographic and economic snapshot

This briefing paper presents a snapshot of regional NSW's demographic, economic and labour force characteristics.