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Lenny Roth


How the Parliament of New South Wales navigated the COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing operation of all parliaments during the COVID-19 pandemic was an essential part of the democratic process at a time of considerable community uncertainty and anxiety. This paper provides an overview of the operation of the Parliament of New South Wales between March 2020...
Briefing paper

"No body, no parole" laws

This briefing paper puts the proposed New South Wales 'no body, no parole' law reforms in context, reviews similar laws in Australia and other jurisdictions, and outlines the reasons for, and criticisms of, the reforms.
Briefing paper

Hydrogen energy

This paper was produced to assist the Legislative Council's Standing Committee on State Development with its inquiry into the development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales.
Briefing paper

NSW public health restrictions to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic: a chronology

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW government imposed public health restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus in the community. This issues backgrounder provides a chronology and summary of all public health orders made up to 31 October 2020.
Briefing paper

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.