Lenny Roth

Briefing paper

Right to farm laws: an update

This issues backgrounder updates the 2015 e-brief 'Right to farm laws', focusing primarily on significant developments in Australia.
Briefing paper

Uranium mining and nuclear energy in New South Wales

The main focus of this paper is to provide Members of Parliament and the New South Wales public with an overview of the key issues surrounding uranium mining and nuclear energy in NSW.
Briefing paper

Adult safeguarding laws: reviewing the proposal for a NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner

This e-brief begins by looking at the prevalence of abuse of older people and adults with disability. It then outlines existing NSW agencies that play a role in protecting these groups from abuse and also considers NSW and national review recommendations to establish agencies to...

Exploration and mining on private land in NSW: a brief legislative history

. This e-brief presents a brief history of land access provisions in NSW: first in relation to minerals, and secondly in relation to petroleum (which includes coal seam gas). This paper also briefly examines land access provisions in other States.

Workers compensation: an update

The NSW Workers Compensation Scheme has experienced many reforms over the past three decades. These changes have largely been made in response to fluctuations in the financial position of the Scheme. The most recent major reforms were enacted in 2001 when the Scheme had a...