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Jason Arditi

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Political donations and electoral finance

This paper reviews the current state of play in NSW with respect to the public and private funding of political parties and examines the possibility of instituting bans or caps on political donations and/or campaign expenditure. The paper also builds on the issues considered in...
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Industrial relations: the referral of powers

This paper summarises the history and various jurisdictions of industrial relations in Australia. SUMMARY Constitutional Foundations: For most of the 20th century, Commonwealth industrial relations law was based on the conciliation and arbitration power of the Commonwealth Constitution (s 51(xxxv)). This head of power provides...
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Public interest disclosures

With their knowledge and insights into various aspects of public administration, whistleblowers are able to cast light on issues that might otherwise remain in darkness. This report looks at new legislative protection proposals in New South Wales. The report aims to untangle the complex web...
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Liquor, licenses and lockouts

On 1 July 2008, NSW underwent the biggest shake-up of liquor licensing laws in 25 years with the passing of the Liquor Act 2007 and cognate legislation and the making of associated regulations. The new package creates a new liquor regulatory authority, establishes different categories...
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Local government in New South Wales

This Briefing Paper looks at the operation of local government in NSW. It examines the history and constitutional foundation of local government, together with the salient features of the Local Government Act 1993 and the service and regulatory functions set out by the Act. The...