Gareth Griffith


Multiculturalism: key issues and sources

This paper reviews the history of multiculturalism in Australia and NSW, and sets out the debate on the subject. Introduction This paper has been prepared against the background of recent disturbing events around the world, including in Australia and NSW that have raised questions about...
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The Greater Sydney Commission

In June 2014 Premier Mike Baird and then Planning Minister Prue Goward announced plans to establish a Greater Sydney Commission, described as a single agency to “streamline the way the NSW Government’s infrastructure and urban planning priorities are delivered”.
Briefing paper

Right to farm laws

In the lead up to the 2015 State election it was reported in The Land that the Coalition Government and NSW Farmers had entered into “an unprecedented” memorandum of understanding. Among the “key commitments” entered into were the reform of biodiversity laws and consideration of...

E-cigarettes: regulatory and policy options

Overview: This e-brief offers an overview of the legal position in respect to e-cigarettes, along with a summary of research findings and viewpoints in the contemporary debate. It starts with a descriptive comment on e-cigarettes, making the point that e-cigarettes come in many forms, some...
Briefing paper

ICAC v Cunneen: the power to investigate corrupt conduct

A majority of the High Court has dismissed appeal from the decision of the NSWCA relating to the powers of the Independent Commission against Corruption under the Independent Commission against Corruption Act 1988 (NSW). Introduction
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