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The inquest into the deaths arising from the Lindt Café siege examined the circumstances surrounding, and issues arising in relation to, the deaths of Tori Johnson, Katrina Dawson and Man Haron Monis in December 2014.
Sydney’s house prices have long been a concern for policymakers and the wider community. Debate continues over the causes of Sydney’s sustained house price growth, though most agree that some combination of demand fundamentals and supply constraints have led to the house...
HomelessnessNSW.ACT, the NSW Women’s Refuge Movement, the Youth Accommodation Association and the NSW Council of Social Service commend the Iemma Government in developing a State Plan to guide the growth of NSW over the next 10 years.
As part of this State Plan, we...
Aims: To assess the longer-term effects of the 2014 NSW liquor law reforms on levels of violence in the inner Sydney area.
Method: Interrupted time series models were used to examine the effects of the legislative reforms introduced in January 2014. Police...
The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) establishes the framework for assessing all types of development in New South Wales, including State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry projects (‘SSD resource projects’).
The framework provides for each development application to be...
The Wind Energy Guideline (the Guideline) provides the community, industry and regulators with guidance on the planning framework for the assessment of large-scale wind energy development proposals that are State significant development (SSD).
This Guideline identifies the key planning considerations relevant to wind energy...
Do you know where and how you want to be buried?
Will you choose an elaborate Victorian-style headstone, or do you prefer a “green” burial, with only a GPS tracking signal indicating your location? Or you may elect to purchase a Bios Urn, a...
Disgraced former New South Wales Labor minister Eddie Obeid has spent his first night in jail.
Yesterday the former powerbroker was sentenced to five years in jail, with a minimum non-parole period of three years. In June, he was found guilty of misconduct in...
Local Government Councils are reliant on a number of funding sources including State and Federal governments as well as their community constituents to enable them to provide a range of public services. Given these funding sources councils need to have in place a range of...
The aim of this policy framework is to maximise the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of NSW in the context of a changing climate and current and emerging international and national policy settings and actions to address climate change. The framework:defines the NSW...