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Political donations, electoral funding and how they should be regulated. Reforming campaign finance rules is a difficult process in Australia and overseas. But NSW Liberal party premier Mike Baird wants to reform the electoral funding legislation before the 2015 state election.
Discusses the implications of two Bills both dealing with voting in local government elections for the City of Sydney.
On 14 August 2014 two Private Members’ Bills were introduced in the NSW Parliament, both dealing with voting in local government elections...
Summary: The focus of this paper is on free or conscience votes in the NSW Parliament between 1981 and 2013. As such, its purpose is to add to the small but growing body of literature in this field.
A full list of free...
Summary: This statistical indicators paper identifies the recent trends in the value, sales and acquisitions of NSW public sector assets, at a whole of government, and individual department and public sector corporation level (selected by order of asset value for the 2012-13 financial year)....
How did legislators vote on a number of key policy issues in the New South Wales Parliament? To address this question, this research note examines the legislative voting behaviour of MPs.
Last week Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Sydney would get a second airport at Badgerys Creek. It's estimated that the new airport will cost somewhere around $2.5 billion, the majority of which is to come from the private sector.
Mr Abbott wants to...
The timing of Barry O’Farrell’s departure, and its aftermath, reveal much about the heavily factionalised NSW Liberal Party
POLITICS these days is not only big business, but also smart business. The age of the street-corner soapbox, town hall meeting and leaflet...
Summary: This paper presents cultural diversity data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing for the 54 NSW State Electoral Districts (SEDs) located in Greater Sydney, as redistributed in 2013. Data from the 2006 Census is also included for several census indicators. A...
Introduction: The issue of alcohol-related violence, and in particular violence occurring in and around licensed premises, has been at the forefront of debate in NSW for several years. A range of measures have been introduced to tackle this problem, including those announced by Premier...
These four papers present data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing for the 93 NSW State Electoral Districts (SEDs) as redistributed in 2013.
This publication is arranged by selected census characteristics. For each characteristic, three numbers from the 2011 Census are provided...