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This research paper explains the key structural reforms that made the 1990s the ‘Golden Era’ of transformation for NSW government businesses. It also explores possible reasons for those gains waning in the early 2000s.
This e-brief outlines the purpose of delegated legislation, and how it is used in NSW. It then outlines criticisms of delegated legislation and provides key statistics for both the NSW and Commonwealth Parliaments, before discussing existing scrutiny measures in the NSW Parliament.
IPART is reviewing the amount the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) can charge councils for administering local government elections in 2020. This draft report sets out their preliminary recommendations.
Members of Parliament regularly receive enquiries about funding opportunities for community groups, either directly or through their electorate offices. This Issues Backgrounder is designed to assist Members and their electorate office staff to respond to these enquiries. This guide provides links to selected funding opportunities...
This guide provides a brief overview of the 2019 New South Wales Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council election results and the new ministry appointed after the election. It also includes background information on the electoral system in New South Wales, a summary of the 2015...
The NSW Government has asked IPART to recommend a costing methodology to be applied in determining the amount the NSWEC charges councils for local government election services. This is the first time IPART has reviewed the cost of local government elections.
This paper provides Members of the 57th Parliament of New South Wales with an authoritative overview of 45 key issues affecting the state in 2019. It presents the latest evidence on key areas for the NSW community such as health, education, crime and justice, housing,...
Pressing ahead with its infrastructure projects poses challenges for the re-elected Berejiklian government.
This paper re-caps the events which influenced electoral reforms in 2018, before examining in greater detail the relevant legislative provisions, the concept of implied freedom of political communication under the Constitution, and the reasoning of the High Court in Unions NSW v New South Wales....
Higher levels of government motivate municipal consolidations as a tool to increase efficiency in the local government sector, yet research shows consolidations typically fail to deliver the promised spending reductions. Since mergers often require significant changes to institutional structures, one potential explanation...