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This report reviews the future implications of emerging technology for the labour force. In particular, it looks at how the “computerisation” of work is likely to impact the labour market more broadly.
Summary In the industrial era the world of work, and the...
Every year the taking of NAPLAN examinations and the dissemination of NAPLAN results generates considerable media coverage and community discussion about schools and school education outcomes.
This paper discusses the origins, objectives and main features of NAPLAN, and sets out its...
Presents a summary of the existing laws in NSW, the proposed reforms, and some selected stakeholder views.
House price rises have underpinned the continuation of positive headline economic results over the past year or so, flowing onto other areas of the NSW economy, in particular residential construction.
The continued surge in house prices was the major story to...
Brings together a number of the core issues related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, and includes NSW trade statistics with TPP member nations.
After 19 rounds of negotiations that began in Melbourne in 2010, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement –...
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”.
The proposal fits into a...
Currently there is much debate about housing affordability. Two of our recent publications have examined the need for more affordable rental housing. This e-brief looks at another related issue: security of tenure for the growing number of people who are long-term renters...
Provides statistics showing the number of older prisoners in NSW and Australia, along with historical trends that have seen a rise in the overall number and proportion of older prisoners, including older female and Indigenous prisoners.
Focusses on the interconnected nature of various segments of the housing market and how the affordable rental housing “crisis” has stemmed from and been exacerbated by multi-faceted structural deficiencies in the private rental, home ownership and public segments of the housing market.
This paper outlines key developments since the WestConnex project was first announced by Infrastructure NSW in the 2012 State Infrastructure Strategy.
The WestConnex project has generated controversy since first proposed in 2012. For its part, the NSW Government has advocated the...