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With their knowledge and insights into various aspects of public administration, whistleblowers are able to cast light on issues that might otherwise remain in darkness. This report looks at new legislative protection proposals in New South Wales. The report aims to untangle the complex web...
Assessing the impact of NSW’s Safer Pathway Program on recorded crime outcomes – an aggregate-level analysis
The Safer Pathway program has only had a limited effect on the incidence of domestic violence (DV) in NSW, according to this report released by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.
This report outlines BOCSAR's evaluation of the DVSAT screening tool (which is a key component of the Safer Pathway program), to see how reliable it is in identifying victims of domestic violence at high risk of repeat victimisation.
The value of health damage due to sulphur dioxide emissions from coal‐fired electricity generation in NSW and implications for pollution licences
The health impacts of air pollution are increasingly recognised, with the main sources being transport, electricity generation and biomass burning. There is extensive public debate about the transition of the electricity sector away from coal-fired generation, but the health effects are not being heard in...
This report provides guidance, and includes recommendations to councils and the Office of Local Government, aimed at strengthening financial reporting, asset management and governance and internal controls.
This report sets out IPART’s draft decision on WaterNSW’s regulated charges to its customers in the MDB and FRWS for 2018-19, and explains how we reached these decisions.
Maternal age and offspring developmental vulnerability at age five: a population-based cohort study of Australian children
In recent decades, there has been a shift to later childbearing in high-income countries. There is limited, large-scale evidence of the relationship between maternal age and child outcomes beyond the perinatal period. The objective of this study is to quantify a child’s risk of developmental...
This year’s outlook describes seasonal and ecosystem conditions and provides an early indication of the likely watering priorities from 2018-19. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is anticipating conditions in 2018-19 to range from very dry to wet in different catchments but with a common drying trend.