Briefing paper

Developmental vulnerability and contact with the child protection system

This Evidence to Action Note outlines key findings from the NSW-CDS study, ‘Timing of the first report and highest level of child protection response in association with early developmental vulnerabilities in an Australian population cohort.’
Briefing paper

What risk factors are associated with being placed in out-of-home care?

This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note presents summary results from two state-wide surveys conducted in 2018 by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) (formerly Family and Community Services or FACS).
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will New South Wales run short of gas by 2016?

Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane claims gas supply problems are looming in NSW because there has been insufficient progress in developing its coal seam gas industry.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Proceeds of crime: Do NSW police seize more than the rest of Australia?

New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell claims NSW collects more from proceeds of crime than all other states and the federal government combined.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: NSW election: Get the facts behind the claims

During the New South Wales election campaign both major parties have made claims in key policy battlegrounds. But how much of what the leaders claim checks out?
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Michael Daley says NSW Government has closed more schools than it has opened. Is he correct?

Announcing NSW Labor's plan to replace 1,000 demountable classrooms with permanent buildings, Opposition Leader Michael Daley claimed the state government had closed more schools than it had opened.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Labor MP Michelle Rowland incorrect on the Coalition's policy costings

Federal Labor member for Greenway in New South Wales, Michelle Rowland, claims the Coalition has not submitted any policies for costing to the Parliamentary Budget Office.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is crime in NSW the lowest it's been in 25 years?

Putting law and order policy at the forefront of his re-election campaign, NSW Premier Mike Baird claims crime in the state is at its lowest level in decades.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Has hazard reduction in NSW increased two-and-a-half times under Barry O'Farrell?

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell claims his government has increased the amount of hazard reduction two-and-a-half times.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Gladys Berejiklian says the largest use of solar energy is in NSW. Is she correct?

During a NSW leaders' debate, Premier Gladys Berejiklian sought to establish her government's credentials on renewable energy by claiming that NSW has "the largest … use of solar energy".