Report

A wave of disadvantage across NSW: impact of the COVID-19 recession

COVID-19 has started an economic tsunami that threatens to overwhelm progress towards reducing disadvantage across New South Wales. This report provides estimates based on international, Australian and original research on the impact of rising unemployment on disadvantage across NSW’s regions.
Discussion paper

Coercive control: discussion paper

The Department of Communities and Justice (NSW) has released this discussion paper on coercive and controlling behaviour in the context of domestic and family violence in NSW.
Briefing paper

Criminalising coercive control in the context of domestic and family violence: key sources

In recent years, several countries have introduced new offences to criminalise coercive control in the context of domestic and family violence. This paper provides a brief overview and a list of key sources that discuss the issue of criminalising coercive control.
Journal article

Trauma and violence informed care through decolonising interagency partnerships: a complexity case study of Waminda’s model of systemic decolonisation

This journal article is a nested case study describing a decolonisation approach to health and social services implemented by Waminda South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation.
Report

Support for regional town water infrastructure

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (NSW) is the lead agency for water resource policy, regulation and planning in the state. This audit examined whether the department has effectively supported the planning for and funding of town water infrastructure in regional NSW.
Briefing paper

Stamp duty to land tax: revenue impacts of 'grandfathering' and 'opt-in'

This brief summarises new modelling on the revenue impacts of the model floated by the NSW Treasurer, and explains the key trade-offs involved to inform public policy debate.
Evaluation

Unleashing the power of the collective in education

The SVA Bright Spots Schools Connection is a Collaborative Leadership Development Network (CLDN) launched in 2014 by Social Ventures Australia. A review of international literature, presented in this report, shows that in recent decades, collaboration has become a priority in schooling and education reform across...
Report

The Australian cyber security skills and jobs NSW study

In early 2020, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) partnered with NSW Treasury to undertake a research project to identify potential cyber security skills gaps and look at the impact of COVID-19 on the local cyber security industry.
Report

Main findings from the kContact trial of a contact intervention to support parents with children in out-of-home care

This research summary outlines the main outcomes and implications for practice of the kContact study, which was conducted across three jurisdictions in Australia. The trial took place between 2015 and 2017 in Victoria and ACT, and 2017 to 2018 in NSW.
Report

Parents’ perspectives on home-based learning in the COVID-19 pandemic

School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shifted schooling from the classroom to the home. This paper provides an insight into parents’ perspectives of this experience of home-based learning. The research shows parents have a wide range of views on how, how often, and how...