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Research Papers

Research Papers


These papers provide an impartial and authoritative overview of 9 important topics that will affect NSW and the Parliament during the current parliamentary term. They have been prepared by staff within the Parliamentary Research Service. The Parliamentary Research Service is an independent service that provides information, insight and analyses to support members of parliament and all parliamentary processes, including debate, scrutiny, accountability and representation.

Building industry regulation

Mental health

Social and affordable housing

School education
Murray-Darling Basin

Natural disasters
Aboriginal incarceration

Integrity in government

About the Parliamentary Research Service

The NSW Parliamentary Research Service provides impartial research, data and analysis services for members of the NSW Parliament, including:

  • Confidential research for individual members
  • Publications on issues of interest to parliament
  • Statistics analysed at the NSW electorate level
  • Maps and other data visualisations

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All Research

Browse or search all papers and data published by the Research Service

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Explore census and other data for all 93 NSW electorates

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Access election results and analysis

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Read the latest research

Pep11 map
Sunset on urban landscape in Goulburn

Petroleum exploration permit 11 (PEP 11): R​​​ecent developments

​This paper provides some background information on PEP 11 and an overview of the current regulatory framework.​
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​​Rural and regional development in NSW​ in the aftermath of COVID-19

This paper by Professor Bill Pritchard reviews recent demographic shifts and future challenges in rural and regional NSW.
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Members and parliamentary staff can request research from the NSW Parliamentary Research Service.

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