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Research report

14 Mar 2005

The advent of the internet and mobile phones have made communication easier and quicker, but the change is not necessarily for the best. This is illustrated, among other things, by recent media reports about the misuse of mobile phones, particularly camera phones (or 'phonecams'). In...

Research report

14 Mar 2005

Senators and members receive an annual allowance by way of basic salary - $106,770 from 1 July 2004. Leanne Manthorpe explains the legislative basis and the fixing and linking mechanisms for the allowance. Adjustments to the annual allowance since 1984 are provided.

Research report

14 Mar 2005

The first part of this election brief by Scott Bennett is partly a journal of record, partly a discussion of the campaign, and partly a discussion of the outcome. An appendix lists departing Members of the House of Representatives and Senators, together with their replacements....

Research report

14 Mar 2005

In 2004, several major Australian companies announced their decision to 'offshore' Australian jobs to India in an effort to cut costs. Telstra, for example, announced plans to move as many as 850 jobs to Indian software providers, and already spends up to $150 million a...

Research report

7 Mar 2005

During the period 1949 to 2004, there have been 23 general elections for the House of Representatives and 22 Senate elections. Gerard Newman provides a summary of each election, together with tables summarising the results in each state and territory. A brief commentary on each...

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Research report

20 Aug 2015

This paper provides a summary of each of Australia’s defence white papers issued between 1976 and 2013 and seeks to draw out common themes that emerge in some or all of them.

Executive summary

Australia published defence white papers in 1976, 1987,...

Commentary

Article

7 Aug 2015

As a new key plank in its economic statecraft, China has determined that it will shift much of its labour-intensive industry offshore to relieve saturated domestic markets, allow the manufacturers to avail themselves of cheaper labour in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa, bring the...

Research report

7 Aug 2015

This guide provides key internet links to information about skilled migration, family migration, temporary work visas, student visas, working holiday visas, population and multiculturalism.

Article

4 Aug 2015

‘Negative gearing’ has been a topic of frequent debate. This flagpost summarises some of the estimates of the impact of negative gearing on the Commonwealth Budget.

Negative gearing is a strategy of borrowing to invest in an asset which generates income, but not enough...

Briefing paper

3 Aug 2015

Current terrorism threats identified by the Australian and other Western governments include those associated with their nationals fighting with overseas terrorist and insurgent groups (‘foreign fighters’) and different forms of ‘home-grown’ terrorism. While the foreign fighter phenomenon is not new, a range of factors, including...

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