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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

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

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...

Research report

14 Feb 2005

In this research brief Thomas John provides an overview of the last 15 years of developments in whistleblower legislation in Australia and looks at some of the legal issues surrounding the topic.

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Guide

15 Jul 2015

Explains what income management is, who can be placed on it, what measures it involves, and where it is heading.

Introduction

Income management sets aside (or ‘quarantines’) a proportion of a recipient’s Australia Government income support payment to pay for necessities such...

Briefing paper

9 Jul 2015

Executive summary

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) regards northern Australia as strategically important, both for national defence and as a forward base for regional engagement. The ADF presence in northern Australia also directly contributes to the economic and social development of the region. A...

Transcript

3 Jul 2015

In this Parliamentary Library National Reconciliation Week Lecture on 3 July 2015 Laurie Bamblett refutes the label ‘Aboriginal Disadvantage’ as a concept that 'does more harm than good'.

Laurie Bamblett, a Wiradjuri man of New South Wales, started as a research fellow at the...

Technical report

29 Jun 2015

Overview: This Quick Guide provides information about Indigenous Australian federal and state parliamentarians, from the election of the first Indigenous Australian to federal Parliament - former Senator Sir Neville Bonner - until June 2015.

For the purposes of this Quick Guide, ‘Indigenous parliamentarian’...

Guide

29 Jun 2015

Overview: The recent result of the Irish referendum and the decision of the United States Supreme Court in favour of same-sex marriage has given the Australian campaign for marriage equality new momentum. The most recent same-sex marriage bill was introduced in early June 2015...

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