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13 Oct 2008

The enactment of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 significantly altered the framework of federal and state awards which previously constituted the award safety net, in part, supplementing these through the introduction of the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard....

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09 Oct 2008

ASEAN is the most prominent regional cooperation group in East Asia. Australia has had a multilateral relationship with ASEAN since 1974. In July 2008 Australia appointed an Ambassador specifically to ASEAN and in August together with New Zealand signed a free trade agreement with ASEAN.

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26 Sep 2008

This paper attempts to identify Commonwealth expenditure in the area of Indigenous affairs over the 40 years from 1968 to 2008 and to plot that expenditure by agency. It analyses trends in both the nominal and real expenditure, in the expenditure as a percentage of total Commonwealth outlays and...

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24 Sep 2008

This report outlines the provisions of a Bill to modify the existing framework for the introduction of digital radio.The Bill modifiies existing framework for the introduction of digital radio so that:

  • the deadline for commercial broadcasters to commence digital radio services in the
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23 Sep 2008

The technology is already available for generating reliable continuous electrical power from some renewables (eg. biomass). However, the current power capacity is small. Further development in the renewables sector is required before any significant level of substitution of coal-fired power can...

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22 Sep 2008

The first Australian candidates to contest an election on a clearly espoused environmental policy were members of the United Tasmania Group in the 1972 Tasmanian election. Concerns for the environment saw the emergence in the 1980s of a number of environmental groups, some contested elections,...

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22 Sep 2008

This paper details House of Representatives by-elections held from 14 September 1901 (Darling Downs) to 6 September 2008 (Lyne and Mayo), a period during which there were 144 by-elections, an average of 3.5 per parliament. The number of nominations has grown over the years from 2.2 per by-...

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22 Aug 2008

This research paper provides an overview of the people trafficking problem in Australia, Australia’s responses to date and the likely effectiveness of those measures. It also provides access to a range of key documents and relevant electronic resources on the issues.

The paper notes that...

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22 Aug 2008

From 1 July 2007 new taxation and preservation arrangements applying to Australia’s superannuation system took effect. It is not too much to say that the change enacted by the government during the course of the 2006–07 financial year constitute the largest overhaul of Australia’s retirement...

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22 Aug 2008

Allowing tax deductions for certain expenses incurred in planting a carbon sink forest has become a controversial topic. This paper looks at the background to the tax deduction, explains why carbon sink forest are important in controlling emissions, outlines recent objections to this measure...

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18 Nov 2016

A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. Debates over basic income proposals have moved from the fringe to mainstream newspapers.

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  • A universal basic income (UBI) is
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28 Oct 2016

This quick guide provides a summary of recent funding commitments by state and territory governments to address domestic and family violence. It provides context for these commitments by giving an overview of the national framework for reform to which all jurisdictions have subscribed.

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27 Oct 2016

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Following the 1914 election, the Federal Parliament comprised members of the governing Australian Labor Party (ALP), the Commonwealth Liberal Party (CLP) in Opposition, and one Independent Member of Parliament (MP). Although both major parties generally...

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24 Oct 2016

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The aged care system caters for Australians aged 65 and over (and Indigenous Australians aged 50 and over) who can no longer live without support in their own home. Care is provided in people’s homes, in the community and in residential aged care facilities (...

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12 Oct 2016

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  • Housing affordability is a significant issue for low income households in receipt of social security payments.
  • The social security system recognises the additional financial challenges that non-homeowners face in two ways:
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04 Oct 2016

This Quick Guide provides links to:

  • a listing of Australian Government Indigenous affairs policies and programs
  • the Council of Australian Government (COAG) key agreements under ‘Closing the Gap’
  • key documents on the proposed Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal
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30 Sep 2016

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Statistics are widely used in the development and evaluation of social policy. Closing the Gap indicators, studies on the effectiveness of drugs being considered for inclusion in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), analyses of National Assessment...

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22 Sep 2016

The Abbott Government made important changes to Australia’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) programs, following its election in September 2013.

Large reductions in funding, foreshadowed in the Coalition’s September 2013 pre-election costings, commenced in January 2014. A further...

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20 Sep 2016

Amid the Philippine Government’s ongoing campaign of extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and addicts, and reports that Indonesia is looking to emulate aspects of this approach, it is timely to recall similar previous anti-crime campaigns in south-east Asia.

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09 Sep 2016

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This paper chronicles Commonwealth Members of Parliament (MPs) who are identified as having engaged in active service in the Australian Defence Forces during the Second World War, based on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs World War 2 Nominal Roll.

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