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Research report

1 Jun 2009

This report discusses the roles, functions and procedures of the modern Australian shadow cabinet. It aims to redress the shortage of material on the Shadow Cabinet, and provide the reader with a better understanding of what the Shadow Cabinet does and how it operates....

Research report

12 May 2009

Middle class welfare has been a controversial issue in policy debates in Australia in recent years. The research examined in the paper suggests that the issues relating to middle class welfare are more complex than generally suggested in the various debates on this topic in...

Research report

23 Apr 2009

The Clean Development Mechanism is an avenue for industrialised countries to undertake carbon abatement projects in developing countries. This Background Note provides information on the CDM and its associated emissions credits.

The mechanism is an element of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations...

Research report

3 Apr 2009

This paper provides 2006 estimates, for each Commonwealth Electoral Division, of the number of persons living in poverty and the proportion which this represents of the total population. The estimates were derived from synthetic small area data produced by the National Centre for Social and...

Research report

25 Feb 2009

The Australian economy performed well in 2007–08, maintaining a trend that has continued over a number of years. Despite the strong performance overall, however, there remains considerable divergence between the states and territories. Generally speaking, Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory have tended to...

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Guide

9 Nov 2017

This Quick Guide summarises the often complex funding and disclosure laws in each Australian state and territory for the purpose of comparison.

Guide

13 Oct 2017

This quick guide provides a snapshot of current international defence engagement with Myanmar by the following countries—Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and India.

Guide

13 Oct 2017

This overview of the Iran nuclear deal provides a basic overview of what is involved and outlines Australia's policy position.

Guide

12 Oct 2017

The purpose of the Superannuation Laws Amendment Bill 2017 is to implement a board governance structure for certain superannuation funds that requires at least one third of trustee directors to be independent and that the chair also be independent.

Research report

20 Sep 2017

This paper provides a summary of Australia’s military operations in Syria and an overview of key associated issues, particularly those relevant to the Parliament. Many of these matters are also relevant to the conduct of operations in Iraq, but this paper does not specifically address...

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