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5 May 2015


This paper sets out the topics and themes to be examined at the second and final workshop (hosted by the National Security Council) which discussed the challenges to Australian research and development in cyber security.

The three main topics are:...

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28 Mar 2015

The Australian Government will announce Australia’s post-2020 emissions reduction target in mid-2015. This paper presents the factors that will be considered when deciding the target, and invites submissions from the public.


Climate change is a global problem that requires a global...

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18 Mar 2015

This report argues that the Government has taken decisions to remove a net $2.3 billion in red tape, as at 31 December 2014, more than double the annual net $1 billion target.


Regulation is a term generally used to describe the...

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23 Feb 2015

This review examined Australia's counter-terrorism arrangements and recommends adjustments.


The Commonwealth has strong, well‑coordinated counter‑terrorism (CT) arrangements. Overall, these have been quite successful – although the Martin Place siege and the stabbing of police in Melbourne raise questions.

The threat...

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22 Feb 2015

This review analysed the events that led up to the Martin Place siege and the range of interactions the gunman had with agencies including the criminal justice system, beginning with his arrival in Australia.


At around 8.33 am on 15 December...

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22 Feb 2016

The Committee to consider an independent parliamentary entitlements system was established by the then Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, on 2 August 2015.

The review announcement noted the rules governing the system lacked clarity and transparency and acknowledged that some parliamentary travel...

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2 Feb 2016

This report argues that section 35P of the ASIO Act is not justified, and that it does not contain adequate safeguards for protecting the rights of outsiders and is not proportionate to the threat of terrorism or the threat to national security.



8 Dec 2015

Outlines the initiatives being introduced as part of the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda.


There has never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.

Advances in technology are transforming just about every part of our...


6 Dec 2015

The National Ice Taskforce was established on 8 April 2015 to advise the Government on the impacts of ice in Australia and drive the development of a National Ice Action Strategy. The Taskforce presented its interim findings to the Council of Australian Governments on 23...


1 Dec 2015

This wiki was set up for the development of the OGP Australian Government National Action Plan (NAP). It will be used for NAP consultations each 2 years and hibernate in between.

Please refer to the OGPau website for full information about OGP and the...

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