Parliament of Australia

Items published


30 May 2018

This is the final report of the inquiry by the Senate Economics References Committee into corporate tax avoidance in Australia.


Inquiry into school to work transition
30 May 2018

This inquiry examined teachers and teaching, including the importance of ongoing teacher education, ‘measurements of gain’ in schools, government programs designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job and particular issues facing students...


Inquiry into the e-petitioning system of the House of Representatives Petitions Committee
29 May 2018

This report recommends that the Department of the House of Representatives, in conjunction with the Department of Parliamentary Services, work within existing resources to update the House e-petitions system and web page design to improve user experience and accessibility for all users.


21 May 2018

This report examines parliamentary standing orders, identifying some minor technical irregularities that can be addressed in the shorter term, as well as a number of potential Clerk’s amendments to be made administratively.


Review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
10 May 2018

This review focused upon whether there is a need for an ASIO questioning power in the current security context, and the interaction of ASIO’s questioning and detention powers with other counter-terrorism powers that have more recently been introduced.

Items associated

Research report

24 Jun 2015

Acknowledging that the NDIS alone will not be able to solve the issues faced by young people in nursing homes, this review makes 12 recommendations including establishing a joint taskforce to ensure the recommendations are put in place.



Research report

19 Mar 2015

One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15 and almost one in five have experienced sexual violence. A study of Victorian women demonstrated that domestic violence is the leading preventable contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged...

Research report

27 Nov 2014

Residential housing has been, and will always be, an issue that is at the forefront of community debate and discussion.

Owning your own home is part of the great Australian Dream. For many it represents the opportunity to build a future, it represents connection...



13 Nov 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be making a short visit to Tasmania following his participation in the G20 meeting in Brisbane and his address to a joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on 17 November. The choice of destination is unusual and certainly not one...

Research report

14 Jul 2014

Australia’s drone industry is booming. The number of certified commercial operators has risen dramatically in recent years, and the increasing capability and usability of drone technology has seen a huge rise in the number of businesses and consumers purchasing and using drones.

Drones, or...