Deirdre McKeown

First Name: Deirdre
Last Name: McKeown
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Technical report
29 June 2015

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....

Briefing paper
29 June 2015

The most recent same-sex marriage bill was introduced in early June 2015 and is now one of four bills on the subject before the federal Parliament. To date, approximately 21 countries allow same-...

17 December 2014

This research paper sets out major changes to the parliamentary remuneration and entitlements regime, including the authority and governing legislation and explains how different aspects of...

27 November 2014

Senators and members receive an annual allowance by way of basic salary—$195,130 from 1 July 2014. This research paper explains the legislative basis, fixing and linking mechanisms for the...

1 August 2014

This publication surveys lobbying codes of conduct and registers introduced by Australian federal and state governments and some overseas governments.

6 December 2013

This guide provides quick links to:

•    federal, state and territory government entry points and key departments

•    government gazettes


24 October 2013

After the federal election on 7 September 2013, members elected to serve in the House of Representatives and senators representing the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will...

29 July 2013

The issue of parliamentary salaries, allowances and entitlements continues to generate interest and comment. This research paper sets out major changes to the parliamentary remuneration and...

28 June 2013

This paper outlines the post retirement travel entitlements provided to former parliamentarians, discusses recent policy developments and provides links to material that explains retirement...

18 September 2012

This background note details the approach taken in Australian and some overseas parliaments to codes of conduct for ministers and members of parliament. ...