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16 Nov 2017

This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government (from 2001–2003) and reintroduced by the...

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14 Nov 2017

The process of drawing and adjusting electoral boundaries in Australia is called a ‘redistribution’, and at the federal level is governed by Part IV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (CEA). Currently, five redistributions—for Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia (SA), Victoria and the...

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13 Nov 2017

These national enforcement guidelines provide guidance about how the requirement of proper control in Australian Road Rule 297 should apply to vehicles with automated functions. The guidelines also confirm that the human driver is responsible for compliance with road traffic laws when a vehicle...

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10 Nov 2017

The Paris Climate Agreement entered into force on 4 November 2016. The Paris Agreement is made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Climate Change Convention, also referred to as the UNFCCC). Australia announced its ratification of the Paris Agreement on 10 November ...

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10 Nov 2017

In 2012 new arrangements regarding the remuneration of Commonwealth departmental secretaries came into effect. This paper sets out the revised system. The paper also outlines the separate arrangements for the secretaries of the parliamentary departments, including the Clerk of the Senate and the...

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10 Nov 2017

Well-designed homes make life easier Houses and apartments come in many different sizes and configurations. When they are well-designed, they improve your quality of life and help you save on maintenance and operating costs. They let more light in, are energy efficient, have outdoor spaces,...

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09 Nov 2017

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has publically supported community water fluoridation as a population health measure since 1952, and regularly reviews the scientific evidence on this topic. 

This 2017 Public Statement recommends community water fluoridation...

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09 Nov 2017

This Quick Guide summarises the often complex funding and disclosure laws in each Australian state and territory for the purpose of comparison. These are the laws that regulate who can make and receive political donations, how and when those donations must be disclosed, how much money political...

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07 Nov 2017

SERREE (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) is a regional renewable energy industry development initiative led by Regional Development Australia ACT. This three-year initiative to develop a replicable, regional-scale renewable energy industry development model has been...

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20 Oct 2017

The Centre for Armed Violence Reduction (CAVR) focuses on preventing the flow of illicit conventional arms.

This is the second edition of our Implementation Guide for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Small Arms Programme of Action (UNPoA). Launched at the United Nations in New York...

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13 Oct 2017

Since late August 2017, there have been renewed allegations of systematic human rights abuses by Myanmar (also ‘Burma’) security forces conducting counter-insurgency and so-called ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya militants in Rakhine State. The security operations followed coordinated...

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13 Oct 2017

International concerns about Iran’s nuclear program date back decades, though it was not until 2006 that the first United Nations (UN) sanctions were imposed on Tehran. This followed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) official declaration that Iran was not meeting its obligations as...

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12 Oct 2017

The inclusion of independent directors on the board of listed companies emerged in corporate governance policy in the early 1990s in Australia, with corporate principles developed by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) including that boards comprise a majority of independent directors and that...

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04 Oct 2017

TEQSA’s Good Practice Note: Addressing contract cheating to safeguard academic integrity is the first in a new series of materials to support and promote quality assurance approaches of providers.

The Good Practice Note provides specific advice in five critical areas including:...

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04 Oct 2017

The Opera House’s latest Conservation Management Plan (CMP) –‘Respecting the Vision: Sydney Opera House – A Conservation Management Plan’ – provides detailed guidance on conservation and management at an important moment in the Opera House's ...

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03 Oct 2017

This guide is a comprehensive resource for Muslim aged care. It covers wide-ranging topics such as, religion, culture, and identity of Muslims to provide the context and basis for planning culturally appropriate care for them.

Using text boxes, illustrations, exercise, and case studies,...

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26 Sep 2017

The delivery of playgroups throughout Australia has been an integral part of the landscape of early childhood programs for many decades; however, despite the prominence of playgroups in the lives of many Australian families, there is no one established set of principles guiding the practice and...

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20 Sep 2017

The huge growth in Muslims countering violent extremism (CVE) can sometimes come at the expense of other issues which our community tell us are more important. Our community, especially young people, have told us that they are feeling very over-consulted and they don’t see any improvement in...

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08 Sep 2017

State significant resource projects (that is, State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry projects) can create both positive and negative social impacts. This guideline provides direction on assessing these impacts in the context of the environmental impact assessment...

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07 Sep 2017

This summary explores the benefits to the VET system of becoming more involved in applied research. It looks at what steps registered training organisations can take to start developing an applied research and innovation capability, such as naming and claiming their current achievements through...

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