Submission

Submissions provide recommendations towards a specific, wanted outcome, often in response to a law, policy, or strategic document published by another, including government, organisations or individuals. Submissions are persuasive and often have an agenda, or argue for a particular outcome.

Submission

31 Aug 2017

Regional Capitals Australia (RCA) is pleased to present this second submission for consideration by the Productivity Commission (the Commission) and welcomes the potential for the study’s outcome to inform the government’s approach to regional policy. RCA is a growing alliance of 31 local...

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Submission

20 May 2017

Governments have a role in facilitating innovation, regional development, and the growth of professional and highly skilled jobs in the regions. This can be achieved including via program or infrastructure funding, or through the relocation of government agencies or bodies to regions. Where the...

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Submission

20 May 2017

The ICV made this submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief in May 2017. As the Committee defined the freedom of religion or belief as recognised in Article 18 of the International...

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Submission

15 Apr 2017

1. The Regional Australia Institute supports the development and implementation of a long term decentralisation policy for the Australian Government. This submission is focused on the wider merits of decentralisation policies for the public service. It responds to Terms of Reference b(ii), b(iii...

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Submission

03 Mar 2017

• The National Electricity Market was established in the context of a national productivity reform agenda aimed at delivering markets that are competitive where possible, and well -regulated where not.

• The NEM was established to introduce competition in the electricity sector and to...

Submission

28 Feb 2017

We call on the Australian Government to develop and implement a contemporary, independent and high quality foreign policy strategy based on evidence, ethics, social justice, solidarity and strategic partnerships. It must also be free from the corruptive influence of foreign political donations...

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Submission

27 Feb 2017

ACOSS' submission to the Federal Budget process, outlining their priority recommendations for the 2017-18 Federal Budget. 

The Federal Budget is much more than an accounting exercise. It is ultimately about people and our communities, and the priorities and goals we set for our...

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Submission

17 Jan 2017

Government investment in first class research infrastructure is vital to the long-term sustainability of Australia’s research program, driving innovation, economic productivity and social benefits for the nation. National research facilities are built and maintained for the public good. As such...

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Submission

16 Jan 2017

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that the current draft 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap goes a long way in recognising the developments in humanities and social sciences research and its contribution to a national...

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Submission

13 Jan 2017

In a healthy community, no-one would get stuck facing long-term disadvantage. We are all challenged by life’s ‘ups’ and ‘downs’, but for some people the ‘downs’ are much deeper and longer lasting. Early, intergenerational and locational disadvantages constrain opportunities and limit social...

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Submission

10 Nov 2016

ECCV assisted the Victorian Government in its consultations with Victoria's culturally diverse community to inform the development of the Victorian Government's Gender Equality Strategy.

The consultations identified several key priorities for ethnic Victorian women including:

- a...

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Submission

10 Nov 2016

Introduction

The Climate Institute welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the Senate inquiry into the retirement of coal fired power stations.

The transition from ageing, high-carbon coal generation to clean energy is a central concern not just for the...

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Submission

02 Nov 2016

A common theme of  Victoria’s Draft 30-year Infrastructure Strategy is getting more use from infrastructure by creating multipurpose, integrated and well-managed facilities. We agree, but emphasise this requires a different culture and approach by infrastructure owners to understand, collaborate...

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31 Oct 2016

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (ECCV) is the voice of multicultural Victoria and the peak policy advocacy body for eight regional ethnic community councils and up to 220 members including ethnic and multicultural organisations across Victoria since 1974. For over 40 years, we...

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Submission

26 Oct 2016

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Productivity Commission inquiry into alternative default models for the superannuation industry. This submission makes a few points, but they are vital:

1. The entity that has the...

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Submission

09 Sep 2016

The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) argues that the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) sector comprises a large part of Australia’s research and innovation system, a system that is transforming due to digital capabilities and the resulting...

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Discussion paper

Submission

09 Sep 2016

Development of successful HEPPP programs takes time and commitment by each university, for this reason HEPPP resources should be reasonably predictable for universities so that they can develop and deliver quality programs and activities. While universities should be held accountable for their...

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Submission

31 Aug 2016

Comments on Draft Report: “How to Assess the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the Superannuation System” The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) welcomes the opportunity to provide further input to the Productivity Commission (PC) during Stage 1 of its investigation into the...

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Submission

12 Aug 2016

South Australia’s business community is paying the price for a grid that is no longer fit for purpose.

The meeting of COAG’s Energy Council on 19 August must take action to start the transition from the current ‘Dumb Grid’ based on an increasingly outdated and costly centralised...

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Submission

25 Jul 2016

The Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH) disciplines account for 65% of all Australian higher education enrolments, and have major roles to play in driving innovation, fairness and excellence. DASSH’s response to this consultation paper is informed by our recognition that sustaining a...

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