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Discussion paper

15 Nov 2017

The benefits of the Adani coal mine have been readily discussed and debated. Equally important but rarely discussed are the many electorates that stand to lose out from the development of the Galilee Basin. In some cases, the winners and losers share an electorate.

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Report

15 Nov 2017

The Treasurer tabled the 2016–17 Annual Financial Report of the State of Victoria (AFR) in Parliament on 21 September 2017. The AFR includes the financial statements of the State of Victoria (the State) and the general government sector (GGS).

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Report

14 Nov 2017

Under the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 (Vic), the Committee has the function of monitoring and reviewing the performance of the Independent Broad‑based Anti‑corruption Commission (IBAC), which is the key anti‑corruption agency in Victoria. Previously, the Committee has...

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Research report

31 Oct 2017

This Research Note provides some background data on the inner Melbourne seat of Northcote, which will have a by-election on 18 November 2017. This by-election is being held as a result of the untimely death of Fiona Richardson, who served as Victorian Minister for Women and was also appointed...

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Report

26 Oct 2017

This Report provides estimates of Australian, State and Territory government expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across more than 150 expenditure categories. When combined with other information, the estimates contribute to a better understanding of the adequacy,...

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Draft report

09 Oct 2017

The Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake an inquiry into Australia’s system of horizontal fiscal equalisation (HFE) as the basis for the distribution of GST revenue to the States and Territories (hereafter States). The Productivity Commission is to consider the influence the...

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Report

06 Oct 2017

In Operation Ord and Operation Dunham, IBAC identified systemic failings that were exploited by the actions of a few individuals....

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Journal article

01 Oct 2017

When interpreting words or construing provisions in an Act of Parliament, the context in which the words appear and the purpose of the Act can be used to ascertain meaning. The catchcry of text, context and purpose has become a repeated moniker for the High Court of Australia’s 'modern approach...

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Survey

Report

27 Sep 2017

This report outlines the responses of state government employees following research into their understanding of corruption, their perceptions of corruption and misconduct, attitudes to reporting corruption and misconduct, and attitudes towards preventing corruption.

The research focused...

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Discussion paper

26 Sep 2017

With the Tasmanian Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets considering the future of poker machines in Tasmania, community pressure is growing for poker machines to be banned from hotels and clubs, limiting...

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Research report

18 Sep 2017

Western Australia has a bicameral parliament consisting of the Legislative Assembly (lower house) and the Legislative Council (upper house). On 11 November 2011 the Western Australian Parliament passed the Electoral and Constitution Amendment Act 2011 (WA)  which established a fixed...

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Strategy

05 Sep 2017

BUDGET PAPER NO. 1 – 2017-18 TREASURER'S SPEECH

This is the budget speech delivered in Parliament by the Treasurer on 7 September 2017. It outlines the priorities of the Government for the budget year and is the formal second reading of the Recurrent and Capital Appropriation Bills....

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Research report

10 Aug 2017

This paper reports on trends in NSW State finances between 2002-03 and 2017-18 (inclusive). For most of the key indicators, the paper also shows trends by Parliament for the current (56th) Parliament and previous three Parliaments.

Note that the NSW public sector (the total State sector)...

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Report

09 Aug 2017

The conduct of any major electoral event is a significant logistical challenge and the 2017 State election was no different. Following the amendment of State enrolment laws, almost 200,000 more Western Australians were eligible to vote than in the 2013 State election. The relaxation of early...

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Briefing paper

07 Aug 2017

Key points:

  • National security has too often been run as a ‘top-down’ policy, with a tendency towards a ‘Canberra knows best’ approach.
  • The states and territories contribute many of the powers and capabilities needed to support our overall effort in dealing
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Discussion paper

17 Jul 2017

A new report from Hobart-based think tank, The Australia Institute Tasmania, has found that previous estimates of the impact of phasing out poker machines on employment are inconsistent with recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.   

ABS data suggests gambling employment in...

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Discussion paper

04 Jul 2017

The research finds that the banks are not only very capable of paying the 0.0036% levy on the same liabilities that the federal government levy is based on, but also that the levy is good economics, justified by the unique structures governing banking in Australia which help make it the most...

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Briefing paper

23 Jun 2017

This e-brief discusses current restrictions on political donations in NSW and other Australian jurisdictions in the light of recent media reports on donations from foreign and foreign-linked donors.

It then outlines the means by which donors could bypass these restrictions, before briefly...

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Strategy

22 Jun 2017

Modern health services, jobs aligned with future industries and neighbourhoods where families can live safely and children receive high quality education — these are the benchmarks the government sets in this state budget.

A new Future Jobs Fund will build on measures in recent budgets...

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Report

08 Jun 2017

 

Impartiality, professionalism and integrity are important foundations for the public sector. Public sector staff must act with these values in mind, to ensure the use of public funds is as effective and efficient as possible, to meet community needs and to maintain public trust....

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