Parliamentary Library (Australia)

Guide
7 March 2017

Kashrut is a body of Jewish law that prescribes what foods can and cannot be eaten, and how they must be prepared and eaten. Kosher foods are those that meet the standards of Kashrut and hence are...

Guide
3 March 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian, and participating state and...

Guide
20 February 2017

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender.

Report
7 February 2017

This paper provides a comparison of key Labor and Coalition asylum policies since 2001 when the Howard (Coalition) Government first introduced the practice of offshore processing to deal with...

Report
19 January 2017

The 2016 NT election result is another example of the volatility in the electoral fortunes of state governments where one term governments have been voted out.

Guide
18 January 2017

Permanent migrants enter Australia via one of two distinct programs—the Migration Program for skilled and family migrants or the Humanitarian Program for refugees and those in refugee-like...

Guide
17 January 2017

This quick guide covers humanitarian entrant estimates between 1947–48 and 1976–77 and Humanitarian Program visa grants since 1977–78.

Report
17 January 2017

This research paper investigates the historical context in which the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) was initially established, the reasons for its establishment,and its current processes for...

Report
12 January 2017

Provides an overview of the issues and outcome for the 15 October 2016 election for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Legislative Assembly.

Report
23 December 2016

Highlights significant milestones associated with Parliament House and the Parliament between January 2014 and December 2015.