Parliamentary Library (Australia)

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.

Report
22 December 2016

Analyses the 1,876 instances of disorderly behaviour recorded in Hansard with a view to identifying patterns over time, the extent and degree of disorderly behaviour.

Briefing paper
2 December 2016

In November, the federal government ratified the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, which states Australia’s intention to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions between 2013 and 2020.

Report
24 November 2016

This paper reviews the major parliamentary and political events of the 44th Parliament.