Parliamentary Library (Australia)

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.

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...

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...

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.

23 December 2016

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

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.

24 November 2016

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

18 November 2016

A universal basic income (UBI) is a payment made to all adult individuals that allows people to meet their basic needs. Debates over basic income proposals have moved from the fringe to mainstream...

28 October 2016

This quick guide provides a summary of recent funding commitments by state and territory governments to address domestic and family violence. It provides context for these commitments by giving an...