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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...

27 October 2016

This paper provides a narrative history of the major political parties’ attitudes to conscription during the First World War.

24 October 2016

Provides a brief overview of aged care in Australia, describing the types of care provided, arrangements for accessing subsidised care, statistics on aged care, the organisations that provide care...

12 October 2016

Housing affordability is a significant issue for low income households in receipt of social security payments.

4 October 2016

Provides links to key resources for Indigenous affairs in Australia, including information on 'Closing the Gap' agreements, funding, geography, and government agencies.

Content from centres and departments of Parliamentary Library (Australia)

Blog post
28 March 2017

This year is shaping up as a big year for Australian foreign policy. This FlagPost highlights some of the key milestones expected over the coming months.

Blog post
26 August 2016

Relatively low unemployment rates and the effect of a series of changes to eligibility for some payments has seen the proportion of the working age population receiving income support continue to...

7 August 2015

The PRC is aiding its labour-intensive manufacturing operations to move offshore in an effort to reduce pressure on saturated domestic markets, and to expand Chinese economic and thus political...

11 May 2015

An overview of recent Russian activities in Southeast Asia

26 February 2015

Examines the importance for Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific of the expansion of China's Beidou satellite navigation system.

19 January 2015

Outlines which OECD countries include or exclude food, health, education and financial services from their respective consumption taxes, along with various countries’ general consumption tax rate...

24 November 2014

Examines the role of Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in Australia and how they facilitate Chinese soft power influence.

16 September 2014

Sound-bite endorsements of Malaysia’s leadership obscure the very volatile domestic environment, political exigencies and social dislocation that exist within Malaysia today.

16 June 2014

This article considers a range of voices expressing diverse thoughts on how Australia might further adjust its symbiotic relationships with both the US and China. 

16 May 2014

The National Water Commission (NWC) is to be dissolved, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann ...

4 April 2011

A summary of the amount of Australian Government money being provided for each individual non-government school.

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