Parliamentarians

Report

18 Dec 2018

This chronology of events has been compiled from published sources and includes images and links to audiovisual and documentary records. Appendix 1 presents a list of key legislation passed by the Commonwealth Parliament in 2017.

Report

10 Oct 2018

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender. It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Victorian and Western Australian parliaments since the last update was published on 18 May 2018.

Report

27 Sep 2018

This audit identified two instances where Members of Parliament did not materially comply with the Parliamentary Remuneration Tribunal’s Determination relating to additional entitlements.

Guide

6 Sep 2018

This quick guide provides a brief overview of the legislative and administrative changes to parliamentary business resources (as they are now known) and updates Parliamentary Library information showing the total remuneration of Members of Parliament, ministers and parliamentary office holders.

Report

23 Aug 2018

This report finds that the conduct of the Members in question does not constitute a contempt of Parliament, even though in some cases, the conduct was not up to the standard expected from Victorian MPs.

Commentary

3 Jul 2018

It’s a battle to get noticed by Australia’s small group of Trumpian voters, but David Leyonhjelm might have worked out how, writes Peter Brent.

Briefing paper

An analysis of non-Australian government funded parliamentary travel between 2010 and 2018
26 Jun 2018

This report uses the information that Members and Senators disclose on the Federal Registers of Interests to analyse the top funders of our federal parliamentarians’ overseas travel.

Commentary

25 Jun 2018

In his first full national interview since taking his seat in the Senate, the low-key independent talks about Asia, the Uluru Statement and the unemployed — and why he still opposes the government’s company tax cuts.

Report

14 Jun 2018

This research examines the concept of 'office of profit under the Crown’.

Policy report

31 May 2018

This paper looks at how section 44 has been interpreted by the High Court and whether it remains relevant in the modern world. It also examines proposals for reform and whether there is any merit in modifying or deleting the section through a referendum.

Commentary

30 May 2018

Barnaby Joyce’s decision to accept money from Channel Seven in return for giving an interview about his relationship with his former staffer, Vikki Campion, calls into question his fitness for public office.

Report

30 May 2018

This first edition of the Australia Institute's Senate Projections series finds that, on current polling, future elections are likely to return a crossbench that is about as large and divided as the current one.

Guide

18 May 2018

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender. It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth, state and territory parliaments since the last update was published in February 2018.

Report

17 May 2018

Australia’s founders knew the circumstances and expectations of Australian society would change over time. To address this, they ensured Australian citizens could amend the Constitution, via a referendum, to reflect contemporary expectations. But quite rightly, it is not an easy process to change the rules...

Commentary

17 May 2018

Unwilling to confront the genuine and ongoing problems now the dual citizen genie is out of the bottle, the government says candidates for parliament simply need to get their paperwork in order.

Commentary

17 May 2018

The parliamentary report on dual citizenship was barely out before the government rejected its key recommendation. It’s time for some lateral thinking, argues Peter Brent.

Commentary

9 May 2018

The present case turns on just how wide the “all reasonable steps” exception is held to be. Does section 44 just require a person to take all reasonable steps within their power to renounce, regardless of whether that renunciation is actually effective?

Report

Report of the Redistribution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory
6 Apr 2018

A redistribution of electoral divisions in the Australian Capital Territory was required, as the number of members of the House of Representatives that is to be chosen for the ACT at the next general election has increased from two to three.

Report

21 Mar 2018

Trust in our politicians is declining, and risks diminishing further with allegations of misuse of public funds. This investigation argues that the reputation of the Victorian Parliament would be greatly enhanced if an independent agency was clearly empowered to deal with such matters.

Guide

22 Feb 2018

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender. It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth, state and territory parliaments since the last update was published on 14 December 2017.

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