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Strategy
8 July 2016

This second RAP, which has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, outlines what the four parliamentary departments will do to be more actively involved in the journey of reconciliation between...

Report
5 May 2016

This report makes recommendations that go towards focussing Australia’s international advocacy and dedicating additional resources to the abolition of the death penalty.

Report
3 May 2016

This Select Committee was established to inquire into whether a national integrity commission should be established to address institutional, organisational, political and electoral, and...

Report
25 June 2015

This final report on steps that can be taken to progress towards a successful referendum on Indigenous constitutional recognition argues that the absence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Report
30 August 2012

The Review examines the management and delivery of information and communication technology related services and equipment to the Parliament, each House, Committees of the Parliament, Members,...

Transcript
29 February 2012

This address examines what might be the recipe for a successful referendum on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Mick...

Report
24 June 2009

This report recommends reinstating a number of longstanding provisions to protect the franchise for those who are entitled to exercise it.

These include:

• restoring the...

Report
3 June 2009

Better urban design of our cities and suburbs to encourage people to be active and a greater focus on teaching children the importance of healthy eating and exercise are key recommendations of...

Report
3 May 2009

This report looks at issues and policy which impinge most directly on men's health, and at the need to support research and provide good clinical care and education and awareness campaigns that...

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Guide
20 April 2017

This guide provides a quick overview of data sources for key statistics relating to the Forestry sector: production, trade and employment.

Report
7 April 2017

This paper provides a comprehensive set of statistical tables regarding the 2016 Federal election.

Guide
3 April 2017

In February 2017, the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs announced a list of significant anniversary dates which will be the focus of commemoration during 2017.

Report
31 March 2017

During the period 1901 to 2016 , there have been 45 general elections for the House of Representatives and 43 Senate elections. This paper contains a brief commentary on each election along with...

Guide
31 March 2017

Outlines key information about the Anzac landing in Gallipoli and provides further resources.

Report
29 March 2017

This review explored the operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in the period since its establishment in 2012, with a focus on how it could build on its work so far.

Report
29 March 2017

This report recommends that the Australian government, in consultation with industry, community, union and other stakeholders, develop a mechanism for the orderly retirement of coal-fired power...

Report
28 March 2017

Under the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is required to examine bills, Acts and legislative instruments for...

Report
23 March 2017

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs recommends that the Australian government establish an interdepartmental working group to liaise with Australian...

Report
23 March 2017

The apparent prevalence of white-collar crime and misconduct in Australia, and a series of high-profile scandals in recent years in the corporate sector, has increased attention on the adequacy...

Report
21 March 2017

Under the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is required to examine bills, Acts and legislative instruments for...

Guide
21 March 2017

This guide provides current statistics on immigration detainees in Australia (onshore) since 1989/90.

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...

Report
28 February 2017

This parliamentary committee report into the Racial Discrimination Act examines whether parts of the legislation are too restrictive on freedom of speech.

Guide
20 February 2017

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

Report
16 February 2017

Under the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is required to examine bills, Acts and legislative instruments for...

Report
15 February 2017

The committee considers that this inquiry into the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill provides an opportunity to consider much of this evidence in a more collegiate...

Report
8 February 2017

This publication discusses scenarios for the drawdown of funds from the Future Fund to meet unfunded superannuation cash payments and the budget implications of those scenarios.

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
7 February 2017

This Senate Committee report examines the future prospects of completing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, in light of US President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States...

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...

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...

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.

Content Associated with Parliament of Australia

Briefing paper
3 August 2015

This paper outlines some background and context to the Government’s proposal for a dual national's Australian citizenship to cease in certain circumstances, and highlights some of the broader...

Report
13 July 2015

This report explores best practice domestically and internationally in public-private partnerships, in providing finance, and addressing the impediments or roadblocks which hinder participation...

Briefing paper
9 July 2015

This research paper provides some background to the history of the defence relationship with northern Australia, an overview of key reports regarding the ADF’s presence in northern Australia and...

Transcript
3 July 2015

Without seeking to minimise the effects of racism or the social, cultural and economic issues faced by indignous Australian, this talk refutes the label ‘Aboriginal Disadvantage’ as a concept that...

Report
30 June 2015

Levies and charges are taxes initiated by primary industries and imposed on the producers in that industry in order to pool resources and to find solutions to priority issues. This review examines...

Briefing paper
29 June 2015

The most recent same-sex marriage bill was introduced in early June 2015 and is now one of four bills on the subject before the federal Parliament. To date, approximately 21 countries allow same-...

Report
24 June 2015

Acknowledging that the NDIS alone will not be able to solve the issues faced by young people in nursing homes, this review makes 12 recommendations including establishing a joint taskforce to...

Report
19 March 2015

Concerned about government funding cuts to a broad range of services essential to supporting victims of domestic violence, this report recommends the Commonwealth Government restore funding cuts...

Report
27 November 2014

Providing some changes to strengthen Australia’s foreign investment policy, this inquiry report argues that the Australian economy and community continues to benefit from foreign investment.

Article
13 November 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be making a short visit to Tasmania following his participation in the G20 meeting in Brisbane and his address to a joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on...

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