Department of the Parliamentary Library (Australia)

Recently added resources


16 Sep 2003

This chronology outlines the history of the Telstra privatisation process. It documents some of the key dates and policy processes associated with the first and second tranche sales of Telstra. It also outlines some of the key inquiries and legislative conditions required for each stage...


27 Aug 2002

The Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 governs employment of staff -- commonly called "ministerial advisers" -- by MPs and ministers. Although it has served to provide a systematic framework for employment of political staff, questions are emerging about whether the legislation ensures an appropriate...


4 Jul 2002

Australian political parties have to date functioned very much as private bodies, but public demand may be forcing them to be more directly accountable for their activities than could once have been envisaged. The Queensland Parliament has been prepared to make an attempt in 2002,...

Items published/produced 3