Parliamentary Library (Australia)
An unsettling decision: a legal and social history of native title and the Mabo decision
This paper has been prepared by the Parliamentary Library to mark the 30th anniversary of the High Court’s Mabo (No. 2) decision. It outlines the background and history of the decision, significant subsequent developments, the current status of Native Title and potential future developments.
Constitutional referendums in Australia: a quick guide
This guide offers a general overview of some of the rules and processes involved when conducting a national referendum in Australia.
Unfinished Parliamentary business: an overview of potential Indigenous Australians portfolio measures
This paper considers what might appear in the Albanese Government’s legislative and ministerial Indigenous Australians agenda, by listing what is already ‘on the table’.
Voice, Treaty, Truth? The role of truth-telling in Australian, state and territory governments’ reconciliation processes: a chronology from 2015
This publication considers the role of truth-telling in Australia, looking at how it has manifested across different levels of government, both within and outside of formal reconciliation processes, since the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Media policy and regulation: a quick guide
This quick guide lists online resources relevant to Australian media legislation, policy administration, standards, ratings research, and industry advocacy. It includes links to selected overseas regulatory bodies.