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This paper provides an overview of Australia as a newly emerging ‘nation-state’ and the evolution of the federal Parliament by tracing the seven elections held from 1901 to 1918.
• The Commonwealth Parliament of Australia was just 13 years old...
In 2004, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts issued a Discussion Paper and sought submissions on whether Australia should introduce a resale royalty right for its artists. The DCITA Discussion Paper follows more than a decade of reports and...
The 2010 federal election resulted in the first hung Commonwealth parliament and minority government for almost 70 years, though hung parliaments are common at the state and territory level.
This background note provides a discussion of the hung Commonwealth parliament and associated matters including...
The transition from analogue to digital TV is seen by many as long overdue in a broadcast industry which has often failed to keep pace with revolutionary changes in the telecommunications and information services industries.
• Television has been an important political and cultural...
Despite many positive external factors, the Rann Government in early 2010 found itself to be increasingly unpopular with the electorate. This account of the 2010 election will show how the Liberal opposition, led by Isobel Redmond, made political capital out of voter disenchantment with...
Canada, with a comparable history of colonisation to that of Australia's, faces similar contemporary issues in relation to Aboriginal populations.
As in Australia, Aboriginal peoples in Canada rank poorly on all socioeconomic indices, recognised by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples as being a...