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This Quick Guide provides a chronological list of bills relating to marriage equality introduced into the federal parliament, including bills restored to the Notice Paper or reintroduced in a later parliament.
This 'Bills Digest' looks at the Turnbull Government’s announcement on 20 April 2017, regarding a series of changes to citizenship policy with the intention to ‘strengthen citizenship’.
This quick guide outlines what the Government has said about the creation of the new portfolio and some of the changes that might be involved in establishing the Home Affairs portfolio, and provides links to some responses and reactions to the announcement.
This quick guide provides a summary of recent funding commitments by state and territory governments to address domestic and family violence. It provides context for these commitments by giving an overview of the national framework for reform to which all jurisdictions have subscribed.
Overview: This paper summarises a recent Parliamentary Library publication on domestic violence. It provides an overview of the prevalence, risk factors and cost of domestic violence in Australia.
This paper uses the term domestic violence to refer to ‘acts of violence that occur...
Provides an overview of research on the prevalence of domestic, family and sexual violence, at risk groups and the costs of violence against women to communities and to the economy.
In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first systematic...
This Quick Guide provides key internet links to websites with information on crime and law enforcement arrangements and issues.
This Quick Guide provides key internet links to websites with information on national security arrangements and issues.
The paper examines the legal implications of the four proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 suggested by the Attorney-General, Senator Brandis.
Executive summaryThe paper examines the legal implications of changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (the RDA )...
A franchise is an arrangement in which a ‘brand’ owner allows a franchisee to trade under that brand and typically either allows, or requires, the franchisee to use the franchisor’s business and marketing systems. This research paper examines whether the former Government’s mooted legislative amendments...