The search found 54 results in 0.089 seconds.
The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to review Commonwealth legislation to identify provisions that unreasonably encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges.
The Australian Law Reform Commission was asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth...
This commentary follows bilateral discussions during the Australian Prime Minister’s visit to Malaysia to discuss, with Prime Minister Najib Razak, the two Malaysian Airlines flights MH370 and MH17 and the implications for bilateral relations.
This issue of Gender Indicators, Australia, includes new data on a range of indicators of social interest to men and women. The Economic security, Education, Health, Safety and justice, and Democracy, governance and citizenship domains have been updated with data that has become available since...
This paper provides an overview of Tasmania’s parliamentary and electoral system, the state’s political landscape in the lead up to the election, issues that dominated the 2014 election, the parties, the candidates and the results.
Executive summaryTasmanians went to the polls...
An inquiry into the attendance of legal representatives at ASIO interviews, following a complaint which initiated the report.
Note on report
This report is an abridgement of a more comprehensive and detailed report that has been provided to the Attorney-General. This version...
This paper provides a week-by-week summary of the key issues and controversies of the 2013 Federal Election.
Key points:the election of 21 September 1940, when an incumbent Menzies government survived with the support of two independents. major changes in the rules...
After the federal election on 7 September 2013, members elected to serve in the House of Representatives and senators representing the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory will be sworn in on the first sitting day of the 44th Parliament. State senators will be...
This paper recounts the story of the 2013 media reforms - their introduction, the hurried investigations which attempted to explore their intentions and possible outcomes, and their eventual demise.
As a result of an investigation into the British media following allegations...
This paper explores how internet voting could offer potential improvements in the way elections are managed and delivered in Australia.
The issue of internet voting is one of the more testing ones currently faced by election administrators, not least because of...
Senators and members receive an annual allowance by way of basic salary—$195,130 from 1 July 2013. This background note explains the legislative basis, fixing and linking mechanisms for the allowance. Adjustments to the base salary since 1968 are provided in Table 1 and Graph 1....