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This annual report details campaigns undertaken by departments and agencies (non-corporate Commonwealth entities) under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) for which expenditure was greater than $250,000.
This report covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016...
As the battle for Mosul unfolds in Iraq, Australian policymakers must carefully consider Australia’s long-term objectives in the Middle East. One critical question needs to be answered because it’s central to the process of making strategy. What is the Australian policy objective: to what end...
From 1901 to the end of the 44th Parliament in May 2016, 329 different members and two senators have been disorderly enough during proceedings of the House of Representatives as to result in disciplinary action by the Speaker.
This study outlines...
Parliament House, which was officially opened in 1988, is the home of the Parliament of Australia. It is located on a 32-hectare site on Capital Hill in Canberra, the capital city of Australia.
In 2013 the Parliamentary Library published a chronology...
The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2016-17 (MYEFO) has been prepared in accordance with the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 . The Charter requires that the Government provide a mid-year budget report which provides updated information on the Government’s fiscal position.
On the 10th of November the Australian Government ratified the Paris Agreement to significant media coverage. At the same time the Government also ratified the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, which states Australia’s intention to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions between...
The roadmap sets out Australia’s national research infrastructure priority areas for the coming decade. These priorities will support areas of research, science and innovation in areas where Australia excels, can deliver the greatest long-term national benefit and foster strategic international partnerships.
The recommendations and...
All is not well with the evaluation of government programs and projects.
Resources available to any society are limited. If governments are to increase the well-being of their citizens, they must be able to select and implement the socially most beneficial...
The ALRC was asked to identify and critically examine Commonwealth laws that encroach upon traditional rights, freedoms and privileges recognised by the common law. In this Report, the ALRC discusses the source and rationale of many important rights and freedoms and provides an extensive survey...
A new deal among governments and school systems can end Australia’s toxic school funding debate and transform teaching and learning in schools, without costing the Commonwealth more money.
Historically low inflation rates create an unprecedented opportunity to reduce excessive school indexation...