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Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018

The Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Bill 2018 (‘Advancing the Treaty Bill’) was introduced in the Legislative Assembly by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Natalie Hutchins, on 7 March 2018.
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Deep energy renovation: trapped in overestimated costs and staged approach

Analysis of energy renovation costs, as provided by the French Observatory for Low Energy Buildings, identified the following:
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The arbitrary 23.9 per cent tax revenue to GDP figure: from a convenient assumption to a ‘speed limit’

This briefing paper shows the recently announced 23.9% tax-to-GDP cap is entirely arbitrary, and that a strict tax cap with no policy change will severely limit choices in government spending.
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Credit for small business - an overview of Australian law regulating small business loans: background paper 10

The scope of this paper is limited to small business credit in the form of loans, both secured and unsecured. It does not consider other banking facilities, financial products or financial services. It is intended to provide an overview of the relevant issues, and does...
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Outstations/homelands policy

As part of its "Working futures" policy the NT government has announced that services to outstations/homelands will in most cases involve a form of remote delivery, based from the closest or most accessible hub town.
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Commonwealth arts policy and administration

This paper provies an overview of Commonwealth arts policy and administrative developments from Federation to the present day. It covers: Introduction From Deakin to McMahon The Whitlam Government The Fraser Government The Hawke Government The Keating Government The Howard Government The Rudd Government The briefing...
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A snapshot of how local context affects sexual assault service provision in regional, rural and remote Australia

Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the diverse populations they seek to support. These issues range from geographical barriers, to meeting specific cultural needs in an appropriate manner. The local context of rural, regional...
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The impact of economic recession on nonprofit organisations

At a time of economic downturn, nonprofit businesses share one particular characteristic that presents the greatest challenge of all -- their heavy dependence on third-party funding. In general they provide services to individuals irrespective of their ability to pay. Consequently a nonprofit's economic viability and...
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Diverse families making a difference

This facts sheet is about the diverse range of families in which Australians live and the diverse ways in which they provide support to one another. Families are very diverse and take many shapes and forms. They also typically extend across a number of households...
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ACMA announces new communications Consumer Consultative Forum

The new forum aims to heighten dialogue between consumer representatives, industry bodies and regulators about communications issues affecting consumers. Seven consumer representatives will join three representatives from industry bodies involved in self-regulation.