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Syria: Australian military operations

This paper provides a summary of Australia’s military operations in Syria and an overview of key associated issues, particularly those relevant to the Parliament. Many of these matters are also relevant to the conduct of operations in Iraq, but this paper does not specifically address...
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Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017 - Bills Digest

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’.

Western Australia state election 2017

Provides an overview of the 2017 Western Australia state election, including the impact of the 2015 redistribution.

Defence cooperation with Myanmar—Australia and other countries: a quick guide

This quick guide provides a snapshot of current international defence engagement with Myanmar by the following countries—Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and India.

The Iran Nuclear deal—facts, issues, stakeholders, and Australian policy: a quick guide

This overview of the Iran nuclear deal provides a basic overview of what is involved and outlines Australia's policy position.

Bills Digest: Superannuation Laws Amendment (Strengthening Trustee Arrangements) Bill 2017

The purpose of the Superannuation Laws Amendment Bill 2017 is to implement a board governance structure for certain superannuation funds that requires at least one third of trustee directors to be independent and that the chair also be independent.

Disability Support Pensioners, 1984-2004

Between 1984 and 2004 there has been a significant rise in both the number and proportion of the population that is in receipt of the Disability Support Pension. In this research note, Malcolm Park examines the rises in relation to the age and sex of...

Same-sex couples by Commonwealth Electoral Division

On 27 May 2004 the Attorney-General introduced legislation to amend the Marriage Act 1961 to, inter alia, define 'marriage' as the union of a man and a woman and to prevent same-sex couples from adopting children from overseas. The proposed amendments and the ensuing debate...

Australian Democrats: the passing of an era

This paper traces the rise and fall of the Democrats, Australia's longest-surviving minor party, examining the sources of its support and the reasons for its decline. The Australian Democrats are the longest surviving and most successful minor party in federal politics. The party was created...

Chronology of same-sex marriage bills introduced into the federal parliament: a quick guide

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.