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On 28 June 2014 the Office of the Prime Minister announced the ‘White Paper on the Reform of the Federation’. The White Paper was initially devised in the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet following the swearing in of the Abbott...
Provides links to key resources for Indigenous affairs in Australia, including information on 'Closing the Gap' agreements, funding, geography, and government agencies.
This Quick Guide provides links to:the Council of Australian Government (COAG) key agreements under ‘Closing the Gap’...
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...
Discusses the top five federal issues facing the Australian government for the week ending 12th July, 2013.
A commercial report, this document identifies and outlines the key issues currently confronting the Australian federal government, including the election date, asylum seekers, the...
This paper provides an overview of the operation of the Commonwealth of Australian Governments (COAG) and other aspects of intergovernmental relations in Australia.
In 2006, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) adopted a new national reform agenda and established the COAG...
The report provides a detailed examination of Australia's judicial review system, which is an important avenue of appeal for those affected by government decision making, and makes a number of recommendations aimed at improving its accessibility and efficiency.
The Administrative Review Council has examined...
This report resulted from a request by the Council of Australian Governments to conduct a preliminary high-level review of sixteen areas of policy reform, aimed at improving productivity.
The paper was provided on 29 June 2012 to the cross jurisdictional Taskforce established to advise...
This paper provides an overview of the main features of the lead-up to the 2010 federal election, the issues that animated the election campaign itself, and the emergence of a hung parliament.
Key findings:The 2010 Federal election occurred in the wake of...
Australia's federal system of government has served it well, but improvements are in order.
On 17 June 2010 the Senate established a Select Committee on the Reform of the Australian Federation. On 29 September 2010, the committee was re-established by the Senate, to:...