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Report

Review of COAG Councils and Ministerial Forums

This review developed three key objectives to assess the need for a forum: to enable national cooperation and consistency on enduring strategic issues; to address issues requiring cross-border collaboration; and, to perform regulatory policy and standard setting functions.
Briefing paper

2021 Federal Budget: CSI budget response

The Centre for Social Impacts' response to the 2021 Federal Budget discusses how the key changes presented are likely to have an impact, both positive and negative, on different social issues around Australia.
Briefing paper

Budget analysis 2021-22: heroic assumptions and half measures

This briefing paper reviews the main features of the Australian federal budget 2021/22 from the perspective of workers and labour markets. In particular, it considers in detail a major flaw in the overall macroeconomic logic underpinning the budget.
Discussion paper

Budget blueprint: five priorities to underpin the recovery

Australia is at a critical juncture. The COVID-19 crisis has cut short three decades of uninterrupted economic growth. This paper argues that Australia will require wide-reaching reforms that were necessary before the crisis, and are now more critical than ever before.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy

This report acknowledges the enduring successes of Australian democracy. It is important to also understand the social changes that have posed new challenges to democratic participation and stability. The committee believes that this report demonstrates why Australia’s democratic institutions matter, and why reinvigorating them is...
Report

Investments by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the selection, contracting and ongoing management of investments by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the extent to which the CEFC is meeting its legislated objective.
Report

Australia's Federation: post-pandemic playbook

This report analyses the effectiveness of the revised approach to Commonwealth-State relations through National Cabinet adopted in the COVID-19 crisis, and actions that should now be taken to lock in its long-term effectiveness.
Guide

Cabinet Handbook - 14th edition

The Cabinet Handbook is designed to ensure that the federal Cabinet observes conventions and principles, and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.
Report collection

Gender lens on the Budget 2020-21

This collection of position papers have been developed by NFAW’s Social Policy Committee, to summarise 2020-2021 Budget measures of importance to women in Australia.
Briefing paper

2020-21 Federal Budget: what it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection

A coalition of refugee organisations has condemned the Australian government’s decision to slash support to people seeking asylum in the 2020-21 Budget. This decision, they say, puts over 100 000 people, including around 16 000 children, at further risk of homelessness and destitution.