• ISSN 2203-5249 RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2016-17 22 SEPTEMBER 2016 Changes to Australia’s overseas aid program under the Abbott and Turnbull governments 2013-2016: key policies and responses Wendy Bruere and Cameron Hill (with the assistance of Stephen Fallon) Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section Executive summary • Since the election of
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  • What's happening with ARENA? Bidgee/Wikimedia Commons Posted 19/09/2016 by Alex St John The recently passed Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 originally included a measure to reduce funding to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by $1.26 billion between 2017-18 and 2021-22. The move has been controversial, with the renewable energy industry,
    Date: 19/09/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4829111 - Source: FlagPost - Author: ST JOHN, Alexander

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Warning: All viewers of this digest are advised to visit the disclaimer appearing at the end of this document. The disclaimer sets out the status and purpose of the digest. BILLS DIGEST NO. 10, 2016-17 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016 [and] Excise Tariff Amendment
    Date: 14/09/2016 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/4817232 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: DAVIDSON, Paul

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    Date: 14/09/2016 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/4817306 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: SANYAL, Kali

  • Omnibus Bill compromise to find further savings from family payments Posted 14/09/2016 by Michael Klapdor The Government and Opposition have agreed on amendments to secure passage of the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 that includes a new Family Tax Benefit (FTB) savings measure. The measure would see families with adjusted
    Date: 14/09/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4819028 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KLAPDOR, Michael

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    Date: 12/09/2016 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/4813685 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: GUPTA, Nitin - SWOBO...

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    Date: 08/09/2016 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/4805059 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: DOLAMORE, Robert - D...

  • ISSN 2203-5249 RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2016-17 7 SEPTEMBER 2016 Government response to the Harper Competition Policy Review: a quick guide Paul Davidson Economics Section Professor Ian Harper released the final Report of the Competition Policy Review (‘the Harper Review’) on 31 March 2015, making 56 recommendations to government. On 24
    Date: 07/09/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4803053 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: DAVIDSON, Paul

  • ISSN 1328-8091 Warning: All viewers of this digest are advised to visit the disclaimer appearing at the end of this document. The disclaimer sets out the status and purpose of the digest. BILLS DIGEST NO. 1, 2016-17 2 SEPTEMBER 2016 National Disability Insurance Scheme Savings Fund Special Account Bill 2016
    Date: 02/09/2016 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/4792803 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: PYBURNE, Paula

  • ISSN 2203-5249 RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2016-17 31 AUGUST 2016 Developments in the youth labour market since the GFC Geoff Gilfillan Statistics and Mapping Section Executive summary Young people bore the brunt of softening in the labour market in Australia following the impact of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). But there
    Date: 31/08/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4789032 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: GILFILLAN, Geoff

  • 148 PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRIEFING BOOK | KEY ISSUES FOR THE 45TH PARLIAMENT China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative Geoff Wade, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security The ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative is a foreign policy and economic strategy of the People’s Republic of China. The term derives from the
    Date: 30/08/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4789175 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: WADE, Geoff

  • 137 Financing infrastructure by value capture Rob Dossor, Economics Improvements in transport infrastructure tend to cause property prices to rise due to improvements in accessibility. Value capture seeks to capture some of the increase in value that would otherwise accrue to the (usually private) property owner. By capturing some of
    Date: 30/08/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4789171 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: DOSSOR, Robert

  • 131 National Broadband Network Emma Knezevic, Science, Technology, Environment and Resources Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) was announced in 2009 by the Labor Government. The policy aimed at addressing Australia’s broadband availability and performance and to facilitate the structural separation of Telstra by providing an optic fibre alternative to its
    Date: 30/08/2016 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/4789168 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: KNEZEVIC, Emma

  • 124 PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRIEFING BOOK | KEY ISSUES FOR THE 45TH PARLIAMENT Energy market challenges Kai Swoboda, Economics The supply of energy to households and businesses in Australia involves complex interactions between governments and privately-owned businesses. These interactions typically occur in markets regulated under a national co-operative approach between governments
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  • 110 PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRIEFING BOOK | KEY ISSUES FOR THE 45TH PARLIAMENT Great Barrier Reef Emma Knezevic and Bill McCormick, Science, Technology, Environment and Resources The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) extends 2,300km along the coast of Queensland (see Figure 1) and is the world’s largest system of coral reefs. With
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