• ISSN 1835-6389 Parliamentof Australia Departmentof Parliamentary Services The Statistics and Mapping Section produces a selection of the latest economic and social statistics in this Monthly Statistical Bulletin which is updated at the beginning of each month. As a companion to the Bulletin, longer time series of the statistics presented in
    Date: 06/03/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/WUKX6 - Source: MONTHLY STATISTICAL BULLE... - Author: JOHNSON, Sue, (DPS)

  • A comparison of key assumptions and outcomes over four intergenerational reports Posted 5/03/2015 by Kai Swoboda The 2015 intergenerational report (IGR), released more than one month after the legislated timeframe in the Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998, is the fourth such report. Previous IGRs have been published in May
    Date: 05/03/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3697499 - Source: FlagPost - Author: SWOBODA, Kai

  • Australia's proposed foreign investment framework Posted 4/03/2015 by Kali Sanyal On 25 February 2015, the Government released an options paper titled ‘Strengthening Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework’ that proposes a series of new policy positions regarding acquisitions of real estate property, farm land and businesses by foreigners. The proposed changes include
    Date: 04/03/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3697498 - Source: FlagPost - Author: SANYAL, Kali

  • 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. 76, 2014-15 26 FEBRUARY 2015 Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2014-2015 [and] Appropriation Bill (No. 4)
    Date: 26/02/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3681706 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: MATHER, Dinty - WEIG...

  • The Pension Loans Scheme: an old program attracts new interest Posted 24/02/2015 by Don Arthur The Australian Government’s Pension Loans Scheme (PLS) is a reverse mortgage scheme that allows people of pension age to access an income stream by borrowing against their housing equity. Currently it is only available people
    Date: 24/02/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3677910 - Source: FlagPost - Author: ARTHUR, Don

  • 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. 75, 2014-15 23 FEBRUARY 2015 Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 7) Bill
    Date: 23/02/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3676055 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: SWOBODA, Kai - NIELS...

  • 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. 74, 2014-15 12 FEBRUARY 2015 Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Amendment Bill 2014 [and] Quarantine Charges (Imposition—
    Date: 12/02/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3654614 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: PYBURNE, Paula

  • 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. 72, 2014-15 10 FEBRUARY 2015 Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 Moira Coombs
    Date: 10/02/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3650865 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: COOMBS, Moira

  • Murray Financial System Inquiry recommends raising capital requirements for Australian ADIs Posted 10/02/2015 by Jaan Murphy In December 2014, the Treasury released the final report of the Financial System Inquiry 2014 (the Murray Inquiry) which examined the Australian financial system and made 44 recommendations to the Government for its improvement.
    Date: 10/02/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3652755 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MURPHY, Jaan

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 10 FEBRUARY 2015 Australian Government measures to counter violent extremism: a quick guide Cat Barker Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section Countering violent extremism was highlighted as an ‘essential element’ of efforts to deal with the ‘foreign fighters’ issue in a United Nations Security Council resolution
    Date: 10/02/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3650900 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: BARKER, Cat

  • 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. 69, 2014-15 6 FEBRUARY 2015 Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 James Griffiths Social
    Date: 06/02/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3643395 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: GRIFFITHS, James

  • 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. 67, 2014-15 4 FEBRUARY 2015 Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Bill 2014 Leslie Nielson and
    Date: 04/02/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3639715 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: NIELSON, Les - SWOBO...

  • Who exempts what from consumption taxes? Posted 19/01/2015 by Leslie Nielson At the time the Goods and Services Tax was introduced, health, education and financial services and some food items (mainly fresh food), amongst other areas, were exempted from its reach. Recently, several Coalition members and senators, as well as
    Date: 19/01/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3610808 - Source: FlagPost - Author: NIELSON, Leslie

  • Would Broadening the GST Necessarily be Regressive? Posted 14/01/2015 by Leslie Nielson In his recent Sir Henry Parkes Commemorative Dinner speech the Prime Minister called for a review of Commonwealth/State financial relations in the context of either raising the States’ revenue base or passing some of their responsibilities to the
    Date: 14/01/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3601054 - Source: FlagPost - Author: NIELSON, Les

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 7 JANUARY 2015 Growth in expenditure on high cost drugs in Australia Roy Harvey and Rebecca de Boer Social Policy Section Executive summary • Despite an overall slowing of growth in expenditure on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), the section 100 (s 100) program is showing
    Date: 07/01/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3599565 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: DE BOER, Rebecca - H...