• South Sudan crisis RESEARCH PAPER SERIES 2014-15 UPDATED 17 APRIL 2015 South Sudan crisis Nicole Brangwin Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section This paper provides an update on the crisis in South Sudan and replaces the previous Research Paper, which was released in April 2014. Executive summary • In mid-December
    Date: 17/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3099063 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: BRANGWIN, Nicole

  • The Australian Government’s current debt position - April 2015 update Posted 17/04/2015 by Alicia Hall This Flagpost article presents a snapshot of the Australian Government’s current debt position. Gross debt: The International Monetary Fund’s Government Finance Statistics Manual (2014) defines gross debt as ‘all liabilities that are debt instruments’ with
    Date: 17/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3783656 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HALL, Alicia

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 15 APRIL 2015 Earnings in Australia: a quick guide Alicia Hall Statistics and Mapping Section The objective of this Quick Guide is to provide detailed guidance on earnings data in Australia. This Guide sets out the definition of earnings, and provides responses to frequently asked questions
    Date: 15/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3773679 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: HALL, Alicia

  • Superannuation for housing deposits and the 'deposit gap' Posted 9/04/2015 by Tarek Dale The idea of allowing early access to superannuation for housing has recently resurfaced in public debate. As the Treasurer noted, an Australian Labor Party policy document from the 1993 election included a policy to provide early access
    Date: 09/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3770257 - Source: FlagPost - Author: DALE, Tarek

  • Norfolk Island: new governance arrangements Posted 30/03/2015 by Cathy Madden Niyazz /Shutterstock.com The Government introduced the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 on 26 March 2015. This Bill implements changes announced by the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs, on major changes to the governance arrangements for
    Date: 30/03/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3747100 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MADDEN, Cathy

  • Funding the Financial Claims Scheme Posted 30/03/2015 by Tarek Dale GeorgeMPhotography/ Shutterstock.com The Australian Financial Review recently discussed whether the Government will apply a levy on bank deposits to fund the Financial Claims Scheme. This flagpost provides background and key links on the Financial Claims Scheme, and discussion over how
    Date: 30/03/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3747099 - Source: FlagPost - Author: DALE, Tarek

  • The review of universal access to early childhood education Posted 30/03/2015 by Marilyn Harrington YanLev/Shutterstock.com The report of, and government responses to, the Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access (UA) to Early Childhood Education (the NP) have been published by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education
    Date: 30/03/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3747098 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HARRINGTON, Marilyn

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 25 MARCH 2015 Are advanced economies stagnating?: a quick guide Robert Dolamore Economics Section This Quick Guide provides a brief overview of the current debate about whether advanced economies are caught in a period of protracted slow growth or if there are grounds to be more
    Date: 25/03/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3735266 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: DOLAMORE, Robert

  • 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. 87, 2014-15 24 MARCH 2015 Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 [and] Telecommunications (Industry Levy)
    Date: 24/03/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3733332 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: CHOWNS, Jonathan

  • 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. 81, 2014-15 18 MARCH 2015 Customs Amendment (Anti-Dumping Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2015 [and] Customs
    Date: 18/03/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3721130 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: DALE, Tarek

  • 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. 80, 2014-15 17 MARCH 2015 Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2014-2015 Dinty Mather and
    Date: 17/03/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3719340 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: MATHER, Dinty - WEIG...

  • 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...