• RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 UPDATED 5 MAY 2015 Australia’s Preferential Trade Agreements: a quick guide Eugenia Karanikolas and Tarek Dale Economics Section This Quick Guide provides a brief background to Australia’s preferential trade agreements (PTAs; often referred to as free trade agreements), in particular what they are, what they cover
    Date: 05/05/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3563264 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: KARANIKOLAS, Eugenia...

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 4 MAY 2015 Commonwealth Parliament from 1901 to World War I Rob Lundie and Dr Joy McCann Politics and Public Administration Section Executive summary • The Commonwealth Parliament of Australia was just 13 years old when World War I broke out on 28 July 1914. •
    Date: 04/05/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3810416 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: LUNDIE, Rob - MCCANN...

  • Is Australia any closer to returning failed asylum seekers to Iran? Posted 30/04/2015 by Elibritt Karlsen On 18 April 2015, Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, travelled to Iran to discuss the involuntary return of Iranian nationals who have unsuccessfully sought asylum in Australia. Though her visit was touted as being
    Date: 30/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3854281 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  • Australia’s anti-money laundering report card: Could do better Posted 28/04/2015 by Dianne Heriot On 21 April, the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) released a Mutual Evaluation Report assessing the effectiveness of Australia’s anti-money-laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) measures. Established in 1989, FATF is an inter-governmental body responsible for setting and
    Date: 28/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3854280 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HERIOT, Dianne

  • Emissions reduction fund finally springs into (direct) action Posted 28/04/2015 by stjohna The Clean Energy Regulator has announced the results of the first auction of carbon abatement contracts from the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), part of the Abbott Government’s Direct Action Plan climate change policy. The regulator announced that the
    Date: 28/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3802295 - Source: FlagPost - Author: ST JOHN, Alexander

  • Mainstream and non-mainstream child care funding Posted 27/04/2015 by sheppardm The Government has recently outlined what are likely to be some key features of its new child care package in addresses by the Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison, to The Sydney Institute and Early Childhood Australia Forum. If implemented,
    Date: 27/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3802294 - Source: FlagPost - Author: SHEPPARD, Monika

  • The millionaires who pay no tax Posted 20/04/2015 by Carol Ey GeorgeMPhotography/ Shutterstock.com In 2011-12 some people with incomes of over $1 million had taxable incomes less than $6,000, meaning they paid no tax. How did they reduce their incomes so much for tax purposes, and how are their affairs
    Date: 20/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3787091 - Source: FlagPost - Author: EY, Carol

  • The 2013 Federal Election report from JSCEM Posted 16/04/2015 by Damon Muller After each federal election the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) undertakes an inquiry into the election. The Committee has already released two interim reports following the 2013 federal election:  A recommendation that the Senate electoral
    Date: 16/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3856179 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MULLER, Damon

  • It's my party Posted 10/04/2015 by Damon Muller By Dude7248 (Own workown) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons If a sitting MP has resigned from the political party under which they were elected, why would they form a new one? There are two reasons. First, it is relatively easy to register
    Date: 10/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3770256 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MULLER, Damon

  • 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. 90, 2014-15 8 APRIL 2015 Statute Law Revision Bill (No. 2) 2015 Claire Petrie Law
    Date: 08/04/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3760635 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: PETRIE, Claire

  • Is Australia pulling its weight when it comes to the resettlement of Syrian refugees? Posted 2/04/2015 by Elibritt Karlsen According to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR ‘the Syrian situation is the most dramatic humanitarian crisis the world has faced in a very long time. Syrians are now the largest refugee
    Date: 02/04/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3856181 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  • A very big year: asylum claims in industrialised countries reach a new high in 2014 Posted 31/03/2015 by Harriet Spinks ZouZou/shutterstock.com Data released by the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) show that 2014 was a big year for asylum seeking, with asylum claims reaching the
    Date: 31/03/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3758988 - Source: FlagPost - Author: SPINKS , Harriet

  • 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

  • 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. 89, 2014-15 26 MARCH 2015 Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 Jaan
    Date: 26/03/2015 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3733407 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: MURPHY, Jaan - BIDDI...