• RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 UPDATED 5 MARCH 2014 Selected political records of the Commonwealth Parliament Martin Lumb and Rob Lundie Politics and Public Administration Contents Introduction ................................................................................................ 6 Governor-General ....................................................................................... 6 First Governor-General..................................................................................... 6 First Australian-born Governor-General .......................................................... 6 Prime Ministers ........................................................................................... 6 First Prime Minister .......................................................................................... 6 First Leader
    Date: 05/03/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/272449 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: LUMB, Martin - LUNDI...

  • Temporary Protection by hook or by crook Posted 4/03/2014 by Elibritt Karlsen The Coalition has consistently argued for the reintroduction of Temporary Protection Visas (or TPVs as they are more commonly known) because it considers them to be an essential component of its border protection arsenal to deter asylum seekers
    Date: 04/03/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3034364 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  • NEXT PAGE > < PREVIOUS PAGE Politics Women in parliament Dr Joy McCann The Parliamentary Library maintains data on many aspects of the Commonwealth Parliament, including statistics relating to the gender composition of Australian parliaments. When viewed comparatively and historically, a picture emerges of the slow road that women have
    Date: 01/03/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3292981 - Source: OFF THE SHELF - Author: MCCANN, Joy

  • NEXT PAGE > < PREVIOUS PAGE Corruption and integrity in Australia—are we heeding the lessons from the past? Cat Barker Corruption issues have had a high profile in Australia recently. Issues such as the following have kept the matter in the spotlight: • a series of foreign bribery allegations involving
    Date: 01/03/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3292976 - Source: OFF THE SHELF - Author: BARKER, Cat

  • Coalition and Labor asylum policies - how do they compare? Posted 28/02/2014 by Janet Phillips Ken Hodge [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons In response to a rise in the number of asylum seekers arriving by boat in Australia, both Coalition and Labor governments have been under increasing pressure for many years
    Date: 28/02/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3032435 - Source: FlagPost - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 28 FEBRUARY 2014 A comparison of Coalition and Labor government asylum policies in Australia since 2001 Janet Phillips Social Policy Section Executive summary • There has been a significant rise in the number of unauthorised boat arrivals in Australian waters since 2008, placing increasing pressure on
    Date: 28/02/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3024333 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet

  • Governor-General's salary Posted 27/02/2014 by Cathy Madden Ajayvius/ Wikimedia Commons Since 1974 the Parliament has approved the salary for each incoming Governor-General, as the level is set through amendment of the Governor-General Act 1974. Section 3 of the Constitution provides that ‘the salary of a Governor-General shall not be altered
    Date: 27/02/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3024275 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MADDEN, Catherine

  • 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. 45, 2013-14 25 FEBRUARY 2014 Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 2) 2013-2014 Tarek Dale Economics
    Date: 25/02/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3018865 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: DALE, Tarek

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 18 FEBRUARY 2014 Foreign investment in Australian agriculture Kali Sanyal Economics Executive summary • Investment in agriculture in Australia has attracted a good deal of public debate. This paper aims to provide some wider context for that debate. • Part 1 of the paper describes foreign
    Date: 18/02/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3006295 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: SANYAL, Kali

  • Women-in-Australian-parliaments Posted 17/02/2014 by Joy McCann By User:JimOwensPMP (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons A Parliamentary Library publication, Women parliamentarians in Australia 1921 ̶ 2013 written by Janet Wilson and David Black, has been updated to include women elected to federal, state and territory parliaments to 31 December 2013. Part
    Date: 17/02/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3007936 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MCCANN, Joy

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 UPDATED 14 FEBRUARY 2014 Women parliamentarians in Australia 1921-2013 Janet Wilson, Politics and Public Administration Section David Black, Parliament of Western Australia Contents Introduction ..................................................................................................... 3 Part 1: Women members of Australian Parliaments 1921-2013 by jurisdiction ... 4 Commonwealth: House of Representatives ............................................................ 4 Commonwealth: Senate
    Date: 14/02/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/7N3T6 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: BLACK, David - WILSO...

  • 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. 40, 2013-14 12 FEBRUARY 2014 Tax Bonus for Working Australians Repeal Bill 2013 Bernard Pulle
    Date: 12/02/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/2981749 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: PULLE, Bernard - GOB...

  • 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. 42, 2013-14 11 FEBRUARY 2014 Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Bill 2013 Leah
    Date: 11/02/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/2993013 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: FERRIS, Leah - KNOWL...

  • 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. 41, 2013-14 10 FEBRUARY 2014 Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia's Protection Obligations) Bill 2013
    Date: 10/02/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/2990767 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  • January 29, 2014 Australia tops the charts... in tax deductions By Hannah Gobbett Image source: Wikimedia Commons In the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recently released ‘Reforming Tax Expenditures in Italy: What, Why, and How?’, Australia was found to forgo more revenue as a proportion of GDP than all other OECD
    Date: 29/01/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2968584 - Source: FlagPost - Author: GOBBETT, Hannah