• Asylum trends levels and in industrialised countries 2013 Posted 28/03/2014 by Harriet Spinks On 21 March 2014 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released Asylum levels and trends in industrialised countries 2013. The report provides data on asylum claims lodged in 44 industrialized countries (38 European countries plus
    Date: 28/03/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3077262 - Source: FlagPost - Author: SPINKS, Harriet

  • Dynamic efficiency - the key to lifting Australia's productivity performance? Posted 27/03/2014 by Robert Dolamore The need for Australia to lift its productivity performance is well recognised (see for example the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) latest assessment of the Australian economy). With its terms of trade declining Australia can no
    Date: 27/03/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3075566 - Source: FlagPost - Author: DOLAMORE, Robert

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 25 MARCH 2014 The G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Bill 2014: a quick guide Cat Barker Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Introduction The Government introduced the G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Bill 2014 (the Commonwealth Bill) into the House of Representatives on 20 March 2014. The
    Date: 25/03/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3071924 - 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. 54, 2013-14 24 MARCH 2014 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] Paula
    Date: 24/03/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3070236 - 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. 53, 2013-14 20 MARCH 2014 Quarantine Charges (Collection) Bill 2014 [and] Quarantine Charges (Imposition—General) Bill
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  • 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. 51, 2013-14 19 MARCH 2014 Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2014 Eugenia Karanikolas Economics
    Date: 19/03/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3060392 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: KARANIKOLAS, Eugenia

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 UPDATED 11 MARCH 2014 Major superannuation and retirement income changes in Australia: a chronology Kai Swoboda Economics Contents Introduction ................................................................................................ 3 Policy and legislative chronology.................................................................. 3 Whitlam Government (December 1972-November 1975) ................................ 4 Fraser Government (November 1975-March 1983) .......................................... 4 Hawke Government (March 1983-December 1991) .........................................
    Date: 11/03/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2981801 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: SWOBODA, Kai

  • 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
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