• RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 23 JANUARY 2014 Boat arrivals in Australia: a quick guide to the statistics Janet Phillips Social Policy This quick guide provides statistics on the number of asylum seekers that have arrived by boat in Australia since 1976 when the first wave of boats carrying people seeking
    Date: 23/01/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2958111 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 10 JANUARY 2014 The US Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and interaction with G20 initiatives: a quick guide Hannah Gobbett and Bernard Pulle Economics Section Introduction The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an American law developed to reduce offshore tax evasion and regain
    Date: 10/01/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2935245 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: GOBBETT, Hannah - PU...

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 9 JANUARY 2014 Rudd redux: victory and defeat Brenton Holmes Politics and Public Administration Executive summary • The defeat of Julia Gillard as Labor leader on 26 June 2013—when 26 members of the Labor caucus changed their votes—saw the return of Kevin Rudd to the prime
    Date: 09/01/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2933657 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: HOLMES, Brenton

  • December 24, 2013 The world’s youngest nation falters: keeping the peace in South Sudan By Nicole Brangwin Two and a half years after gaining independence from Sudan, the newly formed nation of South Sudan has erupted into violence that could potentially lead to civil war. Tensions among the ethnic Nuer
    Date: 24/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2913733 - Source: FlagPost - Author: BRANGWIN, Nicole

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 23 DECEMBER 2013 Family migration to Australia Gareth Larsen Social Policy Executive summary • In contrast to the United States of America, the Australian Government has steadily prioritised skilled migration within Australia’s permanent Migration Program, with proportionally fewer family places available. The current Coalition Government affirms
    Date: 23/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2931915 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: LARSEN, Gareth

  • ii Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament © Commonwealth of Australia 2013 Creative Commons With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, and to the extent that copyright subsists in a third party, this publication, its logo and front page design are licensed under a
    Date: 18/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2904578 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: Parliamentary Librar...

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 18 DECEMBER 2013 Humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers: a quick guide to key internet links Gareth Larsen Social Policy This Quick Guide provides key internet links to information about: • general resources asylum seekers and humanitarian entrants • human trafficking, and • international links. Note: administrative
    Date: 18/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2904582 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: LARSEN, Gareth

  • 124 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Counter-terrorism laws - review and reform Monica Biddington, Law and Bills Digest KEY ISSUE Major reviews have been undertaken and the new Parliament may consider their recommendations with a view to improving counter-terrorism laws. This article provides an overview
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901336 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: BIDDINGTON, Monica

  • 122 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Surveillance in society—global communications monitoring and data retention Nigel Brew, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security KEY ISSUE In mid-2012, the Federal Government announced a proposal to routinely retain data associated with every Australian’s use of Internet and telephone services.
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901335 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: BREW, Nigel

  • 120 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Cyber security Nicole Brangwin, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security KEY ISSUE Cyber security is a strategic priority for Australia’s national security with the threat of cyber-attacks dramatically increasing. Recent strategic policy statements and organisational reforms have highlighted the need
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901333 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: BRANGWIN, Nicole

  • 112 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Capitalising on energy efficiency Anita Talberg, Science, Technology, Environment and Resources, and Kai Swoboda, Economics KEY ISSUE There is no silver bullet for reducing Australia’s greenhouse gases. The challenge is determining the right combination of policy responses. Improving energy
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901329 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: TALBERG, Anita - SWO...

  • 4 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Composition of the 44th Parliament Martin Lumb, Politics and Public Administration Note: figures in this brief were drawn from the Australian Electoral Commission’s Virtual Tally Room as at 2 October 2013. House of Representatives The federal election on 7 September 2013
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901233 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: LUMB, Martin

  • 8 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Constitutional Reform — Indigenous peoples and local government Diane Spooner and Kirsty Magarey, Law and Bills Digest KEY ISSUE Constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples and of local government, were both considered by the 43rd Parliament, but neither measure was
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901235 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: SPOONER, Diane - MAG...

  • 6 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament The Senate voting system: issues and suggestions for reform Rob Lundie and Deirdre McKeown, Politics and Public Administration KEY ISSUE Election to the Senate of candidates from small parties with a very low primary vote. Small party success The
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901234 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: LUNDIE, Rob - MCKEOW...

  • 106 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Energy prices - the story behind rising costs Kai Swoboda, Economics KEY ISSUE The rate of price increases for electricity and gas is expected to moderate in most states and territories over the next few years after a period
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901325 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: SWOBODA, Kai