December 3, 2013 Chronology of climate change in Australia By Anita Talberg The Parliamentary Library has published a timeline of climate policy in Australia. The chronology begins in the 1970s, around the time that the Australian Academy of Sciences published a report asserting that human activities are likely to contribute
RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 2 DECEMBER 2013 Australian climate change policy: a chronology Anita Talberg, Simeon Hui and Kate Loynes Science, Technology, Environment and Resources Section Introduction Climate change is a long-term, global problem. Long-term problems generally require stable but flexible policy implementation over time. However, Australia’s commitment to climate
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NEXT PAGE > < PREVIOUS PAGE Parliament Oaths and affirmations Deirdre McKeown One of the first matters each new member of parliament will have to decide is whether to take the oath or the affirmation of allegiance. Section 42 of the Australian Constitution requires that those elected to the Senate
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NEXT PAGE > < PREVIOUS PAGE Immigration Counting the costs of asylum: a purely financial account Gareth Larsen Spending on activities associated with irregular maritime arrivals (IMAs) is large and complex. The array of government agencies, portfolios and programs involved with responding to IMAs—but which also deliver many broader services,
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NEXT PAGE > < PREVIOUS PAGE Copyright: current issues in the digital environment Mary Anne Neilsen Much has been happening in the world of copyright. At an international level, Australia has been part of the negotiations for a new copyright treaty to facilitate access to published works by visually impaired
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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. 16, 2013-14 29 NOVEMBER 2013 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [and] True-up
November 28, 2013 Quantitative easing - What do we know about the Fed's exit strategy? By Robert Dolamore Image source: Wikimedia commons For much of this year there has been speculation about when the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) will begin tapering quantitative easing (QE) as a first step to
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. 15, 2013-14 27 NOVEMBER 2013 Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013 Bernard Pulle
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November 27, 2013 Legislation and the financial initiative: what happened to the Opposition amendments to the Carbon Tax Repeal Bills? By Sophia Fernandes The Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and other related Bills passed the House of Representatives on 21 November 2013 with no amendments. While this
November 27, 2013 Abolishing free legal advice to asylum seekers — who really pays? By Elibritt Karlsen Image source: unhcr.org One week before the 2013 federal election, the Coalition announced that, if elected, it would no longer provide funding for free legal advice to asylum seekers who have arrived without
November 25, 2013 How much does working until 70 save the budget bottom line? By Carol Ey Last week, the Productivity Commission released a research paper on the ‘economic issues raised by population ageing’, which included a recommendation to raise the age for eligibility for the Age Pension to 70.
November 25, 2013 The Hung Parliament: procedural changes in the House of Representatives By Joy McCann Image source: Wikimedia On 5 August 2013 the 43rd Commonwealth Parliament—the first hung parliament since the early 1940s—was officially prorogued ahead of the federal election to be held on 7 September 2013. Whilst there
RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 22 NOVEMBER 2013 The Hung Parliament: procedural changes in the House of Representatives Politics and Public Administration Executive summary This paper describes the key procedural changes that were effected in the 43rd Parliament following the 2010 federal election, which resulted in a hung parliament—the first hung
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RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2013-14 UPDATED 20 NOVEMBER 2013 Carbon Price Repeal Bills: quick guide Kate Loynes Science, Technology, Environment and Resources Introduction The Abbott Government, as promised, introduced the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills to the House of Representatives on the 13th of November
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November 20, 2013 The disputed 2013 WA Senate election By Rob Lundie The initial count of the Senate vote in Western Australia gave the last two Senate seats to Palmer United Party (PUP) candidate Zhenya Dio Wang and ALP candidate, sitting senator Louise Pratt. However, the closeness of the result