• Who exempts what from consumption taxes? Posted 19/01/2015 by Leslie Nielson At the time the Goods and Services Tax was introduced, health, education and financial services and some food items (mainly fresh food), amongst other areas, were exempted from its reach. Recently, several Coalition members and senators, as well as
    Date: 19/01/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3610808 - Source: FlagPost - Author: NIELSON, Leslie

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 UPDATED 14 JANUARY 2015 Women in parliament and politics: a quick guide to key internet links Dr Joy McCann Politics and Public Administration This Quick Guide provides direct links to key websites, information and documents relating to: • women in the Parliament of the Commonwealth of
    Date: 14/01/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2882228 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: MCCANN, Joy

  • Developments in refugee law and policy: 2014 in review Posted 8/01/2015 by Elibritt Karlsen ZouZou/shutterstock.com On a global level, 2014 may well be remembered as the year the number of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people exceeded 50 million people for the first time in the post-World War II era.
    Date: 08/01/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3592612 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  • ISSN 2203-5249 RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 7 JANUARY 2015 Australia’s Humanitarian Program: a quick guide to the statistics since 1947 Janet Phillips Social Policy Section Australia has a long history of accepting refugees and other humanitarian entrants from all parts of the globe, including those in need of assistance during
    Date: 07/01/2015 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3599552 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet

  • Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance Posted 19/12/2014 by Jaan Murphy In October, the Senate referred an inquiry into corporate tax avoidance (the Inquiry) to the Senate Economic References Committee (the Committee). The Inquiry will examine tax avoidance and aggressive minimisation by multinational companies operating in Australia. Public submissions close
    Date: 19/12/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3588295 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MURPHY, Jaan

  • 11 PARLIAMENT: THE PARLIAMENTARY HANDBOOK—NOW AND THEN Martin Lumb On Thursday 27 November, the Presiding Officers officially launched the Parliamentary Handbook for the 44th Parliament at an event hosted by the Joint Standing Committee on the Parliamentary Library. The Parliamentary Handbook has been an invaluable reference for the Commonwealth Parliament
    Date: 18/12/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3566487 - Source: OFF THE SHELF - Author: LUMB, Martin

  • 5 FOREIGN AFFAIRS: ‘A MORE INDEPENDENT AUSTRALIAN STANCE’—SOME WHITLAM FOREIGN POLICY NOTES Marty Harris Following the death of former Prime Minister Whitlam on 21 October, obituaries and condolences have rightly focussed on his Government’s major achievements and policy shifts in the domestic and foreign arenas. In international affairs, discussion has
    Date: 18/12/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3566483 - Source: OFF THE SHELF - Author: HARRIS, Marty

  • Parliamentary remuneration and entitlements: 2014 update RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 17 DECEMBER 2014 Parliamentary remuneration and entitlements: 2014 update Cathy Madden, Deirdre McKeown Politics and Public Administration Section Contents Introduction ................................................................................................ 3 Executive responsibility .................................................................................... 3 Parliamentary departments ............................................................................. 3 Department of Finance .................................................................................... 3 Parliamentary base salary ............................................................................ 3
    Date: 17/12/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3564874 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: MADDEN, Cathy - MCKE...

  • Minister reports to Parliament on processing arrangements in Nauru and PNG for 2013—14 Posted 8/12/2014 by Elibritt Karlsen On 4 December 2014, the last scheduled parliamentary sitting day for the year, a report was tabled in Parliament on the regional processing arrangements for unauthorised maritime arrivals. The Minister’s report covers
    Date: 08/12/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3554379 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt

  • 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. 64, 2014-15 3 DECEMBER 2014 Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2014 Tyler Fox Law and Bills
    Date: 03/12/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3540064 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: FOX, Tyler

  • 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. 60, 2014-15 2 DECEMBER 2014 ACT Government Loan Bill 2014 Diane Spooner Law and Bills
    Date: 02/12/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3538322 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: SPOONER, Diane

  • 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. 61, 2014-15 2 DECEMBER 2014 Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 Dr Rhonda
    Date: 02/12/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3538348 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: JOLLY, Rhonda

  • 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. 62, 2014-15 2 DECEMBER 2014 Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Bill 2014 Diane Spooner Law
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  • SUMMER SCHOLAR’S PAPER December 2014 ‘In the wilderness’: preparation for government by the Coalition in opposition 1983-19931 Marija Taflaga Parliamentary Library Summer Scholar 2014 Executive summary • This paper examines the Coalition’s policy and preparation efforts to transition into government between 1983 and 1993. • The role of the opposition
    Date: 01/12/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3758981 - Source: Library Publication - Author: TAFLAGA, Marija

  • Australia's refugee population: A statistical snapshot of 2013-14 Posted 28/11/2014 by Elibritt Karlsen Ints Vikmanis /Shutterstock Statistics recently published by the Immigration Department reveal that during the 2013— 14 financial year, some 6,500visas were granted to refugees abroad who had applied to be resettled to Australia. The majority of these
    Date: 28/11/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3550821 - Source: FlagPost - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt