• 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

  • 98 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament The Commonwealth’s role in protecting the environment - cutting green tape? Juli Tomaras, Law and Bills Digest KEY ISSUE Will the proposed plan to hand over environmental assessment and approvals to the states simplify the process for business while
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901319 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: TOMARAS, Juli Effi

  • 20 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Some economic effects of inequality Dr Anne Holmes, Economics KEY ISSUE There are a number of reasons why inequality may harm a country’s economic performance. At a microeconomic level, inequality increases ill health and health spending and reduces the
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901242 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: HOLMES, Anne

  • 96 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Challenges in regulating biotechnology Genevieve Butler, Law and Bills Digest KEY ISSUE Rapid developments in biotechnology pose challenges for legislators and courts internationally, as legal systems struggle to keep pace with scientific advances. Key issues include ownership of genes
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901316 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: BUTLER, Genevieve

  • 22 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament Commonwealth expenditure: legality and scrutiny Daniel Weight, Economics KEY ISSUE The next Parliament will have to grapple with a changing legal landscape surrounding Commonwealth expenditure. Recent High Court decisions have seemingly narrowed the areas in which the Commonwealth may
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901244 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: WEIGHT, Daniel

  • 26 Parliamentary Library Briefing Book: Key Issues for the 44th Parliament The tools of macroeconomic policy-a short primer Robert Dolamore, Economics KEY ISSUE Macroeconomic policy aims to provide a stable economic environment that is conducive to fostering strong and sustainable economic growth. The key pillars of macroeconomic policy are fiscal
    Date: 16/12/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2901245 - Source: PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY BRI... - Author: DOLAMORE, Robert