• 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. 20, 2014-15 29 AUGUST 2014 Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code Penalties) Bill 2014 Paula
    Date: 29/08/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3363149 - 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. 19, 2014-15 28 AUGUST 2014 National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 Monica Biddington
    Date: 28/08/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3361366 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: BARKER, Cat - BIDDIN...

  • 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. 13, 2014-15 19 AUGUST 2014 Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2014 [and related Bills]
    Date: 19/08/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3344769 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: LEE, Margaret

  • Access to and retention of internet 'metadata' Posted 18/08/2014 by Jaan Murphy [Updated 19/08/2014] Access to and retention of internet ‘metadata’ On 5 August 2014, the Government announced its intention to update Australia’s telecommunication interception laws. This is part of broader efforts to enhance powers available to security agencies ‘to
    Date: 18/08/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3344749 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MURPHY, Jaan

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 8 AUGUST 2014 Australian Governments and dilemmas in filtering the Internet: juggling freedoms against potential for harm Paula Pyburne, Law and Bills Digest Dr Rhonda Jolly, Social Policy Executive summary • The Internet is a revolutionary source of information and its dissemination; and a medium for
    Date: 08/08/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3324230 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: PYBURNE, Paula - JOL...

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 7 AUGUST 2014 Counter-terrorism and national security legislation reviews: a comparative overview Cat Barker Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Executive summary • Since September 2001, successive Australian governments have enacted a series of significant legislative reforms to update national security laws and bolster Australia’s response to
    Date: 07/08/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3322416 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: BARKER, Cat

  • ACT Assembly to increase in size Posted 7/08/2014 by Brenton Holmes With bipartisan support, the ACT Assembly has passed two bills to increase representation of ACT citizens and enhance democracy in the Territory. The number of electorates will increase from three to five, with five members per electorate - a
    Date: 07/08/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3324331 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HOLMES, Brenton

  • Maintaining oversight of the Australian Intelligence Community Posted 4/08/2014 by Nigel Brew Augusto Cabral /Shutterstock.com The Government’s announcement on 25 June 2014 that it would be introducing new national security legislation at the same time that it was actively moving to abolish the office of the Independent National Security Legislation
    Date: 04/08/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3322426 - Source: FlagPost - Author: BREW, Nigel

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 4 AUGUST 2014 Voter ID Brenton Holmes Politics and Public Administration Section Contents Executive summary ..................................................................................... 2 Introduction and overview........................................................................... 3 The current requirements for enrolment and voting ..................................... 4 A short history of the wider debate about ID cards ....................................... 5 JSCEM’s considerations of allegations
    Date: 04/08/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3317213 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: HOLMES, Brenton

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 1 AUGUST 2014 Who pays the piper? Rules for lobbying governments in Australia, Canada, UK and USA Deirdre McKeown Politics and Public Administration Section Executive summary This publication surveys lobbying codes of conduct and registers introduced by Australian federal and state governments and some overseas governments.
    Date: 01/08/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3311485 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: MCKEOWN, Deirdre

  • Distributing GST revenue to the states: Where is the revenue raised and what is a ‘relativity’? Posted 30/07/2014 by Tarek Dale Discussions of the distribution of revenue from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the Australian States and Territories often refer to the GST that a particular state ‘collects’,
    Date: 30/07/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3307731 - Source: FlagPost - Author: DALE, Tarek - HALL,...

  • The Islamic Caliphate and Australia Posted 25/07/2014 by Wendy Bruere In June 2014, the Islamic State (IS) declared an Islamic Caliphate spanning the area from Syria’s Aleppo governorate in the west, to Iraq’s province of Diyala in the east. The area under IS control now covers up to one third
    Date: 25/07/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3298494 - Source: FlagPost - Author: BRUERE, Wendy

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 25 JULY 2014 2014 Superannuation benefits for senators and members elected before 2004 Kai Swoboda, Economics Section Cathy Madden, Politics and Public Administration Section Contents Introduction ................................................................................................ 3 Legislation ........................................................................................................... 3 The Scheme ........................................................................................................ 3 Contributions ...................................................................................................... 3 Retirement benefits .................................................................................... 4 Summary ............................................................................................................. 4 Occasions
    Date: 25/07/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3298388 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: SWOBODA, Kai - MADDE...

  • Women in Australian parliaments Posted 23/07/2014 by Joy McCann Across Australia women continue to be significantly under-represented in parliament and executive government, comprising less than one-third of all parliamentarians and one-fifth of all ministers. The Parliamentary Library has recently published an updated research paper, Representation of women in Australian parliaments
    Date: 23/07/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3294799 - Source: FlagPost - Author: MCCANN, Joy

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 18 JULY 2014 National security: a quick guide to key internet links Cat Barker Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security This Quick Guide provides key Internet links to websites with information on national security arrangements and issues. Australian Government agencies and websites • Australian Government national security
    Date: 18/07/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3285073 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: BARKER, Cat