• RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 14 OCTOBER 2014 Domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia: an overview of the issues Janet Phillips, Social Policy Section Penny Vandenbroek, Statistics and Mapping Section Executive summary • The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the levels of violence experienced by the world’s women as ‘a
    Date: 14/10/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3447585 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet - VA...

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 25 SEPTEMBER 2014 Developments in Australian refugee law and policy (2012 to August 2013) Elibritt Karlsen, Law and Bills Digest Section Janet Phillips, Social Policy Section Contents Introduction ................................................................................................ 2 Chronology of significant events .................................................................. 3 2012 .................................................................................................................... 3 2013 .................................................................................................................... 6 Key legal developments ...............................................................................
    Date: 25/09/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3412593 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: KARLSEN, Elibritt -...

  • Use of social media by MPs in the Chamber Posted 24/09/2014 by Brenton Holmes On 12 March 2013, the then Manager of Opposition Business (Christopher Pyne MP) asked Speaker Anna Burke to make a ruling on a tweet by Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons during question time, asking for the
    Date: 24/09/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3421721 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HOLMES, Brenton

  • Scotland votes to remain with the United Kingdom Posted 22/09/2014 by Brenton Holmes SLdesign/Shutterstock.com Background For much of the period since 1945 the debate over Scotland’s independence has been intertwined with the resurgence of political nationalism in the shape of the Scottish National Party (SNP). Labour took policies of Scottish
    Date: 22/09/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3421716 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HOLMES, Brenton

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 19 SEPTEMBER 2014 Commonwealth Members of Parliament who have served in war: Colonial wars and the First World War Nathan Church, Hannah Gobbett, Martin Lumb and Rob Lundie Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security and Politics and Public Administration Sections Contents Abbreviations .............................................................................................. 2 Introduction ................................................................................................ 2
    Date: 19/09/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3401875 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: CHURCH, Nathan - GOB...

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 UPDATED 16 SEPTEMBER 2014 Community grants: a quick guide to key Internet links Matthew Thomas Social Policy This guide provides links to selected sources of financial assistance to community groups. It does not include links to scholarships, fellowships or research grants. • Australian Government grants •
    Date: 16/09/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2825651 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: THOMAS, Matthew

  • More funding for early childhood education: an update Posted 16/09/2014 by Marilyn Harrington TylerOlson/Shutterstock.com The Government has announced that it will provide $406 million for the continuation of support for universal access to early childhood (preschool) education in the year before full-time schooling in 2015. This is the same level
    Date: 16/09/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3421711 - Source: FlagPost - Author: HARRINGTON, Marilyn

  • Malaysia: beyond the sound bites Posted 16/09/2014 by Geoff Wade Firdaus Latif/Wikimedia Commons Bilateral discussions during the Prime Minister’s recent flying visit to Malaysia apparently centred on the two Malaysian Airlines flights—MH370 and MH17—and the ‘deeper relationship’ the two tragedies have forged between Australia and Malaysia. Mr Abbott thanked his
    Date: 16/09/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3421710 - Source: FlagPost - Author: WADE, Geoff

  • 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. 26, 2014-15 11 SEPTEMBER 2014 Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 1) Bill 2014 Kai
    Date: 11/09/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3387201 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: SWOBODA, Kai

  • 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. 24, 2014-15 9 SEPTEMBER 2014 Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Amendment Bill 2014
    Date: 09/09/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3383679 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: COOMBS, Moira

  • Say that again: Iraq and the terrorist threat Posted 4/09/2014 by Nigel Brew On 1 September 2014, the Prime Minister delivered in parliament a Statement on Iraq in which he condemned the ongoing violence and outlined the next phase of the Government’s humanitarian intervention. However, in declaring that would-be terrorists
    Date: 04/09/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3421713 - Source: FlagPost - Author: BREW, Nigel

  • 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