• 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

  • Afghanistan: case for a 'lessons learnt' study? Posted 17/07/2014 by Ravi Tomar Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith (U.S Army Photographer)/Wikimedia Commons On 16 May 2013, the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee tabled its report on The administration, management and objective of Australia's overseas development programs in Afghanistan in
    Date: 17/07/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3285079 - Source: FlagPost - Author: TOMAR, Ravi

  • 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. 9, 2014-15 15 JULY 2014 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill
    Date: 15/07/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3280079 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: MCCORMICK, Bill - 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. 6, 2014-15 10 JULY 2014 Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 Elibritt Karlsen
    Date: 10/07/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3270710 - Source: Bills Digest Service - 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. 5, 2014-15 9 JULY 2014 Energy Efficiency Opportunities (Repeal) Bill 2014 Kai Swoboda Economics Section
    Date: 09/07/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3269020 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: SWOBODA, Kai

  • RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014-15 9 JULY 2014 Representation of women in Australian parliaments 2014 Dr Joy McCann and Janet Wilson Politics and Public Administration Executive summary • 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
    Date: 09/07/2014 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/3269009 - Source: Research Paper Series (Pa... - Author: MCCANN, Joy - WILSON...

  • 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. 4, 2014-15 7 JULY 2014 Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill (No. 2)
    Date: 07/07/2014 - Collection: Bills and Legislation - ID: legislation/billsdgs/3265738 - Source: Bills Digest Service - Author: KLAPDOR, Michael