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  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 28 June 2013 Health care for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island Rebecca de Boer Social Policy Section Contents Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 1 Framework for the provision of health care ........................................................................................ 2 Nauru and Manus Island health care systems ................................................................................ 4
    Date: 28/06/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2552945 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: DE BOER, Rebecca

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) ................................................................................................. 2 Fuel Economy Initiatives in Australia .................................................................................................. 3 Political policies ............................................................................................................................. 4 Moves towards improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions targets ................................. 4 Nations with vehicle fuel efficiency standards ........................................................................................ 7 Differences
    Date: 28/06/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2553051 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: JAMES, Matthew L.

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 27 June 2013 Sports funding: federal balancing act Dr Rhonda Jolly Social Policy Section Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Part 1: Federal Government involvement in sport .................................................................................. 3 From Federation to the Howard Government.................................................................................... 3 Federation to Whitlam .................................................................................................................. 3 Whitlam: laying
    Date: 27/06/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2550377 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: JOLLY, Rhonda

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 26 June 2013 Funding the National Plan for School Improvement: an explanation Marilyn Harrington Social Policy Section Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 The National Plan for School Improvement ............................................................................................. 2 The Schooling Resource Standard ........................................................................................................... 2 Per student funding amount ............................................................................................................... 2
    Date: 26/06/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2548143 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: HARRINGTON, Marilyn

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 6 June 2013 Emissions trading schemes around the world Anita Talberg, Science, Technology, Environment and Resources Section Kai Swoboda, Economics Section Executive summary • Greenhouse gas emissions trading schemes (ETSs) are operational in several countries. The trade in carbon permits or
    Date: 06/06/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2501441 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: TALBERG, Anita - SWO...

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 9 May 2013 It’s complicated: a timeline of Australia-Iran relations in a historical perspective Nina Markovic Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Timeline of Australia-Iran relations before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions ................................................................................................................................................ 1 Pre
    Date: 09/05/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2429219 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: MARKOVIC, Nina

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 2 May 2013 Western Australian State Election 2013 Brenton Holmes Politics and Public Administration Section Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 2 The WA electoral framework .............................................................................................................. 2 2008 state general election ................................................................................................................ 2 The 2013 campaign .................................................................................................................................. 4 The state
    Date: 02/05/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2412829 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: HOLMES, Brenton

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 24 April 2013 Tracking the push for an Australian republic Brenton Holmes Politics and Public Administration Section Contents Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 1 Background ........................................................................................................................................ 1 The referendum outcome .............................................................................................................. 3 The failure of the 1999 referendum .................................................................................................... 5 The ‘direct election’ factor
    Date: 24/04/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2394055 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: HOLMES, Brenton

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 22 April 2013 The house that ASIO built—a short history of the new Central Office of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Nigel Brew Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Background .............................................................................................................................................. 2 Construction timeline .............................................................................................................................. 6 Building
    Date: 22/04/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2389890 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: BREW, Nigel

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 What was Australia’s detention policy before 1992? .............................................................................. 2 Why was mandatory detention introduced? ........................................................................................... 5 What has happened since 1992? ............................................................................................................. 8 Howard Government .......................................................................................................................... 8 Rudd/Gillard Governments ............................................................................................................... 11 Rudd Government ....................................................................................................................... 11 Gillard Government ..................................................................................................................... 14
    Date: 20/03/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1311498 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet - SP...

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE Updated 8 March 2013 Australian Government funding for schools explained: 2013 update Marilyn Harrington Social Policy Section Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 The Australian Government’s role in school education .......................................................................... 2 A brief history of Australian Government funding for schools to 2008
    Date: 08/03/2013 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/366868 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: HARRINGTON, Marilyn

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Definition, basis and origins ..................................................................................................................... 2 Scope and application .............................................................................................................................. 3 Scope ................................................................................................................................................... 3 Application .......................................................................................................................................... 5 Rate ..................................................................................................................................................... 7 Exemptions ......................................................................................................................................... 8 Ongoing efficiency dividend .......................................................................................................... 8 Additional single-year imposts .................................................................................................... 10 Supporting arguments and criticisms .................................................................................................... 11
    Date: 13/12/2012 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2105255 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: HORNE, Nicholas

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Contents Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 1 Background ........................................................................................................................................ 1 The ACT electoral framework ........................................................................................................ 1 Voting procedures .................................................................................................................... 2 The 2008 ACT Legislative Assembly election .................................................................................. 3 Electoral reform in the ACT ............................................................................................................ 3 Redistribution of electoral boundaries ........................................................................................... 5 The lead-up to the 2012
    Date: 10/12/2012 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2099362 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: HOLMES, Brenton

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services Contents Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 1 Permanent skilled migration ............................................................................................................... 2 Recent reforms .............................................................................................................................. 4 Temporary skilled migration ............................................................................................................... 9 Temporary business (subclass 457) visas ....................................................................................... 9 Rural and regional skilled migration .................................................................................................. 13 Working holiday makers .............................................................................................................. 16 Source countries............................................................................................................................... 17 Concluding comments ......................................................................................................................
    Date: 06/12/2012 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/1601351 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: PHILLIPS, Janet - SP...

  • Parliament of Australia Department of Parliamentary Services BACKGROUND NOTE 4 December 2012 Social security payments for the unemployed, the sick and those in special circumstances, 1942 to 2012: a chronology Carol Ey Social Policy Section Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1 A brief history of unemployment and sickness benefits in Australia ......................................................
    Date: 04/12/2012 - Collection: Publications - ID: library/prspub/2086993 - Source: Background Note (Parliame... - Author: EY, Carol

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