Hawker Britton's occasional papers provide in-depth analysis on the most important public policy issues of the day, across Australia. You can view the Research & Papers Archive here.

Safeguard Mechanism Consultation Paper


On Thursday 18 August 2022, Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, released the consultation paper on the design of the Australian Government’s reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism. As the Australian Government has increased its emissions reduction ambition to 43 per cent by 2030, reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism are needed to facilitate the… Continue reading Safeguard Mechanism Consultation Paper

Western Australia’s 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy


On Wednesday 3 August 2022, the McGowan Government tabled in parliament WA’s first 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy, ‘Foundations for a stronger tomorrow’. Foundations for a Stronger Tomorrow is a comprehensive report on the state’s infrastructure needs over the next two decades. The Strategy outlines 93 recommendations to improve the foundations of WA’s infrastructure system and guide… Continue reading Western Australia’s 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy

National Biosecurity Strategy


During his National Press Club Address on the 9th of August, The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Hon. Senator Murray Watt released the first National Biosecurity Strategy.  While state and territory governments have previously undertaken their own biosecurity planning, the overarching national plan harmonises mitigation and recovery strategies, in a bid to… Continue reading National Biosecurity Strategy

2022-23 Australian Capital Territory Budget 


On the 22nd of August 2022, the Chief Minister and Treasurer for the Australian Capital Territory,  Andrew Barr delivered his 11th Budget Statement. The 2022-23 ACT Budget is future-focused with an emphasis on economic and fiscal recovery and investment in essential services to support the growing population.   The 2021 Census revealed that the Australian Capital… Continue reading 2022-23 Australian Capital Territory Budget 

Federal Treasurer’s State of the Economy Speech


On Thursday 28 July 2022, Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivered a state of the economy speech in parliament. The speech comes a day after the annual inflation figure was released at 6.1%, and ahead of Labor’s new budget planned for delivery in October. The Treasurer used his speech to highlight how Australia’s economy is being… Continue reading Federal Treasurer’s State of the Economy Speech

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