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.

New Zealand Cabinet Reshuffle


On Tuesday 31 January 2023, New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins announced the portfolio allocations of his first Cabinet. The reshuffle comes after the resignation of Jacinda Ardern as Labour Leader and Prime Minister, and in the lead up to the 2023 New Zealand general election on 14 October. The Cabinet has two new… Continue reading New Zealand Cabinet Reshuffle

National Cultural Policy: Revive


The Albanese Labor Government released the details of its renewed national cultural policy on Monday morning, with the Prime Minister joining Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, Senator Jana Stewart, the Member for Macnamara, Josh Burns, and arts sector leaders at Melbourne’s Hotel Esplanade. The five year policy titled Revive is backed by $286 million… Continue reading National Cultural Policy: Revive

Forthcoming Australian and New Zealand Election Dates


 20 January 2023 This Hawker Britton Occasional Paper outlines the forthcoming election dates of the Australian Federal, State and Territory jurisdictions, and for the national parliament New Zealand. Federal, State and Territory elections Jurisdiction Last election Fixed date Latest possible date Federal 21 May 2022   24 May 2025 (simultaneous half-Senate and House of Reps)… Continue reading Forthcoming Australian and New Zealand Election Dates

Safeguard Mechanism Proposed Design


On Tuesday 10 January 2023, Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, released the Albanese Government’s proposed reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism. The proposal, outlined in a position paper and draft legislative rules available here, is the result of over nearly 6 months of consultation. Consultation on the proposed design closes 5pm AEDT… Continue reading Safeguard Mechanism Proposed Design

WA Cabinet Reshuffle 


On the 13th of December 2022, Premier Mark McGowan announced two new Ministers will join his Cabinet team following a Special Caucus Meeting involving all Labor Members of Parliament.  They will take the places of retiring Minister Alannah MacTiernan and outgoing Water Minister Dave Kelly, who announced last week he would be stepping down from… Continue reading WA Cabinet Reshuffle 

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