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.

2024-25 Federal Budget


2024-25 Federal Budget 17 May 2024 Introduction  On Tuesday 14 May 2024, Treasurer the Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP delivered the 2024-25 Federal Budget. The 2024-25 Federal Budget is the third Budget of the Albanese Labor Government and is forecast to deliver a second straight surplus, expected to be $9.3 billion this year. In his… Continue reading 2024-25 Federal Budget

Australia’s Future Gas Strategy


On the 9th of May 2024, Federal Resources Minister the Hon. Madeline King MP announced the Australian Government’s Future Gas Strategy, setting the scene for the future of gas in our economy and mapping how gas will play a role in Australia’s transition towards net-zero. The strategy’s aims are to: Strategy at a Glance The… Continue reading Australia’s Future Gas Strategy

National Cabinet on Gendered and Domestic Violence


National Cabinet on Gendered and Domestic Violence On Wednesday, 1 May 2024, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese convened a meeting of National Cabinet to address the crisis of gender-based violence in Australia. The Cabinet was called by the Prime Minister when he spoke at the Canberra rally against gender-based violence on Sunday, 28 April 2024. Hundreds of thousands… Continue reading National Cabinet on Gendered and Domestic Violence

Foreign Investment Framework Reforms


Foreign Investment Framework Reforms On the 1st of May 2024, Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers announced at the Lowy Institute reforms to Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework, with an emphasis on making the framework stronger, more streamlined, and more transparent.  These reforms work in tandem with the Government’s ‘A Future Made in Australia’ policy, seeking to make Australia… Continue reading Foreign Investment Framework Reforms

The National Defence Strategy & Integrated Investment Program


On Wednesday the 17th of April, the Hon Richard Marles MP, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, addressed the National Press Club to launch the National Defence Strategy (NDS) and the Integrated Investment Program (IIP). Marles emphasised the strategic focus on Australia’s amphibious force, funding re-prioritisation and the historic level of funding increase… Continue reading The National Defence Strategy & Integrated Investment Program

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