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.

The 2022 Australian Federal Election: Results and Policies


The 2022 Federal Australian Election was held on the 21st of May, 2022. The Australian Labor Party was elected into government under leader Anthony Albanese, defeating the incumbent Coalition government, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. While not yet confirmed by the Australian Electoral Commission, it is likely that Labor will be able to form… Continue reading The 2022 Australian Federal Election: Results and Policies

2022-23 Western Australian Budget  


Introduction  On Thursday 12th May 2022, the Western Australian Premier and Treasurer Mark McGowan delivered the 2022-23 WA State Budget. The budget comes as WA continues its soft landing out of the 24 months of COVID-19 restrictions and in the lead up to the Australian Federal Election.   WA’s underlying financial position will be almost $5.7… Continue reading 2022-23 Western Australian Budget  

2022-23 Victorian Budget


On 3 May 2022 Victorian Treasurer the Hon. Tim Pallas MP delivered the Andrews Labor Government’s eighth Budget. The 2022-23 Budget is aimed at recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, with a key feature of the budget being the Pandemic Repair Plan and a significant investment in health. The Treasurer laid out the… Continue reading 2022-23 Victorian Budget

Changes to Quarantine Requirements in the ACT


In a media release issued on the 21st of April, ACT Health Minister, Rachel Stephen-Smith announced that the ACT Government will ease quarantine restrictions for household contacts from 11.59 pm on Tuesday 26 April. Household contacts who do not have any COVID-19 symptoms will no longer be required to isolate for seven days.  They will,… Continue reading Changes to Quarantine Requirements in the ACT

Victorian Government to ease COVID-19 restrictions


On Wednesday morning Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley announced the Victorian Government will ease COVID-19 restrictions from 11:59pm, Friday 22 April. The decision to remove many of the remaining restrictions comes as the Omicron wave recedes and 70 per cent of Victorian adults have received their third vaccination. The following changes will be made to… Continue reading Victorian Government to ease COVID-19 restrictions

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