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.

Budget 2022-23: Housing Supply and Affordability


The Albanese Labor Government’s first Budget sets out a comprehensive plan to increase the supply and affordability of housing, including the aspiration to build one million new homes by 2029 under a new Housing Accord with state and territory governments and other key stakeholders. Housing Australia The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) is… Continue reading Budget 2022-23: Housing Supply and Affordability

Federal Budget 2022-23


Introduction On 25 October 2022, Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivered the 2022-23 Federal Budget, the first Budget of the Albanese Labor Government. When addressing the media in the lead up to the Budget, Chalmers himself referred to this budget as a “bread and butter” one that will have its challenges. In September, Chalmers announced a $50… Continue reading Federal Budget 2022-23

Victorian Labor Government to revive State Electricity Commission


On Thursday 20 October 2022, Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio announced the Victorian Labor Government will re-establish the government-owned State Electricity Commission (SEC) if they are re-elected at the November State election. The state-owned SEC aims to address the cost-of-living crisis by lowering power bills and creating… Continue reading Victorian Labor Government to revive State Electricity Commission

Australia’s High-Speed Rail Network


Contents  Introduction Summarised Timeline The Early 1980s Very Fast Train Tilt Trains   Speed Rail Moving Forward with High-Speed Rail  National Faster Rail Agency    Current Rail Routes The Albanese Government       State and Territory Governments Introduction The first High-Speed Rail, Japan’s Shinkansen line, commenced operations in 1964 running at the maximum speed… Continue reading Australia’s High-Speed Rail Network

Forthcoming Australian and New Zealand Election Dates


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) Victoria 24 November… Continue reading Forthcoming Australian and New Zealand Election Dates

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