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.

National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022


Background Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and the Albanese Labor Government introduced the National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022 in Parliament this morning. The establishment of a National Anti-Corruption Commission is an election commitment Labor had pledged to legislate by the end of 2022. The Albanese Labor Government has committed $262 million over four years to fund the… Continue reading National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022

Queensland Housing Roundtable


Today, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk held a Housing Roundtable with local and state government representatives alongside non-government stakeholders including QShelter, QCOSS, the REIQ, Property Council of Australia, Master Builders, and the Planning Institute of Australia. While housing shortages are an issue across the country, Queensland is experiencing a period of mass interstate migration. In the… Continue reading Queensland Housing Roundtable

Jobs and Skills Summit 2022


On September 1 and 2, government, employers, civil society, and unions met at Parliament House to address the shared economic challenges faced by Australian workplaces today. The primary focus of the Australian Jobs and Skills Summit – led by the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Treasurer Jim Chalmers – was to inform the Employment White… Continue reading Jobs and Skills Summit 2022

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

Be informed when news is published