Research

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.

Energy Price Relief Plan 

12/12/2022

Over the course of 2022, the war in Ukraine has resulted in significant volatility and record prices for gas on international markets.  Due to the links between the domestic gas market and export markets, wartime prices for gas are driving high wholesale gas prices in Australia that affect domestic customers and the wider economy. As… Continue reading Energy Price Relief Plan 

Nature Positive Plan: better for the environment, better for business 

09/12/2022

In October 2020, Professor Graeme Samuel AC submitted his independent review into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). His review concluded that the EPBC Act, Australia’s central piece of national environmental law was outdated, ineffective, and requires fundamental reform. During her Press Club Address in July 2022, the Federal Minister for… Continue reading Nature Positive Plan: better for the environment, better for business 

2022-23 Queensland Budget Update 

08/12/2022

Yesterday, on the 7th of December 2022, Queensland’s Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick released the State’s 2022-23 Budget Update.  Economic Outlook Budget Update Commitments   The Budget Update incorporates investments across the state, including: The 2022-23 Queensland Budget Update can be found here Hawker Britton’s Occasional Paper on the 22-23 Queensland Budget… Continue reading 2022-23 Queensland Budget Update 

Victorian Government Ministry

06/12/2022

On 5 December 2022, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the portfolio allocations of the new Victorian Ministry, following the Labor Party’s victory at the state election in November. There are two new faces in Cabinet, Enver Erdogan, who will serve as Minister for Corrections, Youth Justice, and Victim Support, and Natalie Suleyman, who will be… Continue reading Victorian Government Ministry

Albanese Government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill passes Parliament

05/12/2022

5 December 2022 On Friday 2 December 2022, the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 (the Bill) passed both houses of Parliament. The Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill is a key pillar of the Albanese Labor Government’s agenda which aims to enact the Government’s election commitments as well as several proposals… Continue reading Albanese Government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill passes Parliament

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