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 First Miles Government  


On the 9th of December, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced her resignation as the Premier of Queensland and Member for Inala. Palaszczuk leaves office as Australia’s longest-serving female Premier.    On 15th December, following the Parliamentary Labor Caucus meeting, the Hon. Steven Miles MP was elected as the 40th Premier of Queensland.  The Miles Government has identified… Continue reading The First Miles Government  

Victorian 2023-24 Budget Update


15 December 2023 On Friday 15 December, Victorian Treasurer the Hon. Tim Pallas MP released the Victorian Government’s 2023-24 Budget Update. The Budget Update forecasts that an operating cash surplus will be delivered each year of the forward period and a $1 billion overall operating surplus achieved in 2025-26 which will be then increased in… Continue reading Victorian 2023-24 Budget Update

Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (23-24)


On 13th December 2023, Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher released the Albanese Government’s mid-year budget update.  The complete MYEFO budget document can be accessed here. The mid-year update illustrates: The underlying cash balance is forecast to be a smaller deficit of $1.1 billion in 2023-24. Over the five years to 2026-27, the… Continue reading Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (23-24)

Cabinet Reshuffles: Western Australia and ACT


11 December 2023 Western Australia On Thursday 7 December, Premier of Western Australia the Hon. Roger Cook MLA announced a Cabinet reshuffle ahead of the 2025 state election. Member for Victoria Park Hannah Beazley has been elevated to the Cabinet following the resignation of the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA. Beazley will take on the ministerial… Continue reading Cabinet Reshuffles: Western Australia and ACT

Final report of Independent NDIS Review released


08 December 2023 On Thursday 7 December, NDIS Minister the Hon. Bill Shorten MP announced the release of the final report of the Independent NDIS Review. Minister Shorten announced the NDIS Review in October 2022 to look at the design, operations and sustainability of the NDIS. It was also tasked with looking into ways to… Continue reading Final report of Independent NDIS Review released

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