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 ALP’s Powering Australia Plan


On Friday, 3 December 2021, Anthony Albanese, and Chris Bowen launched the Powering Australia Plan. The new medium-term plan introduces a suite of policy measures – including significant investments in new energy economy jobs.    Climate Change Targets   Labor has already committed to make Australia net-zero by 2050.   Today’s announcement commits the Australian Labor Party to reducing emissions by… Continue reading The ALP’s Powering Australia Plan

Western Australia’s Sectoral Emissions Reduction Strategies (SERS) Roadmap


On Thursday, 2 December 2021 Western Australia Minister for Climate Action Amber-Jade Sanderson launched the State Government’s roadmap to develop sectoral emissions reduction strategies, ‘Shaping Western Australia’s low‑carbon future’. The development of these strategies is a core election commitment of the McGowan Government’s climate policy to transition the WA economy to net zero emissions by… Continue reading Western Australia’s Sectoral Emissions Reduction Strategies (SERS) Roadmap

Victorian Government COVID-19 Roadmap Update


On Sunday, 17 October 2021 Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton announced lockdown will end at 11:59pm on Thursday night, after Victoria reaches the 70% double vaccinated milestone this week. The easing of restrictions has slightly changed from what was originally announced in the Victorian Government’s Roadmap last month with up to… Continue reading Victorian Government COVID-19 Roadmap Update

Federal Labor: Buy Australian Plan


On 9 October 2021, Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese addressed the NSW State Labor Conference and announced Labor’s new ‘Buy Australian Plan’. This 10-point plan includes a new ‘Future Made in Australia’ office within the Department of Finance, to better align government procurement towards Australian businesses. The policy is in addition to other recent policy… Continue reading Federal Labor: Buy Australian Plan

ACT 2021-22 Budget


On 6 October 2021, Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr delivered the 2021-2022 ACT Budget. This is the tenth budget handed down by Mr Barr. The budget was originally scheduled for release on August 31 2021, however this was postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Restrictions in the ACT are expected to lift by October… Continue reading ACT 2021-22 Budget

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