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.

South Australia Shadow Cabinet Updates

03/03/2021

On 3 March 2021, South Australian Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas MP announced that MLC Emily Bourke will join the Opposition front bench. Bourke will also take on the portfolios of Shadow Minister for Local Government and Shadow Minister for the City of Adelaide. Bourke’s appointment to the front bench will continue Labor’s 50 per cent… Continue reading South Australia Shadow Cabinet Updates

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

02/03/2021

On 2 March 2021, The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down its final report. The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all 65 recommendations in the report. Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System Final Report On October 24 2018, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews committed to implementing a Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental… Continue reading Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Current composition of the Australian Parliament (as of 24/9/2021)

01/03/2021

House of Representatives: Coalition Labor Greens Katter Centre Alliance Independents 76 68 1 1 1 4 On 4 July 2020, a by-election in Eden-Monaro (NSW) saw the retired Labor MP Mike Kelly replaced by Kristy McBain (ALP). On 4 July 2020, a by-election in Groom (Qld) saw the retired LNP MP Dr John McVeigh replaced… Continue reading Current composition of the Australian Parliament (as of 24/9/2021)

Federal Labor’s Special Platform Conference 2021

28/02/2021

On Sunday, February 28th 2021, the Australian Labor Party released the final draft of its National Platform ahead of the Special Platform Conference to be held online between March 30th and 31st 2021. The 2021 Platform is the culmination of two years of consultation and research. The document outlines the policy framework which will be… Continue reading Federal Labor’s Special Platform Conference 2021

2032 Olympic Games

25/02/2021

 At 2:00am (AEST) on 25 February 2021, Brisbane was selected as the sole preferred city for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Following a decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), exclusive negotiations for the 2032 Games will now be entered into with the Queensland Government, after the executive board of the IOC approved the… Continue reading 2032 Olympic Games

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