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.

McGowan Government launches $100 million Investment Attraction Fund

14/03/2022

On March 9 2022, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan, along with Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade Roger Cook, launched a $100 million Investment Attraction Fund to help drive Diversify WA strategy.  The fund seeks to encourage further investment in Western Australia with the aim of facilitating job creation, increasing demand… Continue reading McGowan Government launches $100 million Investment Attraction Fund

New task force to examine Western Australian shipping industry

07/03/2022

On Saturday, March 5th, Western Australia’s Deputy Premier Roger Cook and Minister for Transport; Planning and Ports Rita Saffioti announced the establishment of a Shipping and Supply Chain Taskforce.  Unprecedented flooding on Australia’s East Coast and in South Australia alongside severe weather events in the North-west have caused significant supply chain issues and food shortages… Continue reading New task force to examine Western Australian shipping industry

Updated Mask Mandates in Victoria and a Safe Return to the Office 

22/02/2022

On Tuesday 22 February 2022, Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, alongside the Victorian Minister for Health, Martin Foley declared that as of 11:59pm on Friday 25 February 2022, the public health recommendation for Victorians to work or study from home will be withdrawn.  Due to the increased third dose vaccination rates in conjunction with a decline… Continue reading Updated Mask Mandates in Victoria and a Safe Return to the Office 

Western Australia’s Critical Worker Furloughing Registration System

21/02/2022

On Monday the 21st of February, the WA Premier Mark McGowan and the Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson launched the online critical worker furloughing registration system. When implemented,  the critical worker furloughing policy will permit certain critical workers who are asymptomatic close contacts to temporarily attend work during their isolation period to alleviate workforce shortages, maintain… Continue reading Western Australia’s Critical Worker Furloughing Registration System

Western Australia announces border reopening

19/02/2022

On Friday, 18th February, the Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan, announced that as of 12:01 am on Thursday, March 3rd, Western Australia would re-open its border to triple-dosed interstate travellers.  The Premier had initially delayed the border re-opening to provide young West Australians with sufficient time to receive their first dose and others their third… Continue reading Western Australia announces border reopening

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