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.

A renewed National Cultural Policy


On Friday 1 July 2022, the Albanese Labor Government announced the opening of consultation on the development of a new National Cultural Policy for Australia. Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, intends to deliver the policy by the end of 2022, which will use the diverse voices of the Australian arts, entertainment, and cultural sector… Continue reading A renewed National Cultural Policy

The Coaldrake Review 


Last night, on the 28th of June 2022, the Final Report of the Review of culture and accountability in the Queensland Public Sector was released. Referred to as the Coaldrake Review (the Review), it addresses several issues at the core of which are culture and accountability in the Queensland Public Sector. Queensland’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk… Continue reading The Coaldrake Review 

New Victorian Government Ministry 


On Monday 27 June 2022, a new Victorian Government Ministry was sworn in by the Governor of Victoria. The swearing in of the new Ministry comes as four long-serving Labor MP’s whom were Lead Minister’s (responsible for the Department) in the Andrews Government announced they would not recontest the next election and as such opted… Continue reading New Victorian Government Ministry 

Western Australia’s Battery and Critical Minerals Prospectus


On Wednesday 22 June 2022, Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Johnston, and Minister for Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Roger Cook, launched the McGowan Government’s new prospectus promoting investment in the state’s battery and critical minerals industries. The prospectus highlights WA’s abundance and diversity of resources, as well as the… Continue reading Western Australia’s Battery and Critical Minerals Prospectus

NSW Labor Budget Reply 2022-23


On Thursday 23 June 2022, New South Wales Labor Leader Chris Minns delivered the 2022-23 Budget Reply speech. In his speech, Minns made announcements on government procurement, wages, childhood education, and industry development, with more to come in the lead up to the 25 March 2023 NSW State Election. Minns welcomed the Perrottet Government’s initiative… Continue reading NSW Labor Budget Reply 2022-23

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