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.

National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022


On Wednesday 30 November 2022, the Albanese Labor Government introduced the National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022 to the Australian Parliament. The Bill establishes the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund (NRF), a key election commitment of the Labor Party at the 2022 Federal Election. In the October Budget, the Government allocated $15.0 billion over 7… Continue reading National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022

Victorian Election 2022 – Results & Policies


On Saturday 26 November 2022, Victorians went to the polls and voted for a third term of majority Labor government. The Victorian Labor Party, led by Premier Daniel Andrews, has secured at least 51 seats in the Legislative Assembly, with seven still in doubt. Of the seven seats in doubt, the Labor Party is ahead… Continue reading Victorian Election 2022 – Results & Policies

Australia at COP27


From 6 November to 20 November, Australian representatives including Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, attended the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Climate Change Performance Index, released midway through the conference, shows Australia moving from 59 to 55 out of 63 nations. The CCPI also has… Continue reading Australia at COP27

Budget 2022-23: Housing Supply and Affordability


The Albanese Labor Government’s first Budget sets out a comprehensive plan to increase the supply and affordability of housing, including the aspiration to build one million new homes by 2029 under a new Housing Accord with state and territory governments and other key stakeholders. Housing Australia The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) is… Continue reading Budget 2022-23: Housing Supply and Affordability

Federal Budget 2022-23


Introduction On 25 October 2022, Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivered the 2022-23 Federal Budget, the first Budget of the Albanese Labor Government. When addressing the media in the lead up to the Budget, Chalmers himself referred to this budget as a “bread and butter” one that will have its challenges. In September, Chalmers announced a $50… Continue reading Federal Budget 2022-23

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