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 Cultural Policy: Revive


The Albanese Labor Government released the details of its renewed national cultural policy on Monday morning, with the Prime Minister joining Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, Senator Jana Stewart, the Member for Macnamara, Josh Burns, and arts sector leaders at Melbourne’s Hotel Esplanade. The five year policy titled Revive is backed by $286 million… Continue reading National Cultural Policy: Revive

Forthcoming Australian and New Zealand Election Dates


 20 January 2023 This Hawker Britton Occasional Paper outlines the forthcoming election dates of the Australian Federal, State and Territory jurisdictions, and for the national parliament New Zealand. Federal, State and Territory elections Jurisdiction Last election Fixed date Latest possible date Federal 21 May 2022   24 May 2025 (simultaneous half-Senate and House of Reps)… Continue reading Forthcoming Australian and New Zealand Election Dates

WA Cabinet Reshuffle


On the 13th of December 2022, Premier Mark McGowan announced two new Ministers will join his Cabinet team following a Special Caucus Meeting involving all Labor Members of Parliament.  They will take the places of retiring Minister Alannah MacTiernan and outgoing Water Minister Dave Kelly, who announced last week he would be stepping down from… Continue reading WA Cabinet Reshuffle

Energy Price Relief Plan


Over the course of 2022, the war in Ukraine has resulted in significant volatility and record prices for gas on international markets.  Due to the links between the domestic gas market and export markets, wartime prices for gas are driving high wholesale gas prices in Australia that affect domestic customers and the wider economy. As… Continue reading Energy Price Relief Plan

Nature Positive Plan: better for the environment, better for business 


In October 2020, Professor Graeme Samuel AC submitted his independent review into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). His review concluded that the EPBC Act, Australia’s central piece of national environmental law was outdated, ineffective, and requires fundamental reform. During her Press Club Address in July 2022, the Federal Minister for… Continue reading Nature Positive Plan: better for the environment, better for business 

Be informed when news is published