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.

Reform of Merger Regulations


On Wednesday the 10th of April, Federal Treasurer Dr Jim Chalmers MP announced changes to Australian merger regulation. At the Bannerman Competition Lecture, co-hosted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Chalmers reinforced the need for greater transparency and increase to the ACCC’s remit.… Continue reading Reform of Merger Regulations

Jobs and Skills Australia 


On the 1st and 2nd of September 2022, governments, employers, unions, and civil society met at Parliament House to discuss the shared economic challenges that these groups face at the Jobs and Skills Summit. Read Hawker Britton’s Occasional Papers on the Summit here, and its findings here.  Treasurer Chalmers used much of the Summit to… Continue reading Jobs and Skills Australia 

Australian Universities Accord


Australian Universities Accord Final Report  On the 25th of February 2024, Minister for Education Jason Clare released the Australian Universities Accords final report, billing it as the map to invest in Australia’s higher education system for decades to come.   Following the release of the interim report in July 2023, 47 recommendations are contained in the report… Continue reading Australian Universities Accord

ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 


Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in Melbourne from the  4th-6th March 2024 for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations.  Prime Minister Albanese hosted the leaders of the Lao PDR, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste.   This… Continue reading ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 

Homes for Queenslanders: the Queensland Labor Government’s housing plan


09 February 2023 On Tuesday 06 February, Queensland Premier the Hon. Steven Miles MP launched the Queensland Labor Government’s housing plan, Homes for Queenslanders. Homes for Queenslanders is a $3.1 billion investment in the Queensland housing system. It is the largest investment in housing in the state’s history. The current housing crisis has been exacerbated… Continue reading Homes for Queenslanders: the Queensland Labor Government’s housing plan

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