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.

Intergenerational Report


On the 24th of August, during his National Press Club Address, Treasurer Jim Chalmers released the 2023 Intergenerational Report (IGR).  The report can be accessed in full here. The IGR functions as a mechanism to evaluate the efficacy of present governmental policies in shaping the upcoming four decades, providing a pivotal glimpse into the future… Continue reading Intergenerational Report

The week that was in Victorian politics


 24 July 2023 The week beginning 17th of July 2023 in Victorian politics has been significant in delivering substantial reforms to reduce gambling harm caused by electronic gaming machines, or ‘pokies’. The Government also made the difficult decision to cancel the 2026 Commonwealth Games with excessive revised costs associated with hosting the Games being the… Continue reading The week that was in Victorian politics

2023-24 Australian Capital Territory Budget 


On June 27, 2023, Chief Minister Andrew Barr presented his 13th Budget Statement as the Treasurer for the Australian Capital Territory. During his budget announcement, the Chief Minister emphasised that the budget prioritised health, housing, and addressing cost-of-living challenges while working towards the ACT’s goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. The ACT… Continue reading 2023-24 Australian Capital Territory Budget 

Net Zero Economy Agency


On 14 June 2023, the Albanese Labor Government announced the Chair and Advisory Board of the Net Zero Economy Agency. The Agency, to commence on 1 July 2023, sits within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and will be tasked with the design and establishment of the legislated Net Zero Authority. The… Continue reading Net Zero Economy Agency

SA 2023-2024 State Budget


2023 – 24 South Australian State Budget Introduction  On Thursday 15 June, South Australian Treasurer the Hon Stephen Mulligan MP delivered the 2023-24 South Australian Budget. This is the second Budget of the Malinauskas Government and aims to deliver on the government’s commitment to housing, health and cost-of-living relief while laying strong foundations for the… Continue reading SA 2023-2024 State Budget

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