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.

Western Australia 2023 – 24 State Budget 


Introduction  On Thursday 11th May 2023, the Western Australian Premier and Treasurer delivered the 2023-24 WA State Budget.  This is the McGowan Governments’ seventh annual budget which continues to deliver the Nation’s strongest economy, with a $4.2 billion operating surplus this financial year whilst still providing cost of living relief, support to the health system,… Continue reading Western Australia 2023 – 24 State Budget 

2023-24 Federal Budget 


10 May 2023  Introduction   On 9 May 2023, Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivered the 2023-24 Federal Budget. This Budget is the second of the Albanese Government in seven months and their first full financial year budget.   In the face of heightened global uncertainty, persistent inflation and higher interest rates, the Budget aims to strike the right… Continue reading 2023-24 Federal Budget 

2032 SEQ Olympic Games – May 2023 Update 


 Table of Contents  IntroductionWhy Queensland?Economic ImpactInfrastructure CommitmentsGovernanceSocial ObjectivesNext Steps Introduction In a milestone moment for the city of Brisbane and the State of Queensland, in February 2021, the  International Olympic Committee announced that Brisbane had won the bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The Games are scheduled to take place between 23rd… Continue reading 2032 SEQ Olympic Games – May 2023 Update 

April 2023 National Cabinet Meeting – Brisbane  


The National Cabinet is a forum for the Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers to meet and work collaboratively. A new member to the National Cabinet is The Hon Chris Minns MP, Premier of NSW.  The key theme of this National Cabinet is A Better Future for The Federation, and they agreed a national approach… Continue reading April 2023 National Cabinet Meeting – Brisbane  

Defence Strategic Review


On 3 August 2022, the Albanese Labor Government tasked Former ADF chief Sir Angus Houston and former defence minister Stephen Smith, to undertake a comprehensive Defence Strategic Review (the Review). The full classified Review was handed to the Government on 14 February 2023, with a less detailed version released to the public on Monday 24… Continue reading Defence Strategic Review

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