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.

An invitation: The Uluru Statement from the Heart. The 2023 Voice Referendum


Speaking on the lands of the Kaurna people, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese today announced that the 2023 Referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament (the Referendum) will be held on the 14th of October 2023.  The Referendum will ask Australians if the ‘Voice’, a body providing advice to the government on issues impacting Indigenous people,… Continue reading An invitation: The Uluru Statement from the Heart. The 2023 Voice Referendum

Albanese Government’s $3.5b Housing Plan


On Wednesday 16 August at the national cabinet meeting in Brisbane, the Albanese Labor Government unveiled their fast-tracked $3.5b housing plan. Working with the states and local councils to increase housing supply, the plan a funding boost to construct 1.2 million homes over the next five years. This comes just months after Labor’s announcement in… Continue reading Albanese Government’s $3.5b Housing Plan

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

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 

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  

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