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.

2023 Review of Western Australia’s Electoral Boundaries


7 December 2023 The Western Australian State electoral boundaries which will apply at the 2025 State general election, was gazetted on 1 December 2023. Why was it reviewed? The Electoral Act 1907 (the Act) requires that Western Australia’s State electoral boundaries be reviewed once in the life of each Parliament. The review process commenced in… Continue reading 2023 Review of Western Australia’s Electoral Boundaries

Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023


7 December 2023 On Thursday morning, the Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon. Tony Burke MP, announced that the Closing Loopholes Bill is scheduled to be passed in the Senate during the final sitting day of the year. The Albanese Labor Government is poised to usher in a series of transformative measures aimed at fortifying… Continue reading Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023

National Reconstruction Fund Investment Mandate Announced


30 November 2023 On the 30th of November, Minister for Industry and Science the Hon Ed Husic MP and Minister for Finance Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher announced the National Reconstruction Fund Corporation’s Investment Mandate. The announcement comes following the establishment the National Reconstruction Fund earlier this year to drive investment in Australian manufacturing capabilities… Continue reading National Reconstruction Fund Investment Mandate Announced

Capacity Investment Scheme Expansion


On 23 November 2023, Minister for Climate Change and Energy the Hon Chris Bowen MP announced that the Albanese Government, in conjunction with the states, is expanding the existing Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) and the National Energy Transformation Partnership (NETP) to support the delivery of more reliable, affordable and low-emissions energy. First announced in December… Continue reading Capacity Investment Scheme Expansion

Cyber Security Strategy


On the 22nd of November, 2023 Cyber Security Minister Clare O’Neil released the 2023-2030 Cyber Security Strategy (The Strategy) available here. In addition to the $2.3 Billion of existing initiatives, the Government has committed $586.9 million to implement the goals outlined in the Strategy. This includes:  The strategic plan delineates six cyber shields designed to… Continue reading Cyber Security Strategy

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