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.

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

An RBA Fit for the Future


In July 2022, Treasurer Jim Chalmers announced an independent review of the Reserve Bank of Australia. It is the first wide‑ranging review of the RBA since current monetary policy arrangements were implemented in the 1990s. The review’s scope was to examine the RBA’s performance against four measures: its objectives, policy implementation, governance processes and public… Continue reading An RBA Fit for the Future

NSW Labor Policy


PREMIER CHRIS MINNS – LABOR’S PLAN FOR A FRESH START IN NEW SOUTH WALES. Chris Minns and NSW Labor outlined and referenced a ‘Fresh Start Plan’ throughout their campaign, to illustrate to New South Wales their vision for the state moving forward after 12 years in opposition. Minns and his team pledged to the following… Continue reading NSW Labor Policy

NSW Labor Government Ministry


On Tuesday 4 April 2023, Premier Chris Minns announced his new ministry, reducing the cabinet to 22 ministers. For the first time in the state’s history, the New South Wales ministry will comprise of 50% women (excluding the Premier), with a number of portfolios held by women for the first time in history. Prue Car… Continue reading NSW Labor Government Ministry

Safeguard Mechanism Design


On Tuesday 10 January 2023, Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, released the Albanese Government’s proposed reforms to the Safeguard Mechanism. The proposal, outlined in a position paper and draft legislative rules available here, is the result of over nearly 6 months of consultation. Consultation on the proposed design then closed on… Continue reading Safeguard Mechanism Design

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