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.

National Biosecurity Strategy


During his National Press Club Address on the 9th of August, The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Hon. Senator Murray Watt released the first National Biosecurity Strategy.  While state and territory governments have previously undertaken their own biosecurity planning, the overarching national plan harmonises mitigation and recovery strategies, in a bid to… Continue reading National Biosecurity Strategy

2022-23 Australian Capital Territory Budget 


On the 22nd of August 2022, the Chief Minister and Treasurer for the Australian Capital Territory,  Andrew Barr delivered his 11th Budget Statement. The 2022-23 ACT Budget is future-focused with an emphasis on economic and fiscal recovery and investment in essential services to support the growing population.   The 2021 Census revealed that the Australian Capital… Continue reading 2022-23 Australian Capital Territory Budget 

Federal Treasurer’s State of the Economy Speech


On Thursday 28 July 2022, Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivered a state of the economy speech in parliament. The speech comes a day after the annual inflation figure was released at 6.1%, and ahead of Labor’s new budget planned for delivery in October. The Treasurer used his speech to highlight how Australia’s economy is being… Continue reading Federal Treasurer’s State of the Economy Speech

The State of the Environment -Government’s Policies and Commitments 


Introduction On the 19th of July 2022, the Australian State of the Environment Report was released. Overall, the state and trend of the environment of Australia are poor and deteriorating as a result of increasing pressures from climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and resource extraction.  An overview of the report can be accessed… Continue reading The State of the Environment -Government’s Policies and Commitments 

The Sydney Energy Forum


On the 12th and 13th of July 2022, the Australian Government and the International Energy Agency (IEA), with the support of the Business Council of Australia, co-hosted the Sydney Energy Forum. The forum’s aim was to secure clean energy supply chains for the Indo-Pacific, bringing together the private sector and governments to overcome challenges in… Continue reading The Sydney Energy Forum

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