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.

Privacy Act Review Report – Government’s Response 


On the 28th of September 2023, Attorney General Mark Dreyfus KC MP released the Government’s response to the Privacy Act Review Report.   The Privacy Act Review Report, available here, summarises a two-year review of the Privacy Act 1988 (The Act) in Australia. The Privacy Act Review Report includes 116 proposals, a summary of the proposals… Continue reading Privacy Act Review Report – Government’s Response 

Employment White Paper


On the 25th of September, 2023, Treasurer Jim Chalmers released the Employment White Paper, available here.  The White Paper, led by Anthony Albanese and Jim Chalmers and informed by senior cabinet ministers from various portfolios such as finance, employment, education, social services, migration, and industry, expands upon the outcomes of the 2022 Jobs and Skills… Continue reading Employment White Paper

Victoria’s Housing Statement


20 September 2023 This morning the Andrews Labor Government released Victoria’s Housing Statement. The statement outlines the Government’s plan to build an extra 800,000 new homes over a decade through planning reforms. The statement also includes a 7.5% levy on short stay accommodation, rental reforms, and a plan to redevelop all of Victoria’s 44 high-rise… Continue reading Victoria’s Housing Statement

2023-24 NSW Budget


On 19 September, New South Wales Treasurer the Hon. Daniel Mookhey MLC delivered the first Budget of the Minns Labor Government and the first Labor Budget since 2010. The approach of Labor in New South Wales is based on responsibility and reward, inclusion and opportunity. Economic stability creates social stability. Opportunity and reward rely on… Continue reading 2023-24 NSW Budget

Invested: Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040


On the 6th of September in Jakarta, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese released Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040 (the Strategy), available here.  By 2040, Southeast Asia is expected to be an “economic powerhouse fuelled by favourable demographics, industrialisation, urbanisation and technological advances”. The region is forecast to sustain a compound average growth rate of… Continue reading Invested: Australia’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040

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