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.

Changes to Industrial Relations Laws 


At his National Press Club Address on the 31st of August, the Hon. Tony Burke MP, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations outlined a range of reforms to the Fair Work Legislation.  The reforms represent the second phase of Labor’s industrial relations changes and are part of a larger effort to regulate labour hire,… Continue reading Changes to Industrial Relations Laws 

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

The week that was in Victorian politics


 24 July 2023 The week beginning 17th of July 2023 in Victorian politics has been significant in delivering substantial reforms to reduce gambling harm caused by electronic gaming machines, or ‘pokies’. The Government also made the difficult decision to cancel the 2026 Commonwealth Games with excessive revised costs associated with hosting the Games being the… Continue reading The week that was in Victorian politics

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