Past E-Briefs

The links contained in archived documents are no longer updated.

Economics, Commerce and Industrial Relations

Workplace Relations Legislation: Bills Passed, Rejected or Lapsed, 38th—40th Parliaments (1996-2004) - E-Brief - issued 8 July
The Role of Safety Net Awards - E-Brief - updated 11 August 2004
Paid Maternity Leave - E-Brief - updated 11 August 2004
Job Network, the 3rd contract - E-Brief - issued 11 August 2003, updated 26 September 2003
Australia's National Competition Policy: Its Evolution and Operation - E-Brief - June 2001; updated 3 June 2003
Paid Maternity Leave - E-Brief - 13 September 2002
Budgetary Implications of Selling Telstra - A ready reckoner - E-brief - 24 September 2002 (Senators, Members and Parliamentary Staff only)
Bargaining Fees and Workplace Agreements - E-Brief updated 28 May 2003

The Role of Safety Net Awards - E-Brief - 2 May 2002

Corporate Insolvencies and Workers' Entitlements - E-Brief - issued 12 March 2002

HIH Insurance Group Collapse - E-Brief - October 2001

E-Commerce across Australia - E-Brief - September 2001

Guide to the Budget Papers and Documentation - E-Brief - updated August 2001

The Budget 2001-02 - E-Brief - June 2001

Regional Australia: a survey of recent reports on economic policy issues - E-Brief -Aug 2000

Public Liability Insurance
 

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

The East Asia Summit, Cebu, 2007: issues and prospects - E-Brief - issued 1 December 2006, updated 20 December 2006
The East Asia Summit, Kuala Lumpur 14 December 2005 : issues and outcomes - E-Brief - issued 9 December 2005, updated 17 January 2006
The 2003 APEC Bangkok meetings and President Bush's East Asia visit - E-Brief - issued 15 October 2003
The Iraqi Precipice - E-Brief - issued 17 September 2002; updated 26 September 2002; updated 20 December 2002
The Bali Bombings: Looking for Explanations - E-Brief - 14 October 2002
Gulf War II: Iraq 2003-E-Brief - issued 6 May 2003

Organic Agriculture - E-Brief - 25 June 2002

India-Pakistan: Tensions over Kashmir - E-Brief - 12 June 2002

Blackest September: the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States - E-Brief - Dec 2000

Women in the Armed Forces: the Role of Women in the Australian Defence Force - E-Brief - Dec 2000

The APEC Ministerial and Leaders Meetings in Brunei, 12-16 Nov 2000 - E-Brief - Nov 2000

 

Law

Aftermath Timor Leste: reconciling competing notions of justice - E-Brief - updated 21 May 2007

Identity Cards - E-Brief issued 10 February 2006, updated 7 February 2007
In Good Faith: Sedition law in Australia - E-Brief - issued 20 April 2006 , updated 13 September 2006 [PDF 230kb]
Proposals to further strengthen Australia’s counter-terrorism laws—2005 - E-Brief - issued 6 October 2005, updated 28 November 2005
Recent developments in refugee and immigration law 2005 - E-Brief - issued 12 September 2005, updated 17 October 2005
 

Politics and Public Administration

The annual allowance for senators and members - E-Brief - updated 29 June 2007
Parliamentary allowances, benefits and salaries of office - E-Brief - updated 29 June 2007

Retirement Travel - E-Brief -updated 29 June 2007

Elections around the World 2006 - E-Brief - 22 May 2006, updated 28 September 2006
Superannuation Benefits for Senators and Members- E-Brief - 24 February 2004
Section 44 of the Constitution - E-Brief - 1 March 2004
The Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Act 1948: Debates, Committee Reports, Remuneration Tribunal Reviews and a Chronology of Legislative Amendments - E-Brief - 20 April 2004

Australian and Overseas Public Service and Ministerial Staff Codes of Conduct - E-Brief - 8 June 2004

Codes of Conduct in Australian and some Overseas Parliaments - E-Brief - 1 December 2003
A Matter of Public Importance: Votes for Women - E-Brief - issued 27 May 2002; re-issued 24 November 2003

The whole-of-government IT outsourcing initiative - E-Brief - March 2001

 

Science, Technology, Environment and Resources

The Kyoto Protocol-Issues and Developments through to Conference of the Parties (COP7) - E-Brief - 13 September 2002

Cultivating Innovation - E-Brief - updated August 2001

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)   - February 2001

 

Social Policy

Special Broadcasting Service (SBS): Operations and funding - E-Brief - issued 28 March 2007

Muslim Australians - E-Brief - issued 6 March 2007

Measuring domestic violence and sexual assault against women: a review of the literature and statistics - E-Brief - issued 6 December 2004, updated 12 December 2006
Funding of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation E-Brief - August 2003; updated November 2006.
Overweight and obesity in Australia—an Overview of the Issues - E-Brief - issued 5 October 2006

Domestic Violence in Australia—an Overview of the Issues - E-Brief - issued 8 August 2003, updated 25 September 2006

Australia’s settlement services for refugees and migrants - E-Brief - issued 9 June 2006, updated 19 September 2006
Skilled migration to Australia - E-Brief - 5 June 2006
Media Ownership Regulation in Australia - E-Brief - updated 30 May 2006
Children in Detention - E-Brief - issued 13 October 2003, updated 23 November 2005
The threat of an avian influenza (bird flu) pandemic: key issues and resources - E-Brief - issued 7 November 2005, updated 24 November 2005
The detention and removal of asylum seekers - E-Brief- issued 5 July 2005
Medicare - Background Brief - E-Brief - issued 9 May 2003; updated 14 May 2003, 28 May 2003, 6 Aug 2003, 29 Oct 2004
Illicit Drugs in Australia: Use, Harm and Policy Responses - E-Brief - 17 May 2004
Healthy measures - key health statistics - E-Brief - 27 May 2004
Mutual Obligation/Work for the dole - E-Brief - Sept 2000, updated 15 June 2004
Indigenous Broadcasting - E-Brief - 27 November 2003
The Role of Safety Net Awards - E-Brief - 2 May 2002 - re-issued 27 November 2003
The Higher Education Contribution Scheme - E-Brief - December 2000; updated 11 July 2003; updated 12 August 2003
Higher Education Funding Policy - E-Brief - December 2000; updated 2 July 2003; updated 11 July 2003
Digital Television and Datacasting - E-Brief - issued 16 June 2003
Who's looking after the kids? An Overview of Child Abuse and Child Protection in Australia - E-Brief - issued 13 September 2002; updated 16 October 2002
Disability Support and Services in Australia - E-Brief - issued March 2001, updated 16 October 2002
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - an Overview - E-Brief - issued 16 September 2002; updated 13 November 2002; updated 29 November 2002; updated 2 January 2003
Caring for the Elderly - an overview of Aged Care Support and Services in Australia - E-Brief - issued 27 February 2003
Hospitals in Australia - E-Brief - issued January 2001; updated 21 October 2002; updated 22 April 2003

The Poor in Australia: Who Are They and How Many Are There? - E-Brief - 23 August 2002

Mabo: Ten Years On - E-Brief - 14 May 2002

Commonwealth Support for Childcare - E-Brief - issued 26 April 2002; updated 6 July 2002

The Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement - E-Brief - November 2001

Commonwealth Education Funding Statistics - E-Brief - October 2001

Censorship and Classification in Australia - E-Brief - October 2001

Gambling Policy and Regulation- E-Brief - September 2001

The Funding and Supply (1985-2000) of Residential Aged Care Beds - E-Brief - June 2001

'There's no home-like place' - Homelessness in Australia - E-Brief - Nov 2000

The Role and Funding of Radio Australia - E-Brief - Sept 2000

The Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO) - E-Brief - Sept 2000

Welfare Review - E-Brief - Sept 2000

Australia and the Internet - E-Brief - April 2000

Voluntary Student Unionism - E-Brief - March 1999

 

Statistics

Economic Indicators on the Internet - E-Brief - issued September 2001, updated 6 June 2006
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