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What's new in Statistics . . . March 2022

This month: recorded crime and business conditions and sentiments. Statistics releases in March If you are interested in any of the forthcoming releases or datasets, please contact the Parliamentary Library to discuss in more detail.   Statistical reports Release date ABS Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Australia, September 2021 1 Mar NVCER Government-Funded Students and Courses, January to September 2021 1 Mar ABS Government Finance Statistics,... Read more...

Sanctions imposed on Russia in response to aggression against Ukraine – how are they imposed under Australia’s sanctions laws?

On 23 February 2022 the Government first announced new sanctions to be imposed on Russian individuals, organisations and banks in response to Russia’s recent aggression against Ukraine, with further sanctions imposed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This Flagpost discusses existing sanctions which were imposed on Russia in 2014 in response to the Russian Government’s annexation of Crimea and explains how the Government will give effect to the recently announced sanctions (as at 28 February 2022). Australia’s sanctions laws Australia implements two types of sanctions: sanctions imposed as a consequence of Australia’s membership of the United Nations (imp... Read more...

2022 is a big year in elections – in more ways than you think

With much focus on the upcoming Federal and state elections this year, it’s worth recalling that it is 120 years since Parliament created the legislative framework of our federal electoral system. Read more...

Snapshot of women in the Australian workforce, 2021

This article provides a brief overview of women’s participation in the Australian workforce, providing some key rates with age breakdowns, part-time employment rates, employment status and involvement in leadership roles.  Read more...

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