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Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Office for Women
24th June 2015
On Wednesday 24 June 2015, the Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women was launched by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash at the Post-CSW59 Parliamentary Debrief. The report provides a detailed account of the delegation’s participation at CSW59.
National Ice Taskforce Terms of Reference
29th April 2015
The ice epidemic in Australia cannot be ignored. The Australian Crime Commission reports that, despite increased investment in border protection, the past 5 years has seen significant growth in the detected importation, manufacture and supply of crystal methylamphetamine (ice).
Terms of Reference - Independent Parliamentary Entitlements System Review Committee
17th April 2015
Mr David Tune AO PSM and Mr John Conde AO are co-chairs of a committee to develop and propose models to deliver an independent parliamentary entitlements system.
Setting Australia's post-2020 target for greenhouse gas emissions - Issues Paper
28th March 2015
Climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution. The Australian Government has committed to review Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and settings this year. This review is in the context of negotiations for a new global climate agreement to be concluded at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Paris in late 2015 (30 November to 11 December). All countries have agreed to propose a post-2020...
Fact Sheet - Preparing for a new global climate agreement
28th March 2015
In preparation for this year's Paris conference (30 November – 11 December) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries will bring forward 'intended nationally determined contributions' setting out the targets they will adopt from 2020 onwards. Countries have agreed that targets should be contributions towards achieving the ultimate goal of the UNFCCC, to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous...
Terms of Reference
23rd March 2015
Terms of Reference for the UNFCCC Taskforce. The taskforce provided information on developments in the science, domestic and international emissions trends and the climate change policies of other countries to the Prime Minister, and the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Investment, Industry and Science, and the Environment.
PM&C Portfolio Annual Deregulation Report 2014
18th March 2015
The PM&C Portfolio Annual Deregulation Report 2014 details the portfolio's progress towards meeting the Government's deregulation agenda to reduce unnecessary red tape costs on individuals, businesses and community organisations.
Government Guidelines for Official Witnesses before Parliamentary Committees and Related Matters - February 2015
18th February 2015
The Guidelines are designed to assist departmental and agency officials, statutory office holders and the staff of statutory authorities in their dealings with the parliament.
Best Practice Regulation Report 2013 -14
4th February 2015
The 2013-14 Best Practice Regulation Report is the independent assessment of compliance with Australian Government and Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) best practice regulation requirements. Essentially, it considers whether a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared for each significant decision and whether it was published. It also includes information about post-implementation reviews, and discusses recent changes to the Australian Government RIS system and how the Office of...