The news media (newspapers, radio, television and web news) provides access to many of the discussions and debates that surround government policy. Media research will provide different perspectives on a policy area, from political to popular responses.
Media releases issued by a minister, member of parliament or a government department or agency provide access to information about government policy.They are published, and online sources will help you locate information released to the media. They also supplement Hansards (Parliamentary debates) by providing texts of important speeches made outside parliament.
News coverage of a public or social policy issue may provide access to some of the debates that surrounding the introduction of a new policy or a change in a specific area. Political and statements and opionions may also be covered in news articles and programs, news databases will allow you to quickly access this information.
Sydney Morning Herald May 25th 1938
Parlinfo search (Federal Parliament)
Parlinfo is the official search service for the Australian Parliament. Parlinfo allows you to limit a search to Media sources including Press Releases Newspaper Clippings and Radio and TV. Access to the full news clipping service is not available for copyright reasons.
Australian Government Websites
Australian Government. News & Media website
Australia. House of Representatives. House news
Most documents available in the Capitol Monitor database are full-text. Capital monitor is updated daily.
Media Releases in Capital Monitor - coverage varies but usually from 1996 onward
Commonwealth Parliament & Government -Press releases, transcripts, statements, from the Government, departments and agencies, the Opposition, minor parties, companies and special interest groups,
NSW and other States and Territories transcripts, press statements NSW 1996- other states 1997, Northern Territory 2001 -
For historical research purposes, not current.