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Policy Studies: Parliamentary sources

Parliamentary Information

The Parliamentary Library of Australia publishes research briefs and background papers for Parliamentarians. Publications include overviews of policy areas and chronologies of key social welfare provisions. Both are useful for locating background information on a policy area or understanding how policy has changed over a period of time. Parliamentary sources provide a record both of the debates that surround policy and documents that related directly to policy change.

Other Parliamentary Resources

Policy Newsletters - Capital Monitor

The Capital Monitor database publishes two newsletters which monitor policy changes in the Federal and the New South Wales State Government.

Both are accessed via the side menu bar on the Capital monitor homepage or at the link below.

Canberra Newsletter

Includes information on Parliamentary sittings, policy changes, proclamations, regulations, ATO rulings and determinations and forthcoming legislation. The section on policy changes is organised by government department. 

NSW Newsletter

Includes information on Parliamentary sittings, major press statements, reports new regulations, assents, proclamations, orders, rules etc, new bills