Territories publications

General publications

Administrative arrangements for Australia's territories

This table documents the evolution of the Australian Government's responsibilities for administering the Territories of Australia, from 1906 to the present day DOCX: 37 KB
This table documents the evolution of the Australian Government's responsibilities for administering the Territories of Australia, from 1906 to the present day PDF: 601 KB

A Federation in These Seas: An account of the acquisition by Australia of its external territories by Alan Kerr

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Australian Capital Territory

ACT cross border water resources

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Indian Ocean Territories

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Norfolk Island

Proposal for Improving Ruminant Livestock Performance on Norfolk Island, April 2019

The Proposal for Improving Livestock Performance on Norfolk Island represents outcomes from a study of ways to improve artificial insemination and embryo transfer for ruminant livestock. Cattle, goats and sheep are the focus of this study. A working group consisting of industry and community representatives and the Department will come together to progress the proposal's recommendations.

The Centre for International Economics—KAVHA Economic Feasibility Study, October 2017

The Australian Government commissioned a study to identify the economic needs and potential of the Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area (KAVHA), and obtain an objective evidence base to help inform future decisions regarding governance reform, infrastructure investment and funding applications. The study uses economic modelling to quantify the significance of KAVHA's current contribution to the Norfolk Island economy, and estimates its potential future contribution. Improvements to the current funding and governance arrangements are discussed.

Performance review Norfolk Island Gaming Authority, 30 June 2016

The objective of this review was to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the Authority's internal control framework (including the legislative framework, management, operations and governance arrangements) in managing its key strategic and operational risks.

Norfolk Island Gaming Authority Review of Operational Structures and Associated Costs to License and Regulate Gaming and Wagering Operations

The Department engaged Centium to identify an appropriate operating model that would enable the Authority to fully perform its regulatory function in accordance with its legislated requirements, in addition to being able to accommodate enhanced regulatory requirements arising from the recent O'Farrell Review.

KPMG—Norfolk Island Health Service Plan, October 2015

This report informs Australian Government with how health services on Norfolk Island can be effectively delivered. Specifically, this report provides the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities & Regional Development with:

  • a health service plan that provides a realistic and sustainable strategy for the development of health services on Norfolk Island;
  • advice on the most appropriate model for the local community and priority areas, such as aged care; and
  • recommendations, including an implementation plan.

Department of Agriculture—Norfolk Island Quarantine Survey 2012–2014

The Norfolk Island Quarantine Survey provides baseline data on which risk assessment is gathered to formulate options for future biosecurity arrangements ahead of extending Australia's border control arrangements for imports and exports.

GQI Consulting—Norfolk Island Mobile Network Review Project Report

This report reviews the condition and suitability of mobile telecommunications infrastructure on Norfolk Island and provides options for upgrading the network to meet modern requirements.

WorleyParsons—Norfolk Island Roads Audit and Strategy, September 2015

The Australian Government commissioned WorleyParsons to undertake the Norfolk Island Roads Audit and Strategy.

The Norfolk Island Roads Audit and Strategy provides an audit of Norfolk Island's paved road system, assessing the condition of infrastructure and identifying priority improvements and redesigns to minimise road and pedestrian safety risks.

Deloitte Access Economics review of Norfolk Island's Government Business Enterprises, October 2015

This report is the final of three reviews about Norfolk Island's Government Business Enterprises (GBEs).

The report provides a framework which addresses some of the elements covered under the governance requirements for GBEs. It is not intended to prescribe the detailed application of the governance framework to individual GBEs, but rather identify at a business level the core governance principles.

SGS Economics and Planning—Norfolk Island Economic Development Strategy, October 2015

The Economic Development Strategy for Norfolk Island outlines a proposed vision for the Island and principles for decision making. How the Island is currently positioned in the context of the vision is discussed within key theme areas. Actions to achieve the vision are also included.

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories—Same country: different world—The future of Norfolk Island

The Centre for International Economics—Economic Impact of Norfolk Island reform scenarios, November 2014

The Australian Government commissioned a report into the impact of economic reforms on the Norfolk Island economy.

The report, completed by the Centre for International Economics, was based on modelling of the Norfolk Island economy. The final report of the review quantifies the economic impact of changes to Norfolk Island's taxation, social security and minimum wages.

Deloitte Access Economics review of Norfolk Island's Government Business Enterprises, November 2014

With support from the Australian Government, Deloitte Access Economics reviewed the operations of Norfolk Island's Government Business Enterprises (GBEs). The aim of the review is to assist the Norfolk Island Government to assess the operational efficiency of 19 GBEs and to support future decision making around their structure and operations. It is critical for the Norfolk Island community and both Australian and Norfolk Island Governments to establish a higher level of transparency in the operations of these businesses.

Other Norfolk Island publications

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