Territories publications

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

  • A Federation in These Seas: An account of the acquisition by Australia of its external territories, by Alan Kerr—Part 1 PDF: 5803 KB ReadSpeaker
  • A Federation in These Seas: An account of the acquisition by Australia of its external territories, by Alan Kerr—Part 2 PDF: 5771 KB ReadSpeaker
  • A Federation in These Seas: An account of the acquisition by Australia of its external territories, by Alan Kerr—Part 3 PDF: 5562 KB ReadSpeaker

ACT cross border water resources

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the ACT, NSW and the Commonwealth of Australia on ACT and NSW Cross Border Water Resources 2006 (as amended and taking effect on 17 August 2006) PDF: 943 KB ReadSpeaker, and
  • Summary of Legislative Responsibilities—Cross Border Water Supply between the ACT and NSW PDF: 940 KB ReadSpeaker, (Schedule A to the above MOU)

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 PDF: 546 KB ReadSpeaker

Australian Capital Territory

Christmas Island

Indian Ocean Territories

Norfolk Island

Australian Government response to the report by the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories—Same country: different world—The future of Norfolk Island, February 2015

The Australian Government welcomes the opportunity to respond to the report of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories (Committee), titled Same country: different world—The future of Norfolk Island (the Report), published in October 2014.

Economic Impact of Norfolk Island reform scenarios

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.

  • Economic Impact of Norfolk Island reform scenarios PDF: 880 KB ReadSpeaker

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.

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Last Updated: 7 April, 2015