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Parliamentary and government information

Identify key information resources for goverrnment and parliamentary information.

White papers

White Papers are more substantial documents than Green Papers and will outline a policy proposal or proposed legislation. As with Green Papers, they are often released to foster discussion and feedback.

Accessing White Papers:

  • if current, White Papers may be located on Departmental websites
  • White Papers may be published in Parliamentary Papers
  • conduct keyword search in UQ Library search 

Green papers

Green papers are documents about a particular public policy issue, released by the government in order to stimulate discussion and feedback from key stakeholders. A green paper might include any number of proposals or solutions for feedback.

Accessing Green Papers:

  • if current, Green papers may be located on Departmental websites
  • Green papers may be published in Parliamentary Papers
  • conduct keyword search in UQ Library Search

For further information see What is a Green Paper? by The Guardian