Politics & Social Issues

Commentary
31 July 2015

How does New Zealand’s proposed National Action Plan (NAP) on women, peace and security measure up?
 

 

Research
30 July 2015

A little more than a decade after independence, the small island state of East Timor is exhibiting the hallmarks of a neo-patrimonialist state.

Research
30 July 2015

In this speech at the Australian National University, Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, reflects on the state of racism in Australian society – in particular some of the...

Audio
30 July 2015

A review of Australia's welfare system by Patrick McClure proposed New Zealand's 'investment approach' to welfare.

Audio
30 July 2015

Even after a lifetime of experience, there are still questions that need to be asked about the sexual health and practices of older people. Dr Bianca Fileborn is asking those questions.

Research
29 July 2015

This report argues that the number, type and sophistication of cyber security threats to Australia and Australians are increasing.

Research
29 July 2015

Identifies potential sources of influence that threaten judicial independence, and reflects upon what insights Vanuatu’s experiences may provide into the influence of informal networks on judicial...

Research
29 July 2015

This paper identifies some of the key decisions to be made by ADF leaders over the next two years to ensure that Australia has an amphibious warfare capability that’s effective and relevant to...

Research
29 July 2015

From the tiniest nations of the Pacific to a giant like China, developing countries are demonstrating that reducing poverty and tackling climate change can, and indeed must, go hand in hand.