Politics & Social Issues

Audio interviewAudio program
29 July 2016

Eliza Borrello reports on why Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to tighten superannuation rules for wealthy Australians is continuing to cause him political problems.

Article
29 July 2016

This swift commitment to a royal commission directs much-needed attention to the abuse of children in correctional institutions, writes Wendy O'Brien.

Article
29 July 2016

Talk of reforming the Family Court and family law system is back in the headlines, but agitation about the family law system has a long history, writes Rae Kaspiew.

Article
25 July 2016

This article considers the changing expectations of communities towards local government, and looks at the inherent opportunities local governments possess to appreciate the unique needs of their...

Report
22 July 2016

This report addresses the question of whether health service use and health service costs fall as a consequence of supported entry to public housing for formerly homeless people and those at risk...

Article
22 July 2016

Australia appears to have learned little from its disastrous involvement in the War on Terror, explains Bernadette Anvia.

Discussion paper
20 July 2016

This paper argues that the process towards resolving the question of legalising same-sex marriage in Australia should be politically, legally and democratically impeccable.

Report
20 July 2016

This report updates select data from the Sentencing Advisory Council’s 2012 report 'Sentencing Children and Young People in Victoria.'

Report
20 July 2016

This report presents statistical analyses of the first fourteen waves of the household, income and labour dynamics study in Australia, which were conducted between 2001 and 2014.

Article
20 July 2016

In a world of growing uncertainty, Australia needs a clear bipartisan vision of its role in the world and a strategic agenda for the long-term national interest, writes Leanne Smith.