Politics & Social Issues

23 October 2014

This guide provides a an overview of newly introduced offences for unauthorised disclosure of information about ‘special intelligence operations’, how they operate and the extent to which they apply to public interest disclosures.

22 October 2014

Of New Zealand's 16 regions, only Auckland and Canterbury's population growth rate was above the national average, according to this report.

22 October 2014

Gough Whitlam’s visit to China in 1971 was a turning point in relations between the two countries. But luck played a part in this audacious mission

22 October 2014

This week's elections in Brazil will take place while the recently buoyant economy has stagnated.

21 October 2014

This report argues that Australia is involved in the early stages of a conflict that may last for the rest of the century. It considers possible solutions, approaches that could be used, and what Australia should do.

20 October 2014

This is the publicly available version of the classified Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Annual Report, which provides insight into ASIO’s outcomes and activities.

17 October 2014

Does the Forrest Review oversimplify the complex realities that seek to improve Indigenous employment participation?

17 October 2014

This report recommends the Federal government make substantial changes to one of its proposed sets of national security legislation, the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014.

17 October 2014

The community expects its leaders to maintain a sense of proportion and responsibility and demonstrate prudence and consistency under great pressure.

16 October 2014

Using both quantitative and qualitative analyses of judges’ sentencing remarks, this paper examines community correction orders imposed by Victorian higher courts in the 18 months to June 2013.