Politics & Social Issues

31 October 2014

This paper explores how the concept of ‘political settlement’ in statebuilding arose, identifies its essential elements and the level of consensus around them and tests out some of its normative content.

30 October 2014

Wayne Swan spoke with Sally Warhaft about his time as treasurer, key moments of his economic management of Australia, and the infamously complex relationships within the party.

30 October 2014

This paper argues that extending formal police cautioning to include first-time, less serious adult-onset offenders is a cost-effective strategy that would enable scarce criminal justice resources to be redirected to provide evidence-based interventions for more serious and prolific offenders who present an ongoing risk of offending.

30 October 2014

A consistent theme shared by this expert panel was that when it comes to housing, people with disability want the same as most people.

29 October 2014

An investigation into rehabilitation and transitional services for prisoners in Victoria.

29 October 2014

This report offers a roadmap for enhancing Australia’s disaster resilience, building on the 2011 National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. It includes a snapshot of relevant issues and current resilience efforts in Australia, outlining key challenges and opportunities.

29 October 2014

This report (across14 countries) highlights how wrong the public can be about the basic make-up of their populations and the scale of key social issues.

29 October 2014

Driven by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English, these papers outline preliminary discussions by Cabinet towards a referendum process to consult with New Zealanders about changing the national flag.

29 October 2014

Provides a series of detailed surveys on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.

29 October 2014

New UNICEF research shows an additional 2.6 million children have been pushed below the poverty line in rich countries bringing to 76.5 million the total number of children now living in poverty.