Politics & Social Issues

28 July 2014

After reaching a peak of 10,822 in April this year, the number of adults in custody in NSW fell back to 10,515 in June.

28 July 2014

This report argues that a new vision for funding health in Australia based on the Singapore model could be achieved by applying the principle of choice for those who wish for an alternative to Australia’s taxpayer-funded, universal health care system.

25 July 2014

Provides a summary of Commonwealth parliamentary superannuation benefits in place prior to the 2004 general election.

25 July 2014

A review into discrimination related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work after parental leave.

25 July 2014

This is the seventeenth annual comprehensive report on child protection, and for the first time includes: unique counts of children receiving child protection services in each jurisdiction; the number of substantiations per child; co-occurring types of abuse and neglect; socioeconomic status; and 'average day' measures.

24 July 2014

What is the future of international cross-cultural relations? And what is the value of creative diplomacy?

24 July 2014

The Coalition’s new security legislation shows that it hasn’t learnt the lessons of twelve years of terrorism law-making.

24 July 2014

The Australian Army should consider raising a predominantly female infantry battalion instead of relying on an incremental model, to deliver a more tangible capability in a shorter time-frame, argues this article.

24 July 2014

This article argues that the Australian Army must continue to learn from the experience of recent deployments and develop an awareness of cyber forensic operations.

24 July 2014

Sectarian-related security concerns in Australia are not entirely new, but the current issues surrounding Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq are qualitatively different, argues this paper.