Politics & Social Issues

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.

Research
27 July 2015

This paper discusses the available data and statistics relating to suicide and suicidal behaviour in women.

Audio
26 July 2015

Historians and analysts argue there are lessons that we can learn from past conflicts when working out how to deal with the problem of foreign fighters and the risks they can pose both abroad and...

Research
24 July 2015

Around 20% of those aged 10–16 when released from sentenced community-based supervision in 2012–13 returned to sentenced supervision in 6 months, and 44% returned within 12 months.

Research
24 July 2015

This strategy focuses on five core elements: challenging violent extremist ideologies, stopping people from becoming terrorists, shaping the global environment to counter terrorism, disrupting...

Research
23 July 2015

The 2015 COAG Leaders' Retreat issued a communique outlining the steps agreed to by the leaders in working towards major reform of Australia's Federation, with a focus on health, education,...

Research
23 July 2015

Demonstrating that professional development really works for the Australian Not-for-Profit sector, this report presents seven key findings which show that developing NFP employees and volunteers...