Politics & Social Issues

Research
1 September 2015

Examines the economic impacts of Australia's ageing population and decreasing housing affordability.

Commentary
31 August 2015

Judges take a risk when they step outside the courtroom to play the role of royal commissioner

Commentary
28 August 2015

By-elections sometimes reflect important political trends, and sometimes they don’t. So why are we watching Canning so closely?

Audio
28 August 2015

The corporate watchdog ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) is set for a major overhaul that could see it funded by the very companies it regulates.

Research
28 August 2015

The Federal Government's Financial System Inquiry, completed in December 2014, recommended that an industry funding model for ASIC could provide more funding certainty and enhance the transparency...

Research
28 August 2015

Exploring the barriers to increased engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, this research also highlights ways the sector could be mobilising audiences, through a greater...

Research
28 August 2015

Case studies of household experiences of involuntary disconnection of their energy supply. The complex family, health and financial circumstances are described, alongside retailer practices and...

Research
27 August 2015

This paper outlines the contemporary understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle, and reviews the barriers at the policy and practice levels that impede...

Research
26 August 2015

Within the framework of liberal democratic governance, the right to self-determination is the gold standard for virtually all countries with Indigenous populations—except for Australia.