Politics & Social Issues

1 October 2014

The newDemocracy Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research organisation aiming to identify improvements to our democratic process. We aim to replace the adversarial with the deliberative, and move out of the "continuous campaign" cycle.

30 September 2014

In the flurry of post-election book launches, there’s been much analysis of what’s gone wrong with Australian politics. The newDemocracy Foundation argues that it’s not better politicians we need, but a better democracy.

30 September 2014

This article outlines a prospective longitudinal study on the wellbeing of children placed in out-of-home care in New South Wales and the factors that influence their wellbeing.

30 September 2014

Introduces a study aimed to shed light on the settlement pathways and outcomes of newly arrived humanitarian migrants, focusing particularly on the factors that promote or hinder a successful transition.

30 September 2014

This paper examines how Australian Customs can increase Australia’s trade competitiveness at a time when goods and services are increasingly produced across borders in so- called ‘global value chains’.

30 September 2014

This report examines static and dynamic risk factors in an Australian sample of parental child sex offenders and the predictive strength of those factors regarding reoffending with or without a treatment intervention.

29 September 2014

The ripples of an unlikely row over a parliamentary appointment reach from London to Canberra.

28 September 2014

There's a growing public disenchantment with democracy and the modern political process. So, here's a solution: citizens’ juries—ordinary people who are given the information and training to make decisions on civic issues.

28 September 2014

What legacy has nearly a decade of military rule left behind in Fiji, and what challenges lie ahead?

25 September 2014

This report considers the interface between generalist and specialist community legal centres in Queensland, in an endeavour to identify ways to support Queensland community legal centres to work more effectively together to deliver equitable and accessible specialist legal services in the public interest.