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Research & Evidence Base
What are we looking for in judges, and particularly in a chief justice? The controversy over the Queensland government’s appointment of Tim Carmody QC helps clarify the issues.
No arguments seem to sway right-wing politicians and commentators in the United States and Australia. Will we have to wait for demography to do its work?
The loss of arts and sports data is shortsighted, ill considered and to the detriment of good governance.
John Howard’s gun buyback scheme had more than one benefit.
Labor and the Coalition are caught between vying for the middle ground and differentiating themselves in the political marketplace. Behind it all, there’s one vital difference.
The free speech debate has been marked by selectivity and score-settling
The rise of Anzac Day as Australia’s national day has been paralleled by the increasing importance of Anzac Day in New Zealand.
What happens when you add a hypothetical to a hypothetical? A sceptical look at the polling industry
The post-budget debate reveals two fundamentally different worldviews.
Newly released documents reveal the intelligence community in the early 1970s through the eyes of a former senior bureaucrat.
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