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09 Sep 2017

It is widely accepted that last year’s Referendum vote was at least partly driven by public anxiety about immigration. That anxiety is real and must be dealt with. But delivering a ‘hard Brexit’ is not the sole, or even the best way to do so. This paper examines the evidence around EU migration...

Briefing paper

06 Sep 2017

UK energy policy is at crossroads. The combination of ambitious carbon targets, aging energy infrastructure and rising fuel poverty warrant bold political decisions to ensure a successful and fair transition to a low-carbon economy. Energy efficiency in homes can play a key role in delivering...

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04 Sep 2017

The analysis found that 2.85% of all tweets sent to women MPs between 1 January and 8 June were identified as abusive amounting to a total of 25 688 abusive tweets out of 900 223 total tweets.

The true positive rate, i.e. the tweets labelled as abusive by the model that are truly abusive...

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Commentary

Article

18 Aug 2017

Dual Citizenship and Section 44: What Role of the Court?

The relevance of section 44 of the Australian Constitution has again been questioned. Senator Matt Canavan has resigned as a minister on account that he might be an Italian citizen. It seems anomalous to the naked...

Research report

16 Aug 2017

The internationally collaborative and generally synchronous Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program offers an opportunity to compare procurement oversight between different partner nations. In democracies, parliamentary oversight plays an important role in public accountability and transparency....

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Commentary

16 Aug 2017

If the seven weeks before the election on 8 June turned Britain’s political world upside down, the ten weeks since then have sent it spinning across open ground. This whole period, and especially the past three years, has shown how contingency can trump destiny — and then be interpreted as...

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03 Aug 2017

There are gaps in Australia’s emergency management legislation. The states and territories have extensive and comprehensive emergency management legislation, but the provisions dealing with local government range from almost non-existent (in New South Wales) to significant (in Queensland)...

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28 Jul 2017

At approximately 10.30 pm on 22 May 2017, 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated an improvised explosive device among a concert-going crowd at Manchester Arena.

The device was concealed in a backpack carried by the bomber and detonated in the arena foyer at the end of the concert....

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Policy report

27 Jul 2017

In 2008 the United Kingdom House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in support of a new climate change law. It is a law that sets up a process for reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the future – a process that endures through changing Governments.

Some have suggested that New Zealand...

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Research report

11 Jul 2017

Multigenerational living is an area of established international interest, with house builders developing homes for this market in the USA, Asia and parts of Europe. In contrast, in the UK this market sector is not well-understood and there has been little development of new home designs to suit...

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04 Jul 2017

The stabilisation of the climate system in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change is impossible without the timely phase out of unabated coal from the global energy system. Coal currently accounts for 29 percent of global primary energy supply and generates 44 percent of global CO2...

Article

03 Jul 2017

Western Sydney is Australia’s third-largest economy. With its population set to grow by one million people over the next twenty years, a City Deal for this region will be a big deal. The two other City Deals struck so far – in Townsville and Launceston – have been more modest in scope, which...

Research report

20 Jun 2017

If we want Australia to prosper then we need our regional cities to perform well. Australia has benefited from the growth of our big cities. But the growth and development pathway for our small cities is more challenging. Regional cities have the potential to produce $375 billion in output in...

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Journal article

19 Jun 2017

This case study shows how the 2015 Anzac Day terror plot resulted from virtual planning, which is an operational method the Islamic State has used widely since 2014. The article traces how the Melbourne-based perpetrator received online instructions on four components of the intended attack:...

Research report

15 Jun 2017

The use of restrictive practices to manage the challenging behaviour of people in aged and disability sectors is a key human rights issue in Australia. Restrictive practices, such as seclusion, restricted access to objects, physical restraint and chemical restraint (in the form of medication),...

Journal article

15 Jun 2017

One-stop-shops (OSSs) are not a recent invention, but they are currently popular as governments attempt to address complaints about fragmentation in public service delivery. OSSs often struggle with multiple implementation problems. This review assesses ten years of research into government one-...

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Research report

10 Jun 2017

Governments are increasingly turning to public sector innovation (PSI) labs to take new approaches to policy and service design.

This turn towards PSI labs, which has accelerated in more recent years, has been linked to a number of trends. These include growing interest in evidence-based...

Discussion paper

30 May 2017

International evidence consistently points towards the physical, economic, social, and psychological availability of alcohol as important mediating variables in the prevalence of alcohol-related harm. Commentators have highlighted that Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) have similar drinking...

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24 May 2017

Charities should always be looking proactively for ways to improve, even transform, their work. But added to that there is a pressing need to navigate this changing environment of austerity and rising demand, recent governance and fundraising scandals, and technological advancements. So are...

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19 May 2017

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) have published this report, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health, including a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental...

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