Elections

Report

17 Dec 2018

With the benefit of the full data set, this report delivers in-depth analysis of the US 2016 Election interference effort of the expansive Internet Research Agency (IRA) operation.

Report

17 Dec 2018

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select...

Commentary

14 Dec 2018

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has come out of the election with the upper hand against the Legislative Council’s crowded crossbench.

Report

5 Dec 2018

This report addresses the remainder of the issues from the 2016 election. It looks at the effects of the double dissolution election and the Senate voting reforms. With the voting reform measures proving successful, the report considers the need for improvements to the count methodology...

Guide

28 Nov 2018

This guide summarises the often complex funding and disclosure laws federally, and in each Australian state and territory. These laws regulate who can make and receive political donations, how and when those donations must be disclosed, how much money political parties can spend on election...

Commentary

25 Nov 2018

Federal and state factors interacted yesterday, but not in the way you might think, writes Peter Brent.

Guide

20 Nov 2018

During the caretaker period, the business of government continues and ordinary matters of administration still need to be addressed.

Commentary

12 Nov 2018

Fijians go to the polls this week in only the second general election since a 2006 coup in which the current prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, seized power.

Commentary

2 Nov 2018

The polls aren’t looking good for Matthew Guy’s Liberals in Victoria.

Discussion paper

8 Oct 2018

This paper draws on data from the new Samoa Election Results database to highlight salient features and trends in Samoa’s electoral history.

Report

4 Oct 2018

This study is one of the largest analyses to date on how fake news spread on Twitter both during and after the 2016 U.S election campaign.

Commentary

21 Sep 2018

Are the old days of majority government coming to an end?

Policy report

13 Sep 2018

The policy initiatives outlined in this document will provide every council and federal member with the opportunity to deliver tangible outcomes to every community in Australia.

Discussion paper

Electoral expenditure, political donations and public funding of political parties and candidates
24 Aug 2018

This discussion paper sets out the proposed levels of caps on electoral expenditure and political donations, as well as the introduction of partial public funding of political parties and candidates as recommended by the independent inquiry.

Report

23 Aug 2018

This report finds that the conduct of the Members in question does not constitute a contempt of Parliament, even though in some cases, the conduct was not up to the standard expected from Victorian MPs.

Journal article

23 Aug 2018

This article examines the primary ways in which algorithmic political communication—organized by automated scripts on social media—may undermine elections in democracies.

Journal article

15 Aug 2018

Declining net migration gains in New Zealand and concerns over exploitation of people on study and short-term work visas has delayed major changes in immigration policy through to June 2018.

Report

14 Aug 2018

On 1 December 2016 the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory resolved to conduct an Inquiry under section 4A of the Inquiries Act (NT) into options for the reform of political funding and donations in the Northern Territory (‘the Inquiry’).

Commentary

9 Aug 2018

Dominic Kelly investigates the false promise of digital democracy.

Report

8 Aug 2018

In the state of Victoria, there is a role for both the education system and for the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) in the teaching and awareness of civics. The committee believes that civics and a lack of public understanding about the way our democracy works...

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