Political activists

Report

Irresponsible business and the murder of land and environmental defenders in 2017
24 Jul 2018

It has never been a deadlier time to defend one’s community, way of life, or environment. This report shows a rise in the number of people killed last year to 207 - the highest total we have ever recorded. What’s more, this research has highlighted...

Research report

11 Jul 2018

As the #BlackLivesMatter turns five years old, this report takes a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement.

Policy report

20 Jun 2018

The polling undertaken for this publication highlights Australian Millennials’ views of socialism and how these shape their attitudes towards the economy, capitalism and the role of government in society.

Commentary

23 Feb 2018

Throughout the world, people are taking direct action to tackle environmental problems – from Standing Rock in the United States, to the Carmichael coal mine in Australia, to the community groups standing against oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Commentary

13 Feb 2018

Following trends on social media, ShelterSA has published this opinion piece, covering the relationship between viral movements such as #MeToo, and gender inequality and power.

Research report

6 Feb 2018

The current demonstrations in Iran could prove to be a watershed in the Islamic Revolution. The theocrats have been shocked by the demands from the demonstrators calling for their removal. Given the deep currents of dislike for the theocracy among many ordinary Iranians, it is...

Audio interview

19 Oct 2017

Tasmanian Senator, Jacqui Lambie, is on a mission to tighten rules around political lobbying.

Report

22 Aug 2017

This report primarily looks at two issues: the use of its powers by the RSPCA Victoria; and its expenditure of government funding.

Commentary

16 Aug 2017

Let’s face it, the only way to live in dignity, inside this depraved society we inhabit, is to resist. That being so, to go to prison is really nothing more than to maintain simple human dignity, it’s really nothing to brag about.— Liu Xiaobo, “Letter...

Commentary

Article

20 Jan 2017

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission announced this week that Catch the Fire Ministries has lost it charitable status.

Catch the Fire Ministries, which was registered as a charity advancing religion, is based in Melbourne’s outer-east and is led by Danny Nalliah. Nalliah is...

Book review

30 Oct 2015

What is activism for, and why has so much formerly grassroots organisation and campaigning either become business-like, or failed? The short answer is: it’s complicated. Social change, concerted political opposition and internal organisational problems all play a part. So too does the absence of a...

Guide

21 Sep 2015

The Australian Government has developed various resources that inform about what radicalisation is, how people radicalise, radicalisation online, and what to do if you are concerned someone you know is radicalising.

This kit has been produced to raise awareness and help all Australians understand...

Research report

5 Feb 2015

In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Marty Harris examines political and social activism among Jordanian youth in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. The Analysis argues that Jordan’s young people are caught between a desire for political change and a fear of instability, and that this...

Book review

26 Jul 2013

Review Details Date: 26 July 2013 Author: Stefanie Scherr Publisher: Australian Policy Online Owning Institution(s): Swinburne University of Technology

Book Details Title: Hope: Refugees and their Supporters in Australia since 1947 Publisher: Halstead Press, Sydney Date Published: 2013 Author/s: Ann-Marie Jordens

Australia has...

16 Jun 2013

Marian Sawer

More than 1,100 workers died in April when the Rana Plaza building housing garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh. Online activists on Change.org have since been calling for consumer action to pressure retailers such as Big W, Woolworths and Kmart to sign up...

Working paper

18 Mar 2013

Making parallel cases for Muslim and African American collective life, this paper suggests taking the otherwise meaningless commonality of racial identity to which blacks have been ‘condemned’ and using it as a platform to incessantly provoke, experiment, reach out, argue and figure out ways to...

7 Sep 2009

THE BLIGH GOVERNMENT has announced a ban on success fees for lobbyists. This follows the revelation that former Labor and Liberal party figures have received a success fee for securing Queensland government contracts for clients. Commentators have questioned whether simply banning success fees is enough,...

Working paper

25 Sep 2002

For three decades new social movements have undergone scrutiny from political scientists with much written about why social movements exist and how they attract members. However little has been done on the influence of these mass mobilisations. In this paper I investigate normative and empirical...

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