Political campaigns

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Report

14 Feb 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s management of the Australian government’s Register of Lobbyists. It suggests that improvements could be made to communications, compliance management and evaluation for the code and the...

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...

Research report

30 Jan 2018

Freedom of speech is fundamental to a free society. Political communication is obviously an important mode of speech and accordingly, the laws and regulations that seek to restrict it are inherently concerning.

Commentary

5 Jan 2018

Only presidential action will resolve the impasse brought on by last year’s inconclusive election in Timor-Leste, writes Michael Leach.

Commentary

7 Dec 2017

Proposed criminal offences, with regard to foreign interference in Australian politics and national security, will significantly expand the scope of existing laws against espionage and treason. This will make it easier to prosecute spies and other foreign nationals who seek undue influence over Australian business...

Commentary

21 Nov 2017

A shock by-election in Victoria has boosted optimism among Greens. But does electoral geography support their wider hopes?

Audio interview

19 Oct 2017

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

Policy report

17 Oct 2017

Imagine Tony Abbott resigned to become a lobbyist tomorrow. He would be seeking to influence the political position of his party for his commercial benefit and the commercial advantage of his clients over their competitors. And if he did, he would be completely within the...

Policy report

11 Oct 2017

We think voters should be given better information about the fiscal consequences of political parties’ election promises. We offer some observations and suggestions on how.

Survey

Report

4 Sep 2017

The report outlines the results from a robust analysis of the data set on Twitter abuse against women MPs in the United Kingdom.

Website

14 Aug 2017

Policy draws on publicly available information about the key election policies of New Zealand’s political parties, puts them all in one place and presents them in a consistent and accessible way.

Survey

10 Jul 2017

New polling of seven electorates belonging to senior Cabinet Ministers, including the Prime Minister, reveals strong opposition to a federal subsidised loan for Adani’s coal project, and support for instituting a moratorium on new coal mines.

Guide

10 Jul 2017

This guide looks at the Australian federal political funding and disclosure system.

Report

5 Jun 2017

This report argues that Australian governments must act now to safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest.

Research report

17 Feb 2017

This resource is a summary of the outcome of the ACT election, held in October 2016.

It was an unusual election in that it saw little movement in party support from the previous election in 2012 and no fringe parties or candidates were elected....

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...

Commentary

Article

28 Dec 2016

South Australian Senator, Cory Bernardi, is said to be preparing to quit the Liberals and launch a new party. Perhaps. It is rumoured. The signs are there. And he would, apparently, be bankrolled by mining magnate, Gina Rinehart.

Bernardi appears to have drawn great...

Commentary

Article

6 Dec 2016

In this article, Will Oremus considers the challenges that the media face combatting misinformation since the 2016 US Presidential race, amid the "thornier" issues such as bias, sensationalism, and the problem of objectivity. He argues that lumping these issues together under the banner of fake...

Articles

15 Nov 2016

In this series of articles by academics, journalists and university students, Harvard University's NiemanReports examines some of the key reasons journalists and polling failed to accurately reflect the electorate in the wake of the 2016 US Presidential election.

Commentary

Article

9 Nov 2016

The editor in chief and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review , Kyle Pope, argues the media's inability to understand the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 US Presidential election "clearly stand among journalism’s great failures, certainly in a generation and probably in modern...