Political campaigns

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.

The Australia Institute commissioned ReachTEL...

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Guide

10 Jul 2017

The Australian federal political funding and disclosure system has two main components:

  • a disclosure scheme including annual disclosure of total receipts, total payments, total debts and donations above the disclosure threshold (currently $13,500, indexed annually) for parties and 
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Report

05 Jun 2017

Australian governments must act now to safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest, fifteen non-government organisations have said in a new report to be released today.  

Emily Howie, Director of Legal advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and report co-author,...

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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. The main issues were the construction of a...

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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....

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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 inspiration from...

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Article

06 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...

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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.

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09 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...

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02 Nov 2016

A newspaper in Florida said last week that it regretted its critical coverage of US Presidential Republican candidate, Donald Trump. By doing so, it abandoned its primary duty - speaking truth to power and "exposing his many falsehoods" - claims New York University journalism professor, Jay...

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27 Sep 2016

Washington-based National Public Radio (NPR) created a team of more than 50 people, including reporters, editors, visuals team, copyeditors and researchers to offer real-time fact checking assessments on a live transcript of the first US Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald...

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Research report

08 Aug 2016

Electronic petitions (e-petitions) have been introduced in Australian legislatures and internationally to improve public engagement with the political process and to make democracy more accessible, participatory and responsive. In Victoria, both houses of Parliament accept only paper petitions...

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07 Jul 2016

It is hard to understand why the media are surprised at another undecided election result given the polls predicted this knife-edge outcome for the last eight weeks. Either way, the media’s prevailing election campaign narrative, which congratulated Turnbull’s clever, safe, detail-light strategy...

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24 Jun 2016

Most Australians who take an interest in politics, at least those of a certain age, remember that John Hewson's policy in 1993 to introduce a 15 per cent GST lost him the unloseable election to Paul Keating. Except that is not quite right. There was another factor - health policy.

Hewson...

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23 Jun 2016

Parakeelia. Sounds like an exotic and colourful member of the parrot species, but it's a bird of prey.

Its activities have not yet achieved the attention they deserve because, when one says "politicians' entitlements" and "political funding disclosure" in the same sentence, the national...

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23 Jun 2016

The message is already clear: huge sections of the population in both the UK and the US have unambiguously stated their preference for nativism and global retreat. For the first time in our history, Australia can no longer take for granted the certainty of a great Western power in our region....

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08 Jun 2016

A company Liberal MPs direct taxpayer funds towards to monitor voter behaviour has become a major source of income for the party, raising questions about whether taxpayers are indirectly donating to the Liberals. 

 

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Audio program

02 Jun 2016

The rise of protest politics in nations like the United States, Austria, Britain and France has seen a resurgence of populist movements and extremist political candidates on the right and the left.

But in Australia, this era of political instability seems to have produced a different...

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31 May 2016

We are now watching the politics we deserve, with all its empty chicanery and arrogant, dismissive guile. A little effort, a little commitment, and we might force it to be something better, writes Jonathan Green.

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Research report

27 May 2016

In the lead up to the 2 July 2016 election, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is calling on all major political parties to address alcohol’s hidden harm.

The impact of alcohol on the community can be devastating and far reaching. Alcohol use contributes to death,...

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