Modern-day Australia imposes certain realities on political parties. The most important one is that the important public policy issues of the day go beyond old-fashioned left/right characterisations.
While the states are making improvements to their political donations laws and practices, Canberra still has a long way to go.
Partisanship has become the dominant driver of social and political conflict in the United States. This paper argues that Australia should focus on potential partnerships and common areas of concern with US states, rather than simply relying on diplomatic engagement with the White House.
Much-anticipated changes to Victoria’s political finance laws favour the big parties and fall short of full transparency.
Provides a comprehensive analysis of the 2016 Australian federal election and the contemporary political and policy challenges facing Australian democracy and society today.
Trust in our politicians is declining, and risks diminishing further with allegations of misuse of public funds. This investigation argues that the reputation of the Victorian Parliament would be greatly enhanced if an independent agency was clearly empowered to deal with such matters.
This report argues that if the major parties and politicians want to rebuild trust with voters, they will need to change the way they do politics: stop misusing their entitlements, strengthen political donations laws, tighten regulation of lobbyists, and slow the revolving door between political...
This consultation paper provides information on the process for preparing the post-election report, including the requirements placed on the PBO and designated Parliamentary parties by the Parliamentary Service Act 1999, and the factors that will need to be considered before allowing non-designated Parliamentary parties to...
In announcing this Bill as part of a package of bills focusing on foreign interference in Australian politics, the Prime Minister specifically highlighted China, whilst noting that the reforms were not purely about China.
The battle for the inner-Melbourne seat is no ordinary by-election for Labor, suggests Peter Brent.
Publics around the world overwhelmingly agree that the news media should be unbiased in their coverage of political issues, according to this Pew Research Center survey of 38 countries.
This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender.
What lies ahead for Malcolm Turnbull? His boosters still wait expectantly for the green shoots of political recovery.
This discussion paper suggests that the Australian mining industry is dominated by foreign corporate interests that are spending hundreds of millions of dollars influencing our political process.