Political leadership

Commentary

29 Jul 2018

Deft management and misleading polls helped turn Super Saturday into a public relations coup for Labor.

Commentary

19 Jul 2018

Tony Abbott is an unwelcome presence — for the government at least — amid the tangle of by-elections on 28 July, writes Peter Brent.

Commentary

3 Jul 2018

Viewed warmly on both sides of politics and in the media, the federal finance minister is playing a vital role for the government.

Research report

11 Apr 2018

This study builds on the Leading for Change (2016) report, which provided a snapshot of cultural diversity in the senior leadership of Australian organisations and institutions. This report examines the cultural backgrounds of chief executive officers of ASX 200 companies, federal ministers, heads of federal...

Discussion paper

29 Mar 2018

There were about 230 million Americans eligible to vote on election day in 2016. 170 million either didn’t vote or didn’t vote for Trump. This means that nearly 75 percent of American voters who could cast a vote for president didn’t vote for the man...

Commentary

28 Mar 2018

Peter Brent asks would a stronger prime minister pull Peter Dutton into line?

Audio interview

19 Mar 2018

How bad is authoritarianism? [clue: it’s very, very bad]

This week Rewi Lyall spoke with Dr Lee Morgenbesser (Griffith University) about his conceptualisation of ‘sophisticated’ and ‘retrograde’ authoritarianism as a tool for understanding how different despotic regimes in South East Asia manage perceptions and...

Audio podcast

1 Mar 2018

New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, talks about the toughness of Australian politics, her ambitious policy plans, and the demands of being a young high-profile female leader that everyone wants to know about.

Book review

28 Feb 2018

Mike Steketee reviews Andrew Leigh's new book, ' Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World .'

Research report

27 Feb 2018

Donald Trump’s ability to reshape the office, probe the boundaries of American political discourse and transform America’s place in the world will be a product not just of his will, but also of the effectiveness of institutional constraints on presidential power.

Audio interview

27 Feb 2018

China gave up its emperors centuries ago but now it appears to be preparing to anoint a new one — its current president Xi Jinping.

Report

27 Feb 2018

This resource looks at efforts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to continue to strive for a bilateral relationship built on the foundation of respect as neighbours and equal partners, in order to foster greater collaboration between the two countries.

Commentary

17 Feb 2018

The week’s events raise the age-old mystery: exactly what is this strange beast?

Guide

15 Feb 2018

Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries are entrusted with the conduct of public business and must act in a manner that is consistent with the highest standards of integrity and propriety. The public, quite rightly, has high expectations of them, in terms of their personal conduct and...

Report

8 Feb 2018

Recent policy and academic writing on women in the Pacific has focused on the barriers women in the region experience when seeking to participate in formal politics. This paper contributes to the small body of work that seeks to explain how some women defy these...

Audio program

26 Dec 2017

It's been two months since Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand. So, how is she faring, after her first one hundred days in office?

Research report

23 Nov 2017

The recently-concluded Congress of the Chinese Communist Party saw President Xi consolidate his power and set China on a revised and ambitious path, one perceived as more becoming of a superpower. Such a move also presents risks for the region and for China itself.

Commentary

3 Nov 2017

Instead of telling the Senate President, Stephen Parry, that he should be transparent, for the sake of the integrity of both the government and the parliament, senior Turnbull Government members allegedly encouraged him to 'wait and see.' This can only reinforce the Australian public’s deep...

Commentary

24 Oct 2017

The political stalemate in Timor-Leste has three possible outcomes. Michael Leach explains.

Article

20 Oct 2017

When New Zealand’s 37-year-old Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern is formally sworn in as Prime Minister there will be some, on both sides of the Tasman, who will try to question her legitimacy. Those doing so will reveal they do not understand New Zealand’s proportional representation...

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