Political culture

Commentary

9 Jan 2019

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.

Commentary

7 Dec 2018

Despite five prime ministers in five years and policy paralysis in Canberra, Australians don’t want to do away with democracy. They want to save it.

Report

Report No.2
5 Dec 2018

We are witnessing a growing trust divide in Australia which has increased in scope and intensity since 2007. The purpose of this briefing paper is to provide a general understanding of how other democracies are seeking to bridge the trust divide. It explores the nature...

Report

Report No.1
5 Dec 2018

Over the past four years UC-IGPA and MoAD have conducted a range of quantitative surveys with the Social Research Institute at Ipsos on the relationship between trust in the political system and attitudes towards democracy. This report updates our findings from 2014 and 2016.

Commentary

25 Nov 2018

Federal and state factors interacted yesterday, but not in the way you might think, writes Peter Brent.

Report

14 Nov 2018

Fresh thinking about civic engagement does not have to be complex. The best approaches go back to the basics, ask the right questions, and focus on the people.

Commentary

12 Nov 2018

Fijians go to the polls this week in only the second general election since a 2006 coup in which the current prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, seized power.

Survey

The health of American democracy in an era of hyper polarization
24 Oct 2018

The 2016 presidential election and the primary cycle of 2018 have been defined in large part by the success of outsider candidates in both parties, raising the question of whether Americans are looking for outsiders because of a deep dissatisfaction with the American establishment.

Commentary

22 Oct 2018

Is Barnaby Joyce on the rise again? On the evidence of his memoir, things could get ugly.

Audio interview

17 Oct 2018

The latest Australian Values Study from ANU and the Social Research Centre suggests younger Australians may be more willing to flirt with authoritarianism than prior generations. Study co-author, Jill Sheppard, speaks with Linda Mottram.

Report

The political perils of online ad tech
17 Oct 2018

This report argues that today’s digital advertising infrastructure creates disturbing new opportunities for political manipulation and other forms of antidemocratic strategic communication.

Report

23 Sep 2018

Powerful and well-resourced business groups, unions and not-for-profits are influencing policy in Australia to serve their interests, sometimes at the expense of the public interest. Stronger checks and balances on policy influence are needed, to make Australian politics cleaner and fairer.

Commentary

21 Sep 2018

Are the old days of majority government coming to an end?

Report

18 Sep 2018

This resource offers insights into the connection between influence, amplification, monetization and radicalization, at a time when platform companies struggle to handle policies and standards for extremist influencers.

Commentary

11 Sep 2018

With public trust in government at an all-time low, it's time we prioritised political reform and put in place a comprehensive roadmap for effective, long-term change.

Audio presentation

28 Aug 2018

If citizens have open access to data and can shape policy will they have more faith in government and the law?

Commentary

23 Aug 2018

Malcolm Turnbull’s first stint as Liberal leader wounded him, with ultimately fatal results. Another change of leader is likely to do the same to this government.

Commentary

22 Aug 2018

The crushing contemporary verdict on Turnbull is that he has no core set of beliefs from which to dissemble: just an emptiness that only the prestige of the prime ministership can fulfil.

Briefing paper

9 Aug 2018

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.

Book

Stories of serendipity, innovation and driving social change
27 Jul 2018

With a focus on ten notable Australians, including Nobel Laureates Professor Barry Marshall and Professor Brian Schmidt, former Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, and Parliamentarian, the Honourable Linda Burney, The Power of Conferences explores the deep and lasting impact of conferences on the development and...

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