Worldwide

Report

18 Apr 2018

Algorithmic decision-making is becoming more common every day. Increasingly, important decisions that affect people’s lives are governed by datasets that are too big for an individual to process.

Research report

12 Apr 2018

Desalination is an increasingly common method of improving water security in arid and semi-arid regions. According to the International Desalination Association, the 19,000 desalination plants that now operate globally each day produce 88.6 gigalitres of water. The water from those facilities supports 300 million people.

Working paper

11 Apr 2018

This working paper looks at international practices for establishing identity in undocumented asylum seekers and argues there is scope for Australia and its regional partners to develop an internationally accepted standard of identity document.

Working paper

Global cooperation, national competition and social inequality in the World-Class University (WCU) sector
10 Apr 2018

The spread of the multi-disciplinary research university form across the world strengthens the scope for linkages. The last two decades have seen explosive growth in both total science outputs and joint international papers, an increasing proportion of output.

Research report

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings
9 Apr 2018

Twitter bots are accounts that can post content or interact with other users in an automated way and without direct human input. This study focuses on a particular kind of bot behavior - bots that tweet or retweet links to content around the web.

Commentary

5 Apr 2018

Automated welfare didn’t end with the robo-debt controversy. Here and overseas, governments are turning vital decisions over to computers.

Report

Modelling the potential consequences for the Australian economy
3 Apr 2018

This report assesses the extent of domestic and world economy risks from the current tensions in global trade arrangements.

Report

28 Mar 2018

This report evaluates reform options to strengthen Australia's foreign bribery framework and examines the relevant experience in other jurisdictions. It assesses the need for increased transparency around beneficial ownership and the benefits of introducing a debarment framework in Australia.

Report

27 Mar 2018

This flagship ASPI publication is a comprehensive resource for academics and policymakers to build on their knowledge of counterterrorism developments in countries and regions around world.

Policy report

27 Mar 2018

This report provides an updated baseline scenario for the development of emissions to 2035 and gives an overview of measures that can effectively reduce shipping emissions.

Working paper

27 Mar 2018

This paper details a new methodology developed to measure civil and political rights violations in a pilot sample of 13 diverse countries. In doing so, we discuss the problems present in previous attempts to measure civil and political rights cross-nationally and argue that our approach...

Briefing paper

27 Mar 2018

Optimising early childhood development requires a holistic approach to policy, programs and services that builds understanding of this important period and advances integrated polices and evidence-informed practices.

Commentary

22 Mar 2018

Finance’s share of the Australian economy is higher than ever, leaving us vulnerable to a growing global liquidity bubble, writes Michael Gill.

Audio interview

21 Mar 2018

Chances are you or your partner, kids or friends have a Facebook account. So how safe is your information, following the recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica?

Research report

21 Mar 2018

With Cape Town working to avert its ‘Day Zero’, when water taps might be shut off, this new WaterAid report reveals millions of others around the world already face these conditions daily.

Strategy

20 Mar 2018

This strategy document presents a vision for more inclusive and sustainable financial markets, and articulates a plan for impact investing to lead progress toward this future.

Research report

19 Mar 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term used to describe the growing number of devices being connected to the internet. This issues paper aims to give a broad overview of IoT issues to increase awareness and public discussion.

Other collections

15 Mar 2018

This project is mapping inquiries into historical child abuse that have proliferated since the 1990s. Its aim is to develop a publicly available web resource containing information on inquiries across the globe.

Report

7 Mar 2018

This report finds that globally, most countries have insufficient data to be able to measure their progress against achieving the targets across the 44 internationally agreed SDG indicators, to be met by 2030. This accounts for over half a billion children. Australia is one of...

Journal article

7 Mar 2018

This paper, written from the perspective of a school, public, and academic librarian, discusses why school librarians are essential - not only for the K-12 students, but for information professionals and users of information everywhere.