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Audio interview

15 Jun 2017

Are governments using the threat of terrorism as a pretext to spy on their citizens? That's certainly the view of the United Nation's Privacy rapporteur, who is calling for a treaty to regulate government surveillance of citizens. 

Interview with Professor Joe Cannataci, who was appointed...

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Article

06 Jun 2017

A new report from Infrastructure Australia, Improving Public Transport: Customer Focused Franchising, and its associated technical report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), will have state and federal treasurers salivating. The accompanying press release is clearly intended to set their fiscal...

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Audio interview

06 Jun 2017

In the wake of terrorist attacks in London, Manchester — and now Melbourne's shooting and siege — social media and online messaging sites are being called on to do more to crack down on online extremists.

Malcolm Turnbull has joined with British Prime Minister Theresa May in accusing...

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Article

06 Jun 2017

Has poverty declined or deepened in recent decades? Is inequality growing worldwide, and within most countries? Is Australia doing enough to help lift incomes and reduce inequality around the world?

The charts in this gallery – from a presentation I made at a reception for Oxfam...

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Report

02 Jun 2017

Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) programs facilitate travel for migrants who want to return home but require financial assistance to do so. In Australia, the AVR program is primarily employed to facilitate return for migrants who have no ongoing legal avenue to stay, but is generally available to...

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Report

01 Jun 2017

Russia wants to be recognised as a great power, and has sufficient economic power and potential to encourage it to behave accordingly. However, under its current leadership it recognises that there are economic limits to its behaviour. There is a consistent commitment to budget discipline and a...

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Policy report

30 May 2017

The social sector or ‘social services sector’ delivers a wide range of services to New Zealanders throughout their lives (Whitcombe, 2009; Social Sector Forum, 2014, p. 1). The significance of the social sector for achieving positive outcomes in the lives of New Zealanders is reflected in its...

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Research report

29 May 2017

The proliferation of cyberspace and rise of social media have enriched and strengthened the application of democratic governance. Technological developments have expedited the international flow of information, improved freedom of speech in many areas of the world, and increased the quality of...

Technical report

23 May 2017

The purpose of this Commission is to explore explicit carbon-pricing options and levels that would induce the change in behaviors— particularly in those driving the investments in infrastructure, technology, and equipment—needed to deliver on the temperature objective of the Paris Agreement, in...

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Research report

22 May 2017

The report is a one stop shop for learning about key developments and prospects of existing and emerging carbon initiatives. A challenging international carbon market has not stopped the development of domestic carbon pricing initiatives. Today, about 40 national and over 20 sub-national...

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Survey

19 May 2017

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) have published this report, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health, including a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental...

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Audio interview

16 May 2017

Scientists have never been more political. As their research organisations face budget cuts and their research faces interference from governments, many have taken to the streets in protest to remind the community of the importance of scientific research.

That message usually cuts through...

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Website

15 May 2017

 

During this year’s National Consumer Fraud Week (15 - 19 May), Scamwatch is providing advice to Australians to help them ‘spot social media scams’.

Increasing numbers of Australians are encountering—and losing money to—scams on social media. If you use social media, we encourage...

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Article

15 May 2017

We will need a grasp on all three of Arendt’s categories of “labour,” “work” and “action” in this impending world. But more than this, we need to acknowl­edge that their relative proportions will change, and work won’t simply disappear. If a larger share of human activity is to be taken up by...

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Report

12 May 2017

This report chronicles the evolution of global public health during the tenure of Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. This series of chapters evaluates successes, setbacks, and enduring challenges during her administration. They show what needs to be done when progress stalls or new threats...

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Report

11 May 2017

This independent report, commissioned by WHO and written by Sir Liam Donaldson, reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade during which Dr Margaret Chan has been Director-General of WHO. It discusses the role of WHO in dealing with such issues as...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

A central puzzle for environmental economics is how to integrate long-run costs and benefits into present-day decision making. Commonly this puzzle is described in terms of externalities. These occur when ‘an activity or transaction by some party causes an unintended loss or gain in welfare to...

Journal article

08 May 2017

In November 2015 the Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill was passed by the New Zealand Parliament. An omnibus bill, it amended numerous different acts in relation to (among other things) money laundering, organised crime, corruption and bribery offences. One of its stated aims...

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Briefing paper

04 May 2017

Sharing information on the cyber landscape is a necessary and efficient way to benefit from mutual exposure to cyber threats and boost collective defensive capacity.

The US has been pursuing cyber information sharing since the late 1990s, when the federal government directed the creation...

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Audio podcast

02 May 2017

Founded in London in 1997, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is one of the world's leading social enterprise development organisations. A charity that supports people using entrepreneurial approaches to tackle...

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