This briefing paper argues that the Trump cabinet and senior officials are about to experience something they avoided in their first two years: critical, and often extremely hostile, examination under oath about what they do, why they do it, and who told them to do...
This article argues that a proposed Water Governance Reform Framework (WGRF) would provide a valuable approach to evaluate and improve water governance reform and, if employed within a broader water policy cycle, would help deliver improved water outcomes and more effective water reforms.
This paper describes and tries to reconcile trends in alternative work arrangements in the United States using data from the Contingent Worker Survey supplements to the Current Population Survey (CPS) for 1995 to 2017, the 2015 RAND-Princeton Contingent Work Survey (CWS), and administrative tax data...
Although some national security policy makers in the U.S are pressing for an economic ‘decoupling’ of the U.S and China, the data in this report suggest separation on any significant scale would be as damaging to Amrica as to China, and perhaps much more so....
The opioid crisis in the US claimed more than 70,000 lives in 2017, and has further complicated the situation for chronic pain patients. Human Rights Watch surveyed chronic pain patients, healthcare providers and officials and reviewed relevant laws and policies to produce a series of...
With the benefit of the full data set, this report delivers in-depth analysis of the US 2016 Election interference effort of the expansive Internet Research Agency (IRA) operation.
Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select...
This report explores how social media subcultures — Black Twitter, Feminist Twitter, and Asian American Twitter — interact with the news.
This report report makes the case for the need to create a community of practitioners invested in exploring and building the nascent field of public interest technology. Interviews with academics and practitioners identified that a key barrier to growing the field was a lack of...
This report demonstrates the relationships that sharing and conducting research have with trust in media by analyzing the results of the Gallup/Knight Foundation experiment, which used a custom-built news aggregation website.
Why is US energy so inexpensive? Why is its electricity more reliable and pricing more transparent than Australia’s? Why are its carbon emissions declining faster relative to Australia? This report seeks to answer those questions, clarifying what’s at stake if Australian policymakers do not change...
Kim Beazley has spent a professional lifetime being deeply immersed in the design and implementation of Australia’s defence and security policy. He steered his side of politics through the global anti-nuclear unrest of the early 1980s to craft an approach to Australia’s alliance with the...
This report explores how predictive tools affect equity throughout the entire hiring process. It examines some popular tools that many employers currently use, and offers recommendations for further scrutiny and reflection. It concludes that without active measures to mitigate them, bias will arise in predictive...
High school student support in the United States for First Amendment freedoms remains high, relative to historical levels of support in prior iterations of this survey.
This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in...
The coverage of cycling in the news is likely to be shaping public understandings of cyclists and cycling and, by extension, it likely affects both the uptake of cycling and public policy support.
This executive summary describes the findings of a linguistic study of...
Many Indigenous communities in the USA have used tribal self-determination and access to land to build an economic base and deliver benefits to their people.
While the circumstances in the USA differ from both Australia and New Zealand, two US experts believe that some...
This report argues that if American policymakers can make sound decisions about how to evolve the capabilities, operating concepts and posture of their armed forces, and embed these in sensible policies for the region, a balance of power can be sustained.
This report puts the openness and international connectedness of the Australian economy into historical and comparative perspective. Understanding these trends is important for public perceptions of globalisation and how these perceptions inform public policy.