You are here


Search Collection:

United States

Guide

13 Oct 2017

Since late August 2017, there have been renewed allegations of systematic human rights abuses by Myanmar (also ‘Burma’) security forces conducting counter-insurgency and so-called ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya militants in Rakhine State. The security operations followed coordinated...

Report

12 Oct 2017

This report shows that people struggle with planning for retirement because they often aren’t equipped to address complex questions. Analysis included in the report recommends targeted financial education, greater use of default features in private retirement plans, and ensuring that public...

Share
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

28 Sep 2017

Recent debates about the future of jobs have mainly focused on whether or not they are at risk of automation (Arntz et. al., 2016; Frey and Osborne, 2017; McKinsey, 2017; PwC, 2017). Studies have generally minimised the potential effects of automation on job creation, and have tended to ignore...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Working paper

26 Sep 2017

Using 1995-2015 Dutch marriage registry data, we show that daughters are associated with higher divorce risks, but only when they are 13 to 18 years old. There are no detectable gender differences before or after those ages. These age-specific findings are at odds with son-preference and...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

15 Sep 2017

For over a decade, the U.S. Copyright Office and other groups have explored the operation of section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (exceptions for libraries and archives) with an eye toward updating the provision for the digital age. After more recent study and review, the Copyright Office is...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Survey

Report

06 Sep 2017

As of August 2017, two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center. This is a modest increase since early 2016, when (during the height of the presidential...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

29 Aug 2017

The United States Studies Centre’s new debate series, "The Debate Papers", provides a platform for learned voices to argue issues affecting the United States, Australia, and the relationship between the two. These counterpoints traverse topics such as economics, foreign policy and politics....

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Audio program

29 Aug 2017

Ask many Australians what makes this country better than the United States and many will cite our tighter gun laws.

But as Sunday's shooting death of a three-year-old girl in Sydney shows, Australia's gun control and gun violence prevention system has flaws.

And some researchers...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Commentary

28 Aug 2017

Even before the march in Charlottesville turned violent, images of white supremacist demonstrators were posted on social media along with requests to identify them.

Many were named by Twitter and Facebook sleuths, complete with details of where they lived and worked. Some have reportedly ...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

25 Aug 2017

Pacific Islander (PI) communities are underrepresented in US higher education, and hold bachelor’s degrees at rates lower than the national rate (US Census 2012). Empowering Pacific Island Communities (EPIC and Asian Americans Advancing Justice 2014) reported that Guamanians (13%), Samoans (11...

Journal article

24 Aug 2017

Abstract

Introduction: The popularity of academic social networks like ResearchGate and Academia.edu indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet for universities with Open Access (OA) policies, these sites may be competing with institutional...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Journal article

23 Aug 2017

This article presents a case study in establishing an information literacy instruction and assessment program for first-year university students at the University of Colorado. Rather than presenting assessment data, we document the process in which our department engaged with the student...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

22 Aug 2017

Australia’s politicians are expected to treat issues of national security and foreign and defence policy in a ‘bipartisan’ fashion. Doing so is believed to create good policy, ensure national unity and protect the military. Polling for this report by The Australia Institute shows 71% of...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

14 Aug 2017

The decline in Australia’s working male population is a constant and serious trend that, unfortunately, is rarely discussed. Yet this silent crisis brings significant consequences for Australia, for the rapidly growing cohort of jobless men themselves and for their families and children.

...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

13 Aug 2017

Australia enjoys a remarkable benefit from its multi-faceted, two-way investment relationship with the United States. And while Australia’s trade relationships, particularly in the region, are vital to continued growth and prosperity, the United States remains Australia’s indispensable economic...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Article

04 Aug 2017

On Monday, news broke that Australian super funds had invested more than $1 billion into the United States’ rental housing system. The reaction was swift and understandably negative: Why are Australians helping create affordable homes in the United States when we are ourselves in the midst of a...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

03 Aug 2017

There are gaps in Australia’s emergency management legislation. The states and territories have extensive and comprehensive emergency management legislation, but the provisions dealing with local government range from almost non-existent (in New South Wales) to significant (in Queensland)...

Share
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

03 Aug 2017

More than any other region, Southeast Asia has become a venue for strategic competition between the United States and China over the past decade. The People’s Liberation Army challenges the US military’s dominance in the South China Sea; American and Chinese diplomats face off over the nature of...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

01 Aug 2017

The Joint Statements presented by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi in the White House Rose Garden were not intended to be a repeat of the triumphal Madison Square Garden event hosted in 2014 for Modi, but to establish the direction of Indo-US relations under the new American...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

31 Jul 2017

This report explores nuances of rurality, details challenges rural libraries face in maximizing their community impacts and describes how existing collaborative regional and statewide efforts help rural libraries and their communities.

The authors combine data from the final ...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s):