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Discussion paper

04 May 2017

Summary

• Red tape costs the Australian economy $176 billion, 11 per cent of GDP, each year in foregone economic output. Similarly, in the US red tape is estimated to cost $2 trillion annually, or 12 per cent of GDP.

• On 30 January 2017, the Trump Administration...

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Video lecture/presentation

01 May 2017

More than two centuries into the American experiment, there is still vigorous disagreement about the reasons for protecting speech, and about whether we protect it enough, or too much. Technological change is transforming this debate because it is transforming the way we communicate. On May 1,...

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Research report

01 May 2017

Executive summary

What is the problem?

Donald Trump’s election as US president is accelerating a profound global transformation that has huge consequences for Australia. Unlike his predecessors, Trump is less willing to defend the liberal...

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Article

27 Apr 2017

Municipal bicycle sharing programs are taking off around the world. But there are a number of cities hitting the brakes on programs even while other unexpected cities start their own initiatives. Metrics can measure whether a bikeshare successfully helped cover that unique last mile between a...

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Audio program

23 Apr 2017

In Victoria’s LaTrobe Valley, the Hazelwood brown coal mine is closed.

In the Northern Territory’s Top End, the Ranger uranium mine is due to shut down in four years time.

Different mines, same problem – what’s the plan for safe and productive post-mining landscapes?

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Evaluation

20 Apr 2017

The objective of this study is twofold. First, to investigate the extent to which debt loading is potentially being used to reduce tax revenues in Australia, and to compare it to savings from Centrelink’s Enhanced Welfare Payment Integrity measures. Second, to discuss the effectiveness of the...

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Article

10 Apr 2017

Each year, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the US's consumption an duse of energy. The energy flow chart, based on 2016 results, shows that Americans used more renewable energy compared to the previous year, while energy consumption was...

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Commentary

Article

05 Apr 2017

Anyone following the news on climate policy might well incline to despair. Not only is the Turnbull government continuing to promote the idea that coal is the energy source of the future as well as the past, but many of its backbenchers also think that the best alternative is nuclear power. ...

Briefing paper

01 Apr 2017

This briefing paper, written by CPIP Legal Fellow, Bhamati Viswanathan, and CPIP Director of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar, Adam Mossoff, exposes the lack of evidence or justification for the proliferating legal mandates by federal agencies that coerce authors and publishers to make...

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Journal article

29 Mar 2017

INTRODUCTION The U.K. library community has implemented collaborative strategies in key scholarly communication areas such as open access mandate compliance, and U.S. librarians could benefit from learning in greater detail about the practices and experiences of U.K. libraries...

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Research report

17 Mar 2017

The inaugural Australia–US Cyber Security Dialogue held in Washington DC in September 2016 examined cybersecurity issues and how best to manage them in a cooperative manner.

The dialogue was facilitated by ASPI and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

The...

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Essay

17 Mar 2017

The 2017 Whitlam Institute Gough Whitlam Oration by Dr Stephen FitzGerald AO was a landmark and timely address on Australia's place in the world. 

Offering a unique perspective as a diplomat, academic and Australia's first Ambassador to the People's Republic of China - appointed by the...

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Working paper

15 Mar 2017

Participation in flexible contract work has increased dramatically over the last decade, often in settings where new technologies lower the transaction costs of providing labor flexibly. One prominent example of this is the ride-sharing company Uber, which allows drivers to provide (or not...

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Journal article

14 Mar 2017

In this article, a team from the University of Minnesota presents the findings of their recent study of first-year students’ use of academic library resources and their learning outcomes. By examining student-reported feedback about library use (checking out books, using electronic resources,...

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Commentary

Article

13 Mar 2017

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel of 1886, tells the story of the seemingly virtuous Dr. Henry Jekyll who drinks a serum that transforms him into Mr. Edward Hyde so he is free to indulge his vices without fear of discovery. Donald Trump...

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Journal article

11 Mar 2017

Creating a sustainable bioeconomy—which takes advantage of unused or underexploited bio-resources, turns them into replacements for fossil-based fuel, energy, and products and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the protection of local environments—is a truly monumental...

Other text

02 Mar 2017

The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than eighty other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, are condemning efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media...

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Research report

27 Feb 2017

Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is available to the public. While releasing data has many important benefits, sharing data comes with...

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Commentary

Article

06 Feb 2017

For cheerleaders of the ANZUS alliance, the statements released after ministerial meetings and leadership phone calls are manna from heaven. The soothing and predictable words are almost like religious recitations: the alliance continues to grow stronger, deeper, wider and more intimate, the...

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Research report

02 Feb 2017

Overview

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is mobilising sympathisers in the US at rates much higher than seen for previous terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda.

To understand this new American face of ISIS, the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (...

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