Politics & Social Issues

Feature
The Policy Project aims to improve the quality of policy advice, the skills of policy practitioners and the capability of policy organisations. It offers practical improvement frameworks, including the Policy Capability Framework - a self-assessment tool for policy shops or organisations.
Report
20 February 2017

How effective are Australia’s settlement services with respect to employment? Are we drawing on our full potential to ensure the best economic, social and civic contributions of refugees to our...

Report
19 February 2017

The Commonwealth government’s perilous financial position is well known, but the finances of state government also warrant our attention.

Report
17 February 2017

This report is based on a systematic review of open source information about the finances of Islamic State in its core territory in Syria and Iraq.

Book
17 February 2017

This book is intended for anyone seeking to design and redesign accountable legal education; that is, education that does not just transform the learner, but also inculcates in future lawyers a ...

Report
17 February 2017

This resource is a summary of the outcome of the ACT election, held in October 2016.

Report
16 February 2017

Expenditure by foreign military forces visiting northern Australia has had significant impact on local economies.

Audio program
16 February 2017

Social researchers say the trend to part-time work is placing a heavy financial burden on families, and is also seeing the nation undergo a significant social change.

Journal article
16 February 2017

Discusses the concept of 'global studies', it's place in universities worldwide and introduces New Zealand Centre for Global Studies.

Report
15 February 2017

This report makes the case that rental rights in Australia lag far behind those in many other developed countries, where renters often enjoy secure long-term arrangements with strict limits on...