Politics & Social Issues

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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
26 March 2017

This document is the first of nine public reports which will share results of a national wastewater drug monitoring program over the next three years.

Report
23 March 2017

This report reveals young people in Victoria’s youth justice centres are subjected to unacceptable levels of isolation and are routinely locked down due to staffing issues.

Report
23 March 2017

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs recommends that the Australian government establish an interdepartmental working group to liaise with Australian...

Video interview
23 March 2017

ABC TV interviewed Carrie Hamilton, from the Housing Action Network in Sydney, about the model. Carrie is one of the authors of the AHURI research, ...

Article
22 March 2017

This article considers the Victorian government's announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at re-deploying some workers being made redundant due to the Hazelwood power station closure.

Report
21 March 2017

Under the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is required to examine bills, Acts and legislative instruments for...

Article
21 March 2017

A promising federal government homelessness strategy dissipated for lack of funding and political will, writes Lesley Russell.

Article
21 March 2017

Election results in Western Australia and Austria show just how unpopular populist policies can be.

21 March 2017

This yearbook looks at those areas around the world where terrorism and counterterrorism are in greatest focus.