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Gifts of the muse : reframing the debate about the benefits of the arts

Understanding the benefits of the arts is central to the discussion and design of policies affecting the arts. This study addresses the widely perceived need to articulate the private and public benefits of involvement in the arts.
Report

Truth decay

The current discourse about the diminishing role of, trust in, and respect for facts, data, and analysis is often hamstrung by the use of conflicting language and unclear or undefined terms. Without a common language with which to discuss the problem, which we are calling...
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Contestability frameworks: an international horizon scan

The Australian Department of Defence engaged the RAND Corporation to identify and review international contestability practices.
Briefing paper

Exploring cyber security policy options in Australia

An interdisciplinary exercise generated three overarching policy recommendations to improve cyber security in Australia: create and enforce technology security standards, craft international agreements to address cyber security challenges, and improve risk awareness to keep users safe online.
Report

Zero days, thousands of nights

Zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities for which no patch or fix has been publicly released — and their exploits are useful in cyber operations — whether by criminals, militaries, or governments — as well as in defensive and academic settings. This report provides findings from...