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The effectiveness of parliamentary oversight in defence procurement: an international comparison of Joint Strike Fighter procurements

This paper assesses the effectiveness of the Australian Parliament and its supporting agencies in conducting oversight of major defence procurements in comparison with other nations, using the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) procurement as a case study.
Journal article

Widening participation to doctoral education and research degrees: a research agenda for an emerging policy issue

This article identifies an emerging widening participation focus on doctoral education.

Dual citizenship and Section 44: what role of the court?

The relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution has again been questioned. Despite the Prime Minister’s constitutionally inappropriate foretelling of the outcome, the High Court’s decision is far from predictable.

CT quick look: Manchester Arena bombing, 22 May 2017

This guide suggests that examines the Manchester Arena and argues that Western countries remain vulnerable to terrorism that exploits radicalised local nationals, trained and directed from overseas, targeting mass gathering events.
Policy report

Stepping stones to Paris and beyond: climate change, progress, and predictability

This report examines how successive Governments can best deal with the ultimate intergenerational issue: climatechange.

The land that fell to Earth

Britain has spiralled into political failure since voting to leave the European Union. What happened, and what happens next? David Hayes takes a look.
Discussion paper

Cyber and resilience: Digital’s role in regaining resilience

Creating greater resilience is seen by many as one of the biggest challenges facing the modern digital age.

Coordination of federal, state and local disaster management arrangements in Australia: lessons from the UK and the US

This document discusses the gaps in Australia’s emergency management legislation and the coordination of federal, state and local disaster management arrangements in Australia. It analyses key legislation from the UK and US jurisdictions and reveals important lessons that could be adopted in Australia.

Country policing - it's not rocket science

This report considers changes in country communities and how this effects policing services. It argues that if police are to be viewed by their community as the primary problem solvers, they must have the skills to fulfil the expectations of their community. This requires country...
Briefing paper

Unlocking Britain's first fuel: the potential for energy savings in UK housing

This briefing argues that one half of the energy currently used in UK housing could be saved by investing in a mix of current technologies.