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Focussing on recent Australian Federal elections, this collection aims to host all published policies by registered political parties as well as relevant content by the Australian Electoral Commission, Parliament and other statutory bodies. APO also welcomes election focussed position papers, submissions and policy proposals from...
Policy report

Elections during crisis: global lessons from the Asia-Pacific

During 2020 states the world over learned just how challenging it can be to organise full, free, and fair elections in the middle of a pandemic. This paper provides an overview of lessons from the Asia-Pacific region, which highlight innovations and emerging good practice, as...
Report

Electorate voting patterns, preliminary results 2020

This document provides tables of candidate and party vote percentages by electorate (based on the total votes counted) and organised broadly north to south in geographical terms. The election night totals may be affected by special votes, including overseas, comprising some 17% of all votes...
Report

Red book, Blue book: an Australian guide to the next US administration

This publication is designed in two sections: Blue Book — what to expect in a Biden administration and Red Book — what to expect in a second term of the Trump administration. Each section is designed to give a robust guide to the major policies...
Policy report

Closest to the people: local government democracy and decision-making in disaster

This policy brief argues that the onset of the pandemic has again demonstrated the resilience and adaptability of local government. In particular regarding its capability to deliver routine and emergency services to communities at this time of particular need.
Survey

Election 2020: Voters are highly engaged, but nearly half expect to have difficulties voting

As Democrats and Republicans prepare for their party conventions, this national survey finds high voter engagement with the presidential campaign – and a record share saying it “really matters” who wins in November when it comes to making progress on important national issues.
Report

Russia

This document is the result of a major inquiry into threat that Russia poses to the United Kingdom (Cyber; Disinformation and Influence; and Russian Expatriates). The investigation included a number of evidence sessions with a broad range of witnesses over the course of eight months...
Discussion paper

Discussion paper: Disclosure standards for election and political polling in Australia

This is an initial discussion paper issued by the Inquiry Panel formed by the Association of Market and Social Research Organisations (AMSRO) in collaboration with the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), to review the performance of the opinion polls at the 2019 Australian federal election.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Would a vote among under 30s possibly deliver a Greens PM?

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale claims identity politics is breaking down and that a vote among people under the age of 30 could deliver a Greens prime minister.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: NSW election: Get the facts behind the claims

During the New South Wales election campaign both major parties have made claims in key policy battlegrounds. But how much of what the leaders claim checks out?