This book provides a comprehensive account of the 2019 Australian election, which resulted in the surprise victory of the Coalition under Scott Morrison. It brings together 36 contributors who analyse voter behaviour, campaign strategies, regional variations, polling, ideology, media and the new importance of memes...
The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s implementation of the recommendations from the Auditor-General Report, Management of the Australian Government’s Register of Lobbyists.
This report analyses a persistent, large-scale influence campaign linked to Chinese state actors on Twitter and Facebook. This activity largely targeted Chinese-speaking audiences outside of the Chinese mainland (where Twitter is blocked) with the intention of influencing perceptions on key issues, including the Hong Kong...
This report places recent American protest movements in historical perspective. It outlines why conservatives are particularly aggrieved by the lockdowns in many states and examines the conservative players agitating for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, including President Trump.
This report identifies disinformation narratives, work models and innovations observed during the 2019 elections in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Interim report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2019 federal election and matters related thereto
The International Grand Committee is an example of countries coming together to share, learn and ultimately create change for the better. The recommendations of this report are just the beginning of tackling the threat of foreign interference and disinformation.
Bowling with Trump: economic anxiety, racial identification, and well-being in the 2016 Presidential election
Why did Donald Trump win the 2016 Presidential election? Numerous reasons were canvassed in the aftermath of the result. The authors of this report outline some interesting research that reveals some answers.
This report estimates that $65 billion of investment in major projects across Australia has been put at risk due to the legal activism of green groups enabled by Section 487 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act.
This analysis finds that the mass political protests that have captured media attention over the past year, such as those in Hong Kong and Santiago, are in fact part of a decade-long trend line affecting every major populated region of the world.