Political campaigns

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Report

Cancelling the culture: Critical Theory and the chasm of incoherence

This report looks at key philosophical and ideological issues underlying cancel culture and examines the flawed foundations upon which Critical Theory rests. The report also sets out some key principles to guide responses to critics who insist that Australia — a country we know exemplifies...
Report

Select Committee on Administration of Sports Grants: final report

This inquiry was initiated following evidence that Senator Bridget McKenzie, the former Federal Sports Minister, had intervened in grant allocation decisions regarding the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program in order to gain political advantage for Coalition candidates and members in the 2019 federal election.
Report

The power of virtual communities

During 2020, the GovLab interviewed leaders of 50 Facebook groups and 26 global academic and industry experts for this study of the governance and leadership of Facebook groups. This report outlines some of the findings.
Report

The domestic security grey zone: navigating the space between foreign influence and foreign interference

This occasional paper seeks to address the question - how should Australia address foreign influence that falls short of interference, but is nonetheless inconsistent with Australian values, interests or sovereignty?
Report

Protecting democracy in an age of disinformation: lessons from Taiwan

The challenge of disinformation, including foreign disinformation attacks, is exacerbated by features inherent in open, democratic, and market-based political and economic systems. This report examines Taiwan’s experience in combatting foreign and domestic disinformation and draws out lessons and implications for the United States.
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Harms reduction: a six-step program to protect democratic expression online

This report sets forth a series of functional steps to enable citizens, governments and platforms to deal with the matter of harmful speech in a free and democratic, rights-based society like Canada.
Report

Political campaigning: the law, the gaps and the way forward

There is no single regulator covering digital political campaigning (and the necessity of a single regulator is questionable). This paper addresses the various legislative regimes in place and the various regulators that exist.
Report

A report on anti-disinformation initiatives

In this report, the authors investigate fake news landscapes around the world and analyses a range of measures adopted by governments to combat disinformation.
Briefing paper

The role of social media in New Caledonia’s referendums on self-determination

This briefing paper discusses the use of social media by the main independence coalition Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS), and by parties opposed to independence, such as Calédonie ensemble and the six-member alliance the Loyalists (Les Loyalistes).
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A house divided: the AFRB and China's subnational diplomacy in Australia

This paper examines China’s subnational diplomacy in Australia and the suitability of Australia’s Foreign Relations Bill (AFRB) as a tool for countering it.