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Report

News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code: the Code’s first year of operation

The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code (the Code) was a world-first initiative. As such, its prospects were uncertain when it took effect on 3 March 2021. The Code aims to address bargaining power imbalances to ensure that news businesses receive fair remuneration...
Discussion paper

The importance of public hearings: the case against the “exceptional circumstances” test

This paper argues that the 'exceptional circumstances' test in the Commonwealth’s National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022 is unhelpful, vague and counterproductive. The test will impede the ability of the National Anti-Corruption Commission to uncover corruption and misconduct.
Working paper

Governing artificial intelligence in the public interest

This paper proposes an approach for developing and shaping artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities by integrating the technologies in policies specifically geared toward a sustainable, equitable and green digital economy.
Report

Generational and gender perspectives on Australia's future

Next25's second 'Navigator snapshot' brings the complexity and diversity of public opinion to the surface through interviews with men and women across age groups. The report reveals who feels their needs are considered by Australia's institutions and how different groups prioritise aspirations for the nation’s...
Interactive resource

Australian News Index

The Public Interest Journalism Initiative is collecting information about news producers from all around Australia. The Australian News Index is intended to help communities, researchers and policy-makers access and use their data.
Report

Taking responsibility for mistakes in Australia

This publication is the first in a series of snapshots drawing on in-depth interviews to investigate some of the most significant findings from the 2021 Next25 Navigator survey.
Literature review

Regulatory failure: a review of the international academic literature

Presenting findings from a broad scoping of the international academic literature on regulatory failure, this literature review is structured according to four broad perspectives on regulation: public interest theory, public choice theory, private interest theory and institutional theory.
Report

Eyes on evidence II: an assessment of the transparency of evidence usage in the Government of Canada

Policy-making is a complex and nuanced process, where policy actors must make sense of constantly evolving information in order to deliver policies that best serve the needs of the people. In this study, the authors apply a framework to assess the transparency of evidence use...
Case study

Mission-oriented innovation in action: 2021 casebook

The Mission-Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN) is a learning community, focused on purpose-driven policy and mission-oriented innovation within public bodies globally. This casebook is a compilation of stories documenting mission-oriented innovation in practice from members of the MOIN.
Report

Select Committee on COVID-19: third interim report - public interest immunity claims

This interim report informs the Senate about claims of public interest immunity received by the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 in the course of its examination of the Australian government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report discusses three claims received by the committee by...
Report

Next25 Recoded: understanding and improving how Australia makes its future

This report is the first output from Recoded, Next25's ongoing research and engagement program that builds the knowledge and support required to drive action that improves how Australia makes its future.
Report

Evidence based policy analysis: 20 case studies

The aim of this project was to coax more evidence-based policy decisions by all tiers of government in Australia by reviewing and rating 20 high profile government decisions against the Wiltshire business case criteria.
Report

Evidence based policy research project 2021

Australia’s governments, both state and federal, are failing to undertake best practice policy-making. This failure is undermining the quality of public policy and is having a detrimental impact on faith in public institutions. The Institute of Public Affairs has undertaken analysis of 20 public policies...
Briefing paper

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine audiences

This paper outlines findings from a segmentation study conducted in May-June 2021 by Monash and Massey Universities. The research identifies five different COVID vaccine audience segments and what motivates them to get or not get vaccinated, to support the tailoring of campaign messaging for maximum...
Working paper

Respecting the subject in subjective wellbeing public policy: moving beyond the social planner paradigm

There is a rising tide of advocacy for public policy to be made on the basis of ‘subjective wellbeing’. In this paper, the authors argue that the vast majority of the associated policy proposals adopt the same ‘social planner perspective’ that undergirds conventional economic policy...
Report

Understanding the role that philanthropy can play in supporting public interest journalism and how to enable it

This report draws on a series of interviews conducted with approximately forty stakeholders from news media organisations and philanthropy to provide insights into the motivations and mechanisms that impact philanthropic giving to public interest journalism.
Report

Eyes on evidence: a framework for evaluating evidence use in Canada

While transparency in government decision-making takes many forms, when it comes to the transparent use of evidence in policy, there currently exists a knowledge gap. This document outlines a framework for assessing how evidence informs policy. Originally developed in the United Kingdom, the framework was...
Report

Next25 Navigator social research report 2021

Next25 Navigator is an annual research study that addresses the question - 'What future does Australia want and are we on track?' This report covers their social research, which engaged a large, nationally-representative sample of everyday Australians in quantitative and qualitative work across the five...
Report

Select Committee on COVID-19: second interim report - public interest immunity claims

This interim report informs the Senate about claims of public interest immunity received by the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 in the course of its examination of the Australian government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Survey

Community value of public interest journalism: October 2020

This survey report forms part of the Public Interest Journalism Initiative's ongoing work to understand how the community values public interest journalism, including surveys conducted at six-month intervals commencing from October 2019.