Report

Administration of financial disclosure requirements under the Commonwealth Electoral Act

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Electoral Commission’s management of financial disclosures required under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, including the extent to which the AEC is achieving accurate and complete financial disclosures.
Strategy

Manifesto of The Progressive Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

This document outlines the political aims of The Progressive Party Aotearoa New Zealand for 2020 general election. The document focuses on the areas of housing, health, education, the natural environmental, justice, the economy, taxation and agriculture.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Palmer United Party unlikely to get same number of staff as the Greens

Federal MP and businessman Clive Palmer claims he will ask the Prime Minister for the same level of resources as the Greens had in the last government.
Report

Investigation of matters referred from the Legislative Assembly on 8 August 2018

The Victorian Ombudsman was asked by the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Assembly to investigate MPs’ knowledge of, and involvement in, fraudulent activity undertaken by former Liberal State Director, Damien Mantach, between 2010 and 2015. This report outlines the Ombudsman's findings.
Commentary

Is the Morrison government ‘authoritarian populist’ with a punitive bent?

The Morrison Government’s authoritarian policy agenda has a punitive element that has become more evident since the election.
Book

New forms of political organisation

This volume collects innovative thinking about new forms of politics, new forms of political organisation and new ways of thinking politics.
Report

How Australian federal politicians would like to reform their democracy

The health of a liberal democracy can be measured by the quality of its political parties - which aggregate people’s demands, formulate policy choices and supposedly, represent their constituents' interests. This report outlines how those who know the system best would reform and improve it.
Report

The frontrunners: foreign policy and the Democratic party in 2020

The Democratic Party is adopting a tougher approach to China and moving left on many issues of great consequence to Australia, including trade and defence spending. This report suggests that Australia will likely face more difficult decisions hedging between Washington and Beijing, regardless of which...
Guide

Party leadership changes and challenges: a quick guide

This quick guide outlines the current rules relating to the election of leaders for the four largest federal parliamentary parties: the Liberal Party (LIB), the Nationals (NATS), the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Australian Greens (AG).
Report

Party favours: how federal election candidates are chosen

At a quick glance, local party democracy in Canada can appear strong, with grassroots members in each constituency gathering every few years to choose their candidate for the next election. This report examines how election candidates for Canada’s five major federal parties were chosen over...