Australian values


Australian values and the enduring importance of the nation-state

This report, submitted to the Australian Senate inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy, contributes to the current debate about the role of national identity and international cooperation in Australian politics by placing Australia’s national values in their historic context, and arguing for their continued...

Connecting Australians: results of the National Arts Participation Survey, June 2017

Measures Australian engagement with the arts in 2016, confirming both its personal and social value.
Journal article

Securitisation and or Westernisation: dominant discourses of Australian values and the implications for teacher education

Debates concerning the nature, purpose and importance of Australian values have resurfaced in Australia following the election of the Liberal-led Coalition Government in September 2013. Two dominant discourses on Australian values have emerged within recent government rhetoric and public policy, both of which have included...

A new Australian consensus for the 21st Century

In his speech for the Ninth Annual Hawke Lecutre, Greg Combet asks How can we, as Australians, create a democratic consensus around the issues which are important to our present and to our future? Although Australians differ amongst themselves over many issues, our national identity...

Australian values

The debate about Australian values, culture and citizenship keeps simmering along and shows no sign of going away any time soon. Martin Leet examines the hypocrisy that characterises the debate and argues that it distracts attention from the real issues.