Public trust

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Trust issues: dealing with distrust in politics

Liberal democracy across the West is under strain. The causes of these democratic challenges are many and complex, but there is a common thread - a decline in political trust. This report outlines four major areas of challenge for policy-makers to focus on to improve...
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The use of QR codes to identify COVID-19 contacts and the role of data trust and data privacy

The aim of this paper is to provide an update on attitudes of the general public to data privacy during the COVID-19 period, as well as the factors associated with the use of QR codes and other government apps/web-sites for contact tracing purposes.
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Five steps to higher standards in public life: what should happen now?

The UK government’s u-turn in the Owen Paterson (MP) case has yet again raised the question of how standards in public life can be upheld. This paper sets out the Institute for Government’s recommendations – drawn from a recent conference and their wider work on...
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Listening to users and other ideas for building trust in digital trade

This paper argues that if trade policy-makers truly want to achieve data free flow in digital trade they must address public trust and user concerns beyond privacy.
Briefing paper

Shining light on political finance for the next federal election

Recently-released data from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for the 2019/20 financial year reveals that a large amount of political parties’ declared income over the period is of unexplained origin. In order to enhance accountability and transparency and promote public trust in the lead-up to...
Briefing paper

Public attitudes to COVID-19 policies and vaccination

This briefing summarises the findings from a survey of the Australian public on their attitudes to COVID-19 policies, including vaccination.
Report

Controller and Auditor-General annual plan 2021/22

This annual plan is a key accountability document for the office of Controller and Auditor-General New Zealand. It describes the work they consider will help to achieve their ultimate outcome – that Parliament and the public can have trust and confidence in New Zealand’s public...
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Tools for trustworthy AI: a framework to compare implementation tools for trustworthy AI systems

This report presents a framework for comparing tools and practices to implement trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) systems as set out in the OECD AI Principles. The framework aims to help collect, structure and share information, knowledge and lessons learned to date on tools, practices and...
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Digital news report: Australia 2021

This report finds that the rapid increase in news consumption by Australians at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been maintained. The proportion of people paying for news has not increased, and interest in news has declined since 2020.
Briefing paper

How to build trust in vaccines: understanding the drivers of vaccine confidence

This paper identifies five key insights to guide engagement and communication when talking about vaccines, with the ultimate objective of helping more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
Discussion paper

Technology and trust: priorities for a reimagined economy led by technology

The pace of change in digital technology and the challenge of designing effective regulation after the fact, make the stewardship of emerging technologies challenging. This paper argues that appointing a Chief Technologist and committing to transparent and independent technology assessments could help Australia become a...
Briefing paper

Improving ethical standards in government

This report calls for new rules to extend the prohibition on former cabinet ministers lobbying government, new enforcement powers to ensure ministerial rules are followed, and greater transparency surrounding the outside interests of civil servants.
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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...
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From crisis to reform: a call to strengthen America’s battered democracy

This paper argues that a unique opportunity currently exists for the United States, when Americans are publicly engaged after a contentious election, and a new presidential administration attempts to chart a better course. The author suggests Americans need to seize this moment and move beyond...
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Report of the Inquiry into nationhood, national identity and democracy

This report acknowledges the enduring successes of Australian democracy. It is important to also understand the social changes that have posed new challenges to democratic participation and stability. The committee believes that this report demonstrates why Australia’s democratic institutions matter, and why reinvigorating them is...
Discussion paper

Ways to reconcile and heal America

At a critical time in the United States' history, this paper examines how polarised discussions on race, ethnicity, religion, immigration and gender stem from years of income inequality, geographic disparities, systemic racism and the rise of digital technology. The authors also propose policy solutions to...
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Achieving trustworthy AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the competitive landscape across all sectors of the economy, bringing significant business and societal benefits as well as emerging risks to people. This report provides an integrative model for organisations looking to design and deploy trustworthy AI systems.
Briefing paper

Changes in public sentiment in relation to data privacy during COVID-19

This rapid research brief analyses whether COVID-19 had an impact on public sentiment in relation to privacy and the widespread use of data and technology by government in responding to the public health crisis, be it through tracing, compliance or enforcement.
Working paper

Governing live automated facial recognition systems for policing in England and Wales

The use of live automated facial recognition (AFR) systems in England and Wales for law enforcement purposes has been the subject of criticism concerning the inadequacy of governance of the technology. This working paper contributes to public policy literature on technology governance, exploring governance through...
Discussion paper

Good government in Tasmania

Compared to other Australian states, Tasmania has weaker political donation laws, less government transparency and limited public accountability. This report recommends that the Tasmanian government undertake significant, rather than piecemeal, reform in 2021, to ensure the people of Tasmania have confidence in their democracy and...