In May 2018 Malaysia underwent its first regime change in its political history. This analysis identifies four key areas that the new administration must deal with in the next twelve months: the Malay Agenda/Bumiputra Policy; the 1963 Malaysia Agreement (MA63); political Islam; and a clear...
CEDA’s 2019 Economic and Political Overview looks back at the economic and political events that shaped 2018, as well as looking ahead to 2019. A new addition for 2019 is an overview of policy and how it relates to economic and political outcomes. Issues are...
The 2018 Dialogue looked at PNG’s time on the global stage as the host of APEC 2018, and also considered whether hoped-for opportunities in tourism have been realised. The participants also discussed the current state of the PNG–Australia relationship and the increased interest in the...
This research paper asks whether there is an established ‘way in’ to Parliament, whether MPs overwhelmingly come from the same demographic backgrounds, schools, and career paths, and whether this might have implications for policy.
This briefing paper argues that the Trump cabinet and senior officials are about to experience something they avoided in their first two years: critical, and often extremely hostile, examination under oath about what they do, why they do it, and who told them to do...
Following the push for reform during the popular uprising in 2011, authoritarianism is once again dominating domestic politics and power relations in the MENA region. Drawing on data collected during field trips to Cairo, Tehran, Beirut and Kuwait city, the authors of this MENARA report...
This briefing paper examines the factors involved in under-representation of women in political decision-making, worldwide. It sets out actions to mitigate this, using a case study from Papua New Guinea, where the Our Voice program advocated for the reform of electoral laws to increase women's...
Our government should be building a future for all of us, not for their big corporate donors and big business mates. Right now, our political system is stacked in favour of big corporate donors who buy access and outcomes through political donations and powerful lobbying....
Jacinda Ardern is the youngest person to have held the role of New Zealand Prime Minister in 150 years. She is comfortably the most popular politician in the land, and one of the brightest stars in the international political firmament.
The 2016 presidential election and the primary cycle of 2018 have been defined in large part by the success of outsider candidates in both parties, raising the question of whether Americans are looking for outsiders because of a deep dissatisfaction with the American establishment.
With public trust in government at an all-time low, it's time we prioritised political reform and put in place a comprehensive roadmap for effective, long-term change.
The crushing contemporary verdict on Turnbull is that he has no core set of beliefs from which to dissemble: just an emptiness that only the prestige of the prime ministership can fulfil.
Modern-day Australia imposes certain realities on political parties. The most important one is that the important public policy issues of the day go beyond old-fashioned left/right characterisations.