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Growing challenges, rising ambitions

This report examines a range of pathways for U.S.-Australia cooperation to evolve and deepen. Covering economic, technological, diplomatic, development and defense topics, the 18 essays in this report outline the state of play on each topic, frame the most salient questions and challenges, and offer...
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Many hands: Australia-US contributions to Southeast Asian maritime security resilience

This report brings together four leading experts from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, to explore what role Australia and the United States could play in supporting more robust maritime security capabilities with their countries.
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Discovery of published information by early-career science faculty

This report is part of collaborative work done by the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Washington to understand the role of libraries in supporting research productivity in their institutions.
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Dedication or distraction in Indo-Pacific diplomacy: comparing US Indo-Pacific engagement under the Obama, Trump and Biden presidencies

In advance of the upcoming Asian summit season, this policy brief reflects on US high-level diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific since the Obama Administration’s 'pivot' to the region was announced. The findings emerge from a quantitative catalogue of 1,128 diplomatic meetings held across the Obama, Trump...
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Public investment must be paired with regulation to stop climate change

Climate policy has entered a new era, as public investment increasingly moves to centre stage. While essential for decarbonisation, public investment is not enough—the carrots of investment need to go hand in hand with regulatory sticks. This paper advances our understanding of how to tie...
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US midterms 2022: the stakes for Australia and the alliance

Regardless of the outcome of the mid-term elections in the United States, the new Congress ultimately will both enable and constrain the policy-making necessary to execute lofty US and allied goals as the era of strategic competition continues unabated. The authors of this survey report...
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The Project Information Literacy retrospective

The findings in this publication detail the challenges that students experience when interacting with information for college courses, in everyday life, and the workplace. The recommendations put empirical research into the hands of frontline educators, who may use them to inform everyday practice in teaching...
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Lack of preparedness among top reactions Americans have to public health officials’ COVID-19 response

Amid the rollout of updated COVID-19 booster shots around the United States, this Pew Research Center survey report finds mixed views of public health officials at the forefront of the nation’s response to the pandemic.
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How Australia can stop unfair business practices

This report explores laws that ban or restrict unfair practices across Europe, United States, United Kingdom and Singapore and the lessons that Australia can learn from them. It also outlines the elements that Australia could consider when implementing an effective unfair trading prohibition.
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Not according to plan: exploring gaps in city climate planning and the need for regional action

This report attempts to better understand why cities are failing to meet their targets and what can be learned from the planning practices that are working well. By evaluating the most comprehensive decarbonisation plans across 50 of America's largest cities, the report judges how well...
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Using individual income tax data in automatic voter registration systems: a state-by-state analysis

This report assesses the effectiveness of using United States income tax data for the purpose of automatic voter registration or re-registration, focusing on the level of match between each state’s standard individual income tax form and its voter registration requirements.
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Intimate Partner Abuse Solution programs

Intimate Partner Abuse Solution (IPAS) programs were first developed in the 1970s as diversion programs to prevent jail overcrowding. Researchers brought together experts with diverse perspectives and experiences related to conducting, evaluating and collaborating with IPAS programs, to identify a set of prioritised recommendations that...
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The roadmap to telehealth efficacy: care, health, and digital equities

In this paper, the authors propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery.
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Defining democracy down: political judicialisation, judicial politicisation

In this paper, the author examines the issue of judicial independence and judicial politicisation in a comparative perspective. The paper starts with some general observations, then turns to the United States and moves on to the United Kingdom, before distilling some lessons — and perhaps...
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Ithaka S+R US faculty survey 2021

The Ithaka S+R 'US Faculty Survey 2021' has been designed to track critical trends in higher education over time, while also including new questions and thematic areas to address newly emerging trends in the field. This report outlines the survey findings.
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Accelerating social impact research: libraries at the intersection of openness and community-engaged scholarship

The goal of this pilot program is to meet institutional needs for developing a strategic approach for advancing the social impact of research, aimed at building and reinforcing institutional points of influence for open research practices and community engagement.
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America's 5G era: balancing big data and privacy

Concurrently with the adoption of 5G technology, the number of automated sensors and devices connected to wireless networks will continue to grow in the next few years. Increasingly, these networks will inform artificial intelligence algorithms, which will then autonomously make decisions and take actions—with human...
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Inflation in the time of corona and war

The author of this paper argues that recent inflationary pressures have mostly supply-side origins, caused by the COVID-19 crisis, which have been enabled by poor macroeconomic policy choices.
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Automated legal guidance at federal agencies: report for the Administrative Conference of the United States

When individuals have questions about federal benefits, services, and legal rules, they are increasingly seeking help from government chatbots, virtual assistants, and other automated tools. This report describes the results of a qualitative study of automated legal guidance across the US Federal government, which included...
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Amazon: the world’s largest company is subsidised by you

Amazon is widely known globally for its online retail sales and delivery, but Amazon’s profits are primarily driven by cloud computing and rely heavily on contracts with governments. This report reveals the growth and scale of Amazon’s government contracts and calls for action by governments...