How the Open Government Partnership can usher in a new era of transparency, public trust


Eliza Garnsey is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in International Relations at the University of Cambridge.

OPINION Here’s a plan: the AEC can rule who qualifies

Can good policy rescue politics? A Peter Karmel Forum on Public Policy

Australia has a strong history of good policies built on well-researched evidence, but in this ‘post truth’ world, it is clear that evidence-based policy making has fallen on hard times.

It’s widely accepted that good policy should be based on the careful analysis of the very best evidence. Instead, populist, short term policy-making seems to be the order of the day.

Australia Needs ‘Difficult’ Conversation About Race: Marr

Issues arising from police activity during election time

In a number of recent cases, police forces have taken well-publicised actions which became part of the narrative of election campaigns in Australia.  At the State election of 2015, Queensland police arrested a political activist who wore a T-shirt bearing the slogan “I’m with Stupid” to a campaign event of the then ruling party, but offered no evidence when the case went to court.

ANU Senior Lecturer and Former Senator to research refugee status determination in the UK

What controls how government works, should work and sometimes doesn’t work?

Take your convictions to a double dissolution

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