Analysis Papers

Publications

Australia's Export Exposure to China's Coronavirus Epidemic
Salvatore Babones
18 February 2020 | AP7

This paper estimates the direct and immediate effects of the coronavirus epidemic on the revenues of Australia’s major export industries. It breaks down Australia’s exports to China across 18 major industry groups, including both goods…

Criminalising Hate Speech: Australia’s crusade against vilification
Monica Wilkie
18 September 2019 | AP6

In Australia, there are a range of criminal and civil vilification laws that exist to provide recourse for victims of vilification. However, most states and territories are currently reviewing their vilification laws as there is…

The China Student Boom and the Risks It Poses to Australian Universities
Salvatore Babones
20 August 2019 | AP5

Australia’s universities are taking a multi-million dollar gamble with taxpayer money to pursue a high-risk, high-reward international growth strategy. Their revenues are booming as they enrol record numbers of international students, particularly from China. As…

CRACKING UP? Culture and the Displacement of Virtue
Peter Kurti
09 July 2019 | AP4

Unease has been growing that something has changed for the worse in our culture. The change is perceptible but often defies precise description; yet it provokes this unease because of a concern that the foundations…

Defending Liberal Democracy and Liberal Peace in the Time of Rising Populism and Fascism
Suri Ratnapala
01 July 2019 | AP3

Liberal democracy has been remarkably resilient in the face of external and internal threats, but now confronts new-old challenges from rising populism, mercantilism and fascist ambition. While the deepening fissures and fault lines within liberal…