Issue Analysis


After the Riot: the Meaning for Multicultural Australia
Benjamin Herscovitch, Jeremy Sammut, Peter Kurti
11 October 2012 | IA135

Innocence of Muslims Among thinking Australians, these concerns are not a manifestation of inherent prejudice; they are prompted by legitimate questions. Australian society has a long track record of successfully integrating migrants from diverse backgrounds.…

Diminishing Democracy: The Threat Posed by Political Expenditure Laws
Andrew Norton
31 July 2009 | IA114

Electoral law reforms nearing a Senate vote risk making political activists inadvertent lawbreakers, deterring financial supporters of Australia‚Äôs civil society, and creating unnecessary bureaucratic burdens. These provisions are included in the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political…

The Thinning Blue Line
Nicole Billante
19 March 2003 | IA31

The likelihood that a criminal will be caught after committing an offence is an important deterrent for potential offenders. However, on average across Australia, the number of police has not increased significantly enough to combat…