Essays, Books & Reports
Human Rights For and Against
In Human Rights For and Against, Spencer Zifcak and Alison King consider the historical and philosophical underpinnings of human rights and the nature and adequacy of the existing legal protection of fundamental rights in Australia…
This essay examines the extent of global poverty, its significance and its impacts. It considers a range of approaches for reducing poverty and reviews the status of global action aimed at meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals…
The Australian Economy
The Australian Economy: Will our prosperity be short-lived? is an essay describing and analysing Australia’s economy and examining critical issues for a sustainable long term economy, able to meet any social and environmental challenges….
The essay Corruption discusses the nature of corruption in public life, anti-corruption measures and anti-corruption commissions in different jurisdictions in Australia…
In or Out?
The essay In or out? argues that Australia needs a new social policy based on social inclusion principles and social investment to strengthen our economy.
Democracy under siege
The essay Democracy under siege discusses the nature of democracy in Australia, democratic challenges facing the country, recent developments in other major democracies and what we might now do in Australia…
Together at last?
The essay Together at last? Economists and Environmentalists argues that economics has the tools available to deal with environmental challenges. What is missing, it insists, is not the know-how but the will to act…
Hear our voice
Hear Our Voice: The Democracy Australians Want examines what we mean by democracy, suggesting it must extend far beyond holding elections every three years…
Into the Future
The short book Into the Future looks at the neglect of the long term in Australian politics, analyses the causes and suggests a variety of means to remedy it…
Are we progressing? Comprehensive monitoring and reporting in Australia
The report Are we progressing? Comprehensive monitoring and reporting in Australia is an extensive review of integrated (environmental, social and economic) monitoring and reporting regimes and their adequacy…
Maps to success
Maps to success is a best practice manual, based on extensive research, to help Indigenous people achieve success in their own organisations…
Indigenous partnerships is a report based on detailed research describing Indigenous partnerships in the management of lands of high conservation value…