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The Susan McKinnon Foundation (SMF) is proud to announce it will partner with the Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO) to ensure the vital public resource can continue operating. APO curates a free (…)
Program: Analysis & Policy Observatory
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These findings offer crucial insights into the Australian housing landscape and contribute to an evidence base that policymakers can draw upon when addressing the ongoing housing crisis.
Program: McKinnon Poll Extended Pilot
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Program: McKinnon Poll Extended Pilot
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Recent job figures indicate a record-breaking participation rate and employment to population ratio. It is an opportune time for policymakers to understand the sentiments of Australians regarding work.
Program: McKinnon Poll Extended Pilot
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Since Federation, Australia has been at the forefront of democratic innovation; from suffrage to preferential voting to the Hare-Clark model. A great strength of our electoral system is an openness and willingness (…)
Program: McKinnon Poll Extended Pilot
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Program: Grattan Integrity – Spoils of Power
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Program: Reset Australia – Social Media and Democracy
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Program: Public Interest Journalism Initiative (PIJI)
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We made a submission to the Commonwealth Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to advocate for the importance of referenda.
Program: Four Year Terms
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Program: Evidence informed policy development
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We developed a case study on the John Morony Correctional Centre with Prof. Gary L Sturgess to highlight successful service delivery reform.
Program: Service Delivery
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Program: Integrity and Transparency Research
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Program: Integrity and Transparency Research
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Program: McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
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Program: McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
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Program: McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership
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To understand attitudes towards social support, we supported the newDemocracy Foundation to conduct a rigorous polling project.
Program: McKinnon Poll Extended Pilot
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We partnered with Prof. Gary L. Sturgess on a submission to the Productivity Commission for a renewed focus on productivity.
Program: Service Delivery