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Commentary
Time for a stronger U.S.-Australia alliance?
In the wake of a report from CSIS and ANU calling for a stronger US alliance refocused on the Asia Pacific, Alex Oliver examines the eleven years of Lowy Institute polling on…
Speeches
Address by Peter Varghese AO - An Australian world view: A practitioner's perspective
On 20 August 2015, the Lowy Institute hosted an address from Peter Varghese AO, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mr Varghese presented his…
Commentary
Prosperity, safety our big worries
Michael Fullilove and Alex Oliver, originally published in The Australian, 16 June 2015. Michael Fullilove , Alex Oliver
Lowy Institute Poll 2015
Polling
Lowy Institute Poll 2015
After a year marked by an unusual intensity in Australia’s interactions with the world, the 2015 Lowy Institute Poll includes findings from a mix of new questions together with…
2015 Lowy Institute polling: Attitudes to Australia’s aid program
Polling
2015 Lowy Institute polling: Attitudes to Australia’s aid program
A majority of Australians of voting age are in favour of the recent budget cuts to Australia’s overseas aid to developing countries. Alex Oliver
2015 Lowy Institute polling: Indonesia and the death penalty
Polling
2015 Lowy Institute polling: Indonesia and the death penalty
New polling following the executions in Indonesia of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran last week suggests Australians have a strong preference for a restrained diplomatic response…
Reports
Papers on Parliament: Are Australians disenchanted with democracy?
Alex Oliver's lecture in the Senate Occasional Lecture Series at Parliament House, 14 February 2014, has been published in the Senate's "Papers on Parliament"…
Speeches
Senate Occasional Lecture: 'Are Australians disenchanted with democracy?' by Alex Oliver
On 7 March 2014 at Parliament House in Canberra, Alex Oliver gave a Senate Occasional Lecture on Australian attitudes to democracy. A series of Lowy Institute Polls…
Commentary
More young Australians dismissing democracy
Alex Oliver writes in the Sun Herald about the findings of the latest Lowy Institute Poll and the attitudes of young Australians to democracy. Alex Oliver