Commissioned Reports

Evans, M., Halupka,M. & Stoker, G., (2017), How Australians Imagine Their Democracy: The "Power of Us"In 2016 and 2017, the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) at the University of Canberra conducted quantitative and qualitative surveys on the relationship between trust in the political system and attitudes towards democracy in Australia. This built upon earlier work conducted by the Institute on political engagement in Australia (Evans et al., 2013). The recent research included a quantitative survey of a representative sample of 1244 Australians and 10 focus groups with various 'slices of Australian life': mainstream Australians (recruited at random, mix of age, gender, family and socio-economic status); older Australians (over 65, not working); young Australians (under 23); new Australians (migrants to Australia that became citizens within the past 10 years); rural and regional Australians (living outside metropolitan Australia); LGBTQI Australians; and, Australians with disability (and their carers). We called it The Power of Us Survey and the findings will underpin the content of a new exhibition to be launched in Old Parliament House in March 2018.
Evans M, Halupka M and Stoker G, (2016), Who do you Trust to run the Country?When the budget reckoning is over and Australian households have made marginal adjustments to their spending plans one fundamental question will remain - who do you trust to run the country? In February and March this year, the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) commissioned Ipsos to survey 1444 Australians on the relationship between trust in the political system and attitudes towards democracy. Drawing upon questions posed in the long running Australian Election Study, we carefully crafted the survey to ensure time series data on most questions. The findings make difficult reading for Australian political parties but strong clues as to how to respond.
Norman, B, Steffen, W, Webb, R, Capon, A, Maher, W, Woodroffe, C, Rogers, K, Lavis, J, Sinclair, H, Weir, B, (2012), Coastal urban climate futures in SE Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, (South East Coastal Adaptation (SECA)), pp. 130Coastal Urban Climate Futures in South East Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance is an investigation into possible coastal urban futures to 2030 and beyond. The study focus is on coastal adaptation in the context of climate change. It is broad in its scope by considering environmental, social and economic change in the south east coastal region. It has a multi-disciplinary approach to the spatial and temporal dimension in considering action on the ground. It involves seven local government areas (Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Bega and East Gippsland), two states and several regional organisations and explores some of the critical governance issues. The research uses a range of methods, including a review of peer-reviewed journal articles and government reports, local case studies, targeted focus groups and fieldwork. The time horizon is to 2030 but longer time frames have been considered where appropriate. An important dimension is the interdisciplinary approach. The outcome is an integrated framework for describing what a climate-adapted coastal community may be like in 2030.
Evans, M., (2012), Home to Work - an evaluation, DEEWR Innovation Fund, DEEWR, Canberra
Evans, M., Porteous, P. & Reid, R. , (2012), On collaborative governance, ANAO, Canberra.
Evans, M. , (2012), On place-based service delivery, ANAO, Canberra.
Evans, M. , (2012), Social participation: lessons from Europe, Ministry of Planning, Brazilia.
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