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Mapping Social Cohesion—2019 Scanlon Survey results

The annual Mapping Social Cohesion report by the Scanlon Foundation provides survey results on Australians’ attitudes to social issues including population, immigration and multiculturalism. The 2019 report is the twelfth in the series, building on survey data collected since 2007. Read more...

Australia's leadership in the Montreal Protocol

The release recently of the special climate change report by the IPCC triggered further debate around global environmental protection measures and the issue of international participation. In this context, an example often given of effective global cooperation is the regime to protect and restore the ozone layer, recently marked by the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Australia played a significant role in developing the international negotiation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and its amendments. This flagpost gives some background on this history. Read more...

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