• Women in politics

    Andrea Carson     |      February 14, 2024

    Women bring unique strengths to politics and decades of research shows that everyone benefits from greater female participation, so what more can be done to encourage women to enter the political sphere?

  • Winning the media battle, but losing the voting war

    Andrea Carson     |      October 12, 2023

    The Yes campaign continues to dominate the traditional and social media debate in the run-up to Saturday’s referendum vote, but still trails in the polls across the nation.

  • Yes can’t spend its way to success

    Andrea Carson     |      September 27, 2023

    The Voice referendum has been fought out on social media as much as traditional channels, but despite outspending the No campaign 10 or 20 to 1, the Yes campaign’s advertising blitz has failed to arrest its steady decline in support to less than 40% of Australian voters.

  • Who has the loudest voice on social media?

    Andrea Carson     |      September 1, 2023

    Support for the Voice to Parliament has fallen steadily over the past 12 months, despite a well funded media campaign and sympathetic coverage on the ABC and other media outlets, leaving its advocates with a hill to climb before the referendum in October.

  • Tackling misinformation through co-regulation

    Andrea Carson     |      July 16, 2023

    Australia’s new approach to tackling fake news on digital platforms involves more stick and less carrot than previously.