GCI Insights

Category: spotlights

‘Cabin fever’: Australia must prepare for the social and psychological impacts of a coronavirus lockdown

By Jennifer Boddy, Amy Young and Patrick O’Leary This spotlight was first published on As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, we’re… Read More

Trauma of young people in youth detention centres

By Tony Jamieson* Young people in youth detention centres In Queensland there are over 250 beds between the existing two youth detention centres in Brisbane… Read More

More data transparency is needed about the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care

By Clare Tilbury* and Natalie Lewis** In recent years, Australian state and territory governments… Read More

When does someone radicalise and deradicalise?

By Keiran Hardy Researchers in terrorism studies frequently ask questions about radicalisation – what… Read More

Media reports of terrorism can create public fear

By Harley Williamson, Suzanna Fay* and Toby Miles-Johnson** This article was first published on… Read More

Australia’s quest for national security is undermining the courts and could lead to secretive trials

By Keiran Hardy This article was first published on In August, the intelligence officer known as Witness K indicated… Read More

Press freedom in Australia needs much more than piecemeal protection

By Keiran Hardy This article first appeared on The Interpreter, published by the Lowy Institute. This week in the Australian parliament, the Joint… Read More

Electronic monitoring bracelets are only crime deterrence tools, they can’t ‘fix’ offenders

By Lacey Schaefer This article was first published on The man arrested after a deadly… Read More

Charging the Christchurch mosque attacker with terrorism could be risky – but it’s important

By Keiran Hardy This article was first published on On Tuesday, the gunman in the Christchurch mosque shootings was … Read More