Professor Matthew Gray is the Director of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.



Voters rejected Voice due to fears of division: ANU study

Two-in-three Australians, 66.1 per cent, who voted ‘no’ to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament…

28 November 2023


Satisfaction with democracy on the decline

Australians’ satisfaction with democracy remains high, but has declined over the last two decades, new research from The…


Australians doing it tough financially, psychologically during inflation crisis

Fewer Australians are earning enough to meet their needs than before the pandemic, leaving people in psychological distress…

31 August 2023


Australians under increasing financial stress despite working more

One in four Australians, 25.1 per cent, are finding it difficult to get by on their current income,…

3 November 2022


Women could hold keys to election win

Women could hold the keys to the Lodge and election victory this Saturday, with new analysis from The Australian National…


Confidence in Government plunges to new low during COVID-19

Satisfaction with the direction of the country and confidence in the Federal Government has plummeted, new analysis from The Australian…

14 February 2022


COVID-19 taking bigger toll on kids’ mental health

The mental health of Australian children has deteriorated significantly over the last year due to COVID-19, new analysis from The…

24 September 2021


Australia lockdown lows hit all time high

Almost two thirds of Australians believe that their life has gotten worse during the pandemic and more than…

16 September 2021


Investing in early fire detection could save $8 billion

Early bushfire detection could save the Australian economy $8.2 billion over the next 30 years, according to new modelling from…


Worry increases, distancing decreases with COVID second wave

Victoria’s COVID-19 second-wave outbreak and related lockdown has seen a spike in anxiety and worry among Australians everywhere,…

3 September 2020


Trust in data privacy increases during pandemic

COVID-19 has seen Australians become more trusting of organisations and governments when it comes to their personal data…


Stress and finances worse off during pandemic

Almost one in two Australians, 47 per cent, say they are more stressed because of the COVID-19 crisis,…


Number of Aussies not actively looking for work on the rise

New data shows there are signs of improvement in labour market outcomes between May and late June, though…


Number of Australians facing housing stress doubles

The number of Australians who couldn’t pay their rent or mortgage on time has more than doubled due…


Aussies back COVID cure cash splash to help fix economy

Australians think increasing spending on finding a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 is the best way to help…


COVID sees profits plummet for self-employed Australians

More than four-in-five self-employed Australians say their profits have taken a significant hit because of COVID-19, new analysis from ANU…


Australians worried about infection and jobs due to COVID-19

Two-thirds of Australians say they feel anxious or worried about their own and others’ safety and more than…


How to improve welfare

The Australian welfare system in its current state is a complex system of payments, providing a social safety…

6 November 2018

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