Analysis & Policy Observatory

Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO), formerly Australian Policy Online, is an open-access public policy and practice alert service and database. Operating since 2002, APO provides access to the latest research and policy insights.

APO contains full-text research reports and papers (grey literature), data, multimedia and other resources from nearly 5000 organisations. The database content features more than 32,000 resources, on a wide range of subject areas, from over 20,000 authors.

Special collections include:

These collections are supported by Swinburne and other universities. They feature scholarly research from academic institutions, governments, non-government organisations (NGOs) and think tanks. The research comes from Australia, New Zealand and across the UK, USA and Europe.

Readers can upload reports and papers for moderation by APO editors.

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Amanda Lawrence
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