The Policy Project aims to improve the quality of policy advice, the skills of policy practitioners and the capability of policy organisations. It offers practical improvement frameworks, including the Policy Capability Framework - a self-assessment tool for policy shops or organisations.
This report provides a 10 year update on New Zealand's criminal justice system arguing the cost of prisons is spiralling out of control and doing nothing to reduce reoffending, while refocussing efforts on effective alternatives and reintegration would save the country millions, reduce crime and make the country safer,
APO's new Public Administration & Governance Collection contains resources about public administration, public sector leadership, public value and policy and program evaluation, cross-jurisdictional collaboration, evidence-based policy and more. Supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) the collection of this material forms part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project.
Ombudsmen are appointed by Parliament in New Zealand to give effect to a number of key democratic and human rights measures and to investigate, review and inspect the administrative conduct of state sector agencies and provide advice and guidance.
The collection of Regional Development resources was established in May 2016 and is supported by RMIT as part of APO's ARC Linked Data II project. We welcome relevant research that promotes discussion and policy advocacy in the areas of remote communities, regional economics, digital inclusion, access to health, education and other services, political representation, mining communities, national parks, sustainability and more.
Following a similar decision in New Zealand in 2013, South Australia was the first Australian state to introduce legislation to remove children born to parents convicted of manslaughter or murder and place them under the custody of the relevant minister.
The internet is not just a technology, its the way we communicate, influence, research, debate and change the world. We want the hear how third sector organisations can use the internet to influence public policy and improve access to knowledge. Be part of the discussion at the auIGF, Melb October 2015