Public Administration & Governance

This collection features resources about public administration and management, public sector leadership, public value, policy and program evaluation, cross-jurisdictional and cross-sector collaboration, evidence-based policy and more. The collection is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) as part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project. 


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Public Administration & Governance

Slides

26 Jun 2017

Report of a workshop designed as an interactive session for policy people to experiment and explore opportunities for including citizen/client involvement early within the policy cycle.

Book

11 Jan 2018

This book presents and discusses a selection of papers developed from the Greater China Australia Dialogue on Public Administration’s fifth workshop held in late 2015, which focused on budget and financial management reforms, including how different nations account for the relative performance of their public...

Discussion paper

10 Jan 2018

Australia has fallen six positions on the international Corruption Perception Index since 2012, and recent polling shows 85% of Australians think there is corruption in federal politics.

Report

20 Dec 2017

This review of IBAC’s early years demonstrates that IBAC has been successful in exposing serious corruption in some of Victoria’s major state government agencies. There is no doubt that Victorians have been surprised and disappointed in the waste of public funds, along with the concerning,...

Research report

20 Dec 2017

This compendium examines the France–Australia relationship, bringing together experts from each country to explore our shared histories and plot a course for where we might take the relationship in the future.

Report

20 Dec 2017

The primary purpose of financial statements is to provide relevant and reliable information to users about a reporting entity’s financial position. In the public sector, the users of financial statements include Ministers, the Parliament and the community. ‘The objectives of a financial statements audit in...

Journal article

20 Dec 2017

This article reviews evidence regarding the influence of flexible work time on health behaviour and outcomes as relevant to Australia and New Zealand.

Evaluation

20 Dec 2017

Effective internal controls and governance systems help agencies to operate efficiently and effectively and comply with relevant laws, standards and policies. This evaluation assesses how well agencies are implementing these systems, and highlights opportunities for improvement.

Report

18 Dec 2017

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) shows this year's federal deficit has improved by $5.8 billion compared to forecasts in the May budget, but it is still going to hit more than $23 billion.

Discussion paper

12 Dec 2017

This paper draws on a detailed survey of Australian attitudes to democracy and government. It is also informed by input from about thirty eminent Australians from diverse backgrounds, who gathered in Melbourne last month for a special roundtable on democracy.

Briefing paper

12 Dec 2017

Recent polling suggests that there is overwhelming and increasing support for a National ICAC.

Research report

11 Dec 2017

This report reveals how GST equalisation is creating a class of winners and losers among the Australian states.

Essay

10 Dec 2017

This resource argues that there is evidence of growing complacency and reform fatigue, including backsliding on fiscal policy in Australia.

Report

8 Dec 2017

This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.

Commentary

7 Dec 2017

Proposed criminal offences, with regard to foreign interference in Australian politics and national security, will significantly expand the scope of existing laws against espionage and treason. This will make it easier to prosecute spies and other foreign nationals who seek undue influence over Australian business...

Report

7 Dec 2017

The purpose of these reports is to provide additional detail on the impacts of economic scenarios on the medium-term budget position, including the effects on major revenue and expenditure areas of the budget.

Report

6 Dec 2017

The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) helps senior leaders in the New Zealand State Services lead performance improvement in their agencies and across the system. This is the full report of the review of the Ministry of Health.

Report

5 Dec 2017

This report makes it clear that the Western Australian community wants higher quality services and greater involvement in service design. However, the challenge of tackling the state’s budget deficit means that better services must be delivered at a lower cost.

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2017

This PBO information paper provides a conceptual explanation of what a costing is, what a costing is designed to capture and how a costing estimate is generated. It has been prepared to improve understanding of what a costing represents and assist in the interpretation of...

Briefing paper

30 Nov 2017

A key role for the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) is to prepare budget quality costings of policies proposed by members of Parliament. This paper explains the PBO’s approach and sets out how and when broader economy wide effects, also referred to as second round effects,...