This paper investigates the role of local government in the organisation and promotion of economic development. It argues there is more need for dialogue between different tiers of government to help engender a shared understanding of economic development, including the roles of different actors.
This study investigates senior managers’ perceptions of innovation in the Australian Public Service, using content analysis of transcripts from senior manager presentations in Innovation Month seminars from 2014 to 2016.
Under the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is required to examine bills, Acts and legislative instruments for compatibility with human rights, and report its findings to both Houses of the Parliament. This is their first report for 2017.
Derived from an analysis of the Regional Development Australia Northern Inland Committee, this paper find that regional economic strategies may tend to reflect a bias towards structured processes, transactional relationships and hierarchical decisions, which eschew practical complexities. It identifies some striking future risks for regional development if extant practice continues.
CEDA's 2017 Economic and Political Overview (EPO) provides economic and political insights and also examines where growth will come from in 2017, ongoing domestic challenges, the prospect of a weakening Australian dollar, and global risks.
The audit objective was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office's monitoring and implementation of recommendations about its administration made by the ANAO and parliamentary committees.
The Policy Project collaborated with the Government Economics Network (GEN) committee to facilitate workshops following the 2016 GEN conference on ‘People and Policy – how to make better and smarter policies through behavioural insights, design thinking and better use of data’.