Public Administration & Governance

This collection is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) as part of the APO ARC Linked Data II Project. ANZSOG's research program addresses key contemporary issues in public administration, policy development and management. The 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.

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Public Administration & Governance

Audio interview

15 Jun 2017

Are governments using the threat of terrorism as a pretext to spy on their citizens? That's certainly the view of the United Nation's Privacy rapporteur, who is calling for a treaty to regulate government surveillance of citizens. 

Interview with Professor Joe Cannataci, who was appointed...

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Report

13 Jun 2017

A census of Australian Public Service (APS) employee remuneration is conducted annually. The census provides participating APS agencies with agency-specific and APS-wide data that informs their remuneration practices. 

From 2015 to 2016, the median Base Salary for non-SES classifications...

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Survey

12 Jun 2017

This is the seventh Per Capita Tax Survey, which has been conducted annually since 2010, with the exception of 2013.

The Survey provides a snapshot of the Australian public’s attitudes towards taxation and public expenditure, and a long-term view of trends in public sensibility towards...

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Report

08 Jun 2017

 

Impartiality, professionalism and integrity are important foundations for the public sector. Public sector staff must act with these values in mind, to ensure the use of public funds is as effective and efficient as possible, to meet community needs and to maintain public trust....

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Audio interview

07 Jun 2017

Former top US intelligence official, James Clapper, has joined the growing chorus of voices warning of Chinese interference in Australian politics. He's likened Beijing's growing influence to Russia's recent meddling in last year's presidential election.

The controversy has refocussed...

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Book

07 Jun 2017

"This is a book for the record of a specific time, essentially 1983-1991, when I was an Australian Government Minister for Primary Industry and then Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, but with some relevant commentary before and after this period. It is designed as a source document...

Report

05 Jun 2017

Australian governments must act now to safeguard and encourage vibrant debate on matters of public interest, fifteen non-government organisations have said in a new report to be released today.  

Emily Howie, Director of Legal advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and report co-author,...

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Working paper

01 Jun 2017

This paper outlines a methodology for forecasting the components of household final consumption expenditure, which is necessary in order to forecast revenue collections from a number of different taxes. A forecast combination approach using autoregressive models, regressions on relative prices...

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Working paper

01 Jun 2017

This paper presents the findings of two Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) that were conducted in collaboration with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The first trial tests the effect of changes to letters (timing, social norms, colour, and provision of information about charitable...

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Report

31 May 2017

These charts provide a visual summary of the key drivers of the change between the 2016–17 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) and the 2017–18 Budget. The estimates in this chart pack are the Government’s not the PBO’s and cover the period 2016–17 to 2020–21.

This series of...

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Report

24 May 2017

Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. It entails considerable investment.

ICT strategic planning plays a critical role in managing ICT investments and aligning ICT activities with strategic...

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Strategy

16 May 2017

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for an Australian-wide naval shipbuilding enterprise, ending the boom-bust cycle that has afflicted the Australian naval shipbuilding and sustainment industry. This will provide certainty to local businesses and shipbuilding workers.

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14 May 2017

Digital verification of images and videos establishes that bullets were fired directly into the Manus refugee centre on 14 April, putting the lives of refugees and asylum-seekers there in danger, this new Amnesty International briefing says.

The new briefing directly contradicts initial...

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Annual Report

09 May 2017

Main Points

  • The most significant reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework in 40 years were introduced in 2015‑16. The reforms were focused around building a stronger compliance program and a fees system to fund it, while maintaining an assessment system
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Strategy

09 May 2017

This resource outlines the Australian Government investments that will benefit those who choose to live, work and invest in regional Australia. It demonstrates our commitment to securing a bright future for regional Australia and spreading the opportunities and benefits of our growing economy to...

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Journal article

08 May 2017

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This article addresses a key theme of regulatory activity – decision making – in the context of the Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-Reg). This initiative has a broad focus on the improvement of regulatory practice and the development of the...

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Audio podcast

03 May 2017

For over a quarter of a century Australia has escaped recession. It is a remarkable achievement, close to a global record. Yet despite continuous growth, Australia scrambles to make ends meet. This is the eighth year of a national budget deficit.

So with a federal budget due on May 9th...

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Research report

02 May 2017

The Superannuation Guarantee (SG) system—in conjunction with voluntary superannuation contributions and a means-tested, government-funded age pension—forms an integral part of Australia's retirement income policy.

As such, the committee is deeply concerned by recent analysis by Industry...

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Research report

01 May 2017

Much of the discussion on the 'independence of parliament' has focused on the importance of the separation of the legislature, executive and judiciary. This is in order to limit the arbitrary excesses of executive power to protect democratic systems. Where did this notion come from and why has...

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