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)

Public Administration & Governance

Discussion paper

18 Jun 2018

This analysis of the long term impacts of bracket creep shows that Australian taxpayers at all income levels have received more in tax cuts than they have lost through bracket creep – in other words, they have already been overcompensated for bracket creep.

Research report

14 Jun 2018

This research examines the concept of 'office of profit under the Crown’.

Policy report

13 Jun 2018

Consult Australia calls on all political parties to ensure that the governments they lead, or support, will behave ethically, fairly, and honestly in their dealings with the private sector. That is, for them to adopt a Model Client Policy, in line with governments’ Model Litigant...

Policy report

13 Jun 2018

The most basic requirement for any tax system is to raise enough revenues to fund the legitimate expenditure requirements of governments. Since the Global Financial Crisis, tax adequacy has become an increasing concern because of ill disciplined government spending.

Submission

Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018 [Provisions] Submission 13
13 Jun 2018

This paper examines the Turnbull Government’s 2018 personal income tax proposals by presenting a distributional analysis of the tax cuts and then looking at some general tax principles and considerations that we can use to assess the present proposals.

Commentary

8 Jun 2018

The debate about the Turnbull Government’s income tax cuts is being sidetracked by misconceptions.

Report

7 Jun 2018

During its inquiry, the committee received compelling evidence that Australia is facing an unprecedented threat from espionage and foreign interference. The committee also received evidence that current laws are not adequate to deal with this threat.

Research report

6 Jun 2018

This analysis continues the Australia Institute's analysis of the effects of the Turnbull Government’s income tax plans, by looking at the distribution of the benefits by federal electorate.

Report

6 Jun 2018

This inquiry focused upon the level of influence that political donations exert over the public policy decisions of political parties, Members of Parliament and government administration.

Report

6 Jun 2018

Effective immigration and border control are essential to Australia’s national security. The possibility of combining both functions within one entity have been considered on a number of occasions historically.

Report

5 Jun 2018

This report has been compiled by the VEC on the conduct of the Greater Geelong City Council general election held in October 2017. The report provides commentary on the services provided by the different branches within the VEC and their performance in the execution of...

Submission

4 Jun 2018

The Turnbull Government’s proposed personal income tax cuts are the largest ever proposed in a federal budget. As is outlined in this submission, the substantial reduction in revenue is not obviously consistent with the government’s medium-term fiscal strategy.

Working paper

2 Jun 2018

The first part of this paper develops a theoretical model of fiscal equalisation to derive an optimal equalisation formula that has general applicability for federations. If vertical equity is achieved by the central government and horizontal equity by interstate migration, the welfare-maximising role of fiscal...

Presentation

A graphical summary of the 2018–19 Budget relative to the 2017–18 MYEFO
1 Jun 2018

The chart pack provides a visual summary of the key drivers of the change in the budget estimates between budget updates. The unlegislated measures tables provide an update of the projected impact of unlegislated measures on current budget estimates and over the medium term.

Policy report

31 May 2018

This paper looks at how section 44 has been interpreted by the High Court and whether it remains relevant in the modern world. It also examines proposals for reform and whether there is any merit in modifying or deleting the section through a referendum.

Research report

30 May 2018

This first edition of the Australia Institute's Senate Projections series finds that, on current polling, future elections are likely to return a crossbench that is about as large and divided as the current one.

Commentary

30 May 2018

Barnaby Joyce’s decision to accept money from Channel Seven in return for giving an interview about his relationship with his former staffer, Vikki Campion, calls into question his fitness for public office.

Submission

30 May 2018

Submission to the Senate Economics Committee on the proposed income tax cuts, in which ACOSS recommends that these cuts be opposed in their entirety and lists the main reasons why.

Briefing paper

29 May 2018

The Turnbull Government's planned tax cuts will result in a fundamental change to Australia's income tax system. It is not simply an income tax cut - it will move Australia to a flat tax for over 80% of workers.

Report

Inquiry into the e-petitioning system of the House of Representatives Petitions Committee
29 May 2018

This report recommends that the Department of the House of Representatives, in conjunction with the Department of Parliamentary Services, work within existing resources to update the House e-petitions system and web page design to improve user experience and accessibility for all users.