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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Commentary

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18 Aug 2017

Dual Citizenship and Section 44: What Role of the Court?

The relevance of section 44 of the Australian Constitution has again been questioned. Senator Matt Canavan has resigned as a minister on account that he might be an Italian citizen. It seems anomalous to the naked...

Guide

18 Aug 2017

This quick guide provides an update on Australian government measures and funding for countering violent extremism (CVE).

The Australian Government defines violent extremism as follows (original emphasis):

Violent extremism is the beliefs and actions of people who support or use...

Report

17 Aug 2017

On 29 November 2016, the Senate resolved that the Select Committee on Strengthening Multiculturalism (committee) be established on 27 March 2017. The committee is to inquire into and report on ways of protecting and strengthening Australia's multiculturalism and social inclusion, with particular...

Commentary

16 Aug 2017

If the seven weeks before the election on 8 June turned Britain’s political world upside down, the ten weeks since then have sent it spinning across open ground. This whole period, and especially the past three years, has shown how contingency can trump destiny — and then be interpreted as...

Report

15 Aug 2017

Executive Summary

It is estimated that 64 000 people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition will become NDIS participants by 2019-2020.  For these people the Scheme presents a significant opportunity to increase supports and improve outcomes....

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Discussion paper

14 Aug 2017

No federal agency has the investigative powers or jurisdiction to expose corrupt conduct in the federal government and public sector.

A federal anti-corruption commission would fill the gaps in our integrity system and increase public trust in government. No federal agency has the...

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Journal

14 Aug 2017

This issue of Policy Quarterly focuses on some of the important policy issues facing New Zealand as it enters the 2017 general election campaign. There are ten invited contributions from researchers drawn from a range of disciplines and perspectives. The topics covered are mostly those...

Research report

10 Aug 2017

This paper reports on trends in NSW State finances between 2002-03 and 2017-18 (inclusive). For most of the key indicators, the paper also shows trends by Parliament for the current (56th) Parliament and previous three Parliaments.

Note that the NSW public sector (the total State sector)...

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09 Aug 2017

Internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an agency’s operations. It is an important part of the internal control framework and helps an agency accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to...

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09 Aug 2017

The Ararat Rural City Council failed comprehensively to act in the interest of the Municipality on some of the most important functions of any council; namely, the rating strategy, community engagement, the termination of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), appointment of an interim CEO and...

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08 Aug 2017

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of measures taken to strengthen the protection of Australia’s posts and staff overseas.

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO assessed whether:

  • a robust security framework that articulates an
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Audio program

07 Aug 2017

Unions and civil liberties groups have described the federal government's new social media policy for public servants as reprehensible and absurd, saying it could even be in breach of the Constitution.

The new policy prohibits the liking or sharing of anti-government material on any...

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Guide

07 Aug 2017

On 18 July 2017, the Prime Minister announced that the Government would establish a Home Affairs portfolio that will bring together Australia’s immigration, border protection, law enforcement and domestic security agencies in a single portfolio. As outlined in the recent Library paper,...

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Briefing paper

04 Aug 2017

It is not inevitable that people will learn from history. It is not even inevitable that those who are willing to learn from history learn the right lessons. Which is why, as we approach 10 years since the global financial crisis (GFC) it is important to be clear eyed about what happened in our...

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Working paper

04 Aug 2017

This chapter focusses on the question of how formal institutions, like those governing the level of freedom, the regulatory state, political parties and the generosity of the welfare state, affect self-reported well-being. The evidence suggests, for example, that more freedom, as well as...

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03 Aug 2017

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that former NSW minister for infrastructure Anthony Kelly and former members of Parliament, Edward Obeid Sr and Joseph Tripodi, engaged in serious corrupt conduct in relation to their actions concerning a public private...

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Report

03 Aug 2017

This report provides a high-level analysis of how big data capabilities can be used and managed by Australia’s national security community.

The associated resource, ‘Big Data in National Security - online resource’, provides policy makers and the public with a detailed...

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03 Aug 2017

There are gaps in Australia’s emergency management legislation. The states and territories have extensive and comprehensive emergency management legislation, but the provisions dealing with local government range from almost non-existent (in New South Wales) to significant (in Queensland)...

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Discussion paper

02 Aug 2017

In June, the Chair of the Black Economy Taskforce, Mr Michael Andrew AO, led a national roadshow with industry roundtables and public forums in all state capitals and some regional centres. Since its inception in late 2016, Mr Andrew has held over ninety meetings with key business, union and...

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Discussion paper

01 Aug 2017

Australia is an open and welcoming country. People come to Australia for a range of reasons and their stay in Australia might be on a temporary or permanent basis.

The eligibility of people other than citizens to enter and remain in Australia is underpinned by Australia’s visa system....

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