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

Article

16 Aug 2018

Policymakers need empirical research, and a lot of researchers aspire to influence public policy, writes Stephen Easton.

Commentary

15 Aug 2018

Modern-day Australia imposes certain realities on political parties. The most important one is that the important public policy issues of the day go beyond old-fashioned left/right characterisations.

Commentary

14 Aug 2018

While the states are making improvements to their political donations laws and practices, Canberra still has a long way to go.

Commentary

9 Aug 2018

Dominic Kelly investigates the false promise of digital democracy.

Report

8 Aug 2018

In the state of Victoria, there is a role for both the education system and for the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) in the teaching and awareness of civics. The committee believes that civics and a lack of public understanding about the way our democracy works...

Report

8 Aug 2018

This project provides another example of the returns to government from small changes informed by behavioural insights. BETA partnered with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to reduce work-related expense claims by $2.2 million and increase tax paid by $0.9 million with a simple letter sent...

Research report

1 Aug 2018

Drawing on the experiences and knowledge of almost 300 managers in four public sector jurisdictions, this report examines the role that middle managers play in operationalising gender equity-focused policies and provides suggested actions to drive best practice.

Audio interview

31 Jul 2018

A bi-partisan parliamentary committee looking into constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians has released its interim report but has failed to recommend any clear way forward for the issue to be resolved.

Submission

31 Jul 2018

This ANZSOG submission calls for the APS to take advantage of the growth of data, better recognise the role of states, not-for-profits and the private sector in service delivery, and change its understanding of integrity.

Report

30 Jul 2018

The report centres on the proposal for a First Nations Voice, which arose from the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The report considers evidence in relation to the constitutionality, structure, function and establishment of the 'Voice,' and examines past and existing advisory bodies and new...

Report

30 Jul 2018

Previously, only government members could access public sector expertise and information for fiscal analysis. Now, all Members of Parliament can request the services of the PBO to understand the fiscal impact of their policies. This will ‘level the playing field’ for political parties, improving fairness...

Report

25 Jul 2018

This review provides a snapshot of Australian government data activities and related data resources.

Policy

25 Jul 2018

The policy platform of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party as it heads to the state election on 24 November 2018.

Report

25 Jul 2018

This casebook includes thirteen summaries of matters dealt with by the Victorian Ombudsman's Early Resolution Team, grouped under five themes - ‘Quick fix’, ‘Encouraging dialogue’, ‘Applying discretion’, ‘Influencing policy’ and ‘Resolving systemic issues informally’.

Report

25 Jul 2018

This audit examined whether councils have been prudently managing insurable risks and procuring insurance that represents value for money. It also assessed councils’ risk assessment policies and practices, including risk identification, risk mitigation and evaluation of insurable risks.

Guide

24 Jul 2018

The Infrastructure Decision-making Principles provide guidelines to drive greater transparency and accountability in infrastructure decision-making.

Discussion paper

20 Jul 2018

The ABN system was originally introduced in 2000 to provide a unique identifier for businesses to use when dealing with government, and to support the introduction and administration of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). However, the value and meaning of an ABN within the...

Blog post

18 Jul 2018

How can policymakers go about crafting a compelling narrative? These five steps could help you capture citizens’ imagination.

Report

18 Jul 2018

This report examines the broad trends within the Commonwealth tax system since 2001–02 and the risks they present. An awareness of these risks allows policy makers to work to ensure the sustainability of the tax system over the medium term.

Report

18 Jul 2018

The inquiry into service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities presented a range of complex and contentious policy issues. This paper provides insights on the lessons-learned from conducting the inquiry.