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.
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 proposals that might inform the design.
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 between those that seek office and those that are in office.
Public Administration & Governance
The objective of the audit was to assess the Department of Social Services’ implementation and evaluation of the Cashless Debit Card trial.
Unless you take action to remove yourself from the My Health Record (MHR) system, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and, as the default, provide numerous people with access to it.
The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world.
Unless you opt-out by mid-October, the Federal Government will create an online record of your health details that it can access for the rest of your life and beyond - even if you ask for it to be deleted. Privacy advocates are warning people to...
When we talk about the government data that needs to be protected for national security reasons, classified information—related to defence and intelligence services—often takes precedence. But what about the protection of unclassified, open-source government data?
The 'lost filing cabinet' incident that triggered this review would have been very serious for any public service agency, but was especially so for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), given its position at the apex of Commonwealth agencies.
Public trust in government is declining in democracies around the world, particularly among young people. Democratic reform is needed to re-engage disaffected citizens.
The review considered the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility's (NAIF's) policy settings, with particular reference to its investment mandate, and assessed the implications on NAIF's project identification, selection and assessment processes, including risk settings.
This report assesses the influence of the current system of Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation (HFE) on productivity, efficiency and economic growth; the incentives for the states to undertake reforms that improve the operation of their jurisdictions; and on the states’ abilities to prepare and deliver annual...
This research paper contains a summary of the federal elections (House of Representatives and Senate) held from 1901 to the latest in 2016 and updates the Senate tables affected by the special counts of Senate votes in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania...
The Australian government recognises that the data it holds is a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery and transforming policy outcomes for all Australians. This paper outlines key concepts and principles which may guide development of the...
The Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, has tabled this second biennial report on the implementation of her investigations’ recommendations. The report covers the 125 recommendations made to state and local government bodies between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018.
This report documents the findings of the 30 June 2017 actuarial valuation of the Australian income support and social security system. This valuation is part of the work undertaken by the Department of Social Services to implement the Australian Priority Investment Approach to social welfare,...
The objective of this audit was to assess the department’s design, implementation and monitoring of select 2014–15 and 2015–16 Budget measures aimed at achieving $1.2 billion in savings and other benefits.
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