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 was initiated by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

Public Administration & Governance

Commentary

25 Nov 2018

Federal and state factors interacted yesterday, but not in the way you might think, writes Peter Brent.

Guide

20 Nov 2018

During the caretaker period, the business of government continues and ordinary matters of administration still need to be addressed.

Report

20 Nov 2018

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Royal Australian Mint’s strategies for addressing the impacts of declining demand for Australian circulating coins are appropriate and effective.

Briefing paper

15 Nov 2018

New evidence shows the Scott Morrison’s $260 million payment to NT was not a longstanding policy. Attempts to get to the bottom of things using Freedom of Information have been blocked.

Article

15 Nov 2018

Governments aren’t doing the research needed to underpin rigorous policy development, worries Grattan Institute CEO, John Daley.

Briefing paper

14 Nov 2018

On the 28th October 2018, the crossbench announced their intention to pursue the establishment of a National Integrity Commission, a federal anti-corruption watchdog. This briefing note summarises the case for a National Integrity Commission and makes recommendations for its design based on lessons learned from...

Report

14 Nov 2018

Fresh thinking about civic engagement does not have to be complex. The best approaches go back to the basics, ask the right questions, and focus on the people.

Report

13 Nov 2018

Galexia is undertaking a Second Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on the proposal to establish the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF). The purpose of this PIA is to assist in identifying and managing privacy issues that are raised by the...

Report

Protecting free expression, diversity and civic engagement in the global digital ecosystem
13 Nov 2018

The goal of this report, and those involved in its formation, is to enhance free expression, diversity and democracy at the same time as we protect human rights and encourage innovation. The contributions from the authors included in this report offer a starting point for...

Guide

12 Nov 2018

The Cabinet Handbook 12th edition is designed to ensure that the Cabinet observes conventions and principles and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.

Report

12 Nov 2018

Australia needs to fundamentally reframe its policy approach. Ad hoc and set-and-forget approaches to policy will not deliver what we need in the future.

Journal article

9 Nov 2018

This article reports that a growing body of behaviour change literature has identified techniques that can be used in written correspondence to influence behaviour.

Report

Department of Human Services
5 Nov 2018

The Human Services’ Quality Framework was selected for audit due to the large value of payments to which it applied and to determine whether the purpose of the framework had been met. Having been in place for five years, it was timely to undertake an...

Report

2 Nov 2018

This report adds significantly to previous work by the Carnegie UK Trust and Joseph Rowntree Foundation that uncovered powerful examples of where kindness and everyday relationships can affect change and support the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Report

30 Oct 2018

This report is about how the right to ‘have a say’ in local government in New Zealand has slowly eroded in recent years. The principle of subsidiarity holds that decisions should be made at the level closest to those affected by them, yet the ability...

Report

30 Oct 2018

This report analyses the internal controls and governance of the forty largest agencies in the New South Wales public sector for the year ended 30 June 2018.

Report

28 Oct 2018

State and territory governments can do more to improve the lives of Australians. The State Orange Book 2018 shows that outcomes vary between states across a broad range of areas. In many cases, states are different because their governments adopted better policies.

Report

25 Oct 2018

This report, prepared annually by the Office for Women, reports on the federal government’s performance against its gender diversity target.

Policy report

18 Oct 2018

Another major government digitisation scheme - digital identity - is set to cause controversy and risk further disempowering Australians in the absence of clearer policy and legislative controls.

Report

18 Oct 2018

The My Health Record (MHR) system is an online folder of summary documents relating to a healthcare recipient's health that can be controlled by the individual. MHR can be used to record information such as allergies, blood test results or medical conditions a person has...