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Roberta Ryan


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Research report

13 Dec 2016

In 2016 the Why Local Government Matters in South Australia research sought to investigate the value of local government to South Australians. The project was undertaken by the Centre for Local Government at the University of Technology Sydney with funding from the Research and Development...

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Journal article

05 Dec 2016

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This paper reviews evaluations of post-disaster recovery efforts. The focus is on operational material and other ‘grey literature’ from disasters that have occurred in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. We develop a typology that categorises disaster...

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24 Jun 2016

A new resource from the University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG) provides local government in Tasmania with a practical approach to developing strategic workforce plans.

Workforce planning in the local government sector is essential to meet the needs of...

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Research report

17 Jun 2015

The research aims to better understand how and why the activities of local governments, and their roles in society are valued by communities.

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The research investigates:
1. local government’s role as a ‘place shaper’ and its importance in...

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Research report

13 Feb 2015

Local government is a significant employer in Australia—particularly in regional areas—offering opportunities for employment across a wide range of occupations. This report on the profile of the local government workforce has been written to support the National Workforce Strategy developed for...

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Research report

01 Sep 2014

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On 28 June 2014 the Office of the Prime Minister announced the ‘White Paper on the Reform of the Federation’. The White Paper was initially devised in the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet following the swearing in of the Abbott Government on 18...

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Working paper

01 Jul 2014

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at UTS has published a background paper about understanding and promoting public value creation within Australian local government. The paper provides a definition of public value and public value creation from key literature, and...

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Guide

21 Jun 2014

This resource aims to assist councils assess the services they provide for local communities.

Service Delivery Review: A How to Manual for Local Government brings together advice, toolkits and templates to help councils regardless of size with this critical task.

The...

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Research report

29 May 2012

Prepared by Urbis Pty Ltd social researchers, this report documents findings from research undertaken to assess the social outcomes of the Working on Country program and complementary Indigenous natural and cultural resource management programs. This study found that the social outcomes are...