The report cannot be assessed or applied in isolation. It sits within wider paradigm and evolutionary shifts in Australian public administration, management, and law.
That point affects both the conceptual design and the operational implementation of the Uhrig Report, as well as the standards and guidelines that also require development, customisation, and adaptation in that implementation to individual bodies and the sector as a whole.
Tracking and analysing some of those key wider shifts, and their broad implications for the Australian Government’s post-Uhrig agenda, is the focus of the first part of this Issues Paper. The second part addresses some key design and implementation issues for the immediate post-Uhrig era.