This Topic Guide provides an overview of the development of social impact bonds, a mechanism for using private investment funds to finance social programs, together with links to reports and articles in the Policy Online archive.
APO Topic Guide
This report presents the findings from four focus group discussions conducted during Spring 2017 and serves as a first step in an ongoing investigation into the potential to innovate and nature of coworking issues facing people in outer Melbourne suburbs.
Dr Nicholas Gruen, Lateral Economics CEO, presents his views on the slow pace of change surrounding the greater adoption of the concept of evidence-based policy.
What aspects of the current system hamper the effective flow of knowledge and good governance, how can they be reformed and what advocacy is required?
What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...
To produce evidence with ‘impact’, and know how to ‘make evidence count’, we need to understand the policy process and how evidence is produced and used in a complex system.
The relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution has again been questioned. Despite the Prime Minister’s constitutionally inappropriate foretelling of the outcome, the High Court’s decision is far from predictable.
Ageism isn’t the only barrier keeping older workers out of jobs (full article)
Governments internationally are pushing out the ages at which pensions can be claimed and influential bodies such as the OECD are pointing to the inevitably of longer working lives as...
Part memoir, this is a book is about the realities of politics, public policy making and administration from the perspective of a one-time farmer, economic researcher and political practitioner, John Kerin, Australian Government Minister for Primary Industry then Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, 1983-1991....
The Victorian government’s announcement of an early retirement scheme aimed at redeploying some workers (losing their jobs due to the Hazelwood power station closure) to another power generator in the Latrobe Valley has been welcomed in many quarters. It is considered smart politics and policy,...