13 June 2013 | This snapshot examines the nearly 30 review and reform initiatives taking place in jurisdictions across Australasia between February and March 2013, continuing a period of change and reform in local government which dates back at least two decades.
13 June 2013 | This publication examines why women continue to be under-represented in leadership positions and paid less than their male colleagues in the Australian workforce, looking at the full spectrum of issues from unconscious bias to tax arrangements and childcare.
12 June 2013 | This explores how learning partnerships between councils, their communities and learning organisations can help improve social outcomes, build community capability and strengthen community governance.
17 October 2012 | This US report investigates why scientific evidence is important to policy making and argues that an extensive body of research on knowledge utilisation has not led to any widely accepted explanation of what it means to use science in public policy.
30 May 2013 | This report identifies the range of legal tools and instruments that can be used to influence the spatial distribution and nature of land use and development and hence the exposure and vulnerability of settlements to climate hazards.
This report identifies the range of legal
tools and instruments that can be used to influence the spatial distribution and nature
of land use and development and hence the exposure and vulnerability of settlements
to climate hazardsThis report identifies the range of legal tools and instruments that can be used to influence the spatial distribution and nature of land use and development and hence the exposure and vulnerability of settlements to climate hazards.
30 March 2013 | The Auckland Plan sets the long-term (30-year) direction for Auckland with thirteen strategic directions across social, economic, environmental and cultural domains. These strategic directions, and their associated priorities, provide the framework for this shorter-term research strategy.
23 May 2013 | Using Brisbane property prices around the January 2011 flood, this study considered perceptions of flood risk to understand how government can reduce costs and barriers to efficient adaptation.
13 November 2012 | This guide is one of ten outlining a range of evidence-informed actions that councils may consider when preparing their Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans and other strategies.
13 August 2012 | Audit Committees have an important role in the governance framework of entities by providing an independent source of assurance and advice to Chief Executives/Boards. This guide provides guidance on the operation of the Audit Committees of public sector entities.
25 March 2013 | As governments and tech companies are systematically restricting our liberties, and creating an online surveillance state, Dan Gillmor suggests steps we can take as individuals to be more secure and free, and to take back the permissions we're losing.
14 February 2013 | Reporting on the ground as the dramatic events unfolded in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the 18 days of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, Soueif witnessed the impact of the revolution on the people campaigning and celebrating in the streets, as well as on the writers and artists working in the city.
05 May 2013 | The Public Service Association of New Zealand celebrates its centenary in 2013. VUW's Bill Ryan and other guests discuss the state of the public service and how it might evolve in the future.
28 April 2013 | The Whitlam government was full of reforming zeal when it was elected in late 1972. But while it couldn’t change the laws around abortion, it did create something much more complex: a Royal Commission on Human Relationships.