Public administration

Report

19 Sep 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of entities’ implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO adopted the following high level criteria:

  • the Office of the
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Journal article

01 Sep 2017

This study examined the level of knowledge Australian crisis communications officials had about Islam and Muslims. It did so at a time when the Commonwealth Government has warned in the current national security environment that a terrorist attack could be experienced at any time, and where the...

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15 Aug 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess how effectively selected public sector entities manage risk. To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO adopted the following high-level audit criteria:

  • the selected entities’ risk management policies and frameworks meet the
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Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Regulation: where is it? What is it? Is this a real issue?

A hundred days out from the New Zealand election a number of issues are buzzing: housing, immigration, water, climate change, electricity bills, and the perennials, economic growth, incomes and taxes and law and...

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Journal article

14 Aug 2017

We look through the glass darkly at the future. We cannot see it with clarity, if at all. What we do understand are the problems, the tensions and the demands of the present. The Cabinet and Parliament are focused on those problems of the present and what to do about them in policy terms....

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Report

09 Aug 2017

Internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an agency’s operations. It is an important part of the internal control framework and helps an agency accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to...

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Guide

07 Aug 2017

On 18 July 2017, the Prime Minister announced that the Government would establish a Home Affairs portfolio that will bring together Australia’s immigration, border protection, law enforcement and domestic security agencies in a single portfolio. As outlined in the recent Library paper,...

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Discussion paper

01 Aug 2017

In 2011–12 Papua New Guinea suffered its most serious constitutional crisis since independence, when the incumbent prime minister, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, was effectively removed from office in a ‘political coup’ by members of parliament whose actions were subsequently ruled...

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Discussion paper

27 Jul 2017

This issues paper focuses on how to measure efficiency in core areas of the New Zealand state sector, and how these measures can form part of effective performance management systems. 

The paper aims to assist individuals and organisations to participate in the inquiry on these matters...

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Other text

27 Jul 2017

The word ‘innovation’ is seemingly everywhere in governments. It is often seen as a way of addressing pressing public policy challenges, and governments are increasingly turning to new innovation policies and innovation ‘units’ or ‘labs’. Yet amidst all this enthusiasm for innovation, there is...

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Strategy

25 Jul 2017

Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, has launched the Australia Government’s Consular Strategy 2017-19, which will guide Australia’s consular priorities for the next three years and ensure our service maintains world’s best practice.

Each year, consular officers in the...

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Audio podcast

18 Jul 2017

On 18 July the Lowy Institute hosted a conversation with Dr Michael Fullilove and Dennis Richardson AO, who until his recent retirement was one of Australia’s most experienced and respected public servants.

On 12 May 2017, Dennis Richardson retired as the Secretary of the Department of...

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Policy report

13 Jul 2017

This is the report of the investigation into the treatment of public servants within the New Zealand Ministry of Transport who raised concerns about the conduct of jailed fraudster Joanne Harrison. The investigation was carried out by former Deputy State Services Commissioner Sandi Beatie QSO....

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Report

12 Jul 2017

This audit assessed whether the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) supports good governance in Indigenous corporations consistent with the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI).

To form a conclusion on the audit objective, the ANAO...

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Slides

07 Jul 2017

This guidance document provides advice and a framework for New Zealand policy practitioners to make the best start in policy projects. Start Right is also known as policy commissioning, policy initiation and project management for policy development. Start Right is a lightweight approach to...

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Article

05 Jul 2017

New Zealand’s Lab+ experiment has been testing the concept of what integrated services could look like into the future. The team’s Australian lead, Pia Waugh, explores three models of user-centric services that came out of the research.

One of the outcomes of this work was, through the...

Policy report

29 Jun 2017

This is a summary of a workshop on how to use open data for policy design. It was facilitated by Ellen Broad (Associate – Policy, Open Data Institute), and supported by the Department of Internal Affairs, who administer the open data platform (data.govt.nz), and the Policy Project. The intent of...

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Report

27 Jun 2017

Audit objective and criteria

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Human Services’ implementation of myGov as at November 2016. To form a conclusion against this objective, the ANAO adopted the following high level audit criteria...

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Report

21 Jun 2017

Superu and the Victoria University School of Government (SoG) hosted a roundtable for senior officials and experts with Dr Sarah Morton (Co-Director for the Centre for Research on Families in Edinburgh, and a Director of What Works Scotland). Andrew Kibblewhite, as Head of the Policy Profession...

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Discussion paper

16 Jun 2017

This paper is the first in a forthcoming series canvassing issues of importance to the practice of public administration in Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and is concerned with the structure and function of Indigenous Affairs. Future papers will concentrate on issues...

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