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Slides

26 Jun 2017

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) hosted a workshop on citizen-centred policy, which was facilitated by MSD staff. Parts of it were delivered by staff from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

The workshop was open to all Policy teams across MSD and the...

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Journal

13 Nov 2017

Editorial note

This issue of Policy Quarterly commences with five articles on aspects of government regulation in New Zealand. A separate editorial note (see below) by Dr Peter Mumford and Keith Manch summarizes the purpose and content of these articles. My sincere thanks...

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Guide

10 Nov 2017

In 2012 new arrangements regarding the remuneration of Commonwealth departmental secretaries came into effect. This paper sets out the revised system. The paper also outlines the separate arrangements for the secretaries of the parliamentary departments, including the Clerk of the Senate and the...

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09 Nov 2017

Ministerial foreword

The Australian Government will shortly publish a foreign policy white paper, the first since 2003.

The white paper will identify how we can best protect and promote Australia’s values, interests and priorities in the next decade.  It will help...

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26 Sep 2017

What is the role of science as an institution in a world where trust in institutions, elites and experts may be in decline? How can we ensure respect for the place of scientifically derived knowledge, and for ensuring the distinction between fact and opinion, and how can we ensure policy makers...

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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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Research report

30 Aug 2017

This report is part of the Policy Project (PP) people capability workstream, agreed by the Head of Policy Profession (HoPP) Board in 2016. The Board commissioned the PP team to:

  • support agencies to use the policy improvement frameworks, including the Policy Skills Framework (PSF)
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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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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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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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