This document provides the findings of a review by Sir Brian Roche KNZM to assess Defence's ability to deliver capability investments effectively.
The chronic staffing crisis in Australia’s aged care system has led to dangerous workloads for nurses and carers resulting, too often, in missed care for vulnerable nursing home residents. This report finds that the big, 'for-profit' providers, clearly have the financial capacity to improve staffing...
This review contains the Productivity Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian government assistance to industry. This year's review also explores how Australia should best respond to the USA using its leverage to protect their domestic industries.
This research paper contains a brief summary of the development of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and related schemes, including VET FEE-HELP, and includes some relevant statistics, as well as a detailed chronology of changes to the scheme.
New Zealand's Principal Recruitment Allowance is an allowance available to boards of trustees in schools which face significant challenges and have a principal vacancy. This formative evaluation seeks to understand how a programme is operating and inform decision making aimed at improvement.
The child care, education and training (CCET) sector services aim to care for and develop the capacities and talents of children and students, to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and values for a productive and rewarding life.
The justice sector services aim to contribute to a safe and secure community and promote a law abiding way of life.
The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) shows this year's federal deficit has improved by $5.8 billion compared to forecasts in the May budget, but it is still going to hit more than $23 billion.
This inquiry will examine government expenditure on consultants and other issues raised by a recent Australian National Audit Office seeking to provide greater transparency on procurement activity.
This report examines whether the level crossing removal project is cost-effective in terms of whether it has improved, or is expected to improve, the safety and efficiency of the state’s road and rail network.
This information report seeks to provide greater transparency on procurement activity in the Australian public sector.
This article argues that the adoption of neo-liberalist ideology and the assumptions of this ideology were the driving force behind the increased use of contractors by Australia’s Department of Defence.
In 2012 new arrangements regarding the remuneration of Commonwealth departmental secretaries came into effect. This paper sets out the revised system.
This Quick Guide summarises the often complex funding and disclosure laws in each Australian state and territory for the purpose of comparison.
In 2012–13, hospital admitted patient expenditure was estimated at $45.0 billion, and accounted for almost one third (31%) of total health expenditure.
This audit assessed the effectiveness of controls being implemented or developed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to ensure National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) access decisions are consistent with legislative and other requirements
This audit examined whether the Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post) is meeting its obligations efficiently and the effectiveness of Commonwealth shareholders in monitoring value for money.
This audit assessed the effectiveness of the design process and monitoring arrangements for the National Innovation and Science Agenda by the relevant entities.