This independent review of the social and economic impact of gambling in Tasmania examines he policy context and structure of the gambling industry, trends in gambling expenditure and government revenue, the economic footprint of the gambling industry, and reports on interviews with gamblers and affected...
Effective internal controls and governance systems help agencies to operate efficiently and effectively and comply with relevant laws, standards and policies. This evaluation assesses how well agencies are implementing these systems, and highlights opportunities for improvement.
At the root of the tens of thousands of stories that lead people to the door of the Salvos every year is the need for a stable home. This simple goal is foundational for family and community life. This submission explores how to make it...
This special report details the findings and recommendations of a major IBAC investigation, Operation Lansdowne, into allegations of serious corrupt conduct relating to South West Institute of TAFE and Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE.
This report makes it clear that the Western Australian community wants higher quality services and greater involvement in service design. However, the challenge of tackling the state’s budget deficit means that better services must be delivered at a lower cost.
This report examines the education, training and communications initiatives undertaken by the three agencies the committee oversees: the newly created Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, the Victorian Ombudsman and the Victorian Inspectorate.
This discussion paper draws on modelling by coal industry analysts, which shows that a big expansion of coal exports from the Galilee Basin would have a major impact on coal production from coal mines in the Bowen and Surat basins in southern Queensland.
This report provides the Victorian Parliament with information about matters arising from the 2016−17 financial audit of the AFR.
This report outlines a framework for more systematic monitoring of IBAC, based on best practice principles to enhance its current oversight work.
On 21 September 2017, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 was introduced into the NSW Legislative Council. This paper compares it with a similar Bill in Victoria.
Northcote has been held by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since its inception in 1927. The seat is now being hotly contested by the ALP and the Victorian Greens, among a field of twelve candidates.
This expenditure report provides estimates of the levels and patterns of Australian, State and Territory government expenditure on services relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Data are available for 2015-16, with historical data provided for 2012-13, 2010-11 and 2008-09.
The basic premise of HFE - fiscal equity in the Australian federation - has broad support, although it is now under significant strain as Western Australia's share of the GST has fallen to an extreme low.
Integrity reform is essential to building and sustaining trust in the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and its stewardship of public education.
This article aims to to understand how section 14A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld) should be read and understood.
This report suggests that Victorian state government employees have a sound understanding of what corruption is, but many are unsure how to report it, and a significant proportion fear personal repercussions if they do.
Community pressure in Tasmania is growing for poker machines to be banned from hotels and clubs.