Public value

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Objecting to a planning application is one of the most visible and direct methods for the public to participate in the shaping of their urban environment. Unlike many planning systems around the world, Victoria includes rights for third-parties to lodge a submission in favour or...


30 Oct 2016

This book has been published on behalf of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

CHASS promotes and supports the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) in Australia, and represents an important networking forum for teachers, researchers, pro- fessionals, practitioners and policy...

Discussion paper

13 Oct 2016

This paper outlines the options, challenges and opportunities for implementing value capture in Victoria, including opportunities that arise from both infrastructure investment and planning changes. If you are interested in understanding more about using value capture to help fund infrastructure in Victoria, this paper will...


24 Jun 2016

A new resource from the University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG) provides local government in Tasmania with a practical approach to developing strategic workforce plans.

Workforce planning in the local government sector is essential to meet the needs of communities and...

Journal article

15 Mar 2015

The public value framework, with its call for more entrepreneurial activities by public managers, has attracted concern and criticism about its implicit breaching of the politics/administration dichotomy. This article explores the role of political astuteness not only in discerning and creating public value, but also...


21 Nov 2014

The Russell Group has joined with other global universities in support of research and education in the humanities and social sciences. At a meeting held at Leiden University, the eight groups representing the world’s foremost research universities have committed themselves to:

• making the...

Journal article

1 Sep 2014

This paper introduces a policy mapping framework called Public Value Process Mapping (PVPM) that is designed to be more comprehensive than existing frameworks in either the private or public sectors.


Purpose The purpose of this paper is to add to...

Working paper

1 Jul 2014

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at UTS has published a background paper about understanding and promoting public value creation within Australian local government. The paper provides a definition of public value and public value creation from key literature, and links this...


An evidence review
15 Mar 2014

The value of arts and culture to people and society outlines the existing evidence on the impact of arts and culture on our economy, health and wellbeing, society and education.



25 Nov 2013

There’s plenty of discussion about arts funding in Australia – but are we ready to tackle tough questions around the 'value' of the arts? That’s a challenge that will involve scrutinising the 'benefits' delivered by arts programs and rethinking some of our ideas about impact....


11 Jun 2013

The Heart of the Matter identifies three overarching goals: 1) to educate Americans in the knowledge, skills, and understanding they will need to thrive in a twenty-first-century democracy; 2) to foster a society that is innovative, competitive, and strong; and 3) to equip the...

Journal article

30 Nov 2012

"As a public servant I live with the tension captured in Richard Mulgan’s question: ‘How much responsiveness is too much or too little?’ (Mulgan, 2008). On the one hand, my job is to be responsive to portfolio ministers and to the prime minister and Cabinet....

Conference paper

2 Dec 2011

This paper addresses private sector involvement in the delivery of public transport. It is part of a larger project to investigate the question: What should government control in a “privatised” urban public transport system in order to safeguard the public interest?

The paper will...


1 Nov 2010

This booklet illustrates how research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities, nurtured and led by Britain’s world-class universities, contribute to the cultural, social and economic health, wealth and reputation of the UK. It shows the public value of the country’s investment in these...

Audio presentation

20 Sep 2010

What do the arts, humanities and social sciences do for the UK? Are they a luxury we can no longer afford? Has the university sector grown too big? Are only science and engineering vital to our economy?

In an attempt to answer these questions,...

Literature review

15 Dec 2009

Meaningful Measurement is a summary of the key research in the area of measuring artistic vibrancy. It looks at:

performance measurement in the arts proposed models of performance measurement in the arts the notion of “public value” and the arts the intrinsic impacts...


3 Nov 2009

In early 2008 the AHRC created an Impact Task Force to provide evidence to Government and other interested parties such as Parliament, the Higher Education sector, industry, the press, and the taxpayer of the value of the research it funds and how it generates value...


11 Oct 2007

Today, arts advocates are more likely to appeal to the arts’ economic contributions to cultural tourism, or else couch civic prestige and aesthetic attainment in terms of the arts’ ability to attract capital and a creative and talented workforce to a city or region. Advocates...

Conference paper

1 Feb 2006

John Wanna examines the tortuous processes through which a charter of ‘values’ was introduced to the Australian Public Service Act in 1999. It first charts the political debates and context that shaped the introduction of these ‘APS values’, then evaluates the implementation of these values...

Discussion paper

26 Aug 2004

Deb Wilkinson, Richard Denniss and Andrew MacIntosh highlight the need to tighten the current accountability arrangements that cover private schools in Australia to ensure that private schools teach public values. They highlight a range of exemptions that private schools curently have from anti-discrimination legislation allowing...



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