MVPs 2022

MVPs 2022: A selection of the most interesting & influential content of the year. Icons of a merit badge and a trophy

 

The APO team have selected some of the most interesting, influential, and important resources of 2021, across the broad cross-section of issues covered on APO. 
Tell us what you think! Have your say on Twitter or LinkedIn using the hashtag #APO_MVPs. But please remember we are only human and we had more than 2,000 resources to choose from.

Back to Top Content 2022

Policy report

Policy futures: a reform agenda

It is intended that this publication will serve to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences to policy-makers within Australia. The University of Queensland and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust also hope that it will encourage more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that...
Report

Wiyi yani u thangani (Women's voices): First Nations Women’s Safety Policy Forum outcomes report - November 2022

This report primarily deals with context setting and the steps required for how to move forward in designing effective plans and policies to end violence. At the heart of this report is the recognition of the importance of First Nations women’s lives, diverse strengths and...
Guide

A Data Capability Framework for the not-for-profit sector

As community services rapidly digitise, they are generating more data than ever before. This research shows that data capability involves fostering effective and responsible data practices across three integrated dimensions - data access and infrastructure, data skills and data governance.
Report

Ensuring occupations are responsive to people with disability

This resource includes a good practice guide and an action plan which can be used for government, higher education learning institutions, sector agencies, and employers. The report progresses the Australian government’s commitment to develop disability confidence in key professionals.
Report

Fault lines: an independent review into Australia’s response to COVID-19

This independent review report, evaluating the outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests that initiatives to address the well-known fault lines throughout society remained at the periphery of the planning process, rather than being placed at its core. To be better prepared for the next health...
Report

How big data can be a force for good

Over the last decade, Stats NZ has developed a powerful tool for policy-makers and researchers alike. Known as the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), it draws upon data from across the government and contains de-identified information for people living in New Zealand. In this paper, the...
Report

Ageing in place: home and housing for Australia’s older renters

This report explores how Australians want to age and the barriers they face to staying at home, especially for renters. It presents the findings of a survey that looked at older people’s preferences around ageing at home.
Transcript

Think big: a new mission statement for Australia

In this keynote address to the 2022 Skills and Jobs Summit, Grattan Institute CEO, Danielle Wood, urges Australia’s leaders to forge a plan for full employment and higher productivity.
Literature review

Evolution of racism and anti-racism lessons for the Aotearoa New Zealand health system

The purpose of this literature review is to trace the evolution of the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of racism and anti-racism for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Report

How central bank mistakes after 2019 led to inflation

In this paper, the authors make a convincing case that stimulative monetary policy during the global COVID-19 pandemic contributed materially to the inflation surge that followed and which persists today. Equally important, they focus intensively on the various reasons that might have contributed to this...
Report

AI principles to practice

Artificial intelligence has the potential to unlock transformative economic, social and environmental opportunities for Australia.The findings presented in this report are based on a series of facilitated workshop discussions with key stakeholders and CEDA members.
Report

Australia state of the environment 2021: overview

The state of the environment report is a comprehensive assessment of the health of every aspect of Australia's environment. Written by independent experts, it analyses the best available evidence every five  years to guide policy and action.
Report

Implementation pathways to achieve Ngunnawal, First Nations Peoples and Australian Capital Territory government treaties

Karabena Consulting was contracted by the ACT Government to produce this report on considerations needed to facilitate self-determination in the ACT region.
Working paper

Decentralising data governance: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) as data trusts

This paper explores the idea that Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are a new type of data trust for decentralised governance of data.
Report

Australia and the Pacific: shaping a shared future

The Pacific will always be an area of great strategic significance for Australia. Peace and stability in Pacific island countries goes to the heart of Australia’s security, prosperity and national interest. This report suggests the need for Australian policy-makers to think big to achieve a...
Guide

Untangling the NEM: a policymaker's guide to the National Electricity Market

This report has been prepared as an accessible and comprehensive first port-of-call for policy-makers and key stakeholders, to ensure they have the facts straight when talking about, and making decisions that affect Australia's NEM. It is designed to equip policy-makers and commentators with an accessible...
Report

PNG voices: listening to Australia's closest neighbour

This report outlines findings from the first major study of the attitudes of Papua New Guinean citizens toward PNG society and the bilateral relationship with Australia. The research captures a wide cross-section of perspectives and experiences from ordinary PNG citizens, including those living in a...
Discussion paper

Democracy agenda for the 47th Parliament of Australia: options for reform

This paper outlines reforms for consideration by parliamentarians and the Australian government. Some are well developed and long promised, and require only the political will to implement. Others still require careful consideration and development. Many would have accumulative effects, with reforms in one area making...
Report

Young women’s report 2022

This report's findings emphasise the prevalence of violence and abuse in young people’s lives, along with the inadequacy of institutional responses to violence against young women and non-binary people.
Guide

Social connection 101

For those that work or volunteer in health, the community sector, government, or any other organisation invested in peoples' health and wellbeing, this resource provides a good understanding of what social connection is, how it works, and some ways that it can be activated.
Report

Indigenous voice co-design process: final report to the Australian Government

This report proposes a strong, resilient and flexible system in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our communities will be part of genuine shared decision-making with governments at the local and regional level and have our voices heard by the Australian Parliament and...