Public Administration & Governance
For decades, dysfunctional Liberal and Labor governments have failed to plan ahead and meet the demands of our growing cities and regions. Rather than build public transport infrastructure to meet community need, our cities and transport options are being decided by corporations and big toll...
This publication explains the rationale behind localism and responds to commonly heard objections. It explains how unusual New Zealand's centralism is when compared internationally. New Zealand's councils have limited fiscal autonomy. Their mandate is also much more restricted that local government in other parts of...
This report directly responds to one of the resolutions approved at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in May 2016, which acknowledges the dearth of information on pastoralism and rangelands. The resolution calls for a gap analysis of environmental and socioeconomic information and the provision...
This paper provides a comprehensive set of statistical tables regarding the 2016 Federal election held on 2 July 2016 and updates the Senate tables, previously published in the papers Federal election 2016 (initial results) and Federal election 2016—Reissue (showing the 2017 special counts in Western...
In November 2015, the Canadian government, led by Justin Trudeau, announced a new, nonpartisan process to select candidates for Senate appointments. To take stock of these developments and related internal changes, the IRPP convened a round table in Ottawa on September 27, 2018. This report...
This Inquiry reviewed current international practice regarding petitions in parliament, recommending reforms to streamline the process locally and encourage more Australian residents to submit petitions.
Long-term permanent residents of Australia from all countries must understand that they are not protected from possible deportation for criminal activity, regardless of the length of time they have lived in Australia.
In a wealthy country like Australia, no one should be without a home. Unfortunately, years of Liberal and Labor governments have treated housing like a commodity and created a system that works best for their big corporate donors. First home buyers compete with wealthy investors...
They are highly effective at exposing wrongdoing, but do they influence policy development? A two-stage approach might be more effective, say the authors.
An inquiry into the 2018-19 Budget measure, the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Partnership Program.
The Committee reports on its Inquiry into Australia's relationship with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Trump administration has halted bans on toxic chemicals that are known to cause serious health threats. These moves, led by an ex-industry group executive now at the EPA, have allowed the continued use of products found to cause cancer, birth defects, and other ailments....
This paper discusses the history of cash refunds of excess franking credits, and the impact abolition would have on taxpayers, markets and revenue.
This report aims to articulate the reasons for the growing distrust in American institutions, to re-envision news media that will be fair, truthful and responsible, and to catalyze citizens to participate in civic life.
Corrupt politicians and public servants will be under the spotlight of the new federal corruption watchdog. But if its proposed powers are any clue, it will have neither bark nor bite. Here's why.
Labor's National Platform outlines its key policy priorities heading into an election year.
This chapter reports on the performance of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, which comprise child care and preschool services.
This chapter focuses on performance information for government-funded school education in Australia.
This chapter reports performance information for vocational education and training (VET) services.
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