J. Rob Bray

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An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel
15 Mar 2019

This paper discusses the evaluation capacity and capability of the APS and how it can adopt a sustained approach to learning from successes and failures. It outlines the need for a cultural shift and an institutional framework that embeds the strategic importance and processes of...

Working paper

7 Nov 2016

‘Income management’ programs, restricting the way in which some recipients of government transfers can spend this money, have operated in Australia since 2007. The nature of the programs implemented varies considerably, including the mix of voluntary and compulsory elements, and differences in the scope and...


18 Dec 2014

This is the final report of the independent evaluation of the “New Income Management” program which was introduced in the Northern Territory in late 2010 and involved restrictions on how people can spend their income support payments. There is a large (380 page) detailed full...


31 Oct 2014

If the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to be an effective policy for Indigenous Australians, it needs to take into account their particular needs and aspirations.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the major policy innovations of the...


28 May 2013

This paper argues that Australia needs to have a national conversation about the minimum wage, starting with breaking free from the short-term thinking of the annual negotiations.

This paper is concerned with the future of the minimum wage in Australia. While the minimum wage,...

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