Richard Grant

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14 Jun 2005

In the 1990s, a major development in Australian public administration was the creation of specialised statutory agencies responsible for financial regulation: the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. The responsibilities, resources and public profiles...


30 May 2005

In November 2002 the prime minister commissioned former Rio Tinto and Westpac chairman, John Uhrig AO, to review the corporate governance of statutory authorities. The terms of reference required an examination of the relationships between statutory authorities and the responsible minister. Richard Grant examines the...


14 Mar 2005

In 2004, several major Australian companies announced their decision to 'offshore' Australian jobs to India in an effort to cut costs. Telstra, for example, announced plans to move as many as 850 jobs to Indian software providers, and already spends up to $150 million a...

Briefing paper

29 Nov 2004

Sarah Miskin and Richard Grant explore some important aspects of political advertising, including the current legislation, the debates over 'truth' in content and the claims that Australia's political parties are opting for 'Americanised', negative election advertisements.

Political parties spend millions of dollars at each...


29 Nov 2004

The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly election was held on 16 October 2004, a week after the federal election. Richard Grant reviews the campaign and the result, and looks at the role of electronic voting.

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