Rufus Black


Performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grants Scheme

This final report presents the expert panel's considerations and recommendations, highlighting major findings from the sector and statistical analyses, and flagging future work for the development of a fit for purpose, fair, robust and feasible performance-based university funding scheme.

2011 independent review of the intelligence community

This is the first comprehensive review of the Australian intelligence community since the 2004 inquiry conducted by Mr Philip Flood AO. The Flood inquiry recommended that Australia’s intelligence agencies undergo external review every five to seven years. The full, classified Report was considered by the...

Review of the defence accountability framework

Defence has a complex accountability system that has evolved over many years. It has its strengths and weaknesses, however Defence has reached a point in its evolution where there is a strong case to redesign its accountability system. Current arrangements are under stress and their...