Michael C. Dillon
Remote Indigenous housing requires ongoing policy focus: submission to the Review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement
This paper identifies remote Indigenous housing as a structural gap in the nation’s overarching housing policies. It reproduces a submission to the current Productivity Commission review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA) which argues for a much stronger focus to be placed upon...
The new policy architecture for Closing the Gap: innovation and regression
This paper describes the core elements of the new policy architecture for Closing the Gap, set out in the National Partnership on Closing the Gap, finalised in mid-2020.
The first decade of Closing the Gap: what went wrong?
This paper assesses the major reviews and assessments of the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA), the COAG agreement that established the first iteration of Closing the Gap from 2008 to 2019.
Codesign in the Indigenous policy domain: risks and opportunities
This paper argues that it is incumbent on governments around Australia to demonstrate that they are serious in pursuing co-design, and this will require a sustained focus on demonstrating to First Nations citizens, and indeed all Australians, that the processes adopted are legitimate.
Evaluation and review as drivers of reform in the Indigenous policy domain
This paper seeks to assess the influence of evaluation and review in influencing policy in the Indigenous affairs policy domain. The paper examines four high-level case studies of strategically significant policy issues within the Indigenous policy domain to assess the impact of evaluation in driving...