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John H. Howard

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Rethinking Australian higher education

The Australian unified national system for higher education was established in 1988 for a range of reasons, but its essence was a solution to resolve a funding problem. This publication provides a detailed analysis of the current problems and issues, and examines opportunities to move...
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Challenges for Australian research and innovation

This paper argues that universities have done a fantastic job of investing in health and medical research that has delivered new products and services in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines. It has placed Australia in a good position to confront the current coronavirus-related health crisis...
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Digital post: business transformation and the future sustainability of Australia Post

This report focuses primarily on proposals to secure the financial strength of Australia Post and at the same time ensure continuation of its role as a key employer and provider of essential services, particularly in rural and regional areas.
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Innovation, ingenuity and initiative: the adoption and application of new ideas in Australian local government

The current economic, financial and policy climate requires that government services have to deliver significantly better performance at significantly lower cost. This report details innovation and change in regards to local government.
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Public policy drift

The public policy making process in Australia is adrift, notwithstanding regular affirmations by governments at all levels to an evidence and consultation-based approach. Accepted good policy making criteria are well known but an analysis of 18 recent major policies has shown that too few adequately...