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This paper examines digital engagement through local e-government. Drawing from a local government case study, it suggests that limitations to online civic involvement are often the result of insufficient government reception of, and responses to, citizens’ views. Interviews with local representatives illustrate inadequate digital education...
This guide provides quick links to:
• federal, state and territory government entry points and key departments
• government gazettes
• federal state, territory and local government directories
• federal, state and territory administrative arrangements orders
• selected overseas government...
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) at UTS has released a new resource called 'Profile of the Local Government Workforce'. The publication contains new research data compiled by ACELG that confirms local governments are particularly important employers in regional Australia that can...
This audit is the fifteenth in a series of audits and fulfils the Senate’s request for the Auditor‐General to provide an annual report on the use of confidentiality provisions in Australian Government contracts.
The audit objective was to assess the appropriateness of the use...
In 2012 new arrangements regarding the remuneration of Commonwealth departmental secretaries came into effect. This paper sets out the new system and notes the previous arrangements.
The 2011 amendments to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 changed longstanding arrangements for the setting...
The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACLEG), with input from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, has released a new report outlining how local governments can more effectively utilise demographic and other population data into planning and decision-making processes.
The report, titled Looking...
The issue of parliamentary salaries, allowances and entitlements continues to generate interest and comment. This research paper sets out major changes to the parliamentary remuneration and entitlements regime, including the authority and governing legislation and explains how different aspects of parliamentary remuneration and entitlements are...
This report reviews Australia's freedom of information laws and the extent to which they provide an effective framework for access to government information.
Summary of findings
The Review finds that the reforms have been operating as intended and have been generally well-received....
New research published by ACELG explores how local governments can foster a culture of learning in their communities to achieve positive long term outcomes.
The report Learning as a Driver for Change explores how learning partnerships between councils, their communities and learning organisations can...
There is wide variation in the financial performance and capacity of Australian local governments. Most are in at least a satisfactory financial position or have the capacity to be so over the medium-term through reasonable and responsible financial decision-making. Some others, often with large geographic...