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Since it commenced in 2003, the Regional Partnerships Programme has come under considerable scrutiny. In this audit report the ANAO concludes that the program's administration was not always seen to be transparent, accountable or equitable and that it fell short of an acceptable standard of...
The 1967 referendum gave the Australian Parliament the Constitutional power to make laws for all Australian people, and to take account of Aboriginal people in determining the population of Australia. From 1967, Indigenous people were counted in the Australian census and included...
In recent years, there has been a radical reinterpretation of the role of ‘policy making’ and ‘service delivery’ in the public domain.
In 1997, New Zealand, along with many others, made a commitment at the UN General Assembly to produce a national sustainable development strategy (NSDS). In 2002, New Zealand again committed to implement an NSDS by 2005; however, no NSDS was produced. This report describes the...
This report seeks to understand how the New Zealand government departments integrate long-term thinking and action. The report analyses 130 strategy documents published from 1990–2007 and outlines how these could be improved. This exercise was repeated in 2015 (see Report 15).
UK public sector managers lack confidence in their own leadership skills and consistently underestimate what they achieve according to this survey using the Workshop Foundation's Liberating Leadership profiling tool.
This one-day seminar was held as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Commonwealth Ombudsman. Senior representatives from the public and private sectors gathered to discuss and debate current and emerging issues in complaint handling and ombudsman oversight of administration. Speeches and presentations from...
In 2005 and 2006 the Australian Government asked the Ombudsman to investigate 247 immigration detention cases. Eight published reports contain the results of those investigations. The purpose of this new report is to draw together ten lessons from the referred immigration reports that are relevant...
Despite the far-reaching implications of the recommendations made by the Copyright Law Review Committee in its final Crown Copyright report in April 2005, little attention, either academic or otherwise, has been given to these suggested changes. Given the increasing emphasis on the importance of reusability...
OECD governments have agreed on this new framework for co-operation in the enforcement of privacy laws. The initiative is motivated by a recognition that changes in the character and volume of cross-border data flows have elevated privacy risks for individuals and highlighted the need for...