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The objectives of DAC peer reviews are to improve the quality and effectiveness of development co-operation policies and systems, and to promote good development partnerships for better impact on poverty reduction and sustainable development in developing countries.
Australia and New Zealand are surrounded by some of the most vulnerable countries to climate change on earth. The Australian and New Zealand governments need to fully recognise the dangers facing Pacific Island countries and territories, and work hand-in-hand as a united Pacific towards solutions....
This policy document commits the South Australian government to explore and trial ways that build on the start already made in democratic reform.
A key initiative will be four 'deliberative democracy projects' where non-government organisations or business will work with the government and the...
This evaluation assessed the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the assistance provided by New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office to Pacific Islands’ officials responsible for drafting legislation.
At self-government in free association with New Zealand on 4 August 1965, the Cook Islands adopted the Westminster Parliamentary Democratic system of government. Alongside these modern systems were the traditional family-based Ariki (chiefly) system that was recognised in the Constitution, and by an act of...
In August 2014, the Australian government commissioned KPMG to undertake an independent review of the 27 research infrastructure projects funded under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) 2013. The NCRIS projects were assessed and rated across their governance, effectiveness, efficiency, integration, financial management and...
While DASSH welcomes the government’s willingness to negotiate on some of the proposed amendments to the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 put forward by members of the Senate, including the decision to retain the current the HECS-HELP repayments at the Consumer Price...
Australia has long been seen as a favoured destination for international students. The high quality of our education, and the appeal of the Australian lifestyle has attracted more than 2.5 million international students to our shores over the past half century. As our largest services...
The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) acknowledges that higher education policies need to be adjusted and be relevant in an ever-changing environment. We welcome the opportunity to reform and simplify the current system enabling both universities and the Australian...
While DASSH recognises that there are a number of strengths and weaknesses with the current grants, fellowships and awards and other programmes delivered by the OLT, we question the need for a new learning and teaching institute especially as there was no indication that the...