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Working paper

Protecting the public interest in Melbourne's rail franchise

This paper aims to identify the issues at stake in rail contract negotiations and to suggest improvements to existing contracts to protect the public interest.
Discussion paper

Collection models for GST on low value imported goods: discussion paper

The Productivity Commission sees the main purpose for this inquiry as being to check that the legislated model is the best means to extend the GST to low value imported goods, and to identify any practical improvements to support effective implementation.

Internal audit performance

This report examines the internal audit functions of all seven Victorian state government portfolio departments and assesses how well they use their internal audit resources.

Whistleblower protections

One of this report's main recommendations is the establishment of a Whistleblower Protection Authority that can support whistleblowers, assess and prioritise the treatment of whistleblowing allegations, conduct investigations of reprisals, and oversight the implementation of the whistleblower regime for both the public and private sectors.

Senate Select Committee on a National Integrity Commission - report

This report examines the adequacy of the Australian government’s legislative, institutional and policy framework in addressing all facets of institutional, organisational, political, electoral, and individual corruption and misconduct.
Audio interview

What do the secret Lionel Murphy files reveal?

Documents relating to an inquiry conducted more than thirty years ago, into bribery allegations against Lionel Murphy, have been made public.
Draft report

Service priority review: interim report to the West Australian government

This interim report signals directions for Western Australian public sector reform that will be developed into recommendations in a final report to the state government in October 2017.

Duel citizens and the postal survey: what might the High Court say?

George Williams is Dean of Law at the University of New South Wales. This is the full text of his address to the National Press Club on 30 August 2017.
Blog post

AEC announces federal representation entitlements

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has released information confirming South Australia will lose one electorate, and Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory will each gain one.

Cashless debit card trial evaluation: final evaluation report

This report presents the final findings of the evaluation into the trial of a Cashless Debit Card (CDC) for income support payments (ISPs) in two remote communities.