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At the request of the Prime Minister, this report has been designed to explore in greater detail the issues that were brought to light in an earlier discussion paper, Towards better use of evidence in policy formation (2011). This paper extends that discussion and makes...
There is increasing Australian and international interest in integrated planning that promotes health and wellbeing. Melbourne is experiencing unprecedented rapid population growth, especially in the outer suburban Growth Areas to the north and west. This is creating public health challenges associated with low-density, single land-use,...
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 document reviews national and international literature and experience concerning strengthening the capacity of supply side and intermediary organisations. It synthesises lessons relevant to the Knowledge Sector Initiative in Indonesia run by Australia's Departmentment of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The key question this literature...
Deliberative democrats sometimes assume that existing political organisations, including NGOs or social movement organisations, are too bound up with pre-given interests or ideological frames to provide a public sphere where such deliberation can occur.
Public policy can be hard, both technically (what to do?) and politically (how to get it done?). Australian governments have often made use of public inquiries or reviews to assist them in these respects. The results, however, have been mixed. Based on theory and evidence,...
An output from the ANZSOG-funded project 'Diagnosing readiness: Testing organisational capabilities'.
This paper outlines the development of a new diagnostic tool to enable organisations to gauge their preparedness for complex change.
Much is made of the best way to manage...
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Foreword: In 2006, the Australian Government introduced the Anti-money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) which increased regulatory controls over businesses potentially able to facilitate organised criminal activities such as money laundering. The implementation of tougher legislation and associated law enforcement interventions may...
NB The full compilation of this series was launched on 26 June 2014, called "False economies: unpacking public service efficiency" and available here >
CPD’s public service research director Christopher Stone contends that despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Australian public sector...