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This valedictory speech for the ANU's National Security College outlines the interaction between academia and public policy in Australia, which has been an evolving mix of reticence and engagement, shared purposes and distinctive roles.
I would like to take the opportunity...
This guide offers advice to public sector senior leaders on the successful implementation of policies so that unintended consequences, which deny the community the full benefits of a new policy or waste public resources, can be avoided.
All Governments expect their...
Are Australia's ministerial arrangements for managing domestic security optimal? This paper examines this question as a debate.
The recent increase in Australia’s terrorism alert, reported prime ministerial concern over national security arrangements, major increases in counterterrorism funding and operational success against...
This speech discusses the critical role risk management plays in decision-making for the Australian Government public sector.
It is a fairly natural desire on the part of any member of any organisation to want that organisation to be successful in pursuing...
This is the final report of the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program, which found that the program was poorly planned and poorly implemented.
The Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program was established on 12 December 2013 by the...
Since coming to office, the Abbott government has initiated a wide range of reviews into policy areas such as the national school curriculum and the Renewable Energy Target. Some commentators have argued that these appointments demonstrate a distinctive ideological bias that distinguishes the Abbott government...
This better practice guide replaces the Australian National Audit Office’s earlier guide for public sector governance. This guide’s substantially revised content reinforces the fundamental elements required for good governance and builds on them to address contemporary governance issues and challenges.
The National Commission of Audit was announced by the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, and the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, on 22 October 2013.
The Australian Government has released the Phase One and Phase Two Reports of the National...
A Federation for the 21st Century examines:The key challenges for a federation in the 21st century The potential for reforming the way government organises and delivers services The relationship between the Commonwealth and state governments in relation to funding, investment and infrastructure...