City governments are being called upon to meet ever-expanding and more complex expectations, without a corresponding open chequebook. This paper explores the complex question of how to evaluate local and city governance.
This policy brief argues that practitioners and scholars can work together better by pivoting from ‘big questions’ towards ‘big challenges,’ and finding new ways of working collaboratively, especially by drawing lessons from successful collaborations, rather than dwell on supposed tensions between scholars and practitioners.
Whether we call it formal or informal volunteering, giving, social action, mutual aid, or simply people helping people, the power of connecting and helping each other makes a huge contribution to society. This report includes an economic analysis of the value of people power and...
Public service in challenging times: the economic and social value of public sector work in Queensland
This report considers several dimensions of the economic and social contribution that is made to Queensland by its public sector workforce. It provides a review of public sector employment in Queensland, showing the qualitative and quantitative importance of the state public sector workforce and examines...
This paper focuses on the parliamentary and legal implications of governments using a form of AI: automated-decision making (ADM), which is deployed in automated decision-making systems (ADMS). It discusses the implications, presents key parliamentary case studies, and sets out recommendations from the literature on how...
Leadership for a high performing civil service: towards a senior civil service systems in OECD countries
Public service leaders are at the heart of government effectiveness. They translate political direction into the policies and programmes. In order to do so, they need to have both the right skills and institutional support to deploy them effectively. This paper summarises insights from a...
This book examines how governance structures may be designed to promote performance and to ensure accountability. It describes developments in Australia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan.
Public trust in regulators to do our jobs competently and fairly, to protect our society, environment and economy from harm and to deliver public value is absolutely critical to social cohesion and order and to duty holders’ compliance.
These resources aim to help state and local government sectors review and strengthen integrity responses and improve capacity to prevent corrupt conduct during times of emergency and crisis.