The exceptional situation of the Covid-19 pandemic underlines the importance of regulation, alongside taxing, spending and communicating, as one of the most relevant levers of government action.
Research into policy and policy failures tends to focus on analysis rather than implementation and enforcement. The Bennett Institute recently hosted a workshop to bring together people from different domains of safety practice and research backgrounds to discuss the challenge. This report details those discussions.
In this audit, the Victorian Auditor-General examined personnel security measures at all eight government departments, and the Victorian Public Service Commission. The report specifically assesses agencies’ employment screening practices and how they are managing conflict of interest risks during recruitment.
This report explores practical ways that Australian and New Zealand governments can increase the trust and confidence of their customers in a sustainable way that increases engagement and reduces cost.
For 40 years IPAA has provided its members with a safe and collegial environment for debate and discussion as an independent, apolitical, non-partisan national organisation for the betterment of public administration in Australia.
One-stop shops have emerged as a way for governments to provide better services and improve regulatory delivery to citizens and business. This publication offers a set of practical considerations for designing, operating, and reviewing one-stop shops.
This report offers a policy-focused analysis of the world Australia will face once the pandemic has passed. It analyses 26 key topics, countries and themes, ranging from Australia’s domestic situation through to the global balance of power, climate and technology issues.
The purpose of this inquiry was to develop recommendations on how to improve the design of new regulatory regimes and make system-wide improvements to the operation of existing regulatory regimes in New Zealand.
This guide is the result of collaboration among compliance practitioners across the NZ public sector and brings together their knowledge, experience, and examples of what works, for the greater good of the compliance community.
Much has been written about systems thinking and its potential application in public administration. However, to date there is no clear consensus about its key concepts or methods, and very little empirical evidence exists to guide system level stewardship practice for those working in government...