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Journal article

Enhancing long-term governance: Parliament’s vital oversight role

This article explores how the New Zealand Parliament scrutinises the quality of long-term governance and considers how such scrutiny could be made more systematic, proactive and rigorous.
Report

Review of the mandatory data retention regime

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is required by Part 5-1A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (TIA Act) to undertake a review of the mandatory data retention regime (MDRR). This report outlines the findings from the 2020 inquiry.
Strategy

Indigenous Evaluation Strategy

This strategy document sets out a new approach to evaluating policies and programs affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aimed at improving the quality and usefulness of evaluation.
Report

Electorate voting patterns, preliminary results 2020

This document provides tables of candidate and party vote percentages by electorate (based on the total votes counted) and organised broadly north to south in geographical terms. The election night totals may be affected by special votes, including overseas, comprising some 17% of all votes...
Guide

Controlling sensitive expenditure: guide for public organisations

This guide is to help public organisations improve, where necessary, their organisational approach to, and control of, sensitive expenditure. The aim is to assist anyone who might deal with sensitive expenditure, including board members, chief executives, and managers responsible for sensitive expenditure policies, procedures, and...
Report

Red book, Blue book: an Australian guide to the next US administration

This publication is designed in two sections: Blue Book — what to expect in a Biden administration and Red Book — what to expect in a second term of the Trump administration. Each section is designed to give a robust guide to the major policies...
Discussion paper

American foreign policy and the 2020 Presidential election

This paper argues that the United States needs to recognise that Australia and others have interests both in engaging with and restraining China, providing support while avoiding counterproductive pressuring for bi-polarisation of the region.
Guide

Cabinet Handbook - 14th edition

The Cabinet Handbook is designed to ensure that the federal Cabinet observes conventions and principles, and fulfils its central purpose of informed decision-making.
Report

Using collective intelligence to solve public problems

This report lays out a clear framework with practical advice for how public bodies can use collective intelligence techniques to tackle community challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Policy report

Policy making in a digital world

Drawing on interviews with policy experts and digital specialists inside and outside government, this report argues that better use of data and new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, would improve policy makers’ understanding of problems like coronavirus and climate change, and aid collaboration with colleagues...