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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.
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This Collection contains policy research, grey literature, journal articles and other content related to New Zealand, or published by New Zealand authors and organisations. The collection was established in March 2016 by the School of Government, at Victoria University of Wellington. It was further supported...
Report

Regulating Victoria’s native forests

This audit examines whether the Victorian Office of the Conservation Regulator (OCR) effectively regulate timber harvesting operations in the state.
Policy report

Good practice principles for ethical behavioural science in public policy

Like any policy-making tool, the use of behavioural insights must be subject to ethical considerations that can arise at any point from scoping to policy scaling. This good practice guide offers practitioners and policy-makers step-by-step guidance to prompt deliberations into how to use behavioural science...
Report

Disability Gateway: process and outcomes evaluation report

This report outlines the findings from an independent evaluation of the Australian Department of Social Services' initial 12 months of the Disability Gateway service.
Report

Raising the bar: managing climate change risk in public authorities

This report recommends clear, transparent policy direction for public authority directors. This will hopefully enable public authorities to contribute to a whole-of-government picture of climate risk that meets and raises the standards that apply to all organisations, public and private, in discovering, disclosing and addressing...
Report

Hard choices in a ransomware attack

Falling victim to a ransomware attack is a shocking moment. This report puts the reader in the shoes of a victim, as they make difficult decisions in the ensuing days, and draws lessons for industry and policy-makers trying to grapple with this policy challenge.
Briefing paper

Review of COVID-19 vaccine and treatment purchasing and procurement: executive summary and recommendations

Professor Jane Halton AO has submitted the final report of her independent review of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine and treatment procurements to the Albanese Government. This publication contains the executive summary and recommendations from the report.
Report

5-year Productivity Inquiry: innovation for the 98% - interim report

The Productivity Inquiry focuses on the enablers of productivity growth in a modern, market-based and service-oriented world. This third interim report explores how encouraging innovation across the vast majority of Australian businesses and in the government sector can improve Australia's productivity.
Guide

OECD guidelines for citizen participation processes

These guidelines walk the reader through ten steps to design, plan and implement a citizen participation process, and details seven different methods that can be used to involve citizens in policy-making. To illustrate these methods, the OECD gathered good practice examples through an open call.
Briefing paper

Operating Warragamba Dam for flood mitigation: current legal and regulatory barriers

After 28 years without a major flood, the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley has experienced three major floods in the past three years. A proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall for flood mitigation in the Hawkesbury-Nepean is currently being assessed for development. This e-brief describes some of...
Working paper

Accessible and inclusive public communication: panorama of practices from OECD countries

This working paper presents a range of practices and lessons learned about accessible and inclusive public communication in OECD member and partner countries, with a particular focus on persons with a disability.
Book

Successful public policy in the Nordic countries

Through public policies, governments have enormous potential to shape the lives of their citizens. This publication contains a number of stories of iconic public policies that 'worked', that delivered public value, received broad political and public support, and have remained viable for decades.
Report

Digital Transformation Agency’s procurement of ICT-related services

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Digital Transformation Agency’s procurement of ICT-related services.
Article

Ten tips for public sector complaints handling

This article discusses the increasingly important role of complaints professionals who play an important role for consumers as an essential connection point between consumer, organisation, industry and community.
Report

Using real-time indicators for economic decision-making in government

This paper reviews the elements that contributed to successes in using real-time data during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges faced during this period, with a view to distilling some lessons for future use in government.
Report

Democratic innovation and digital participation

This report sets out the need for democratic innovations and digital participation tools to move beyond one-off pilots toward more embedded and inclusive systems of decision-making.
Briefing paper

1954 Opening of the Victorian Parliament by the Queen

This publication looks at the preparations and events leading up to the royal tour of Australia in 1954, including the opening of the second session of the 39th Victorian Parliament by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 25 February.
Report

Australian government implementation of the National Waste Policy Action Plan

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water's implementation of the National Waste Policy Action Plan 2019.
Report

FlexWork is an opportunity for government to embrace the future of work

This report outlines how government organisations can strike a balance between wellbeing for government workers and productivity for economic benefit.