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

Management of the Australian government’s lobbying code of conduct — follow-up audit

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Attorney-General’s Department’s implementation of the recommendations from the Auditor-General Report, Management of the Australian Government’s Register of Lobbyists.
Report

Design and establishment of the Regional Investment Corporation

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the design and establishment of the Regional Investment Corporation.
Article

The state of Victoria and China’s Belt and Road Initiative: where does it leave Victorians?

The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited new debate on China’s flagship foreign policy, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Against the official position of the Australian federal government, the state of Victoria has recently signed on.
Report

Australian Leadership Index: 2019 national survey report

The Australian Leadership Index is a national survey that provides a comprehensive picture of leadership for the greater good in Australia. This report reflects the views of 4000 Australians surveyed through 2019.
Report

The trust imperative: why customer experience in government matters

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.
Discussion paper

Fracking and slacking

This paper highlights the extent of taxpayer assistance to the onshore oil and gas industry in the Northern Territory.
Book

A history of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, 1980–2020

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.

Value for money in the delivery of Official Development Assistance through facility arrangements

The objective of this audit was to examine the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) achievement of value for money objectives in the delivery of Official Development Assistance (aid) through facility arrangements.
Discussion paper

Parliamentary scrutiny during the COVID-19 crisis in Tasmania

This paper argues that in these unprecedented times, it is not just economic policy and health policy that requires creativity and innovation; our democratic structures need to be similarly responsive.