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Transparency

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Discussion paper

Cronyism in appointments to the AAT: an empirical analysis

This study finds there has been a sharp rise in the proportion of political appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) during the Abbott/Turnbull/ Morrison administrations.
Report

Eyes on evidence II: an assessment of the transparency of evidence usage in the Government of Canada

Policy-making is a complex and nuanced process, where policy actors must make sense of constantly evolving information in order to deliver policies that best serve the needs of the people. In this study, the authors apply a framework to assess the transparency of evidence use...
Report

Consulting matters: observations on the 2021-31 consultation documents

This report contains a summary of the non-standard audit reports issued by the Office of the Auditor-General in 2021.
Report

Pharmac Review: interim report

This interim report reviews the performance of New Zealand's medicines procurement agency, Pharmac.
Report

Building a stronger public accountability system for New Zealanders

The document explores how well New Zealand’s public accountability system is working in practice.
Article

Regulating lobbying in Australia: three steps for reform

Regulation of political lobbying is a significant corruption challenge for governments, according to this article, but if done successfully can enhance political equality and improve fairness of government policy-making by increasing transparency in the disclosure of lobbying activities.
Report

Eyes on evidence: a framework for evaluating evidence use in Canada

While transparency in government decision-making takes many forms, when it comes to the transparent use of evidence in policy, there currently exists a knowledge gap. This document outlines a framework for assessing how evidence informs policy. Originally developed in the United Kingdom, the framework was...
Briefing paper

Changing the game: a critical analysis of large-scale corruption in mega-sport event infrastructure projects

This paper highlights the ramifications of corruption in Mega-Sport Event (MSE) infrastructure, a reoccurring issue in MSE history resulting in poor quality and inflated constructions. Issues are assessed across major events, finding concerns in project planning and ineffective channels to report wrongdoing.
Briefing paper

Not for publication: declining transparency in the federal budget

Budgets are a key part of Australia’s democratic system, with budget papers giving the public a valuable opportunity to see how much money is spent and on what. In this paper, Rod Campbell argues that while there may be circumstances where non-publication of budget information...
Report

Improving the transparency of higher education admissions

This report presents TEQSA’s summative evaluation of the sector’s responses against the Higher Education Standards Panel’s recommendations to achieve greater transparency in the admissions information for higher education.
Report

Sustainability in the mining sector: current status and future trends

This report examines the context and state of sustainability reporting in the large-scale mining sector, with a specific focus on what governments have done to enhance the transparency of the sector.
Report

Administration of financial disclosure requirements under the Commonwealth Electoral Act

The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of the Australian Electoral Commission’s management of financial disclosures required under Part XX of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, including the extent to which the AEC is achieving accurate and complete financial disclosures.
Policy report

Hunting the phoenix

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses talent-recruitment programs to gain technology from abroad through illegal or non-transparent means. This report focuses on overseas talent-recruitment operations—how the CCP goes abroad to hunt or lure 'phoenixes.'
Policy report

Private actors and crisis: scrutinising the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board

This policy brief provides an overview of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board (NCC), as well as specific problems entailed by its appointment process, composition, lack of transparency and lack of legislative underpinning.
Conference paper

Collaboration barometer – development of a tool for measuring collaboration during design and construction

Starting with the basics on collaboration, this paper describes the development of a tool called "Collaboration Barometer", which can be used to measure the degree of collaboration between the participants in a construction project and shows how the results are processed and what benefits are...
Conference paper

Achieving excellence in Lean implementation at construction companies: a case study from Brazil

Key themes that emerge from this study for a successful lean construction journey are; effort to stabilise the environment, knowledge creation and management, transparency in the process to enable simplicity and shared understanding, and building trust for further growth.
Report

Opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency

This report presents the results of a survey completed with a nationally representative sample of New Zealanders in order to establish their opinions and experiences of unequal pay and pay transparency in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Journal article

Embodied GHG emissions of buildings – the hidden challenge for effective climate change mitigation

To meet climate-change mitigation needs, one must go beyond operational energy consumption and related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of buildings and address their full life cycle. Considering global GHG reduction targets, the results of this study emphasise the urgent need to reduce GHG emissions of...
Conference paper

Does Choosing by Advantages promote inclusiveness in group decision-making?

In construction projects, a significant number of female Lean practitioners found their ideas and input were not taken seriously. Empowering people in an organization and in the field means to include them in the decision-making process. The authors found evidence that Choosing by Advantages (CBA)...
Conference paper

Building and sustaining a culture with a mindset for disruptive performance

In this case study from the building industry we present a framework for, and experiences with building and sustaining an organizational culture to create teams with a collaborative mindset for disruptive performance driven by extraordinary ambitions.