This NSW Review of federal financial relations draft report sets out a blueprint for refreshing Australia’s 119-year-old federation.
The NSW Government has commenced a review of federal financial relations. This discussion paper outlines options for reform.
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.
This report compiles state government spending in support of existing businesses and community organisations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It does not consider health spending that directly relates to treating victims of the disease, but to the immediate efforts that state governments made to...
This report explores the performance of New Zealand local government. It highlights the key lessons for both local and central government, and lays down a challenge to both sectors about what they need to get right, how to do things differently and the benefits of...
In a market-led proposal (MLP), the private sector makes an unsolicited approach to government for support to deliver infrastructure or services through direct negotiation, rather than a competitive procurement process. This audit examines whether MLPs are assessed in accordance with government requirements.
This resource was compiled by the Parliamentary Library's Research and Inquiries unit. It provides an overview of issues that were prominent during the 58th Victorian Parliament, as shown through developments in legislative action, parliamentary debate, media coverage and public research.
This research paper explains the key structural reforms that made the 1990s the ‘Golden Era’ of transformation for NSW government businesses. It also explores possible reasons for those gains waning in the early 2000s.
This report provides an overview of integrity frameworks examined in 38 Victorian state government agencies in 2018. A key objective of the review was to help state government agencies review and strengthen their own integrity frameworks, to improve their capacity to prevent corrupt conduct.