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Report

Mind the gaps: unused capacity and unfunded rehabilitation in Upper Hunter coal mines

The Australia Institute has called for a moratorium on new coal mines in NSW. The current gap in production between approved limits and actual yearly production shows that current operations are either unable or unwilling to meet production limits.
Discussion paper

Good government in Tasmania

Compared to other Australian states, Tasmania has weaker political donation laws, less government transparency and limited public accountability. This report recommends that the Tasmanian government undertake significant, rather than piecemeal, reform in 2021, to ensure the people of Tasmania have confidence in their democracy and...
Report

Australia's Federation: post-pandemic playbook

This report analyses the effectiveness of the revised approach to Commonwealth-State relations through National Cabinet adopted in the COVID-19 crisis, and actions that should now be taken to lock in its long-term effectiveness.
Discussion paper

Austerity or prosperity? Policy options for resilience and recovery

The current crisis is an opportunity to reduce inequalities and inefficiencies in the economy, and to prepare us for the next phase of economic development. In this discussion paper, the authors look at some mechanisms for improving the equity and efficiency of stimulus spending.
Report

Follow up of managing the level crossing removal program

This audit was conducted to see if the Department of Transport, and the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, had effectively addressed recommendations made in an earlier (2017) audit report.
Policy report

Reassessing contracting-out: lessons from the Victorian Hotel Quarantine Inquiry

Drawing on evidence from the Victorian Hotel Quarantine Inquiry, this policy brief aims is to lay the foundations for better understanding the features and limits of contracting-out, and to urge reassessment of its appropriateness in relation to government functions that carry significant consequences for public...
Policy report

Prioritising Parliament: roadmaps to reviving Australia’s Parliaments

This policy brief canvasses key options available for reopening parliament and seeks to examine the key obstacles to employing alternative means for parliamentary sittings, such as sitting remotely.
Guide

Building integrity during times of crisis or emergency

These resources aim to help state and local government sectors review and strengthen integrity responses and improve capacity to prevent corrupt conduct during times of emergency and crisis.
Draft report

NSW Review of federal financial relations: draft report

This NSW Review of federal financial relations draft report sets out a blueprint for refreshing Australia’s 119-year-old federation.
Discussion paper

NSW Review of federal financial relations: discussion paper

The NSW Government has commenced a review of federal financial relations. This discussion paper outlines options for reform.