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Decentralization in government

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Moving out: making a success of civil service relocation

This report argues that relocations, particularly for public policy and other specialist roles, should focus on improving the capacity of the civil service by widening the pool of highly skilled workers available to it.
Briefing paper

Resilient urban systems: lessons from community-scale infrastructure climate change adaptation

Design and planning of infrastructure in urban developments without specific attention to social and institutional arrangements may undermine community resilience. However, social and institutional enablers of resilience can be fostered by policy makers, developers, utility providers and other stakeholders.
Submission

Regional Universities Network (RUN) submission to the Productivity Commission on the Initial Report on Transitioning Regional Economies

Regional adaptation and development could be improved by better harnessing regional universities through the formal recognition of the institutions in regional development policy, including in place-based policy and programs, such as in the UK’s City Deals or European Smart Specialisations.
Submission

Regional Universities Network submission to the House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation - inquiry on regional development and decentralisation

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) is of the view that regional development and decentralisation policy and programs could be improved by better harnessing the expertise and resources of regional universities.
Working paper

The Sydney Harbour Trust: the early years

This paper evaluates the role of the Sydney Harbour Trust in the first decade of its existence. The Trust is notable for being one of the first public bodies created through a transfer of powers from local authorities to an ad hoc board in New...
Submission

Submission to the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation

This submission includes evidence about the current status of our Australia's regions and their potential contribution to future growth.
Discussion paper

Issues paper: House of Representatives Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation

This paper provides an overview of some recent research into regional development and decentralisation, and highlights gaps that may warrant closer examination by the Select Committee.
Report

Australian Government response to the independent review of the Regional Development Australia program

An independent review recommended that the Australian Government cease the Regional Development Australia Program. Instead, the Australian Government will refocus the RDA Program so that RDA Committees move beyond their previous planning role and into a more active and facilitative role, effectively being brokers for...
Policy report

Independent review of the Regional Development Australia programme

A review of the Regional Development Australia program recommends that the program cease operation and be replaced by a new Australian Regional Business Advisory Board, a network of Directors of Regional Development, a Regional Collaboration Fund and a Regional Investment Commissioner.
Submission

Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees Inquiry on the relocation of government bodies to regional areas

The Regional Universities Network submission argues that when Government regional development investment is focused in an area with a regional university, the prospect for long term benefit is magnified.