Ancient democracy for an online world

In this article, the authors argue that instead of comparing the internet's lack of accountability unfavourably with the trappings of modern democracy, we should be comparing it with earlier forms of democracy, which were a lot messier. This reframe opens up new possibilities, like opinion...
Journal article

The importance of Project Governance Framework in project procurement planning

This paper highlights the importance of implementing project governance framework (PGF) to ensure that the decision makers are answerable and accountable to the stakeholders, and the decision making is transparent to avoid any ethical issues arising.
Journal article

Exploratory investigation of challenges and expectations of innovative quantity surveyors and quantity surveying firms in Ghana

The purpose of this study is to identify the expectations and challenges of quantity surveyors and the quantity surveying profession (QSP). This paper makes an original contribution to the field by describing the challenges the QSP faces in the construction industry and providing theoretical views...

Dastyari resigns, but will Labor’s proposals fix the political donations system?

Labor senator Sam Dastyari has resigned his shadow frontbench position after a week-long saga over a Chinese company having covered his travel expenses. This payment led to questions about his support for China in the South China Sea dispute in defiance of Labor policy. These...

Pharmacy action plan 2016 to 2020

This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a complex and evolving environment. This Action Plan was developed as a way of addressing the need to provide sustainable, high-quality pharmacist services in a complex...

Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

This guide oulines legal provisions requiring specified people to report suspected abuse and neglect to government child protection services in Australia. Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe the legislative requirement imposed on selected classes of people to report suspected cases of child abuse...

Australian government ICT trends report 2014-15

This report presents data about ICT use and expenditure since 2008-09 by government entities. The Australian Government introduced ICT Benchmarking in 2009. It is a requirement that Non-Corporate Commonwealth entities subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 participate in annual benchmarking of...
Working paper

Developments in anti-dumping arrangements

In 2009, the Productivity Commission conducted a ‘roots and branch’ inquiry into Australia’s anti–dumping system—the first such inquiry in more than two decades. Though recommending that a system be retained, the Commission proposed various changes to make the system less protectionist and thereby reduce its...
Journal article

Different meanings for 'nature' for New Zealand's conservation institutions

‘Conservation matters’, New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) briefed its new minister in 2014, because ‘New Zealand’s natural heritage shapes the country’s cultural identity and ... New Zealanders identify strongly with conservation lands and waters’ (Department of Conservation, 2014, p.4). It further explained that the...

Advisory report on the counter-terrorism legislation amendment bill (No.1) 2015

This report discusses the purpose of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2015, and recommends it be passed with amendments.