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Report

Review of the parliamentary workplace: responding to serious incidents

This review found that current procedures and processes are not designed or able to respond appropriately to serious incidents in the Australian parliamentary workplace, particularly with regard to sexual assault. The most significant gap is the absence of readily accessible, timely, independent, trauma-informed services and...
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Report of the Review of the parliamentary workplace: responding to serious incidents

In February 2021, Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, tasked a review of the procedures and processes involved in identifying, reporting and responding to serious incidents that occur during parliamentary employment. This report has been released to enable briefing for government, opposition, other parties, cross bench...
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Administration of parliamentary expenses by the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority

The objective of this audit was to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority’s administration of parliamentary expenses claimed by Australian parliamentarians.
Report

Do better — Independent review into Collingwood Football Club’s responses to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace

This review focuses on the responses of the Collingwood Football Club to incidents of racism and cultural safety in the workplace, and the adequacy of the processes for addressing it.
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.
Commentary

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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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.