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Report

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...
Report

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.
Article

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.
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...
Report

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...
Guide

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...
Report

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...
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...