This article explores how the New Zealand Parliament scrutinises the quality of long-term governance and considers how such scrutiny could be made more systematic, proactive and rigorous.
This Collection contains policy research, grey literature, journal articles and other content related to New Zealand, or published by New Zealand authors and organisations. The collection was established in March 2016 by the School of Government, at Victoria University of Wellington. It was further supported...
This report is prepared annually by the Office for Women, and reports on the federal government’s performance against its gender diversity target. As of June 2022, women held a record 51.4 per cent of Australian government board positions, the highest overall result since reporting began...
Enforcing good company behaviours and punishing corporate wrongdoings using laws designed to assess the intentions of individuals is fraught because corporate entities do not have minds. ‘Systems Intentionality’ seeks to offer a new, and workable, way to assess the intentions of a corporation.
Allegations of money laundering, criminal infiltration and other integrity issues have, over the last two and a half years, prompted several major public inquiries and regulator investigations into Australian casino operations. This report outlines the findings from an external review into the operation of The...
This report recommends clear, transparent policy direction for public authority directors. This will hopefully enable public authorities to contribute to a whole-of-government picture of climate risk that meets and raises the standards that apply to all organisations, public and private, in discovering, disclosing and addressing...
This paper outlines how the Reserve Bank of Australia’s bank stress testing model works. It also shows how the model was useful in a real-world crisis, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This report shows there is an overwhelming lack of attention being given by Australian companies on the impacts their business has on children, with less than 1% having a specific commitment to respecting children’s rights further than just child labour.
This paper is designed to be both a snapshot and thought starter, a strategic compendium that helps philanthropists, not-for-profit leaders and board members ask and answer the big questions about how to make Australian society better for all.
The Bell Review was established to assess The Star’s suitability to hold a casino licence and to examine compliance with its legal obligations. The review was activated under sections 30 and 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 and began in November 2021. The report...
This inaugural review assesses ASIC’s effectiveness and capability across strategic prioritisation, planning and decision making, surveillance and licensing. It contains four recommendations which focus on ASIC's data and technology capability, engagement with stakeholders, ability to measure its own effectiveness and capability, and continuing to broaden...
This corporate plan highlights the work ASIC will be undertaking over the next four years, with an emphasis on regulating product design and distribution, sustainable finance, retirement decision making and technology risks.
Indigenous organisations in Australia are regulated by state governments through well-understood and institutionally embedded mechanisms of corporate governance. This research aims to better understand the factors that contribute to Indigenous corporation success ‘beyond compliance’.
This paper proposes an approach for developing and shaping artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities by integrating the technologies in policies specifically geared toward a sustainable, equitable and green digital economy.
Governing for quality and safety: a new province for boards of Australian aged care and disability support providers?
This article addresses the question of to what extent changes in legislation and regulatory standards in aged care and disability create new expectations of these boards and directors.
This report aims to enhance understanding of the chair's role in arm’s-length bodies (ALBs) and shows how defining best practice can encourage great candidates to take on these essential leadership roles.
This guide sets out how Ahpra and the National Boards manage notifications about the health, performance and conduct of practitioners under Part 8 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.
The objective of this audit was to examine the effectiveness of Snowy Hydro Limited’s governance arrangements for early implementation of Snowy 2.0, the expansion to the Snowy Hydro Scheme.
The international digital economy is growing rapidly, and the fragmented governance framework is struggling to keep pace. This paper illustrates the importance of governance in relation to private-sector innovation and recommends next steps to enhance governance, close gaps and promote further innovation
Clinical governance is an essential component of a health service’s broader organisational governance system and ensures that there is a clear understanding of accountabilities for care outcomes. This paper identifies that care for individual consumers is being increasingly shared amongst multiple providers.