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 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.
Regulators should, at times, be unpopular. After all, it is their task to regulate. Nobody wants regulators who are captured by those they are tasked with policing. This report carries valuable advice for any government seeking to strengthen the nation’s regulatory systems.
Dominant modes of decision-making regarding city form and function are not easily disrupted. Assumptions about the cultures of city life, the motives of powerful actors in shaping cities and city futures are embedded in socio-political discourses and may seem largely immutable. However, cities do change...
A critical historical study: intersectoral conflict formation and maintenance between land-use, transport and environment
This study, pinpoints six ‘Critical Discursive Moments’, arriving at the recent past, examining how instruments, originally established to protect the environment facilitate extreme intersectoral conflict that constitutes a form of ‘symbolic violence’, through misrepresentation and misrecognition of environmental impacts.
To inform and ground the development of robust research and policy reflection on infrastructure governance in Australian cities, a systematic literature review was performed to understand the prevailing state of literature.
The role of state regulatory agencies is to execute and enforce the statutes passed by state legislatures. Agencies do this by writing and implementing administrative rules that elaborate on unspecified details of requirements found in law. These rules themselves have the force and effect of...
This inquiry report recommends that the National Disability Insurance Agency, with the scheme's actuary and Board, review methods and approaches to managing the financial sustainability of the NDIS, to ensure appropriate emphasis is placed on measuring the benefits of the scheme and promoting these benefits...
Interim report on better corporate engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers: an issues paper
The Indigenous Affairs Committee has published this interim report for its inquiry into better corporate engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers. The report makes no formal policy recommendations to government, but highlights core issues that are intended to serve as a useful starting...
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can be used to promote equality and non-discrimination, but without the right AI governance strategies, they can have the opposite effect. This paper aims to provide policy-makers with the tools, interventions and regulations that promote AI fairness.
Swinburne University of Technology undertook a multi-stage research project to assess the economic benefit and public value of the Australia MedicAlert Foundation (AMAF). This research reviewed publicly available health data, included a comprehensive survey of current AMAF members, and used several research frameworks to develop...
This paper explores the ‘politics of productivity' by focusing on the political institutions, the system of governance, and the policies that have shaped the UK’s poor productivity performance.
This publication is a guide to help the resources and energy sectors respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply...
This study reveals that Australian boards see climate change as a key strategic and risk issue, but face capacity and resource constraints in responding to the challenge.
This report, prepared annually by the Australian Government Office for Women, outlines performance against the Australian Government’s target for gender balance on Australian Government boards. Since the 2019-20 report, there has been positive progress across all key indicators.