Policy analysis

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Report

Using real-time indicators for economic decision-making in government

This paper reviews the elements that contributed to successes in using real-time data during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the challenges faced during this period, with a view to distilling some lessons for future use in government.
Report

Redefining progress: global lessons for an Australian approach to wellbeing

Looking at 21 global approaches to wellbeing over the past 50 years, this report identifies four key characteristics of advanced wellbeing approaches to guide an Australia’s wellbeing journey.
Working paper

Measuring and assessing the effects of climate policy uncertainty

This study proposes a new indicator of Climate Policy Uncertainty based on newspaper coverage frequency. The indicator currently includes 12 OECD member countries and covers the period 1990-2018. The index spikes near major political events and during major discussions around potentially significant climate policy changes.
Working paper

Carbon policy design and distributional impacts: what does the research tell us?

This paper brings together multiple literatures in order to provide policy-makers with a better understanding of current recommendations for designing carbon policies, as well as other considerations that may need to be considered as policies are being developed.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper for the Climate and Recovery Initiative ninth roundtable

This paper highlights areas of policy that will be relevant for addressing current and persistent challenges related to energy markets, climate change, economic policy and inflation.
Policy report

What is the value of data? A review of empirical methods

The widespread availability of data and analytics has extended into the public sector and policy-making. This policy brief summarises the various methods being used in practice to value datasets and how they compare.
Report

Reframing childhood: final report of the Childhood Policy Programme

This report sets out seven, evidence-informed principles for those working in the policy ecosystem. The authors hope that these principles, which are not set in stone, will prompt discussion and debate on childhood policy, including the way children are conceptualised in policy and the role...
Discussion paper

Radical conservatism: 
tradition as a guide for managing change

In this discussion paper, the author argues that understanding the way things have been done in the past allows the aspiring politician to adopt a state of mind that provides the best guidance for addressing the challenges that lie ahead.
Book

Policy success in Canada

This book analyses what is distinctive about introducing and implementing successful public policies in Canada - one of the world’s wealthiest economies, and one of its most politically decentralised and regionally diverse federations.
Report

Federal election 2022: a review of the election outcome and key policy issues

This publication outlines KPMG’s analysis of the 2022 Australian federal election result, including an examination of the ALP's policy focus for the national economy, foreign affairs and defence, health and wellbeing, and climate change and energy.
Policy report

Passing the net zero test: how to achieve policy coherence on climate change

Net zero is a huge national mission in the United Kingdom that will require policies from the whole-of-government to pull in the same direction. This report, which draws on a roundtable held in February 2022, explores how that objective might be achieved.
Policy report

Research note: modelling of the 2022 Coalition and Labor child care policies

This paper provides results of modelling of the distributional impacts of Labor's proposed child care policy and the Coalition's recently legislated child care policy. Both policies are compared to the previous child care subsidy policy.
Position paper

Super for housing inflationary and contrary to retirement income objective

The proposal announced by the federal Coalition to bust open super for first home buyers housing deposits would add tens of thousands of dollars to housing prices and would undermine the retirement savings of all Australians, asserts Industry Super Australia.
Report

The 2022 Australian federal election: themes, challenges and issues

This publication has two key aims. First, it seeks to underline the issues which are dominating this year's campaign, as well as those issues which have generally attracted less attention by the parties and media. Second, it aims to showcase the strength of Monash University’s...
Discussion paper

Views on policy and politics on the eve of the 2022 federal election

This paper focuses on the views of Australians on politics and policy, just as the 2022 federal election campaign got underway. The authors use data from the April 2022 ANUpoll, which collected data from 3,587 Australians aged 18 years and over.
Report

Optimizing analytics for policymaking and governance

This review draws on a survey of professionals working in and with federal agencies to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how the government uses analytics, the outcomes of these efforts, and the challenges agencies face in their work to further develop analytical capabilities.
Article

How do the major parties rate on Medicare? We asked 5 experts

Medicare has been mentioned a lot this election campaign. But what have the major parties actually promised? Five experts grade their policies.
Report

Many hands in the cookie jar

This study, conducted from March to November 2021, examines prior examples of state-sponsored cyber espionage to see what forms of response the U.S. government considered, what actions it took, and whether those actions changed adversary behaviour or affected other actors’ behaviour.
Article

Lessons learned from E4D’s Science to Policy Accelerator

In February and March 2022, Evidence for Democracy hosted 25 early-career researchers for their inaugural Science to Policy Accelerator program. This article outlines some of the program’s key takeaways about public policy, and how scientists and researchers can contribute to the science policy ecosystem in...
Briefing paper

2022 Federal election: refugee policies of Liberal-National Coalition, Labor and the Greens

This briefing provides an overview of the public positions on refugee issues of the three parties with the largest representation in the Australian Parliament – the Liberal-National Coalition, the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens.