A blueprint to tackle Queensland’s housing crisis
Matthew Kok Ming Ng
This report considers the role that both the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have in addressing the current housing crisis, and includes a policy review, private rental housing market analysis, and social housing needs analysis.
Building trust in AI: a landscape analysis of government AI programs
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) website on artificial intelligence (AI) policy (the OECD.AI Policy Observatory) is the world’s best source for information on public policies dedicated to AI, trustworthy AI and international efforts to advance cooperation in AI. The author’s review of...
Options for assessing and comparing climate change mitigation policies across countries
Tobias Kruse, Yannick Hemmerlé
This working paper reviews different methods for assessing and comparing across countries the impact of climate change mitigation policies and policy packages on emissions.
Mission metrics: policy evaluation tools for cities to optimise learning for the green transition
The authors of this paper argue that if decision-makers are to find solutions for addressing wicked problems, such as the climate crisis, they must develop skills for accepting and navigating risks as a means for accelerating innovation.
Report to the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme
This report has been prepared at the request of the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme. It addresses each of the matters the Royal Commission identified in its request, and sets out the recommendations that, in the author's professional opinion, would address the concerns identified...
Economic and policy outlook 2023
CEDA’s Economic and Policy Outlook 2023 looks at the key issues likely to shape economic and policy outcomes in the year ahead. It provides valuable analysis to help policy-makers and business respond to critical issues.
Australian government guide to Policy Impact Analysis
This guide helps policy-makers reflect on how policy and regulation can affect people, businesses and community, as well as its broader economic and competition impacts. The Australian government’s rigorous approach to policy-making seeks to ensure that the costs and benefits of new policy are understood...
Party platforms on corporate democracy and governance
Corporations play a major role in Australian democracy. They lobby governments for favourable policy outcomes. They make substantial donations to political parties and sometimes run overtly political advertising campaigns. This paper reviews the federal policies of political parties to identify which policies – if any...
How to talk to policymakers about research
This report examines how policy-makers currently engage with cutting-edge research, and considers ways to improve the relationship between those who push at the boundaries of knowledge and those who govern the country.
Government climate action: leading policies and programs in Australia
This report analyses targets, policies and programs announced by Australian federal, state and territory governments, with a focus on policies introduced since the publication of a previous report in 2021 on state and territory climate action.
Policy futures: a reform agenda
It is intended that this publication will serve to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences to policy-makers within Australia. The University of Queensland and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust also hope that it will encourage more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that...
Evidence based policy analysis: 20 case studies
The aim of this project is to coax more evidence-based policy decisions by all tiers of government by reviewing and rating 20 high profile government decisions against the Wiltshire business case criteria. The 2022 report is the fifth in the series. For the first time...
Evidence-based policy research project 2022
Blueprint Institute worked with Per Capita as part of the Evidence-Based Policy Research Project's 2022 iteration. This analysis used the Wiltshire Criteria to assess the evidence base for 20 federal and state bills.
Eyes on evidence III: an assessment of the transparency of evidence usage across provincial policy announcements
Transparency is a prerequisite to enabling evidence-informed decision-making. In this study, the authors apply a transparency framework to assess the transparency of evidence usage in provincial policies issued by the governments of Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and compare transparency in policy-making across the Canadian...
A critical review of rangatahi Māori and housing policy
This paper constitutes a review of rangatahi Māori and housing policy in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. It is part of a broader research project, 'Urban Intergenerational Kāinga Innovations', primarily focused on Tāmaki Makaurau.
Good practice principles for ethical behavioural science in public policy
Like any policy-making tool, the use of behavioural insights must be subject to ethical considerations that can arise at any point from scoping to policy scaling. This good practice guide offers practitioners and policy-makers step-by-step guidance to prompt deliberations into how to use behavioural science...
Lessons from the history of UK environmental policy
This report aims to provide policy-makers with an opportunity to revisit, review and reflect on environmental policies in the United Kingdom over the years. In doing so, the intention is that lessons can be learnt from the successes and failures of previous environmental policies.
Successful public policy in the Nordic countries
Through public policies, governments have enormous potential to shape the lives of their citizens. This publication contains a number of stories of iconic public policies that 'worked', that delivered public value, received broad political and public support, and have remained viable for decades.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...