Policy failure

Report

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry final report and recommendations

The second wave of COVID-19 cases in Victoria led to a series of strict restrictions in the state and had devastating impacts on peoples’ lives, livelihoods and mental health. This inquiry final report finds that there were serious failings, in terms of provision of pandemic...
Briefing paper

Does process matter? Experimental evidence that policy makers should advertise process as well as outcomes

This paper summarises the findings of a recent academic article published by the authors.
Conference paper

PlanFIRST and thereafter: the process of reforming the planning system in neo- liberal climate

This paper looks at the process of reforms to the New South Wales planning framework initiated over six years ago generally referred to as the State government’s planFIRST initiative, against the backdrop of concerns raised in the literature over the trends in defining the role...
Report

Evidence-based policy analysis

Policies are often built ‘on the run’ as quick reactions to the political issue of the day, designed to capture the interest of the 24-hour news cycle or motivated by short-term political advantage. This report addresses the problem that policymaking in Australia is falling short...
Journal article

Policy failure and the policy-implementation gap: can policy support programs help?

There is an increasing awareness that policies do not succeed or fail on their own merits. This article unpicks the key factors behind policy failure, explores different approaches to policy support, and identifies some key messages for policy practitioners.
Report

COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry: interim report and recommendations

This interim report identifies issues that have emerged from the COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Board of Inquiry to date, and makes recommendations for a quarantine program in Victoria, as the state begins to consider re-opening to international arrivals.
Report

Prioritising a government’s agenda

This paper argues that Australian governments would be better at policy reform if they prioritised their agenda better. The report suggests that governments should look for the reforms that will make more of a difference while minimising the political cost. This means assessing both the...
Briefing paper

Long-term costs of the COVID early release of super scheme

This briefing note examines the long-term impact of the COVID early superannuation release scheme on retirement incomes and age pension entitlements.
Conference paper

Professional ethics in construction industry of Pakistan

This paper addresses the ethical issues facing the construction industry of Pakistan. It forms a framework for ethical standards in the construction industry by recommending concrete measures based on the identification of existing ethical issues.
Conference paper

Tracing the 'zombification' of undeveloped estates in greater Melbourne and its outlying regions

The ‘zombie subdivision’ is a phenomenon identified by the Lincoln Institute as ‘once- promising projects’ now ‘distressed’, with the fulfilment of plans or visions for the site effectively stalled. Services such as water, electricity, and roads are often absent in these areas, leaving them partially-...