Journal article

Enhancing long-term governance: Parliament’s vital oversight role

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.
Collection
Standard
The Whitlam policy collection brings together landmark research reports, supplemented with audio, video, articles, literature reviews, essays and transcripts produced by The Whitlam Institute since 2008.
Collection
Archive
This Collection includes many reports that were released before the digital age and provides background information on major issues for which the key documents had been either unavailable or inaccessible. The Collection was initially established as a partnership with the National Library of Australia.
Report

Funding for public research into foreign policy issues

For the purposes of this inquiry, the Committee accepted a broad definition of both foreign policy, and foreign policy research, in order to explore all the evidence provided. This inquiry report primarily explores the role of government funding of foreign policy research and analysis.
Journal article

Public inquiries as procedural policy tools

In this journal article, the authors conceptualise the public inquiry as a procedural tool and address the question of what makes a public inquiry an effective policy instrument.
Briefing paper

Voluntary assisted dying research: a policy briefing

This briefing summarises research about voluntary assisted dying (VAD) conducted by Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott (with colleagues).
Article

Nudge and co-design: complementary or contradictory approaches?

Nudge and co-design are gaining popularity as innovative approaches to solving policy problems. An article in Policy Studies compares these two approaches. It also reflects on the implications for policy effectiveness, political trust and government legitimacy.
Book

Learning policy, doing policy

This publication explores how policy theory is understood by practitioners and how it influences their practice. The book brings together insights from research, teaching and practice on an issue that has so far been understudied. Contributors include Australian and international policy scholars, and current and...
Report

Judicial review and policy making: the role of legal advice in government

This paper examines one of the key checks and balances in the UK constitution, judicial review - the process by which individuals and groups can challenge the lawfulness of a public body’s decision.
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.