Regional scale collaboration on climate change adaptation is an important consideration for governments. This report is based on a project that explored the relationship between legal and policy frameworks and cross-border collaboration on climate change adaptation in the Australian Capital Region (ACR).
This article argues that the adoption of neo-liberalist ideology and the assumptions of this ideology were the driving force behind the increased use of contractors by Australia’s Department of Defence.
This paper describes the policies and issues involved in the long history of a proposed rail link to Melbourne Airport.
This Issues Backgrounder summarises the benefits and drawbacks of unsolicited proposals, outlines the most recent NSW unsolicited proposals guideline, and reports the findings of recent NSW Audit Office reviews.
Customer stewardship is the collective management principles and practices that focus on delivering quality long-term customer outcomes. This paper proposes the establishment of a customer stewardship framework for infrastructure assets that aims to strengthen the chain of responsibility, accountability and transparency for long-term customer outcomes....
The private sector discussion paper issued in December 2015 was intended to elicit the combined experience of various industries to assist with the development of the strategic direction for the Shared and Common Services Program (the Program).
This document sets out the key themes...
The New South Wales Government has committed to a 5% cut in reoffending rates by 2019, and is turning to one of the big four banks to help it do that. It's using what's known as a 'social impact investment.' The National Australia Bank will...
This address discusses the problems with macroeconomic forecasts, using the recent global financial crises as an example. I have a long-standing interest in this topic, having been involved in macroeconomic forecasting for quite some time. But the topic is of particular interest at the moment,...
The report makes 26 recommendations that propose significant changes to existing processes for tax design. The government has accepted in principle all the recommendations in the report.
Both the number and heterogeneity of those who have unfavourable dental visiting patterns and poor oral health justify claims that this is a substantial health problem argues John Spencer.The latest survey of oral health and dental care has described two worlds in Australian dentistry (Slade...
These two papers were presented at the Evatt Foundation's Breakfast Seminar on 18 March 2002, Mayfair Room, Southern Cross Hotel, Sydney. Mark Latham MP is the Shadow Minister for Housing and Urban Development. Dr Brendan Gleeson is the Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow at...